iPhone Downgrading back to iOS6

lrsone

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So I have a quick question is it possible to downgrade to iOS 6. And if so, is it simple what are the steps to downgrading?
 

UmbraDiaboli

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This is what I wrote on another post, might be helpful:

Google iOS 6.1.3 Download, (or iOS 6.1.4) and download the ISPW from the internet. Then ALT+Click restore on iTunes, select the ISPW and done.
 

superstarmc

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I tried doing that and my phone is still not restoring. The bar gets about 2/3 of the way and freezes.
 

lrsone

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This is what I wrote on another post, might be helpful:

Google iOS 6.1.3 Download, (or iOS 6.1.4) and download the ISPW from the internet. Then ALT+Click restore on iTunes, select the ISPW and done.
Would I be able to restore from an iOS 6 back up I have a lot of stuff I don't wanna lose and backed up before jumping to iOS 7
 

matttye

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Would I be able to restore from an iOS 6 back up I have a lot of stuff I don't wanna lose and backed up before jumping to iOS 7
iOS7 is a beta and you shouldn't install it on a device you use as a daily driver as it may go kaput.

The recommended setup is having a separate testing device to your main device.
 

lrsone

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iOS7 is a beta and you shouldn't install it on a device you use as a daily driver as it may go kaput.

The recommended setup is having a separate testing device to your main device.
I installed on an everyday device to check it out. But I might be jumping back to iOS 6. I don't have a test device laying around.
 

UmbraDiaboli

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Would I be able to restore from an iOS 6 back up I have a lot of stuff I don't wanna lose and backed up before jumping to iOS 7
After you finish the restore, it will prompt the usual "Set up as a new iPhone | Restore from Back Up" options.
 

lrsone

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After you finish the restore, it will prompt the usual "Set up as a new iPhone | Restore from Back Up" options.
Thanks I just wanted to know if it was possible, as I might be switching back to it. I wanted to see how iOS 7 ran and it's been nice but definitely a beta and we won't see a more stable release for quite some time.