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

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    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

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  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    Thank you for the info ;)
     

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