You can no longer downgrade from iOS 7 to iOS 6.1.3 or iOS 6.1.4 [Updated: Possible with iPhone 4]

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If you updated your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to iOS 7, and didn’t like it or finding it laggy on your device and want to downgrade back to iOS 6, then we have some bad news, the window to downgrade from iOS 7 to iOS 6 is now closed.

That is because Apple has stopped signing iOS 6.1.4 (for iPhone 5) and iOS 6.1.3 (for all the compatible devices).

iH8sn0w, developer of jailbreak tools such as Sn0wbreeze, confirmed this on Twitter.

You can also visit this website to find out the signing status, and as you can see the signing status of all the iOS 6.1.3 and iOS 6.1.4 firmware files is now in red, indicating that they’re no longer being signed, except for the iOS 6.1.3 firmware file for iPad mini (GSM model).

This doesn’t come as a surprise as over the last few years, Apple has used this strategy to keep jailbreakers at bay. It not only releases new software updates, that fixes the vulnerabilities used by the jailbreaks, it also stops signing the older iOS firmware file, which prevents users from downgrading back to the older iOS version that can be jailbroken.

This has couple of implications. The first one is that you won’t be able to downgrade to iOS 6.1.3 or iOS 6.1.4 from iOS 7. You won’t be able to downgrade even if you’ve SHSH blobs. You can read this post for more details.

If you’re on iOS 6.1.3 or lower and have jailbroken your device then you should be very careful while installing new tweaks as a bad tweak can force you to restore your device, which would mean losing the jailbreak and all the tweaks installed on your device.

Also note that if for whatever reason your jailbroken device goes into a reboot loop then there is a way to fix it.

If you’re on iOS 7, then you’ll have to wait for evad3rs team to release a jailbreak for iOS 7 or for someone figure out a way to downgrade from iOS 7 to iOS 6.x.x, which seems unlikely.

Update:

Please note it may still be possible to downgrade from iOS 7 to iOS 6. However, it is not possible if you have an iOS device, which has an A5 or newer chip so iOS devices such as iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, the iPads and iPod touch 5G. The only iOS 7 compatible device that can be downgraded from iOS 7 to iOS 6 is the iPhone 4. iH8sn0w has confirmed this on his blog:

There is a lot of confusion about having to be running iOS 6.1.3 to obtain such blobs. No, that requirement only applies if you’re dumping blobs right off the device. Which also makes me mention, if you have a firmware below 6.1.3 and do not have SHSH blobs for it, make sure to grab those blobs with iFaith. If you obtain these SHSH blobs, you are free to upgrade to iOS 7 and downgrade back down in case of anything getting released (DOES NOT APPLY TO A5 USERS).

If you’re still on iOS 6.1.3 or lower, and haven’t taken a backup of the SHSH blobs then you can still take it using iFaith, which allows you to save SHSH blobs right off the device rather than from Apple’s servers like TinyUmbrella. The blobs could be useful if a low level boot loader or APTicket exploit is discovered.

We’ll let you how to downgrade your iPhone 4 from iOS 7 to iOS 6.1.3 as soon as possible.

Thanks everyone for the tip!

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Categories: Downgrade, Hacks, iOS 6.1

  • Gagandeep Singh

    can i downgrade my iphone 4 to IOS 6.1.2….i have valid SHSH blob for my device….??

    please help….

    • goze18

      no u can’t even downgrade iOS 7, and if u could it would only be to 6.1.3, or 6.1.4 like it was a in the betas

      • yousure

        why couldn’t you? the iPhone 4 has a bootrom exploit allowing it(with blobs) in the past, how is this any different now?

        • goze18

          thats NOT how it works. u think just because its an old bootrom you think it will work on iOS 7 too? iOS 7 came out 3 days ago. u cant downgrade right now.

          • Moinul Alam

            if you have blobs you can any time. noobs. its ok.

          • goze18

            ur an idiot blobs don’t work for iOS 7 noob

          • Guest

            Directly from ih8sn0w’s blog:
            “If you obtain these SHSH blobs, you are free to upgrade to iOS 7 and downgrade back down in case of anything getting released (DOES NOT APPLY TO A5 USERS).”
            The iPhone 4S and 5 use the A5 processor, so it is impossible to downgrade even with backed-up SHSH blobs. I own an iPhone 4S and both TinyUmbrella and iFaith cannot downgrade it back to iOS 6.1.3 from iOS 7.0.0.

