iOS 7 to iOS 6?: Switch Back to iOS 6 No Longer An Option (Update 2)

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  1. kiddink07
    09/18/2013

    how do I update to iOS 7 final version from beta 6? shows my phone up to date when I check software update and the final version just released est 20min ago

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    • John
      09/18/2013

      How ?

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    • marshall
      09/18/2013

      you need to restore, click the restore or you can download the ipsw from http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/ and option click restore if you are on a mac. make sure that you have the correct ipsw selected for your phone if its a 5.

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  2. AppleGeek
    09/18/2013

    Revert to 6.1.3 and OTA to get ios 7 release

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  3. tclash
    09/18/2013

    So if I do a full backup to computer before updating to 7 I wouldn’t be able to restore from that to go back to 6.1.3 (iPhone 4S)?

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  4. mike
    09/18/2013

    please help .., i have also facing same problem. downgrade from ios 7 beta 6 to 6.1.3 is not possible..showing error..

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    • Arfaak Hussain
      09/22/2013

      How do I go back to 6.1 version in iPhone 4S I don’t like 7 version of iphone.

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  5. Robert
    09/18/2013

    just put in DFU mode and restore

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  6. Migla
    09/18/2013

    I hate new look – iOS 7. Now my telephone looks like toy and I hate that. I bought iPhone because it was much better than windows phone. Now it is the same shit.

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    • Chris
      09/18/2013

      Same thoughts here looks stupid. Apple made a huge mistake here…

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    • Roy
      09/18/2013

      I agree. I am wondering whether to go back to Android again. The elegant look of the ios 6 led me to switch from Android. Now with ios7, the UI looks such a big piece of crap. Ugly text everywhere, distasteful choice of colors. Even legibility is so poor in some of the screens (i.e. when I open a contact) It has no elegance, or magic of the previous ios we have seen since iPhone 1.

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    • Monica
      09/19/2013

      I absolutely agree with your comment! This versions is ridiculous…. I wish I wouldn’t have done this “upgrade”

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  7. s
    09/18/2013

    I HATE ios7. It looks like a friggin toy designed by Gerber for babies. PLEASE Apple, let me go back to ios6!

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    • themidnightwill
      09/18/2013

      You absolutely can downgrade. I just did it. You have to connect your iPhone in “Recovery Mode” (give it a quick Google, easy to do). Then option-click restore, and select 6.x software ipsw (iPhone firmware) file you want to use. Note: it WILL wipe everything on it, but you can Sync it again.

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      • Jazmine nava
        09/19/2013

        Can you explain more

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  8. Keith
    09/18/2013

    Ios7 icons look like pencil drawings. Additionally the main screen time the numbers are so thin Appke did not think about users with astigmatism. Very infantile icon looks. I want an ios 6 back out. Or an immediate I os 7 fix. Every screen looks like system 8 and 9 on the original Mac computers.

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  9. Marc
    09/18/2013

    Very disappointing Apple… IOS7 is a major backward step. The icons are just lame, I dont really see anything new, apart from childlike cosmetics… If this is what I can expect from a new 5s, then sorry Apple… You can shove it! Will be doing my best to revert my 4s to IOS6 with Jailbreak, and then off to look at the (seaming far superior) alternatives

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  10. Immy (@wafflergirl)
    09/18/2013

    i hate the new IOS 7 why couldnt you keep it how it was and only change a few things, please apple, make it alot better for the next software up date!

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  11. alcor
    09/18/2013

    OMG. iOS7– WHO THE HELL DESIGNED THIS?!– IT LOOKS TERRIBLE. UGH– I WANT MY iOS6 BACK– PLEASE.
    I FEEL LIKE THROWING MY PHONE TO THE WALL NOW.

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    • 6789
      09/19/2013

      I feel the exact same way!!!!

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    • Andrea
      09/20/2013

      I feel the same way too! I hate ios7 can anyone help me downgrade?

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      • Micheal
        09/21/2013

        I had said you all to downgrade but some of you had not done it till yet .
        I am gonna tell you bad news that . Apple had stopped signning 6.1.3/6.1.4 . So , now you can not downgrade .
        Who had downgrade , dont do update again to check that is it is working more or not .
        As you will not get the way to get back your ios 6 .

        I think ios 6 jailbreak will be available soon in 15 days and it takes 6 month to hackers to make jailbreak for ios 7 because ios 7 work on a diffrent theory .

        I had got all this info from winocm and evasd3rs team .

        Take care

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  12. Hanz
    09/18/2013

    Ios7 is discuistinvg! It’s doesn’t even look like an apple phone anymore! Seriously want to go back to 6, I bought apple because it used to be sophisticated and unique!

