iPhone I have 6.1.4 but have backup of 6.1, can I downgrade?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by crex23, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. crex23 macrumors newbie

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    I had a problem with the sleep/wake button on my iPhone 5, so I had to get it exchanged before the warranty expired next week. The old phone had 6.1 jailbroken on it, and I have the backup on my computer. The new phone has 6.1.4 on it, which is not yet jailbrakable as far as I know.

    So can I somehow put the 6.1 jailbroken backup on my new 6.1.4 phone? Not really that savvy when it comes to modding/hacking the iPhone. Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    You cannot downgrade or jailbreak that phone.
     
  3. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    I have 6.1.4 but have backup of 6.1, can I downgrade?

    You can restore your backup but it will not be jailbroken.
    You'll have your old contacts, pics, txts, app settings etc
     
  4. crex23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's what I was afraid of, guess I'll just wait for iOS7 to be jailbroken. Thanks for the info!
     
  5. inselstudent macrumors 6502a

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    just to sum it up, the other two are right of course, but not necessarily clear enough if you aren't that tech savvy :). an itunes backup doesn't contain all data that's on your phone, the OS, for instance, isn't part of the backup. it's just data like what settings you had set, which apps you placed where on your phone, etc. you can of course restore to that old backup, but you're stuck on 6.1.4.

    I hope the other two don't take offence :)
     

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