Not Liking iOS 7? Here’s How to Go Back to iOS 6


Maybe you’re not digging iOS 7. Some people don’t like it because it looks like a cartoon, at least that’s what we’ve been reading on Twitter. Whatever your reason, there is a way to downgrade.

Read on to find out how.

Before going back to iOS 6, know that even after doing this, you can’t jailbreak your device. It also means that some apps can no longer update, because many will only support iOS 7 from here on out. You will also have to set up your device as if it were a new device. If you’re okay with that, read on.

This is iffy, and it may not even work by the time you try it. This is because you must install an approved version of iOS 6. Currently, according to 9to5Mac, only iOS 6.1.3 and iOS 6.1.4 (on iPhone 5) are being approved by iTunes. This won’t work once iTunes stops allowing these versions. (this list shows green checkmarks by versions of firmware that are still working). If it’s not, too bad. This tutorial is done. Otherwise, read on.

1) Download the IPSW. We have links here.

2) Plug your device into the computer and launch iTunes.

3) Select your device and hold down the Option key (Shift in windows) while clicking the Restore button.

4) Load up your IPSW.

5) iTunes will install the iOS 6 firmware and you just set up your iOS 6 device. Done.


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