          • Smitty Werbenjagermanjenson

            that shut him up quick.

          • drake

            cant be downgraded my iphone 4s? from ios 7 to 6.1.0?
            my device not jailbroken,,, im just using gevey sim

          • goze18

            plz tell me when how you try and downgrade with your stupid blobs on iOS 7 u idiot

    • michael.

      Not happening, buddy.

    • Matthew Kendig

      Use iFaith with your saved blobs from the iOS version you want to revert to to downgrade… Should work.

      • Imran Rasool

        Please Help My Ipod 5 ios 7 no downgrade 6.1.2 please help

        • Matthew Kendig

          If you didn’t use iFaith to create a SHSH blob backup from your old iOS version before upgrading to iOS 7, you will not be able to revert back to your previous version of iOS. It’s simply impossible.

          • taylorswiftfangurl

            Directly from ih8sn0w’s (who helps distribute iFaith) blog:
            “If you obtain these SHSH blobs, you
            are free to upgrade to iOS 7 and downgrade back down in case of anything
            getting released (DOES NOT APPLY TO A5 USERS).”

            The iPhone 4S and 5
            use the A5 processor, so it is impossible to downgrade even with
            backed-up SHSH blobs. I own an iPhone 4S and both TinyUmbrella and
            iFaith cannot downgrade it back to iOS 6.1.3 from iOS 7.0.0.

          • Gautam

            Thanks, I have updated the post!

          • Matthew Kendig

            Thanks for the clarification.

      • Gagandeep Singh

        couldn’t able to install IOS 6.1.2…..but successfully installed ios 5.1.1

        Thanks

        • Matthew Kendig

          Did you already have saved 5.1.1 blobs?

          • Gagandeep Singh

            yup….i have valid blobs for 5.1.1 and 6.1.2 as well…

        • John Ibraham

          I also upgraded to IOS 7. Earlier I was on 5.1.1. I have also saved blobs of 5.1.1. So how did you downgrade from IOS 7 to 5.1.1. Please help…………..

          • Gagandeep Singh

            yes you can downgrade anytime to ios 5.1.1 if u have ur shsh blobs saved..

            open Redsnow…click on extras-> even more ->
            select Restore-> just select the 5.1.1 IPSW…

          • John Ibraham

            When I selected 5.1.1 IPSW it didn’t ask me for shsh blobs and asked me to put the iphone on DFU mode. I followed the instruction but on restart redsnow said expoit failed. Please help

          • Gagandeep Singh

            I just tried the same and it is working. Please ensure that your phone is not in a recovery mode. install IOS 7 before proceeding.

        • John Ibraham

          I saved blobs with redsnow. Still can I downgrade to 5.1.1?

        • Bec N Neziri

          can u send me SHSH bloobs for 5.1.1 ? please i cant handle my iphone 4 with ios 7.0.2 i hate i fakin hate ios 7 . i want my 6.1.3 back or ios 5 ,, whatever .. please help meeeeee…

          • shadyguy

            Blobs are device specific. You couldn’t use someone elses blobs even if it was the same device.

      • Gagandeep Singh

        when i was trying to install IOS 6.1.2 custom firmware..i was getting itunes error 11
        is there any way to skip that error and install IOS 6.1.2
        and yes…i have valid IOS 6.1.2 shsh blobs..

      • Gagandeep Singh

        after a little research….got to install IOS 6.1.2

        Thank you all

      • Andy

        You’re correct, it is possible to downgrade with saved blobs. I just downgraded my Iphone 4 to 6.1.2. I used Itunes version 10.7. I had already created my 6.1.2 ipsw file with snowbreeze using my blobs. I did run into a couple of errors in itunes but after googling those issues it worked. The only reason I upgraded to Ios 7 was to save the blobs. :)

  • Steve

    I’m a little pleased I only kept 7 for a few hours

    • Gordon Tillett

      I feel you. Same here, it’s bad.

