Downgrading to iOS 6.1.3 without losing data?

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  1. Tomas149 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everybody,
    Is it possible to downgrade to iOS 6.1.3 from iOS 7, without losing data? Because when i tried to restore from my iOS 7 backup, it said that it's not compatible or whatsoever.
     
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    You have to restore to a 6.x version. You can't downgrade with a 7 backup.
     
  3. Tomas149 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You probably got me wrong. When I downgraded to iOS 6.1.3 and tried to restore data from my iOS 7 backup I got an error. So is there any possible way to get my data I had on iOS 7?
     
  4. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    What I meant was you have to restore from a iOS 6 backup, you can't downgrade and restore your phone from a iOS7 backup. Hope that is clearer. You can't use your iOS7 backup data on iOS6
     
  5. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    The only way you won't lose data is if you have an iOS 6 backup.
     
  6. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    No, not possible. It's iOS 7 or nothing at all.
     
  7. Tomas149 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    No. Live and learn.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Depends what you want to backup/restore. You can backup your contact list through some apps, and even photos and various other items here and there.
     
  10. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    To let you save your stuff? No. Don't use a beta if you don't know the risks involved.
     
  11. hazuki macrumors regular

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    Did you backup your phone to iCloud?
    Even though i'm not sure if this possible, try to restore your phone from iCloud
     
  12. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    There is a way!

    1. Download the IPSW for iOS 6.1.3
    2. In iTunes, press Shift (or alt on Mac) and choose 'Check for Update' - NOT restore.
    3. Select the IPSW for iOS 6.1.3.
    4. Your phone will 'update' to iOS 6.1.3.

    It will change your software from iOS 7 to 6.1.3 without affecting any data.
    This works because iOS 7 is not signed and is not a public release. You are effectively updating to the public release.
     
  13. johndallas999 macrumors 6502a

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    Can anyone confirm if this works?
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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  15. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    Yes I can confirm it. I've done it a few times.
    I also made a whole thread about this.
     
  16. Tomas149 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank YOU!
     
  17. newtestleper macrumors 6502

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    A couple of people are looking a bit silly around about now.
     
  18. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    I knew about the method but I wasn't sure if it would work right or at all with iOS 7.
     
  19. johndallas999 macrumors 6502a

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    mine went into DFU mode after the 6.1.3 update. :confused: So now do I have to do a clean restore? Hopefully not.
     
  20. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Unfortunately yes. I don't think it's a good idea that people try this method because they'll lose info they didn't intend on losing.
     
  21. johndallas999 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep it was a bust. At least I got back to ios7 W my data.
     

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