iOS 7 beta is only available to developers, however, it’s also possible to update iPhone to iOS 7 without registering UDID. If you were adventurous enough to install iOS 7 beta on your device and found out that it’s still buggy and often crashes and now want to downgrade iOS 7 beta to iOS 6, no problem we’ve got you covered.
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, it’s possible to successfully downgrade back to iOS 6.1.4/6.1.3 by following the steps below..
In this guide you’ll learn how to downgrade iOS 7 beta to latest iOS 6.x.x version. Currently, 6.1.4 is latest firmware for iPhone 5 while 6.1.3 for iPhone 4S and 4). Please note that you cannot use SHSH blobs to downgrade because those are useless things now. The downgrade is currently possible only because Apple is signing iOS 6.1.4 and iOS 6.1.3.
*** Backup your personal data before proceeding.
- Download the latest iOS 6.x.x firmware from here: Download iOS Firmware.
- Open iTunes and put your device into DFU mode. Learn how to put device in DFU mode.
- Once your device in DFU mode, your screen will stay black and message telling you that your iPhone is in recovery mode will appear on iTunes. Click OK and 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.
- Browse and select the downloaded iOS 6.x.x firmware IPSW file and click pen button. When asked to confirm the restore click the Restore button.
- iTunes will proceed and restore/downgrade your iPhone. Once done, your device will be freshly restored to iOS 6.x.x.
That’s it! you have successfully downgraded iPhone from iOS 7 to iOS 6.x.x.