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[How to] Downgrade from iOS 7 beta to iOS 6.1.3

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  1. Tkf1

    Tkf1 Community Development Staff Member

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    So you're not ready for iOS 7 just yet. Now you want to downgrade back to iOS 6. How do you do that?

    First you'll need to put your device into DFU mode and second you'll need the latest version of iOS 6 for your device.

    To force your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad into Device Firmware Upgrade (DFU) mode, follow these simple steps:

    1. Connect your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to your PC or Mac with the USB cable and turn off the device by pressing and holding the power button until you see the Slide to Power off option appear. Slide it to turn off the device.

    2. Hold down both the Home and Sleep/Wake button for 10 seconds.

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    3. Release the Power button will still holding the Home button for another 10 seconds.
    4. The device's screen should now be black, you are now in DFU mode.
    5. Your PC or Mac may have already opened iTunes, if not you must now open iTunes to proceed.
    6. iTunes should automatically recognize your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad in DFU mode. iTunes will prompt you to restore the device.

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    7. Shift+Restore (PC), ALT + Restore (Mac) in iTunes and locate the latest version of iOS 6 for your device.​
    8. Welcome back.​
    Alternatively, if you are having problems entering DFU mode follow this simple video from iH8sn0w.

    If your buttons are worn or damaged that's not a problem.
    This is a tutorial on how to enter DFU mode if your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad has a broken Home and/or Power button.

    1. Create a copy of the firmware (.IPSW) you wish to restore to and change the file extension from .IPSW to .ZIP.
    2. Extract the .ZIP and then navigate to Firmware > all_flash.
    3. In folder all_flash.xxxap.production and all_flash.xxxap.production delete file:
    • LLB.xxxap.RELEASE.img3
    4. In folder all_flash.xxxap.production and all_flash.xxxap.production rename file:
    • applelogo.xxx.img3 to LLB.m ** ap.RELEASE.img3
    Note: the "x's" are different for every firmware and device.
    6. Rename the file back from .ZIP to .IPSW
    7. Shift+Restore (PC), ALT + Restore (Mac) in iTunes to the edited firmware.
    8. Your device will restore but your iOS device will have a blank screen. You are now in DFU mode.
    9. Restore your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad again by clicking the "Restore" button under the "Summary" tab in the "Version" section.
    10. You'll now be running iOS 6.
    There is also an alternative way. In Redsn0w 0.9.14b2 (Mac, Windows) or later you can enter DFU mode without functional buttons.

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    1. Go to “Extras->Even More>DFU IPSW”
    2. Select an IPSW you'll like to restore to.
    3. You'll be asked to save a “ENTER_DFU_[version of the IPSW]".
    4. Shift+Restore (PC), ALT + Restore (Mac) in iTunes to the "ENTER_DFU_[version of the IPSW]".
    5. Your device will restore but your iOS device will have a blank screen. You are now in DFU mode.
    6. Restore your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad again by clicking the "Restore" button under the "Summary" tab in the "Version" section.
    7. You will now be running iOS 6.

    FAQ:

    Will I lose my data if I restore?
    • Yes, as this should be used as a last resort, restoring will erase all of your data. You can however restore from a backup once the restore has been completed through iTunes or iCloud.
    Can I restore from a backup I made of iOS 7 to iOS 6?
    • No you cannot restore from a backup of iOS 7 to iOS 6.
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  2. narwal13

    narwal13 Active Member

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    Is all of this really necessary? Earlier today I had Shift+Restored to iOS7, leading to the screen which says that the activation could not be completed because I was not a registered developer (which I am not). I just put my iPod in recovery mode and shift+restored back to 6.1.3.

    So, is it necessary? Or am I missing something?

    Thanks

    -narwal13
  3. Tkf1

    Tkf1 Community Development Staff Member

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    I don't understand?
  4. wamoinc

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    I have an iPhone 5 on Verizon and tried this method to get back to 6.1.4 with no luck. Is there any other method or something I am missing?
  5. the_tech_eater

    the_tech_eater Well-Known Member

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    There is no need to put your device in dfu mode. I have a iPod touch 5 and yesterday I went back to 6.1.3 with shift+restore. Also, I'm not registered developer and didn't run into any trouble with that....
  6. wamoinc

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    There is if you have a phone. It won't get past the activation screen just trying to restore. iTunes shuts you out saying you can't proceed without registration and does not even give a restore option. So you have to get into DFU mode to get a restore option in iTunes
  7. Tkf1

    Tkf1 Community Development Staff Member

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    Did you receive an error message?
    Less chance of errors.
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    This has worked flawlessy for me twice putting my dads and my phone back on 6.1.4 after testing out iOS 7 for a few days.
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    That is exactly what Tkf1 is saying... He just goes through it in detail for noobs that actually bother to read the whole thing before posting stupid comments.
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    Will this work if I'm running iOS 7 beta 2?

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