Before Apple officially releases its iOS 7, some iPhone users have downloaded iOS 7 beta and update their device to the beta version to have a try. But problems occur later, like system instability, app auto-restart, stuck in recovery mode, etc. Well. In this situation, you want to downgrade your iPhone back to iOS 6? Can it be possible and how can you make it? No panic, here we introduce you a way to downgrade iOS 7 beta to iOS 6 in easy steps. Follow on and check the details below.
Note: Make sure you have backed up everything on your device before downgrading, as it will factory reset your iPhone and make you lose all data. You can use iPhone Data Recovery to restore all data later if you want.
Here are two parts guide you how to downgrade your iPhone from iOS 7 back to iOS 6:
Step 1. Download the Proper Firmware File for your iPhone
To downgrade to iOS 6, you will need to download a most recent firmware file (.ipsw file) for your iOS device. Different iPhone models correspond to different files. Choose to download the right and proper one for your own device on the computer.
For iPhone 5
iOS 6.1.4 - GSM
iOS 6.1.4 - CDMA - European GSM
For iPhone 4S
For iPhone 4
iOS 6.1.3 - GSM
iOS 6.1.3 - CDMA
For iPhone 3GS
Step 2. Open iTunes on the Computer
Launch iTunes on your computer, whether it is a Mac or PC. You can download it from Apple’s website.
Step 3. Enter DFU Node on your iPhone
Plug in your iPhone and enter iPhone DFU mode now. Your iPhone screen will be all black in DFU mode rather than recovery mode. Check here to see how to enter iPhone DFU mode if in need.
Step 4. Restore iPhone with iTunes
After putting your iPhone in DFU mode, iTunes will pop up a message telling your device can’t be used unless you restore it. Click "OK" and have your device restored now.
Hold "Alt" and "Shift" keys together on a Windows computer, or press "Alt" and "Options" keys at the same time. Then tap on "Restore iPhone" and move on.
Step 5. Downgrade your iPhone from iOS 7 Beta to iOS 6
Select the downloaded firm ware from your computer in the browser window. Then iTunes will start to downgrade your iPhone from iOS 7 beta to iOS 6 immediately. After some time, the phone will reboot and the downgrading completes finally.
After downgrading, you have nothing on the iPhone as they are all wiped off. The bad thing is iOS 7 iTunes backup file can’t be restored on your device with iTunes now. iPhone Data Recovery helps at this moment. The professional software will assist you to extract and recover all iOS 7 iTunes backup data in several clicks. Read on and get how.
You can download the free trial version first:
Step 1. Choose to Scan iOS 7 iTunes Backup File
Exit iTunes and run the recovery program on your computer now. When you get the window below, turn to "Recover from iTunes Backup File" interface. You will see all iTunes backup files listed in order. Select the recent iOS 7 backup file and press "Start Scan". Thus the program begins to extract all contents for you now.
Step 2. Check to Recover iPhone Data from iOS 7 Backup File
Wait for the scanning results. Then you can view the contents in categories on the left of the window. Check the details and choose everything you want to restore. Lastly, tap on "Recover" button to save them all on your computer. Here we complete.
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