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  13. derev
    09/18/2013

    MAKE IT GO AWAYYYYYYY

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  14. Ib
    09/18/2013

    I wish i didnt update to ios7 on my iphone 5,,,

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  15. biilly bob
    09/18/2013

    You really should do some styling around the GOOGLE ADS embedded in the middle of the Articles to distinguish between the article content and the AD content – makes for hard reading and wanting to LEAVE YOUR WEBSITE.

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  16. joe
    09/18/2013

    iOS 7 is very poor interface, the iOS 6 is easier to navigate. Just really don’t like it.
    It would be nice if you could select interface. Galaxy 4G is looking rather nice right about.

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  17. Matthew T
    09/18/2013

    I really hope Apple can see these comments.

    iOS 7 is ridiculous. I hate everything about it. I loved my iPhone because of how simple it looked and operated. That’s the same reason I hated the galaxy and windows phones. Now I basically have one.

    If I can’t remove this I’ll definitely be looking for a better phone to buy. And if Apple doesn’t create a way to go back to 6 or fi this I hope their phone sales drop completely.

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  18. Zan Reynolds
    09/18/2013

    I hate it also. I have tried everything for hours to config. I have to go back or I will never be able to get my job done. They took my work tool and demolished it. Looks like a teennie bopper.

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  19. Steven
    09/18/2013

    I’ve seen and used iOS 7 and it looks horrible. I’ll keep 6 on my 5.

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  20. chaz
    09/18/2013

    ios6 is the next windows XP

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  21. Alex
    09/18/2013

    Steve is turning in his grave. This is embarrassing. Pathetic.

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  22. alejay
    09/19/2013

    if you put the phone in recovery mode it’s possible to restore to 6.1.3 , but do it asap apple might stop signing the 6.1.3 ! IT WORKS DID IT TODAY plain and simple

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  23. anon
    09/19/2013

    you can still restore 6.1.4 as of right now while apple is still signing it. Download appropriate IPSW 6.1.4 for your device, put iphone into DFU mode (power down while plugged into computer, hold home button 3 seconds, hold power button while still holding home button for 10 seconds, release home button) if done correctly itunes should say it detects iphone in restore mode. from there on windows CTRL+click restore then locate IPSW file on mac option+click restore and locate ipsw. should now complete downgrade. video guide http://www.heavy.com/tech/2013/09/how-to-downgrade-iphone-5-4s-4-restore-ios-7-ios-6-2/

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  24. marry anderson
    09/19/2013

    We can still restore to IPSW 6.1.4 and answer is already posted above by anon.

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  25. micheal choudhary
    09/19/2013

    on 18-09 apple release ios 7 publicly at 05 pm(uk time) means after half an hour of posting your this comment.
    apple will stop allowing devices to downgrading from ios7 to older 6.1.3 or 6.1.4(for iphone 5) after 24 hours of publicly official release .
    this means that who had updated there iphone or other apple devices to ios 7 can only downgrade withing 24 hour of ios 7 release :)
    NOTE-
    i am not sure about 24 hour time but it is assumed nearly 24 hour :)
    for further question email me on [email protected]
    good day

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  26. Dawn
    09/19/2013

    My son thinks it looks like for babies and he is 13… I am a grown up..I almost feel embarrassed to carry it! The graphics are plain awful…

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  27. alejay
    09/19/2013

    i agree when you update is like what the heck is that …. awful menu , battery drainer … is like there is no iphone , more like a let’s steal some cydia tweaks and revolutionize the new sistem by adding them to the new ios ! and it works awful on iphone 4 and 4s i love my 6.1.3, actually everyone should

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  28. alejay
    09/19/2013

    and people , if you have gevey and jailbroken iphones and you have the wrong doing to updating you are screwed , i mean look at the current situation all updated phones have 04.12.05 now it’s been a lot of time and there is still no ultrasn0w for that so …. don;t update you will like it 5 minutes then you suddenly want to get back is too strange

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  29. Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
    09/19/2013

    Success! iPad Mini LTE ios 7.0 back to 6.1.3. On iTunes PC 10.7 press shift+click restore and locate IPSW file for 6.1.3. Done this morning at 4am.

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    • Micheal
      09/19/2013

      Keep the older version . If you like to enjoy jailbreak . :)
      Apple is going to stop signinng ios 6.1.3/6.1.4 in next 5 to 29 hours :)
      So downgrade before 5 hours :)

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  30. E
    09/19/2013

    tinyumbrella + snowbreeze, people. google it

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  31. maxwell
    09/19/2013

    okey, so now can i still downgrade ??

