Restore to iOS 7!

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  1. Stefanmz7 macrumors member

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    Hey I know iOS 8 official is coming very soon but I'm stuck with the latest beta and I want to resotre before updating to the official release but it gives me an error 20 or 21 in iTunes when I try to restore and I need to restore before updating!! I tried to download the ipsw directly and then shift+restore I even tried shift+check for update but it doesn't work. Please help!!!
     
  2. Smith288 macrumors 65816

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    Put it in DFU?
     
  3. Stefanmz7 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have a broken home button. I use assistive touch for the home button. Any pc app to do it? I tried Toni umbrella and Reiboot but they don't seem to work on iOS 8.Any other app?
     
  4. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Download an iOS 7 ipsw file and shift+restore. Or I think it's command restore on a Mac.
     
  5. Stefanmz7 thread starter macrumors member

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    Tried that. Gives me errors like 20 21 I think.. I'm not sure but it says unknown error?? What should I do? Is there any working pc app for iOS 8 recovery mode. I'M using beta 5
     
  6. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    It is possible that you did not enter DFU mode correctly.
     
  7. Stefanmz7 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey!It worked! I used ReiBoot for booting up my device in recovery mode and it worked! Yes! Thanks for the great support and help guys!(not that you told me about reiboot but you told me to put in recovery mode-don't think you didn't help you gave me the clue and I downloaded the program. Your part is harder:) And I definitely recommend ReiBoot to everyone
     
  8. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Probably not since he says he has a broken home button
     
  9. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Good catch. I focused on his OP and didn't see his follow up post.
     
  10. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    Why not just wait for the GM, do an OTA update, backup and then restore. Why do you want to revert to ios7? You'll lose everything from the past couple months.
     
  11. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    You can't OTA with Beta 5.
     
  12. Blorzoga, Sep 8, 2014
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    So when the GM is released, I won't be able to update OTA? How could you possibly know this?
     
  13. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    iOS 7 GM, but I think you can update with iTunes.
     
  14. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Post I responded to clarified hence my edit.
     
  15. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    :confused:?
     
  16. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    Unencrypted backup?

    Does anyone know how to do a back up that is not encrypted? While in iTunes, the checkbox to do encrypted backup is greyed-out and checked. Could there be a setting on the iPhone itself that will not force the encryption? Possibly something related to Keychain? Anybody?
     
  17. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I edited my post after I saw your subsequent post, as you clarified what you were saying, which I originally misunderstood. Hence the reason for editing my post and stating what I did.

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    Sounds like you have a bugged option. I don't recall said option being checked when I backed up my phone.
     
  18. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    I think you're confusing me with someone else.
     
  19. dereknas macrumors regular

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    You should be able to download the GM IPSW file, then press shift-click update/restore and then select the IPSW file. The phone should be updated to IOS8 GM.
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Thats how GM works, it's like a final/public release, you can't OTA update from betas to final/public releases or vice versa.
     
  21. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    You will not be able to OTA from a beta version to final release. No software developer allows this. Think about it for a bit.
     

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