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How to Downgrade iPhone from iOS 7 to iOS 6

2013-11-03 23:38:46 / Updated by to How to iPhone
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Apple fans have been discussing how to update iOS 6 to iOS 7 but it seems there are many bugs in the imperfect iOS 7. Users may find that iOS 7 is till unstable while rebooting the device or playing some games. Hence many users are searching for solution for degrading iOS 7 to iOS 6. Here we would like to share you how to degrade, but also remind our fellows remember to backup before you update to iOS 7.
Apple's official has told that iOS device could not be able to degraded to the previous version after upgrading to iOS 7. Registered development devices are allowed to updated to the latest testing version. However, we have tested and successfully degraded iOS 7 by following the steps below. But before making any attempt to degrade, make sure you have backed up all the info includes contacts, important SMS and apps.

Details of how to degrade iOS 7 to iOS 6:

Step 1. Download the newest iOS 6 firmware according to your iOS device model. You can either download from Apple's official website or search from Google.
Step 2. Connect your iPhone with the computer and install iOS device driver.
iPhone-iOS-7

Step 3. Shift your device to DFU mode by pushing Home button and Sleep/Wake button together(refer to the picture below).
home-sleep-button

After keeping holding for a few seconds and release Sleep/Wake button, keep holding Home key till iTunes pops up a window which detects your device is in recovery mode as the image shows.
itunes-detect-iphone

Thereafter iPhone screen turns to black.
black-screen

Setp 4. You will see a notice reminds you of your iPhone is in recovery mode. Click your iPhone in "Device" then hit "Restore iPhone".
iphone-recovery-mode

Step 5. Then choose the iOS 6 firmware that you have downloaded. Click "Browse" and get the download iOS 6 firmware.
download-ios-6-firmware

iTunes will ask you to verify restoration, click "Restore".
restore-iphone-to-ios-6

Step 6. Finally we can successfully degraded your iOS device via iTunes. It takes about 10-15 minutes to complete the restoration, click "OK" to finish.
restore-iphone-to-factory-setting

Note: Though it's easy to degrade iOS 7 to iOS 6 but we would like to remind you again to REMEMBER backing up before updating to iOS 7. Plus, it's better to be acquaint with the bugs in iOS 7 beta before you decide to upgrade.

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