Question about downgrading

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Smwdesigns, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Smwdesigns macrumors member

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    Not sure if this question has been asked yet or not but I think it's a good question/a great concern. Here it goes... Once someone updates to ios7 (when it's officially released) can they downgrade to ios6 by going into DFU mode after downloading the appropriate ipsw file from the Internet?
     
  2. hrrslmpk macrumors member

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    Why not just use the Ipsw to do a full restore?
     
  3. trekkie604 macrumors 65816

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    You can do a DFU downgrade until Apple stops signing the previous version. Normally very shortly after general release of the new os.

    (non-jb devices obviously)
     
  4. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    Once it goes public, no. Only reason one can even downgrade now is caus technically the latest public version is iOS 6.
     
  5. Smwdesigns thread starter macrumors member

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    Even if you download ios6 from a fairly trustworthy site that hosts ipsws and restore the phone in DFU mode?
     
  6. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    Once ios7 is official that's it.
     
  7. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    You can only use firmware that is still being signed by apple. Once a new version is released, apple will continue signing the previous version for a few days at most. After that, you can only restore to the most current firmware, which will be iOS. 7.
     
  8. DGPMaluco macrumors regular

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    To downgrade you need to have the device now jail broken and save the shsh then in the future maybe you could downgrade
     

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