Serious Problem

ASVP MOB

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Since the beta 1 of iOS 7.1 was there i wanted to install it , btw i'm not a dev so don't complian please .

So i updated it to the beta but i did not like it so i wanted to downgrade to 7.0.4 and restore from my backup i made .

I put my iPhone 4S into DFU mode then went into itunes and clicked restored , turns out it restored but only to 7.0.4 so empty - all my music photos are gone but i still have the backup i don't understand it ..

Can someone help me figure this out please ?
Thanks alot
 

Schtumple

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Download everything through iCloud.

If you didn't set iCloud to backup your phone and don't have any older backups on your iTunes, you're boned.
 

PNutts

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OP it sounds like you made a 7.1 backup and now want to return the phone to 7.0.4 and then restore the 7.1 backup? If so there is a thread here on how to do that. I don't have a link handy or I'd paste it here. :)

Conversely, 7.1 beta 2 is tremendously better than beta 1 so that's another direction you could take. Good luck either way!
 

Apple blogger

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Well if u have taken a backup of the phone when u were on 7.1 beta 1 then u will be able to restore from that backup once apple makes 7.1 public .. U cannot restore from a backup of higher version of the OS .. So if u have 7.0.4 u can't restore from 7.1.. U'll be able to do that , as I said, once apple makes it public.. If u have a backup of 7.0.4 then u can restore ur phone from that backup.. till then use it as a new phone.. Don't worry all ur info will be accessible once ios 7.1 is public

P.S: if u click some pictures now onwards, upload it to an icloud stream and make it public and save the link on ur computer .. Once u can restore ur backup from 7.1, download the photos from ur stream...
 
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ASVP MOB

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Help needed

So i basicly just updated to 7.1 beta 1 and clicked restore from backup so now i i got all my stuff back , but as now i want to go back to 7.0.4 so can i click Shift + update and choose the file i want ? Or is there another way ?

Thanks
 

Apple blogger

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So i basicly just updated to 7.1 beta 1 and clicked restore from backup so now i i got all my stuff back , but as now i want to go back to 7.0.4 so can i click Shift + update and choose the file i want ? Or is there another way ?

Thanks
Nope there's no other way .. And u have to click shift+ restore and not update...
 

Stuke00

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So i basicly just updated to 7.1 beta 1 and clicked restore from backup so now i i got all my stuff back , but as now i want to go back to 7.0.4 so can i click Shift + update and choose the file i want ? Or is there another way ?

Thanks
No way to restore a 7.1 back up on to 7.0.4
 

LordQ

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Remember only music purchased from iTunes is downloaded after a restore and if you selected "Use iCloud". Also, confirm that "Automatic Downloads" for Music is on.
 
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