How to Downgrade iOS 7

A few days back, iOS 7.1 beta was seeded to developers, however, a set of unofficial links have been released that allow non-developers to download the beta as well.  Those links can be found at the bottom of the article but you download at your risk.  Full instructions for installing the iOS 7.1 beta can be found here.

Image : Download and Downgrade iOS 7.1 to older iOS 7 version

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Because it is in Beta form, iOS 7.1 is buggy and is really only for testing purposes.  However, if you have upgraded to it and want to go back to iOS 7.0.4 or earlier, there is a way.  A word of note – if you have the iPhone 4 you can downgrade all the back to iOS 6+ if you use iFaith. Anyone else can only go back to iOS 7.0.4.

Steps to Downgrade iOS 7.1 to iOS 7.0.4:

  1. Download the iOS 7.0.4 IPSW
  2. Plug your iPhone into your PC and launch iTunes
  3. Now place your iPhone into DFU mode :  Hold down the Power and Home buttons together for about 10 seconds, release the Power button and continue holding Home until iTunes pops up an “iPhone in Recovery Mode” message recovery mode itunes ios 7
  4. Press down on the SHIFT key, or Alt/Option if you are using a Mac and then click on Restore at the same time keyboard shift itunes ios 7 update
  5. Point to the iOS 7.0.4 IPSW you downloaded and iTunes will do the rest.

Please be aware of the risks you are taking if you download from these unofficial links.  Also, if you are planning on jailbreaking your device when the iOS 7 untethered jailbreak finally arrives, avoid upgrading to this beta; it may destroy your chances of a successful jailbreak.

Those of you who are waiting for the untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 should remain patient as we are still expecting it to be released by the end of December.  More news on that and the iOS 7 jailbreak as and when we hear it, in the meantime, follow us on TwitterFacebook and subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date with the latest news.

iOS 7.1 Beta Unofficial Download Links



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17 Comments

    1. Il s’agit d’une version bêta.
      Pour la version bêta il faut avoir un compte developer sinon cela ne marche pas c’est normal.
      Pour être developer c’est payant 4,50€

  1. I clicked the link and it did not download the IPSW instead it sent me to another page, if you could explain to me how i can receive the IOS 7.1 beta link thank you!

  2. I followed these steps, and now I’m getting the error message that my device isn’t eligible for the requested build. Is there any way around that?

  3. Now place your iPhone into DFU mode : Hold down the Power and Home buttons together for about 10 seconds, release the Power button and continue holding Home until iTunes pops up an “iPhone in Recovery Mode” message

  4. My iphone 4s is allready in dfu mode.when i connect to pc itunes start auto update.how to install ios 7.0.4 manually?

  5. i have ios 7.1 in iphone 4s and i want make it beta
    can u show me the way to upgrade it from ios7.1 to ios 7.1 beta

    thx

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