  • dsfsdafsaf

    that sucks! :(

  • Jason

    So my friend’s iPhone 4 was updating to iOS 7, had an error in the middle and went into recovery mode. It would not restore, at all. She needs 6.1.3, again so that she can restore her phone and all, if Apple isn’t signing it, does that mean restoring to 6.1.3 won’t work? Nothing else outside of this is working… sorry if this is a dumb question.

    • Matthew Kendig

      Try holding down the power and home buttons for 10 seconds, then let go of the power button while still holding the home button; You should be able to restore in recovery mode, and if you can’t you should take it into an apple store or your cell provider for assistance…

      It’s almost impossible to brick an iPhone.

    • James Franco

      Downgrading doesn’t work if you have the ios 7 already installed.

  • redhead85

    Ugh! Wish I could go back in time and not download IOs7!

    • anno domini

      Looks like I will not be replacing my iPhone with another at the end of my contract. Is Apple committing suicide like Microsoft?

      • Melkor

        That may very well be. Possible now that the head owner who passed away, that the company is finished and ending itself overtime? Kinda possible. F^$*#d (excuse my language) but possible…

      • gamerscul9870

        No your mind should think twice, like ios 7 will stop them! Even with ios 7 some like it!

      • TronPhenix

        Apple is definitely on the suicidal path. Perfectly put, I agree.

    • BB BB

      Before iOS 7 I wouldn’t think twice about updating / upgrading iOS. Now if you put the Before pictures on the right and the After pictures on the left I would think iOS 6 is an upgrade. Millions and billions and this is the best that they can do? NEXUS 5 FTW

      • Xhul

        You have right, men. iOS 7 sucks. I have an iphone 4 with 6.1.3 and when iOS 7 came out, i checked on internet how it looks and i just saw something terrible. All my friends wants to go back on iOS 6 but they can’t because they didn’t save shsh blobs from previous iOS. It looks better a symbian that ios 7 :)

  • Steve

    It would spear from the lack of comments that people are on the whole happy with 7, or resigned to the fact they are stuck with it. I know we hate change and it takes time to get used to new things win 98 to XP Comes to mind, but I think 7 is horrid and so slow on my 4

    • Matthew Kendig

      iOS 7 isn’t slow in my iPhone 4, don’t know why you’re having problems…

      Actually, I quite like the iOS 7 changes; it included a few of the things that I previously used a jailbreak for, the only gripe I have is the icons are ugly… Why release a new re-design without creating good beveled looking HD icons? That’s the only part of the OS that seems off to me… Once this is jailbroken, (assuming it will be a few months after they release the first batch of “bug” fixes) I will have no issue with 7, even on my dated hardware with the iPhone 4.

      My guess is that you have a lot of your storage filled up or you have a lot of apps / high memory usage apps that are slowing down your device.

  • Big ears

    Having upgraded to ios 7 It now looks like mickey mouse or noddy has designed it, what a pity apple dont actualy ask if the upgrades are wanted or even needed

    • ellafino

      Did an Apple employee come to your house and force you to upgrade. I can’t believe that people still haven’t learned not to update their phones on the first day of release.

  • anon

    im running an iphone 4s on 6.1 and im trying to update to 6.1.2 to jailbreak there. can i no longer do this? im trying to update as high as i can go without getting to ios7….

    • Matthew Kendig

      You can’t upgrade to 6.1.3 unless you have saved blobs or a custom IPSW made from your custom blobs on your device on that iOS version.

      • Fairy

        can i downgrade my ios 7 to ios 6.1.3 on 4s .
        its just been there for an hour i want helpppppppp

        • Matthew Kendig

          No.

  • Crom!

    I am running 5.1.1 on my iPhone 4 (not 4s) so is it no longer possible to upgrade to 6.1.3?

    • Matthew Kendig

      You can’t upgrade to 6.1.3 unless you have saved blobs or a custom IPSW made from your custom blobs on your device on that iOS version.

  • S. Fenelus

    this is insane….

  • hanseatic

    ios 7 ugly cubed

  • Guest

    How can i det my ios 6.1.3 back? i have an iPhone 4s.
    Is it possible without apple sign?

