iPhone Downgrading back to iOS6

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by lrsone, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. lrsone macrumors 6502

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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?
     
  2. UmbraDiaboli macrumors regular

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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.
     
  3. superstarmc macrumors regular

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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.
     
  4. UmbraDiaboli macrumors regular

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    I suggest trying recovery mode then:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1808?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

    Recovery mode will give you the option to restore.

    I'm sorry you are having so much trouble, and hope you can fix it.
     
  5. lrsone thread starter macrumors 6502

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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
     
  6. matttye macrumors 601

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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.
     
  7. lrsone thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  8. UmbraDiaboli macrumors regular

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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.
     
  9. lrsone thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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.
     

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