Downgrade iOS8

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by zaneliu94, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. zaneliu94 macrumors regular

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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?
     
  2. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    Do a DFU restore. A quick forum/google search would have told you that.
     
  3. eww7633 macrumors regular

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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.
     
  4. zaneliu94 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Correct, I already tried that.
     
  5. bkribbs macrumors 65816

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    Perhaps signing servers are slammed?
     
  6. zaneliu94 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oddly, it's just giving me an error saying that I can't go backwards. That's it.
     
  7. bkribbs macrumors 65816

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    Huh. Well I hope it works, but a DFU is all I would know to offer. Good luck :/
     
  8. eww7633 macrumors regular

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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.
     
  9. zaneliu94 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh really? I'll try again then!

    EDIT: Nope. Dang
     
  10. mloffa macrumors 6502a

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    You are using an ipsw for 7.1.1, right? Apple isn't signing any earlier version of iOS 7.
     
  11. zaneliu94 thread starter macrumors regular

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    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
     
  12. bd4 macrumors member

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    That's an old one.
    You'll need iOS 7.1.1 (which is build 11D201).
     
  13. zaneliu94 thread starter macrumors regular

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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.
     
  14. txmade macrumors member

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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.
     
  15. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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

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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
     
  17. CutterSlade macrumors regular

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    I didn't have anything backed up. I guess I'm stuck with the 8 beta now. If I find I way, I'll immediately go back to 7.1.1
     
  18. creativedogmedia macrumors 65816

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    Where can I get 7.1.1 since I have upgraded to 8b1?
     
  19. yzjustdatguy macrumors regular

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    Google ipsw and click the first link that pops up
     
  20. Big Dawg 23 macrumors regular

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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.
     
  21. creativedogmedia macrumors 65816

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    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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    And Verizon LTE 5s is considered Global, not GSM right?
     
  22. yzjustdatguy macrumors regular

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    Correct
     
  23. DDustiNN macrumors 65816

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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
     
  24. ErikGrim macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  25. hallidc macrumors 6502

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    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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