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How To Downgrade From iOS 7 Beta to iOS 6

How To Downgrade From iOS 7 Beta to iOS 6

Posted June 11, 2013 at 6:26am by iClarified
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These are instructions on how to downgrade from the iOS 7 Beta to iOS 6. You will only be able to downgrade to the latest iOS 6 release (Currently that is 6.1.4 for iPhone 5, 6.1.3 for iPhone 4S). You cannot use your saved SHSH blobs on any A5+ device -- they are (currently) useless.

Apple states that "Devices updated to iOS beta can not be restored to earlier versions of iOS. Registered development devices will be able to upgrade to future beta releases and the final iOS software." However, we were able to successfully downgrade by following these steps.

Before attempting any downgrade, please be sure to backup all of your information.

Step One
Download the latest iOS 6 firmware for your device from here.

Step Two
Launch iTunes from your dock.

How To Downgrade From iOS 7 Beta to iOS 6

Step Three
Place your device into DFU Mode by following these steps. Here is a full tutorial on how to put your iPhone into DFU mode if you need additional help.

Press and hold the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button at the same time.
How To Downgrade From iOS 7 Beta to iOS 6

After exactly 10 seconds release the Sleep/Wake button. Continue holding the home button until you iTunes pops up a message telling you that it has detected an iPhone in recovery mode.
How To Downgrade From iOS 7 Beta to iOS 6

The iPhone screen will remain black like this:
How To Downgrade From iOS 7 Beta to iOS 6

Step Four
Once you receive a message telling you that your iPhone is in recovery mode, press OK then select your iPhone from the list of devices in iTunes.

Hold down the Alt/Option key (Shift in Windows) and click the Restore iPhone... button.
How To Downgrade From iOS 7 Beta to iOS 6

Step Five
Select the firmware file you downloaded earlier from the window that appears and click the Open button.
How To Downgrade From iOS 7 Beta to iOS 6

When asked to confirm the restore click the Restore button.
How To Downgrade From iOS 7 Beta to iOS 6