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    • Micheal
      09/19/2013

      Yaa you can . Do it before apple stop signing ios 6.1.4 :)
      Better if you will do it now :)

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  32. maxwell
    09/19/2013

    which version of itunes should i use??? i’m reinstalling the one version 11.0.5.5

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    • Micheal
      09/19/2013

      Any old if possible

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  33. TurnUpTheBass
    09/19/2013

    Success here as well – downgraded AT&T iPhone 5 from 7.0 to 6.1 – Happy!

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    • Monica
      09/19/2013

      Please tell me how How u did it? I HATE, the new ios 7 ! I feel like throwing my phone against the wall! Lol

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      • themidnightwill
        09/19/2013

        Look elsewhere in the thread, explained multiple times

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  34. 1111
    09/19/2013

    I agree with all these comments. This ios7 looks like carppy. Hard to read things. Way to much color. I hate the dock is not clear or transparent a bit. And it take sup so much space. Just a big block of ugly color. Its too bad apple didn;t include a theme i.e. ios orginal or new ios. I hope I can downgrade to 6.1.3. Pus, all these silly animations make it slow on my iPhone 4. My i phone worked great on 6.1.3. Definetly a step backwards apple. Looks like a botched android windows phone marrage. Ive should be fired for this crap. My 5 yr old could do better….lol

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  35. Iffy
    09/19/2013

    I got wierd problem after updation, My Keyboard does not work properly, if i press a letter it does not show up in text area , say if i type a sentence , all of them together shows up after some 20secs , same is the case with my passcode screen, can anyone help me on this , BTW mine is iphone 5

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  36. ms_tru
    09/19/2013

    I do not want to upgrade my phone knowing this IOS 7 will be on there. I hate this new look. It’s Childs Play. Apple is this a joke?? I know very well Steve Jobs would never have created this garbage. This is 1st grade quality at it’s best. I’m so disappointed. Now I am stuck with it. I tried to go back and I can’t. It hurts just looking at my phone. I am serious. It’s now an expensive crayola colored paperweight.

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    • a
      09/19/2013

      crayola colored paperweight. Thats funny. Its like easter all year.

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      • ms_tru
        09/19/2013

        I know better next time. If there will be one. You see the thing is Apple has been pulling these shenanigans for quite some time. No matter what phone I upgrade to I will just wait it out when it comes to stuff like this. You never know what these companies have in store for you. I’m no test dummy.

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  37. 0E 800
    09/19/2013

    **DOWNGRADE INSTRUCTIONS***
    (note: these instruction were tested on ipad mini)

    I was able to downgrade back to 6.1.3 by following instructions:

    1) plug in ipad/iphone into computer that has older version of iTunes 11.0.4 (not current iTunes version of 11.0.5)

    2) turn off ipad/iphone and put in DFU mode (google instructions)

    3) restore ipad/iphone from iTunes. (because older iTunes does not recognize ios 7 device, it will install 6.1.3)

    note: this might not work forever.

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  38. Nelson
    09/19/2013

    So can I buy a new iphone 5/ 4s iOS 6.13 on it?

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    • g2-26a58b9e6ef5c3d61aa04d820ba35ba1
      09/19/2013

      Probably. Any stock that was in stores before now, will still have something before 7 on it. Get em now before they are all gone. Evem some refurbs right from apple may still have it. Or refurbs from ATT

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  39. Kaput ios7
    09/19/2013

    Aaaaaaaahhhhh this looks and feels horrible :(

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  40. Dave
    09/19/2013

    I made the mistake of updating to from iOS 5 to iOS when it came out. They took away the awesome native Youtube app and the Google Maps app. I got used to the crappy Apple Maps which is really laughable and unreliable along with the new Youtube app which freezes up all the time.
    Along with ios 6 came a battery drain issue for the iphone 5 and a slew of wifi bugs. They also ruined listening to podcasts by not adding playlist functions.
    I will not be updating to iOs 7 anytime soon… it looks and sounds terrible.
    Apple has really gotten piss poor since Steve Jobs passed away. Tim Cook basically is running it into the ground.

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    • ms_tru
      09/19/2013

      I truly believe. Apple will be a very short story in the coming years if they don’t get someone in there to take over. It will run into the ground.

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  41. Leslie
    09/19/2013

    Keeps saying an unknown error has occurred. Could this bedtcaue it is an older version of iOS? 5.1, I think…

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  42. iHate iOS 7
    09/19/2013

    Downgrade to iOS 6.1.3 is easy!
    Find the firmware that suites your device.
    Re-install your iTunes with the older version.
    Delete all the iTunes library.
    Set your device in the recovery mode.
    Open the iTunes and shift-click restore button for your device.
    Wait until it finished!

