I'm an idiot - I upgraded my phone to iOS7 without being a developer... help?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by dangermou5e, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. dangermou5e macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi guys

    At the title says, I've upgraded my phone to iOS7 without being a registered developer. As a result, when I plug my phone into iTunes it says that I need to activate my phone and won't let me do anything else.

    As I can't afford the $99 fee to register to the program, does anyone know if there is a way for me to downgrade back to iOS6?

    I would really appreciate some pearls of wisdom :)

    Thanks in advance guys
     
  2. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    #2
    Put it into DFU mode and restore it in iTunes.
     
  3. sand_man macrumors 6502a

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  4. iPusch macrumors 6502

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    I'd just do the home-button + sleep-button thing (sorry forget the name)
    so it basically shuts down completely. And after that you can restore the device, at least your phone is no way lost or sth, don't worry, somehow it will come back to useable life, I am not the big pro at that stuff, so better do what the others say.... because mine just works! :D

    What did you even do? I mean iTunes is not supposed to ask you to activate you phone if you put on the iOS 7 beta downloaded from a website, at least I never experienced that. :( sorry buddy, you are one of a 100k hehe.
     
  5. dangermou5e thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks a lot friend, am now successfully restoring my phone :)
     
  6. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    Yep, you are!:D
     
  7. bushido Suspended

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    you dont even have to be a dev nor has your udid to be registered. you must have done something else wrong
     
  8. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    He probably restored instead of updating.
     
  9. batting1000 macrumors 604

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  10. Krissypantz2828 macrumors 6502a

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    Instead of restore click "UPDATE" That is your problem
     
  11. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68000

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    I updated my iPhone to iOS 7 and I'm not a developer. Mine works great. You must have done a wrong step somewhere.
     

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