  • Felipe Alves

    How can i get my ios 6.1.3 back? i have an iPhone 4s.
    Is it possible without apple sign?

    • Matthew Kendig

      No.

  • Reece1

    Advice please should i update my iPhone 4 iOS 6.1.3 to iOS 7?

    • Matthew Kendig

      Yeah, just back up your blobs and create a signed IPSW for 6.1.3 using iFaith v1.5.9 and keep the custom IPSW somewhere safe in case you want to downgrade…

      My iPhone 4 runs just as well with iOS 7 as it did with iOS 6.1.2 and the stuttering people are whining about is barely ever visible… Definitely not a deal breaker. It will be a while before a jailbreak is released, possibly up to half a year, but either way if you do as I mentioned above and back up your blobs, you can always revert back if you are unhappy with it.

      Honestly, iOS 7 has a few basic features that I was previously using my jailbreak for so this is realistically an upgrade seeing as I don’t have to run extra tweaks to achieve the same goals.

      Functionality is plenty smooth and the upgrades are worth it so again, I say go for it.

      • Reece1

        Ok, thanks. So how long does this update actually take?

        • Marwan427

          don’t do it. The iOS 7 update is great but terrible on the iPhone 4. The lag is garbage. SMS messages are randomly deleted in terms of history and sometimes disappear when you restart the phone. I have the iPhone 4 and I don’t care what people who don’t have it tell you. From experience, stick to the 6.1.3 version.

          • Greebo

            I have iPhone 4 as well. After upgrading to 7.0 I had similar problems an experienced lags up to 5 sec. I reseted the device (Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset all settings) and now it works just fine. I can see no difference in the performance between 6.1.3 and 7. I would recommend the upgrade to everyone – you may like it or not, but iOS 7 IS the way where Apple wants to go and we must get used to it. Or buy an Android device.

          • Ville

            Thanks! This seems to work.

    • Gagandeep Singh

      For Iphone 4- IOS 6 is much better than IOS 7

  • Lu

    Hopefully someone will find a way to return to IOS6! I miss him so much that gets to hurt me .. I’m so lost in ios, I can not understand .. hated and want to go back and did not save my blobs .. oh my god! I can not stand this ios 7!

    • Matthew Kendig

      Sounds like you’re going to get used to it lol.

    • brian

      just sell your Phone, and buy another iphone with ios6

    • Murugan

      1) Users are recommended to create a backup of all data of the iOS device before proceeding.

      2) Ensure the device is having above 80% battery charge.

      3) The device should be running on iOS 7.

      4) The tutorial is only for the aforementioned iOS devices. Applying this to any incompatible device might brick the device.

      Steps to downgrade iOS 7 to iOS 6.1.3/iOS 6.1.4

      Step-1: Download iOS 6.1.3 for iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad models and iPad mini

      Download iOS 6.1.4 for iPhone 5S/iPhone 5

      Step-2: Download the latest version of iTunes. Launch iTunes on the computer

      Download link: iTunes 11.1

      Step-3: Connect the device running on iOS 7 to computer using USB cable. Place the device into DFU Mode. Ensure that iTunes is running. To place the device into DFU mode do the following

      a) Turn off the device by pressing and holding Power button until the power off slider appears. Slide the power off to right to turn off the device

      b) Press Power button for three seconds

      c) While holding the Power button press Home button

      d) Hold the Home and Power buttons together for 10 seconds

      e) Release the Power button while keep holding the Home button for 10 more seconds

      Now release the Home button. The device will be in DFU Mode

      Step-5: iTunes should detect the device in the Recovery Mode

      Stesp-6: Click Restore holding Shift/Option button on Windows/Macrespectively

      Stesp-7: Navigate to and select the iOS 6.1.3/iOS 6.1.4 firmware which was downloaded earlier in step-1

      Now let iTunes do the rest of the task. The device should reboot and restore to iOS 6.1.3/iOS 6.1.4 firmware.

      • Gautam

        Nop, this won’t work as Apple has stopped signing the iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 firmware files.

        • someguys

          I found some iOS 6.1.3 firmware files on some webs. Should I download it and do like Murugan’s suggest above

          • Gautam

            Don’t bother, it won’t work.