    Leave the message here in case you have other problems!
    Thanks for reading!

    iHate iOS 7 and I know you hate it too!

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=168363200019351&id=168359436686394

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    • 6789
      09/19/2013

      after installing itunes older version it tells me that it can’t be opened because a newer version exists??

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      • iHate iOS 7
        09/19/2013

        You need to put your device in the recovery mode too.
        And if possible try turn off your wifi so your iTunes won’t check for the new update.
        Also make sure you iTunes is old enough.

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      • Micheal
        09/19/2013

        Thaanks to 8E 800
        0E 800 09/19/2013 at 11:05 am
        **DOWNGRADE INSTRUCTIONS***
        (note: these instruction were tested on ipad mini)

        I was able to downgrade back to 6.1.3 by following instructions:

        1) plug in ipad/iphone into computer that has older version of iTunes 11.0.4 (not current iTunes version of 11.0.5)

        2) turn off ipad/iphone and put in DFU mode (google instructions)

        3) restore ipad/iphone from iTunes. (because older iTunes does not recognize ios 7 device, it will install 6.1.3)

        note: this might not work forever.

        Download itunes from http://www.filehipoo.com

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  43. Judi
    09/19/2013

    Horrible!!! I’m not a teenager! My eyes aren’t as good as they used to be! Pencil lines are almost impossible to see! HATE IT! Hate my phone, NOW! 😂

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  44. Dave
    09/20/2013

    It’s hard to downgrade back to iOS 6 if your not a millennial. I guess we’re screwed.

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  45. Leslie
    09/20/2013

    Thanks everyone! Restore to 6.1.3 worked perfectly and now I love my apple device again!

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    • Michelle Robles
      09/20/2013

      Leslie….how?

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      • themidnightwill
        09/20/2013

        Directions are several places in the comment thread for this post…

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      • Leslie
        09/20/2013

        There are directions listed in several places on this page but a couple do not list the recovery mode process correctly. First, I simply found an older version of iTunes (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1577), put the iPad in recovery mode: turned off power while connected to PC, then hold power button for 3 seconds, then also press down home button and hold both for 10 seconds and then let go of power button until your PC recognizes the device in recovery mode. Click ok and then hold the shift key and click “Restore.” I got a box that showed the version it would install and then clicked to install. I am having to reload everything and personalize again but in comparison with what I got from iOS 7, it is completely worth it.

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  46. Dave
    09/21/2013

    Im still not going to update to iOs 7. Is there any way to get rid of the red badge notification on the settings app reminding me to ruin my iPhone?

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    • Micheal
      09/21/2013

      Hahahah you are so funny . Wait until jailbreak come , then , we will think about it and find a solution

      Well you are lucky as apple stopped signing ios 6.1.4

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  47. deepa
    09/21/2013

    I HATE THE IOS 7 ITS HORRIBLE IE THE MESSAGES AND THE LOCK SCREEN THE FOLDERS AND THE WAY PAGES USED TO OPEN IN SAFARI THE KEYBOARD EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED WISH I COULD GO BACK TO IOS 6. TRIED EVERYTHING CANNOT GO BACK. APPLE BETTER BRING IT ALL BACK TO THE WAY IT WAS VERY UNHAPPY WITH MY PHONE RIGHT NOW DONT EVEN FEEL LIKE GOING ON IT.

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    • Micheal
      09/21/2013

      If you will be lucky then you can downgrade as apple had stop singning ios 6 . Try as soon as possible

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  48. destiny
    09/21/2013

    Gosh, can this still be done because I now HATE my iphone! The new look is sooooo childish looking, and hard to read. I am so mad at myself for doing the update. Apple should let people go back if they want to. Shouldn’t happy customers be the most important thing here?

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    • Micheal
      09/21/2013

      Sorry for hurting you .
      Now, there is no way to ho back .
      If, you had jailbreaked your phone ever in your life , thrn it can be possible . I will help you in getting rid from ios 7 :)

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  49. Roy
    09/21/2013

    i hvae an error (3194)

    how can i deal with it..???

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    • Micheal
      09/21/2013

      Well , no way to back now that means . You can uae now only ios 7 .
      But there are some chances :)
      Have you ever jailbreaked your device ( you have ) ?

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  50. saaaaa
    09/21/2013

    I hate it :( i miss my old iphone!!!!

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    • Micheal
      09/22/2013

      You can not :(
      No way

      Reply

  51. Kathy
    09/22/2013

    How did you do it? Help, I hate the 7.0

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