ios 7 beta > ios 6 downgrading problem

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by abcdge, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. abcdge macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2013
    hey there guys, having a pretty big problem. please forgive me if i use the wrong terms for some of this stuff.

    up front: i downloaded ios 7 beta without a developer's license. i installed it about a month ago and have had very few major problems, aside from the bugs present. i decided to downgrade tonight but before i got home (bad luck for sure) the phone shut off. it came back on like it was brand new, and asked to activate the phone. well, not "brand new". my carrier name was at the top, my lock screen photo was there as was the time. after i put in my passcode, it went to the "activation" thing. which i thought was strange. when connected to itunes later, i was still able to get my photos (which is all i care about) off.

    itunes also said that ios 7 beta 1 had expired. i try to activate my phone, just for the hell of it, via the phone and it says i don't have a developer's license. i downloaded the ios 6 IPSW file to attempt to downgrade but it said it couldn't while find my iphone was active. since i couldn't switch find my iphone off on the device itself through settings (with the phone still in the weird, quasi-"ready to be activated mode"), i go to icloud and attempt to do it there.

    i read that i needed to just delete my iphone from the list on icloud. to do that, it said i needed to erase the phone. considering i have everything (photos mostly) that i want on my laptop, i go through with it. i delete it from the list. phone comes back on several minutes later from the very start ("hello" in various languages, which didn't actually appear when i first started having problems).

    well, i connect to itunes and, as i'm sure you're now expecting, it returns on itunes as YOU DO NOT HAVE A DEVELOPER'S LICENSE. so now i'm here. is there any possible way to put this ios 6 IPSW file on my phone WITHOUT itunes? or am i pretty much screwed?
  2. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2012
    Maybe you should purchase a developer license.
  3. stevegsy macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2013

    Enter DFU mode and then restore it should restore IOS 6.

    You may have to enter your apple ID afterwards and password if you enabled find my phone.

    But ive done this numerous times nd had no problems.

    Home and power for about 15 secs then release power. Itunes should detect phone in recovery mode Blank screen on phone.

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