Moving Back to iOS 6

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by jwolf6589, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. jwolf6589 macrumors 6502a

    jwolf6589

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    Can this be done by restoring my iCloud backup from last night? I hate iOS 7!
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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    iCloud only saves the data, not the operating system.

    I also doubt that Apple is signing iOS 6.1.4 anymore, iOS 7 is the current OS now and your only option.
     
  3. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    Is it normal for them to discontinue signing older iOS versions so quickly after a new version comes out? I thought there was a window of a few days or something.
     
  4. jwolf6589 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am not sure I trust pages that Google spits out so if anyone knows please let me know. Do not just say "google it" for lots of FALSE INFORMATION is on Google.
     
  5. Altis macrumors 68020

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    Think of it like being herded like sheep into a new pasture, with the gate locking behind you :rolleyes:
     
  6. cogitodexter macrumors regular

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    A DFU restore to the IPSW file for IOS 6 should do it. The phone will look to the servers like it's brand new out of the box, and should activate nicely.

    Any IOS 7 backups you've done may not restore though (I haven't tried it, but it seems logical that they wouldn't).
     
  7. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    The only way to do it is download 6.1.3/6.1.4 file for your device, DFU restore, and install iOS 6. BUT this cannot be done if Apple stopped signing iOS 6, which they usually do a few hours after a new version launches.

    It used to be, but in recent years, Apple shortened the window to a few hours. Don't be surprised if Apple stopped signing iOS 6 at this time.
     
  8. jwolf6589 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    http://osxdaily.com/2011/01/08/iphone-recovery-mode/

    Is that a way? I may call Apple tech support
     
  9. nerdfighter macrumors member

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    Why do you hate iOS 7? How much longer do you intend to use iOS 6?
     
  10. aquadisiac macrumors 6502

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    bye!!!
     
  11. portishead macrumors 65816

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    buh bye now!
     

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