Trying to downgrade from 8.3 to 7.0.4

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by vatech49, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. vatech49 macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to downgrade my iPhone 4S from ios 8.3 to 7.0.4, my steps.

    1. plugin iphone to my mac
    2. start up itunes
    3. hold down alt(option) and click restore.
    4. select iPhone4,1_7.0.4_11B554a_Restore.ipsw from my drive.
    5. click restore again.

    The software extracts succefully and then After which I get the following error:

    The iPhone could not be restored. This device isnt eligible for the requested build.

    and the link: https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201442
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    It's not possible to downgrade.
     
  3. vatech49 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can I wipe the phone to the original factory iOs?
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    If it were that easy to do there'd be a bunch of us on earlier versions of iOS right now.

    Apple only lets you upgrade/downgrade to versions of iOS they are still signing. If they stop signing a version of iOS (and they always stop signing all previous versions shortly after an update release) you cannot downgrade to it.
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    No. You can't. You can only go to a version Apple is signing. Currently that is 8.3.
     
  6. vatech49 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Not yet. 8.1.2 is the last available jailbreak. Apple plugged the holes with 8.2 and above.
     
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  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Don't waste your time.
    Ain't happening.
     
  10. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a

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    yes, forget about that. this policy is the only thing I absolutely hate about apple... but you can live with it with some planning ahead.

    cheers
     
  11. shiunn macrumors 6502

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    Can it be done if I'm trying to upgrade from iOS 6 to 7 on my iPad 2? I keep facing the 'not eligible for the requested build". And I don't have that apple line in the host file.
     
  12. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    No. You can only update to the iOS build Apple is currently signing, which is iOS 8.4.
     

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