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How to Downgrade iOS 9 Back to iOS 8/7 Beta

How to Downgrade iOS 9 Back to iOS 8/7 Beta

Lots of people itch to try new iOS beta versions when they become available and iOS 7 has definitely attracted lots of people that were curious to try out the new features ahead of time. If you were one of those and didn't heed our warning about betas, you may find yourself frustrated with lots of bugs and annoyances.Such as multitasking management changed the background software, in addition to the current market the iPhone 5 has reached 1G memory other small memory devices, so obviously insufficient memory. What's more is electricity consumption, there is no doubt that this is certain. The real background and shake mobile phone wallpaper exchange is enough to increase energy consumption.

Fortunately, there's a pretty easy way to get back onto iOS 6 without too much fuss. If you're regretting the decision to install iOS 7 beta, follow along and we'll help you get back to iOS 6.

Note: Before you do this, please keep in mind that if you downgrade back to iOS 6, you'll only be able to go to the most current version, which is 6.1.4 for iPhone 5 users and 6.1.3 for iPhone 4S and below. When it comes to iCloud backups, you won't be able to use an iOS 7 backup on an iOS 6 device, you also won't be able to recover any jailbreak with saved blobs. However, you can get all your data files back by using iOS Data Recovery Sofeware.If you wondering the guide of how to backup or recover data files for your idevices, you can click Here to read more.

How to downgrade iOS 7 beta back to iOS 6

Step 1: First download the most recent firmware file for your device from Apple downloads section. Save it somewhere easy to access such as your desktop.

Step 2: Launch iTunes on your Mac or PC. Now you'll need to plug in your device and put it in DFU mode, NOT Recovery mode. Once it's in DFU, return to this guide to complete the downgrade. Make sure the screen is black and does not say connect to iTunes. This is recovery mode, not DFU. Try again until you successfully achieve DFU mode and have a black screen before continuing.

Step 3: Once you're device is in DFU mode, you'll see a message pop up from iTunes saying the device can't be used until it's restored. Just click Ok.

Now hold down the alt/option key (Shift for PC users) on your keyboard and click on Restore iPhone in iTunes.

Navigate to the firmware file for iOS 6 that you saved in the first step and click Open.

Now just let iTunes do its thing and if all goes according to plan, your device should eventually reboot and be downgraded to iOS 6 again.

Note: iTunes will validate the IPSW firmware file with Apple and then the restore process will begin. This process may take some time to complete. So, please be patient and do not interrupt the process. Once the process completes, your device will be running iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4.


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