        • Pleasant

          Gautam: how can I check if I saved SHSH? I have an iPhone 4 and
          just “upgraded” to iOS 7.0. I don’t know what SHSH or blobs are. Would
          they be saved on my phone or computer automatically? what if I did a
          device backup once before, would that have saved SHSH or blobs? I don’t
          know anything about this technology. Can you please explain to me, like
          to a child, how I can downgrade from iOS 7 to iOS 6 with my iPhone 4. I
          downloaded iPhone3,2_6.1.3_10B329_Restore but it sounds like that won’t
          help me because Apple isn’t signing files anymore. I understand you
          recommend using iFaith, but how do I first check for SHSH? Then what do I
          do?
          Can I downgrade if I didn’t have SHSH or blobs saved before my change to iOS 7?
          THANKS!

      • mike

        itunes error 11 to me…shit i cant understand i have 4 days that i trying all night for downgrading to 6.1.3 why error? with redsnow when im restoring it stuck in waiting for device and iphone has stuck in apple logo..i tryed with ifaith signed ipsw but itunes pops out 11 error

  • Webber

    Thank god I made it! iOS 7 on iPad made me instant puke and I reverted after only 10 min of use. Where is this platform going? Latest iPad and forever a 6.1.3 ;( The designer guy should be fired from Apple -_- also I noted quite buggy behaviour…

    • EmmaMad

      If only there had been an article or a photo or something to let us know what iOS 7 was going to look like before we all installed it…

      Oh, wait…

      • Claudio Ramirez

        You can look pictures and videos… but you always need to test it your self in order to really tease it.

        Kinda funny they already don’t let you downgrade when there is no jailbreak for ios 6.1.3, which at least would make some sense….. looks they don’t want the numbers reveal the massive failure this so called iOS really is… count me in the list of “my next smarphone will NOT be an Apple’s”

    • howard

      how did you revert it?

  • snipey36

    “You won’t be able to downgrade even if you’ve SHSH blobs. You can read this post for more details.” God, now I dont understand anything, the linked article speaks of the useless cydia shsh, but says that you’ll have no trouble if you saved the blobs with tiny umbrella…what is it now
    Anyhow, actually its not the downgrading I need, I’m still on a 5.1.1. ipad 3 from repairs. And not being able to install half the apps updates is beginning to be really bothersome. I had 6.1.3. shsh blobs saved with tu for when the ujb would release ( which is expected to be sooner than jb for 7.

  • annoynymus

    So sad……….Apple won the war against jailbreakers.Cannot install Cydia now.

  • brian

    apple are mfuckers , i will step over to samsung

  • motabavirus

    It’s Apples way to force people to purchase newer device. Sad but true, what a way to treat your loyal customers.

    • BB BB

      iKnow right? Talk about a rip off not being able to choose what OS you want to run on your own device. My iPad 3 64GB with Apple Care wasn’t exactly cheap and is less than 2 years old. Nexus 7 here i come.

  • Where?

    “We’ll let you how to downgrade your iPhone 4 from iOS 7 to iOS 6.1.3 as soon as possible.”

  • Where?

    “We’ll let you how to downgrade your iPhone 4 from iOS 7 to iOS 6.1.3 as soon as possible.”

  • Luigi

    Hi, I wait to resolve that, please do something ios7 is really ugly

  • Luigi

    Hi, I wait to resolve that, please do something ios7 is really ugly

    • p49k

      I have a different problem… I have an iPad2 at 4.3.5 not jailbroken.
      I want to upgrade to 5.01. I have shsh for 4.35, 5.01,and 6.01
      saved by tinyumbrella. Can I do this and how.

      Thank you,

    • EmmaMad

      There were only a millions photos of iOS 7 online – why’d you install it in the first place?

  • Penny

    Ok supposedly this chick in missouri has an iphone 5 and had taken the update to ios 7. She hated it so she has supposedly downloaded the 6.1.4 ipsw and restored to it. She says she didn’t update itunes. I think shes full of crap. Is it possible she did it?

    • Gautam

      It was possible until Apple stopped signing the firmware files. So it quite possible that she could restore back to iOS 6.1.4. But not anymore.

    • BB BB

      hold down shift key or option key on mac when clicking the “Restore iDevice” in iTunes.

