Going back?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by titans1127, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. titans1127 macrumors 6502a

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    If I install the iOS 8 beta on my 5s right now and decide in a few days I do not like it, is restoring back to 7.1.1 possible? Or is it just like with final software in that there is no going back?
     
  2. terryh703 macrumors regular

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    I dunno, it says here that it can't be restored to older iOS versions :confused:

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  3. xero9 macrumors 6502a

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    You should be able to go back. I installed 7.0b1 and reverted back. The SHSH keys will be available for 7.x until 8.0 is official.
     
  4. outphase macrumors 65816

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    You can downgrade via DFU restores. Your backups, however, will be stuck at iOS 8.
     
  5. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a

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    iCloud Backups will be stuck with iOS 8, while you can always DFU restore back to iOS 7.
     
  6. creativedogmedia macrumors 65816

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    Is there a way to keep a 7.1 backup and an 8 backup?
     
  7. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a

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    You can make a local backup in iTunes of 7.1.
     
  8. outphase macrumors 65816

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    Yes, with iTunes.
     
  9. DerekRod macrumors 6502a

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    yes its called back up via iTunes before you update -__-
     
  10. titans1127 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thats pretty much all I need to hear. I plan on doing an itunes backup as well to be safe but I will probably turn off icloud backup after the phone is done restoring so I don't lose the backup completely assuming I decide to go back.
     

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