What are my options when downgrading?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by YourHerojb, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. YourHerojb macrumors regular

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    I'm aware that you can restore to ios 6 using a pre-beta backup, but is there any other options so that I don't feel like I'm going completely backward? I do have a backup, just curious.

    Does it work to download ios 6 and use iTunes to "upgrade" manually to that download? Will this cause any problems?
     
  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    You can't update from iOS 7 to iOS 6.

    If you have a pre-beta backup, shift + restore to iOS 6 and then choose the back up during the setup.
     
  3. YourHerojb thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply! I suppose this is my only option then.

    On the other hand, can I backup ios 7 now and restore that and update when the next beta comes out? I mainly just don't want to lose my app/folder layout for ios 7 as well as system settings and etc
     
  4. Tamagotchi macrumors 6502

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    Just Google iOS 6 ipsw download or something. Then ALT+click restore, select the ipsw and you are back to iOS6. However you'll lose your stuff from iOS7.
     
  5. YourHerojb thread starter macrumors regular

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    That is the alternate method I was hoping for. Although I don't know what all counts as "stuff from ios 7" do you just mean settings and things that are only available in 7?
     
  6. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    He means everything because you can't put an iOS 7 backup onto iOS 6.
     
  7. Armen macrumors 604

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    Restoring your current backup of iOS 7 in a future beta may not give you the results you desire if too many things change.
     

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