  • a

    can i downgrade ipad mini from iOS 7 to ios 6?

  • Junior

    I’ve an iPhone 4, could you make a tutorial teaching how to downgrade using my SHSH blobs saved from 6.1.3 or 5.0.1 ? I hatted the iOS 7

  • Kaleem

    I have a jailbroken iPad2 running iOs 5. I want to upgrade to iOS 7 how to do this since it is jailbroken. Thanks in advance .

  • Opeasy

    Help i previously downloaded ios 6.13 on my iphone i didnt install it im still on 5 can i still install it or will it fail because 7 is now out please help

  • frustrated

    What the hell?!?!! IOs 7 lags and now I can’t even downgrade it!

  • KilerStreak

    My reaction to this:
    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUetc

  • Cmor

    Just downloaded to iOS 7 and hate it and now find I can’t go back. Ugh. Does anyone have an Andriod recommendation.? My IPad is headed for the trash can.

  • Hernaldo

    I hope you can teach us how 2 downgrade!!! On iphone 4! So depressed! First one , Apple maps, then ios 7

  • Neo neo

    Does shift+restore of 6.1.2 ispw wont work? Please confirm before I do that?

  • Kendall2020

    I reset my iPhone 4 today Dom the beta and can’t get into my phone because I’m not a hug gopher can I restore to 6.1.3???

  • Neo neo

    For some reason, my earlier comment is not shown. Re-posting.
    Isn’t this possible by flashing 6.1.2 (shift+restore) on to my iPhone 4s?

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      No, as Apple has stopped signing the firmware file.

  • Kendall2020

    Anyone have an idea cause I really need my phone back

  • Kendall2020

    Is t possible that if I reinstall the beta I could use my phone again??

  • Lezard

    Is there any way to downgrade iPhone 4 from iOS 7 to iOS 6.1.3 now?

    • Khalid

      seems No. but wait and see.

  • Femi

    If you navigate through IOS 7 on the 4s, it’s quite obvious it lags on the iPhone 4. Maybe Apple will optimise it in a future update, but that remains to be seen.
    I downgraded mine back to 6.1.3 before the window closed.

    • Sasparilla2

      I believe the 4s had dual core processors and the 4 was the last single core iPhone.

  • formerappleadvocate

    Finally, Android design on Iphone!! Yey

  • Khalid

    Is it still possible to downgrade to iOS 6.1.3 for iPhone 4 ?

    • Hernaldo Sánchez

      absolutely,but you gotta have your shsh. read my post!

  • help

    Could you please tell me how can I downgrade iPhone 4 from iOS 7 to iOS 6.1.3?!

    • Hernaldo Sanchez

      if you have your shsh, you can downgrade perfectly! read my post below!

      • chloe

        whats shsh?!

        • Hernaldo Sánchez

          shsh is like a “check” that apple gives to every restore! if you have your shsh, apple cannot stop you from restore to any ios version

          • Sasparilla2

            For iPhone 4 – for the iPhone 4s & 5 just having the shsh won’t do the job for a restore…

  • Hernaldo Sánchez

    Hello guys! I ALREADY FOUND THE WAY TO DOWNGRADE to ios 6.1.3! (iPhone 4, shsh saved). As you know, apple isn´t signing 6.1.3, so you have to create a custom firmware(ipsw 6.1.3 + shsh) with ifaith, then it´s created, go to iReb, put your iphone 4 on dfu and this program will put it on pwned dfu, now go to itunes 10, yeeeees itunes 10, ten. itunes will recognize the iphone as recovery mode, it has to be restored, click on restore but pressing shift. a window will be opened now go and look for the custom ipsw you just created with ifaith. itunes will do the rest. don´t worry if you see on the iphone display a eagle with an iphone logo, it´s normal. then you will be on 6.1.3. IT WORKED PERFECTLY TO ME. i decided to share this with you guys. do as i said, bye!

    • Andrei

      DUDE, you are awesome! This method actually works!! Just downgraded my iphone 4 from ios 7 to ios 6.1.3 Cheers m8!!! Do what Hernaldo Sanchez said!!! Thanks again dude!!!

