iPhone Possible to go back to iOS6?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by AndersHP, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. AndersHP macrumors newbie

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    Is there really no way of getting iOS6 back?

    I sincerely regret upping my iPhone 4 to iOS7, and even though I've always enjoyed using my iPhone, the installation of iOS7 has really made me look in other directions.

    It should not have been released for iPhone 4, it's uselessly slow, and it has made my previously nice smartphone into a hell to navigate on and use. I usually don't buy new devices every year, and the iPhone 4 was not cheap when I got it, so I think it's really unfair to partly brick it with a useless OS after a few years, without the opportunity to go back.

    Can I do a tethered jailbreak or JUST SOMETHING to somehow get back to iOS6? The other solution will be another phone, no question.
     
  2. Sine Qua Non macrumors member

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    You can downgrade only if you have complete SHSH blobs for a prior version of iOS
     
  3. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    Use iFaith (windows only) to see if you have complete 6.1.3 blobs. If not, you're stuck on iOS 7

    If you have iOS 5 blobs, you may downgrade to that
     
  4. AndersHP thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will try this, but I haven't previously jailbroken my iPhone - does this mean I have none of these blobs available?
     
  5. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Cydia might have iOS 5 blobs, iOS 6.0-6.1.2 are invalid from Cydia.

    If you did not save any manually change are you don't have any or not any valid blobs.

    No blobs, no downgrade.
     
  6. AndersHP thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for this. No need to try iFaith then...
    Anyone wanna trade an iPhone 4 iOS7 for an iPhone 4 iOS6? :D
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Pretty much you're out of luck then.
    If you never JB and never used Tinyumbrella with that phone then there's nothing you can do.
    Only option is to go the latest ios 7.0.4
     
  8. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Yup this is the short and succinct answer.
     
  9. Nex23 macrumors newbie

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  10. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    that only applies if you've jailbroken before (cydia won't grab SHSH blobs for you if you have never jailbroken/opened cydia before)
     

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