iPhone Tried to downgrade from iOS 7 to 6.1.4

lauurreen

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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! :(:(:(:(
 

lauurreen

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Jun 17, 2013
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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
 

lauurreen

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Jun 17, 2013
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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
 

batting1000

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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
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?
 

BasicGreatGuy

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In the middle of several books.
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.
 

lauurreen

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Jun 17, 2013
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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?

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?
 

Vertigo50

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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.
 

lauurreen

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Jun 17, 2013
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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?
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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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.
just logged into icloud and checked, it's the right ID
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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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)?
 

lauurreen

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Jun 17, 2013
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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)?
tried to skip it by pressing 'next' but it won't let me
 

NT1440

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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
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.
 

batting1000

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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.
There was no 6.1.4 beta...
 

pmontanarella

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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