      • chloe

        how did you do it? :( im a tech dummy

        • edinru

          I have a iphone 4 with ios7. i dont have shsh.
          can i downgrade to older version of ios, sample 5.1.1.

          • Hernaldo Sánchez

            First of all, you always need the shsh of the firmware version you wanna downgrade. if you do not, so you cannot never! but if you have jailbroken once your iphone, maybe cydia got your shsh saved for you! download ifaith, plug your device and press fetch shsh blobs to look for yur available shsh. tell me what happened then! good luck!

          • Lakmak

            Hi Hernaldo, is shsh linked to ios version, to a only iphone or both ? Can I use the shsh of another iphone4 with ios 6.1.3? Thank you.

    • Michael

      How can I create a custom firmware? Could you be more specific? Can you link the website?

      • chloe

        i need the link and everything as well!!

      • Hernaldo

        I already answered that above! Read it guys.

    • chloe

      whats ifaith? a program?

      • Hernaldo

        Yes, just search ifaith, download it. Select built ipsw with shsh blobs. Then you will have your ipsw signed. Then use ireb y do as it says! And follow my instructions above!. Bye guys!

        • chloe

          it says ifaith is a windows program. will it work on my macbook?

          • Hernaldo Sánchez

            I´m not so sure if it works for mac because i used a mac and it always said ! Error. it´s better you to try with the windows version!

          • Guest

            is this work for ipad mini wifi? i really want to downgrade my ios7 back to ios6., but i dont know how, please help me.. thanks

    • Kaique

      Thanksssssssssssssss man! after 4 hours, find my solution! Thanks and hugs from Brazil!!

    • tony

      is this work for the iphone 4S????

      • Jerry Black

        No nothing will allow the A5 devices like the 4S to be downgraded.

    • Nytmare

      Worked for me.
      I’ve posted my steps above.

      Thank you Hernaldo!

    • suren

      bro how to create a customs firmware pls give all the link help me

    • Pleasant

      Hernaldo: how can I check if I saved SHSH? I have an iPhone 4 and
      just “upgraded” to iOS 7.0. I don’t know what SHSH or blobs are. Would
      they be saved on my phone or computer automatically? what if I did a
      device backup once before, would that have saved SHSH or blobs? I don’t
      know anything about this technology. Can you please explain to me, like
      to a child, how I can downgrade from iOS 7 to iOS 6 with my iPhone 4. I
      downloaded iPhone3,2_6.1.3_10B329_Restore but it sounds like that won’t
      help me because Apple isn’t signing files anymore. I understand you
      recommend using iFaith, but how do I first check for SHSH? Then what do I
      do?
      Can I downgrade if I didn’t have SHSH or blobs saved before my change to iOS 7?
      THANKS!

      • cess

        is this work for ipad mini wifi? i really want to downgrade my ios7 back to ios6., but i dont know how, please help me.. thanks!

    • Ken Yap

      hi Hernaldo. does this work for iphone 5 too? i have the shsh blobs ios6.1.4 saved in my comp.. looking forward for your reply !

  • Insane PizzaSlice72

    After IOS7, I WANT MY MONEY BACK!! :/

  • JODALA

    Hate the new update, atleast beta 6 was stable but the public release ruined my phone… WIFI NOT WORKING bluetooth taking alot to discover device, lagging random app closures its so annoying now

  • jack

    I’m currently on ios 5 and is there anyway to update to 6.1.2 without going all the way to 7?

  • Ray Flower

    I’m going to leave iPhone. It’s now crap, on so many different levels. Apple refuses to help. Suck it up, and get stuck with the snowflake theme. White and light grey…..skinny fonts. Can’t see, can’t read and now my folders only hold 9 apps….I thought the number was going up, but it looks like they will allow more apps, just not allow you to see them.

  • MCPC

    I wish I didn’t upgrade to IOS 7. I didn’t know I wouldn’t be able to go back if I didn’t like it. I too would prefer an other phone than an Iphone.

  • bnjovirox

    just downloaded 7 & I absolutely hate it, wish I would’ve NEVER done it. the graphics. are cheap looking & everything else is blah…did I mention I hate it? !!

