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How to Downgrade iOS 7 Beta Versions to iOS 6.1.3/ iOS 6.1.4

After the premiere of WWDC 13, where Apple demoed the real future of iOS 7 with so-called pathetic icons, every one started to mimic about iOS 7 and started to find the iOS 7 Beta 1 download links. This story is about two weeks or more old because Apple recently released iOS 7 Beta 2 with minor improvements and new additions for developers and still non-developers are finding the iOS 7 Beta download links to get a test drive of iOS 7 prior to official public release this fall.

As we told you that people are finding links to download iOS 7 beta 2 and to have a test drive of the future of iOS on their iPhone/iPod Touch/ iPad prior to official launch this fall. We know that iOS 7 is in its Beta stages and it is full of Bugs and issues, but still people love to update to test the new iOS 7. Later on they run into an issue that cause them to downgrade the iOS 7 Beta version because it is lagging or Apps are crashing. This practice is normal and it is done after every new iOS Beta is released by Apple.

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However, this time with iOS 7, the practice of updating to new Beta and downgrading back went a bit abnormal because every one wanted to test drive iOS 7 Beta before it is released for public. The only reason we could figure it out was the major over haul made to the UI in iOS 7 by Apple as compared to iOS 6.

Following this major over haul made to the UI in iOS 7, people updating to it forget that it is the beta version on which they are updating and not the official version. Therefore, they will face some issues in the iOS 7 beta version because it is meant for developers only. However, the last option that remains for the people updating to iOS 7 is to downgrade it back. In order to do that they need to find and follow a guide that will lead them doing the procedure.

Therefore, we have made a comprehensive guide to downgrade iOS 7 Beta version to iOS 6.1.3 / iOS 6.1.4 on MAC and Windows. This guide will allow every one on iOS 7 Beta 2 iOS 7 Beta 3 or any iOS 7 Beta in near future to downgrade back to iOS 6.1.3 / iOS 6.1.4.

How to Downgrade iOS 7 Beta Versions to iOS 6.1.3 / iOS 6.1.4 on MAC and Windows – Tutorial

Before we proceed on with the guide, we want to tell you that we will be making two parts of this guide. The first part will be for experts and the second one would be for noobs.

In the expert’s guide, we will put direct steps because we are assuming that an expert would be aware of all the procedures and would know how to use the commands. Where as, in the noobs section, we will be taking everything from step to step that is from basics.

How to Downgrade iOS 7 Beta Versions to iOS 6.1.3 / iOS 6.1.4 on MAC and Windows – Experts Guide

Step 1:

Download iOS 6.1.3 for iPhone 4/4S/iPad/ iPad Mini

Download iOS 6.1.4 for iPhone 5

Step 2:

Put your iPhone into DFU Mode, open iTunes and do a custom restore.

How to Downgrade iOS 7 Beta Versions to iOS 6.1.3 / iOS 6.1.4 on MAC and Windows – Noobs Guide

Step 1:

Download iTunes 11 (If you haven’t got)

Download iOS 6.1.3 for iPhone 4/4S/iPad/ iPad Mini

Download iOS 6.1.4 for iPhone 5

Step 2:

Make a new folder on Desktop under the name of iOS 7 Beta 2 downgrade Tools and save the respected IPSW in that folder.

Step 3:

Once you have downloaded the respected IPSW for your iDevice, now you need to insert your iDevice into DFU mode. In order to do that simply Follow this guide:

How To: Enter DFU Mode on an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

 

Step 4:

Once you are in DFU Mode, the iTunes will popup saying that a device has been detected in recovery mode (actually it will be DFU mode).

Now you will see an option of Restore (only) in iTunes. Where as, the Update button would be blacked out that is non-clickable. That’s the part of the plan.

Now press:

Shift + Restore (Windows Users)

Alt (option) + Restore (MAC Users)

This is what we call a custom restore.

Step 5:

Now browse for the IPSW that you downloaded in the folder and click open. The downgrading process will start on your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad/iPad Mini.

Step 6:

Once the process is done, it will show you a message on iTunes and a setup screen will come on your iDevice.

Incase of any error while downgrading like Error 3194 or Error 1015, please refer this guide present here.

If any error arrives after downgrading process is done, i.e. at the time of activation or so, then don’t worry about it because it is the error of the carrier and nothing else. Just ignore the error and proceed on.

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