Restoring from a 6.1 backup to a 6.0.2 iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by parksilk, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. parksilk macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2012
    I've downgraded from 6.1 beta to 6.0.2, but as I should have expected, iTunes won't let me restore using the backup I made since it was made with a newer version of iOS.

    Does anyone know if there's a way to get around this? I have too many apps and settings to just restore as a new phone and reconfigure everything. I read a comment in another post where someone said they thought there was a way to edit the 6.1 backup file to make it work for a restore on 6.0.2.
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I dont think so.
    Either way 6.1 should be out soon so then you will be able to update and restore from that backup.
  4. parksilk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2012
    Not what I wanted to hear, but thanks, guys.

    The only reason I care is that there seems to be a bug in 6.1 that's preventing me from connecting to a closed hotel wifi network, even though I have an access key. Guess I'll just have to live with it :)
  5. jefdj macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2013
    Sorry, just how did you downgrade from 6.1 to 6.0.2?
    Would like to do it.

    Thank you very much.
  6. benfica88 macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2008
    DFU restore. Hold shift and click on restore, then point to the ipsw.
  7. jefdj macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2013
    Thank you for the info ;)

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