Downgrade iOS8

zaneliu94

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Jul 29, 2012
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My iPhone 5 beta doesn't allow my messages app to work what so ever so I decided to try and restore and downgrade.

Didn't work.

Can anyone help me?
 

eww7633

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Dec 15, 2008
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My iPhone 5 beta doesn't allow my messages app to work what so ever so I decided to try and restore and downgrade.

Didn't work.

Can anyone help me?
I'm actually having issues too, and I am registered dev. My update froze, so I started it over again. Then went to restore a backup, none of them work. So decided to go back down to iOS 7, it will not restore it, even in DFU mode. Not sure what is going on.
 

zaneliu94

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Jul 29, 2012
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I'm actually having issues too, and I am registered dev. My update froze, so I started it over again. Then went to restore a backup, none of them work. So decided to go back down to iOS 7, it will not restore it, even in DFU mode. Not sure what is going on.
Correct, I already tried that.
 

bkribbs

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Jan 15, 2012
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I'm actually having issues too, and I am registered dev. My update froze, so I started it over again. Then went to restore a backup, none of them work. So decided to go back down to iOS 7, it will not restore it, even in DFU mode. Not sure what is going on.
Correct, I already tried that.
Perhaps signing servers are slammed?
 

eww7633

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Dec 15, 2008
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It did just magically start restoring now, that was after I manually downloaded the IPSW files to try too. So to be clear, putting the device in DFU mode and then clicking Restore iPhone did work just a minute ago, even though it wasn't earlier.
 

zaneliu94

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It did just magically start restoring now, that was after I manually downloaded the IPSW files to try too. So to be clear, putting the device in DFU mode and then clicking Restore iPhone did work just a minute ago, even though it wasn't earlier.
Oh really? I'll try again then!

EDIT: Nope. Dang
 

zaneliu94

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You are using an ipsw for 7.1.1, right? Apple isn't signing any earlier version of iOS 7.
Yeah. I downloaded the 7.1 download direct from developer account and it says 7.1_11D167_restore

EDIT: What the hell, my messages app just magically turned on by itself. WHAT
 

bd4

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Jan 26, 2014
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That's an old one.
You'll need iOS 7.1.1 (which is build 11D201).
 

zaneliu94

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Thanks a bunch guys. Now that my messages and phone apps are running again, I think I'll keep it running.
 

txmade

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May 26, 2010
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Did it work once you downloaded the right ispw? I want to make sure the dfu mode works before I install.
 

CrAkD

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it says on the dev site devices updated to iOS 8 cannot be downgraded....has anyone successfully downgraded?
 

youslippin

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I can confirm DFU restore works with the ipsw for 7.1.1. The ios 7 download that is on the dev portal is actually the older 7.1. It kept failing for me with that download. Once I figured out that it wasnt 7.1.1, I downloaded a good file and am now downgrading
 

creativedogmedia

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I can confirm DFU restore works with the ipsw for 7.1.1. The ios 7 download that is on the dev portal is actually the older 7.1. It kept failing for me with that download. Once I figured out that it wasnt 7.1.1, I downloaded a good file and am now downgrading
Where can I get 7.1.1 since I have upgraded to 8b1?
 

Big Dawg 23

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Mar 9, 2011
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No issues for me. After the upgrade on 7 I choose a complete wipe and start from scratch. Been use iMesaage since I got it back up with no issues.
 

creativedogmedia

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No issues for me. After the upgrade on 7 I choose a complete wipe and start from scratch. Been use iMesaage since I got it back up with no issues.
I'd be willing to start over if there was a working way too get pics from MBP to iPhone camera roll.

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Google ipsw and click the first link that pops up

And Verizon LTE 5s is considered Global, not GSM right?
 

DDustiNN

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I can confirm DFU restore works with the ipsw for 7.1.1. The ios 7 download that is on the dev portal is actually the older 7.1. It kept failing for me with that download. Once I figured out that it wasnt 7.1.1, I downloaded a good file and am now downgrading
How exactly did you do it?

When I tried using DFU mode and a 7.1.1 ipsw file, iTunes told me I couldn't do it because the firmware is not compatible or something.

Verizon iPhone 5s 32gb
 

ErikGrim

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DFU mode, click restore (no option click), iTunes will automatically download the correct file for you and restore. No issues, and glad to be back on solid ground with 7.1.1.
 

hallidc

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How exactly did you do it?

When I tried using DFU mode and a 7.1.1 ipsw file, iTunes told me I couldn't do it because the firmware is not compatible or something.

Verizon iPhone 5s 32gb
I was able to successfully downgrade from iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.1.

I simply put my phone in DFU, went to restore my iPhone, selected iOS 7.1.1 ISPW, it restored back without an issue.
 
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