iPhone Tried to downgrade from iOS 7 to 6.1.4

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  1. lauurreen macrumors newbie

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    Ok, so I had the ios 7 beta on my phone and then decided i didn't like it, so downloaded the 6.1.4 beta and restored my phone. all was going well until my phone got to the activation screen and it got to apple ID verification and just would not accept my apple ID and password no matter how many times i try. I don't know what to do. I have tried just restoring it back to ios 7 but now my phone just says that i need a developer account (which i don't have). i feel like i've tried everything. even tried to just update and install rather than restore. this apple ID problem won't go away and it's definitely the right email address and password.
    also on my itunes, whenever my phone is connected the screen says 'activate iphone' and tells me to put in apple ID and password but just says its invalid over and over again even though i've signed in and out of my apple account on itunes store today.
    really lost, don't know what to do. :( any help would be seriously appreciated as i am without a phone now! :(:(:(:(
     
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  5. lauurreen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes went into DFU mode and restored and it still won't work :( I don't understand it just won't accept my apple iD
     
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    So you went into DFU mode and did shift + restore and chose the 6.1.4 file?
     
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    Do you have the proper iOS 6 file for your phone?
     
  8. lauurreen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah did all of that and yes i do, i've checked it all etc. i think it's a lost cause i've tried everything, really don't know what else i could do. it's my own fault though
     
  9. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    You must be doing something wrong. Someone had this same issue before and they DFU restored and everything was fine.

    Are you sure you went into DFU mode, held down shift (or option) on the keyboard and clicking "Restore" and then chose the 6.1.4 file?
     
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    Even though you have done so before, try this carefully and hopefully, you will be on your way again. :)

    1 - Power the iOS device down completely.

    2 - When it's powered down, press and hold the power button.

    3 - After 3 seconds, press and hold the home button without releasing the power button.

    4 - After 10 seconds, release the power button without releasing the home button.

    iTunes will display a message that it's detected a device in restore mode and it'll allow you to "downgrade" to the latest public release of iOS: 6.1.4.
     
  11. lauurreen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, I have done everything you just said and i am trying it again. fingers crossed. if that doesn't work, dunno what else can be done?
     
  12. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    Go to iTunes or to iCloud.com and log in with your info. Make absolutely sure you can log in with your Apple ID. You might be misremembering it. I know it sounds silly, but it has happened to me before.
     
  13. lauurreen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    still won't let me get past the apple ID point of activation. i followed what you told me to do exactly. :(

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    just logged into icloud and checked, it's the right ID
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Isn't there an option to skip putting in your Apple ID during the initial setup and put it in later once you are through it and using the phone?

    Also, does that phone have a working data connection (perhaps it's a connectivity issue trying to go out to Apple's servers to verify)?
     
  15. lauurreen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    tried to skip it by pressing 'next' but it won't let me
     
  16. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Did you try wiping the phone and then doing a fresh install?
     
  17. lauurreen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how do you do this? is it different to what i've been doing?
    (sorry i am new to this stuff)
     
  18. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    They just did it before...

    lauren: try logging in here and seeing if i works.

    https://appleid.apple.com
     
  19. lauurreen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it works and says it's verified
     
  20. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    You're in the setup for 6.1.4 not 7.0 beta 1 right?
     
  21. lauurreen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    this is correct. i just tried it again, it just will not work. :/
     
  22. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Have you tried changing your password?
     
  23. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Do you mean the actual 6.1.4 beta?

    If so, that stopped working almost a year ago. You need the actual 6.1.4, not the beta.

    I really hope this doesn't solve the issue because if it does, it just says you shouldn't be playing around with software you haven't done your homework on.
     
  24. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    There was no 6.1.4 beta...
     
  25. pmontanarella macrumors 6502

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    From what I understand if you go into Find my iPhone in iCloud and "remove" the iPhone from Find my iPhone the activation lock should be deactivated, that is if the issue you're facing is the activation lock because seeing as you said you've installed 6.1.4 the feature shouldn't even exist,
    Hope this helps,

    Pietro
     

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