Hey, I thought I'd share something that I found out myself which might help people who want to keep their current data when downgrading back to iOS 6.1.x (with x being 3 or 4 - depending on your device's current public release). Despite what people think, you can definitely downgrade to iOS 6.1.x without entering DFU mode, restoring your device or losing data. Here are the steps. Before you begin, I recommend that you remove Newsstand from the folder you put it in and have your folders with no more than 12 apps in them, just to make the switch even more seamless. Locate and download the IPSW for iOS 6.1.x yourself Connect your device and in iTunes, press Shift (or alt on Mac) and choose 'Check for Update' - NOT restore. Select the IPSW for iOS 6.1.3. Your phone will 'update' to iOS 6.1.3. This will change your software from iOS 7 to 6.1.x without affecting any current data. If you tried to restore instead, you would not be able to use the iOS 7 backup because a new backup will not work with old software. This works because iOS 7 is not signed as a public release. You are effectively updating to the public release - with no need to go time travel to last week's backup. Note: For the best downgrade, you should take the plunge and just hit Restore. Good luck!