iOS 7 Struggle

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by reaszon, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. reaszon macrumors newbie

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    hello , i've gotten into trouble with my iphone ... since ios 7 dropped ive updated to the latest , even beta 2 , i've wanted to downgrade to 6.1.3 due overheating but i dont understand "how" my ios 6 backup was gone ..... and icloud doesnt support restoring on an earlier ios version so the only option is to roll back to ios 7 . the big PROBLEM is that now i CANT activate my phone on 7 and i dont understand why , because ive done the same thing i did 2 weeks ago and everything worked fine and after installing ios7 there was no activation menu and stuff ... please help

    2 weeks ago ive updated without a developer acc or UDID
     
  2. It's Electric macrumors member

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    What do you mean by this? Go back to iOS 7 Beta 1?

    Just to be clear:

    1) You installed iOS 7 but did not run into the UDID check.

    2) You wanted to go back to iOS 6 but instead reinstalled iOS 7.

    3) When reinstalling iOS 7, you got caught by the UDID check.

    Is this correct?

    Can you reinstall iOS 6 using an IPSW (links here) and option-Restore in iTunes?
     
  3. mainer4101 macrumors member

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    It's more or less the same way you were able to upgrade to ios 7, only you use a 6.1.3 ipsw restore file instead of the 7.0 ipsw file.

    Once you're back on 6.1.3, you should have a few "restore" options from earlier dates (provided you backed up properly).
     
  4. reaszon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hey , yes , beta 2 to be more precise .
    I've installed IOS 7 without UDID check , i've went back to IOS 6 and then back to IOS 7 , and yeah you got it all right i got caught by the UDID

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    i dont , that's the main issue
     
  5. It's Electric macrumors member

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    Does iTunes not allow you to use option-Restore to reinstall iOS 6?
     
  6. Night Spring, Jun 29, 2013
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    Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Well there is a way to avoid the UDID check (you probably used this method the first time you upgraded to iOS 7, you are just not remembering it), but the mods of this forum have told us not to help anyone do it. Good luck finding other places where you can get this info.
     
  7. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    You don't have a dev account you shouldn't be using it anyway
     
  8. reaszon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    after installing IOS 7 after connecting my Iphone to the Itunes it says that his Iphone is not registered to the developers etc
    only with DFU mode i can go back to 6.1.3

    i need ios7 working with my backups , like it was earlier
     
  9. mainer4101 macrumors member

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    Oh, I see. So you did a upgrade without fresh restore, so you had everything you had on your phone before (all your apps, music, etc). Then you went back to iOS 6, which required a fresh restore. Then you went back to iOS 7 and wanted to restore from an earlier iOS 6 version you had backed up on your computer.

    I don't think you can? But I'm not 100% sure.
     
  10. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    If I understand correctly, OP went back to iOS 6, then found that his backup from the time he was on iOS 6 had disappeared. (For future reference, in order to avoid this, move the backup files to another location.)

    So now he wants to go back to iOS 7, but he's running into the UDID check.
     
  11. mainer4101 macrumors member

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    Ah, gotchya
     
  12. reaszon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So the Idiot Award goes to ....... ME !
    funny thing is that when I've went back to IOS 7 ive pressed Restore but not Update , funny , thanks all you guys for your help and for me wasting your time :D
     
  13. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    hahaha. There's your problem
     

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