Step Six
iTunes will go through the process of the restore/downgrade and after about 10-15 minutes, your device will be freshly restored to iOS 6.
How To Downgrade From iOS 7 Beta to iOS 6
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wali - April 21, 2014 at 12:24pm
Is ios 7.1 jailbreak available on iPhone 4 version (11d169).....?
g.lokesh - March 9, 2014 at 3:57pm
my iphone 4s was damazed with upgrade of ios7... after upgrade my phone running is very slow,low battery,wifi disabled,..... it's doesnt dowgrade, plz save me..i want my old iphone, plz developer give any solution and recover my iphone n me...
Jash - March 14, 2014 at 4:45am
You need to heat up your phone through a hair dryier or something till the extent that a temperature sign shows up and uo phone shuts down as soon as the temp sign come keep uo phone in the freezer for a 5 mins and when you switch on uo phone it'l be fine!
saroj - January 13, 2014 at 8:44am
lets hope that Iphone software developers will develop software to go back to IOS 6 .. i did not like IOS 7. it sucks. why should they have to copy android style..! i didnot understand this.. i want to go back to IOS 6 on my IPhone 4s..Do Something Iphone Software Developers .. (y)..
rob5i - December 30, 2013 at 7:35am
Thanks. This came too late for me. The damage has been done. The agonizing 6 weeks of problems, upgrades and incompatibility issues is over for the most part.
Kiwi95 - December 30, 2013 at 7:17am
Please Make a thing for straight talk so i can downgrade my Straight talk iphone 4 from ios 7 back to ios 6.1 PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I DO NOT LIKE IOS 7
pratish - November 7, 2013 at 3:01pm
i am having iphone 4 i have updated it to ios 7.0.3. but know my phone stucks while working and i want go get back the ios 6.1.3 can any budy help how can i do this .thanks
Gurpyar brar
Gurpyar brar - January 12, 2014 at 9:25am
I have iphone 4,, I want downgrade ios 7.0.4 to ios6.1.3 .. How to downgrade ??? Please help mee,, my iphone 4 working very slow that's why I want,, please help me urgent,,,
Rob5i - November 4, 2013 at 8:52pm
If I upgraded to iOS7 from an iPhone 4s after a back up to iTunes in my Mac system which I learned is only compatible with iOS6. Can I erase the iPhone and restore it with iTunes thus getting me back to iOS6? I have cleared from iCloud and shut off find my iPhone. Will this work?
Ranju_460 - October 25, 2013 at 7:21am
I am using iphone 4 and recently upgraded to ios7, now i am struck with that., not at all mood to use phone, totally got mad with new ios 7, and apple doesnot allow to go back...can anyone help me to go back, i dont knw wht is shsh blobs
sajan - October 13, 2013 at 6:58am
error 3194 accur i also try hosts change but there is nothing about apple what i do i try alot plz help and also help if ios7 activation error ask for previous apple id and password which i donot know completely what i do.....plz help email me if solution is find
ranj - October 10, 2013 at 9:19pm
I have iphone 5 when you upgrade to ios 7beta no problem ,after downgrade to 6.1.4 need to apple id I forget apple id how to fix
Fmylett - October 6, 2013 at 3:11pm
I was unable to downgrade back to 6 and now my phone is stuck in "recovery Mode" and all I have is a black screen and I am unable to power up. Can anyone help me out? Thanks
Dr iPhone
Dr iPhone - September 26, 2013 at 11:25am
************************************************************* To everyone who wants to downgrade from iOS7: ************************************************************* Apple has STOPPED signing earlier versions of iOS and UNLESS you saved your unique SHSH before they did that you will NOT be able to downgrade. End of story. If you want to learn more about why this is, and what an SHSH is and how to save it, go to this site; http://thefirmwareumbrella.blogspot.se/p/faq.html
Christy Foster
Christy Foster - September 26, 2013 at 5:35am
I want to remove ios 7 from my iPhone 4S & I need to know this 100% successful I need to know before I try it?
Gabriel - September 25, 2013 at 11:45pm
Sooo , i got an iphone 4s with iOs 7, i want to get my ios 6.1.3 back, is that possible ?
Rayya - September 24, 2013 at 5:57am
Hello , before i upgrade to IOS7 ihad jailbreak and i back up from itunes its supposed back up the apps , photo , msgs and other stuffs , but it didnt back up the apps once i upgrade it i lost all the application and i tried to restore and it doesnt work , and if i want to downgrade to IOS6 should i wait IOS7 cuz its bete now, Thanks.
Tara - September 25, 2013 at 6:53pm
Apple stopped signing iOS6 and therefore the only choice you have is to upgrade to iOS 7 full version. You can no longer downgrade. If you find a way then please post here. Thanks.
STACEY - September 23, 2013 at 12:33am
Tamer 3000
Tamer 3000 - September 23, 2013 at 12:30pm
Press SHIFT key in your keyboard and click the Restore iPhone... button in itunes
stacey - September 23, 2013 at 7:10pm
I did the shift and all like stated but I still don't get step 5 option to get the downloaded part.
Tara - September 23, 2013 at 8:36pm
Apple stopped signing iOS6.1.4, there is no way you can downgrade from iOS7.0
Rayya - September 24, 2013 at 6:05am
is there a soulation to downgrade?
geomcnasty - September 22, 2013 at 2:12am
I am trying to downgrade from 7 back to 6, I have the correct file but I keep getting a 3194 error. ITunes starts the restore process then I get this error. I rest the host file and bypassed my router. What going on?
MCPC - September 23, 2013 at 7:50pm
I got the same error message. Did you get around it?
irmius - September 25, 2013 at 6:21pm
any luck as i got the same?
Rayya - September 21, 2013 at 8:14pm
Hello , before i upgrade to IOS7 ihad jailbreak and i back up from itunes its supposed back up the apps , photo , msgs and other stuffs , but it didnt back up the apps once i upgrade it i lost all the application and i tried to restore and it doesnt work , and if i want to downgrade to IOS6 should i wait IOS7 cuz its bete now, Thanks.
MEOW - September 21, 2013 at 12:51am
will all apps be deleted once I downgrade?
Tara - September 21, 2013 at 1:46am
Yes. When you will downgrade you will have an iphone with apps installed by iOS6.1.4 only. After downgraing you will have to activate the iphone and restore it from the backup (remember that iOS7 backup will not work to restore iOS6)
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