How To Downgrade From iOS 8 Beta to iOS 7

How To Downgrade From iOS 8 Beta to iOS 7

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These are instructions on how to downgrade from the iOS 8 Beta to iOS 7. You will only be able to downgrade to the latest iOS 7 release, which is iOS 7.1.1.

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

Step One
Download the latest iOS 7 firmware for your device from here. You can only restore to the latest firmware Apple is signing (7.1.1 in this case)

Step Two
Launch iTunes from your dock.
How To Downgrade From iOS 8 Beta to iOS 7

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 8 Beta to iOS 7

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 8 Beta to iOS 7

The iPhone screen will remain black like this:
How To Downgrade From iOS 8 Beta to iOS 7

Step Four
Hold down the Alt/Option key (Shift in Windows) and click the Restore iPhone... button.
How To Downgrade From iOS 8 Beta to iOS 7

Step Five
Select the firmware file you downloaded earlier from the window that appears and click the Open button.
How To Downgrade From iOS 8 Beta to iOS 7

When asked to confirm the restore click the Restore button.

How To Downgrade From iOS 8 Beta to iOS 7

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 7.
How To Downgrade From iOS 8 Beta to iOS 7

trivjednom - December 29, 2014 at 9:38am
please help , how to backup , shsh blobs on my iphone 5s ios 8.1.2 tkanks
Sue - September 30, 2014 at 2:03am
I get an error stating that the firmware is not compatible with the GSM+CDMA for both the 7.1.1 and 7.1.2 versions of iOS for the iPhone 5S. I'm freaking out!
Sue - October 1, 2014 at 1:12am
Well, I ended up restoring my phone's functionality but I had to upgrade to iOS 8.0.2 which further puts me into the zone of 'no going back'. The problem is, iOS 8 broke my hands free functionality in my 2013 BMW X5 so beware of the upgrade, yet again.
EiFonBenutzer - October 3, 2014 at 7:20am
Apple stopped signing iOS 7 so a downgrade is no longer possible. I have the same handsfree problem with my 2010 Volkswagen. According to Apple Support, they skipped an "old" bluetooth protocol assuming, it is not used anymore but the high number of customer complaints proved them wrong. All we can do is wait for 8.1... 2... 3.
EiFonBenutzer - October 3, 2014 at 7:24am
Oh btw dear Sue, as far as I know, BMW offers upgrades for it's latest media systems. You should contact your BMW partner for more information.
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