Has anyone thought of downgrading to iOS 6 just to update to iOS 7 via OTA?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Krissypantz2828, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Krissypantz2828 macrumors 6502a

    Krissypantz2828

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    Most of us have the GM on our phones. The other day I was thinking of downgrading to iOS 6 just to get the OTA for iOS 7. Yes I know what you guys are going to say. GM is the same as the public release. But none of you have had this thought though? To maybe see if it is different in any way, even if it may not be?
     
  2. oVerboost macrumors 6502a

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    It's a lot of hassle for something identical, plus you run the risk of slow server downloads and having to use iOS6 until the official general release comes out. Personally I'll be sticking with my GM version, it's running great!
     
  3. matttye macrumors 601

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    It will not be different.

    If it was different Apple would either be screwing developers (because the release is different to the GM but cannot be updated to), or screwing people who purchase a device that already has iOS 7 on it (again, because the release is different to the GM - which is what is installed on all of those devices).
     
  4. Black Magic macrumors 68000

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    I wouldn't waste your time at all downgrading. You already have the GM and you will not be able to re-manufacture the excitement again. :)
     
  5. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    It won't be different. That would just be a complete waste of time.
     
  6. Krissypantz2828 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    op seems like your ocd is telling you to do it so dew it
     
  8. Krissypantz2828 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Lol
     
  9. thebrocode macrumors regular

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    Maybe off-topic but I have to ask, when iOS 7 comes out will I be able to use the iOS 7 GM IPSW file to restore from backup and stuff like that?
     
  10. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    Yes you will be able to.
     
  11. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    It's better if you don't use OTA as that sometimes introduces problems.

    I would just keep the GM. You can OTA to 7.0.1 when it comes out. Until then, GM is identical to 7.0.
     
  12. WhackyNinja macrumors 68000

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    A main reason why I went to GM if because when iOS 7 hits...the servers will overload and its going to be a painful download
     

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