  • Richard Tomlinson

    I really regret loading iOS7 – desperate to go back. Just hate the loathsome ugly look. Also no more WIkipedia in Spotlight, and no more “Place” view in Photo App – I loved that map with red pins!

  • edinru

    i have a iphone 4 with ios 7. i not have shsh. i never put the phone in pc. cant i downgrade to older ios?, sample 5.1.1

  • Tay hero

    Hate it up!!! XD while i am trying to type this comment on my iph 4 (ios7) it firstly closed safari xD an now i reopened and typing now it takes about 3 mins to type till now..hehehe i hate u myself xD im a funny man who updated to ios7 to my lovely iphone 4!! I was wrong :’( i think i saved my shsh blobs when i was in ios 6.1.2 in cydia .. Is that would work soon if i wanna downgrade it to 6.1.2 or 6.1.3 ?? How to retrieve my shsh blobs :/ i tried tss server on tinyumbrella this morning but i didnt get anything and the tinyumbrella always loading running but it dosent found im so tired for a few hours:’( pls help me masters xD love it up !!

    • Hernaldo Sanchez

      hey man , try with iFaith, plug your device, do as i says, then press fetching shsh blobs, your availables shsh will appear. download it and try to do the rest, what i said on the comment.

  • Itsashame

    I have never did anything like this – I sold my IOS 7 ipad and brought a new one with still IOS 6.3 on it. IOS 7 interface is a 20 years step back in time.

  • mike

    itunes error 11 to me…shit i cant understand i have 4 days that i trying day and night for downgrading to 6.1.3 why error? with redsnow when im restoring it stuck in waiting for device and iphone has stuck in apple logo..i tryed with ifaith signed ipsw but itunes pops out 11 error…ios 7 when i choose language place and wifi says for sim..i put sim and it says sim invalid..

    • Nytmare

      Use iTunes 10.x not 11.x!

      • mike

        yea but it says the library is created by a newer version..soo i cant open it

      • mike

        The iphone software update server could not be contacted…with the itunes 10.x

  • alexander

    I have a problem. I have ipad 2 wifi only on 6.1.3. I lost my jailbreak due to me screwing with ifile (don’t mess with your file system.) Is it possible to downgrade to 6.1 from 6.1.3 (i have shsh blobs for 6.1 OR should i wait for an iOS 7 jailbreak in the future or attempt a downgrade to jailbreak? I would prefer to downgrade cause i heard ios 7 on ipad 2 is crap

    • MJ

      no you can’t downgrading to 6.xx is not possible. have u tried using semirestore ?

  • firefly

    I have the iPhone3,1_6.1.3_10B329_Restore.ipsw file. Would I be able to use that to restore?

    • Hernaldo Sánchez

      that´s only the ipsw file, you just need to have your shsh for 6.1.3.

      • firefly

        Can I still get my shsh for 6.1.3 after I upgraded to 7?

        • Hernaldo Sánchez

          if you jailbroke your iphone running 6.1.3, yes! cydia got your shsh for you!

          • xhul

            what if he didn’t jailbroke the iphone?

  • RLTumbahangphe

    yes you can downgrade from iOS 7 dudes…… i did it with my iPhone 4 with saved shsh blobs

    • Naveen Reddy

      i didnt saved the shsh blobs then how can i downgrade?? can i downgrade with your saved shsh blobs…or can u please provide any solution to get out of ios 7….can u send shsh blobs to my mail nr.naveenreddy@yahoo.com

  • RLTumbahangphe

    proof of downgrade iOS 5.0.1 ……. modem firmware…..04.12.09 baseband

  • RLTumbahangphe

    yes u can downgrade from iOS 7 ……. i successfully did it with my iphone 4

  • Guest

    and who deleted my posts from before???????????????

  • drake

    if i have an iphone 4 with ios 7 but i saved my blobs before i upgraded can i downgrade?

    • Hernaldo Sánchez

      yes you can, just look for the comments below to give u the instructions how to do it.

  • Connor Gibson

    Going to try this got an A4 chip (iphone 4) so I will give you details when this is done, IOS 7 lags my Iphone 4 and I have been waiting for this update for ages now. Disappointed that its laggy. Downgrading tmorrow 8pm (UTC) TIME

  • David Morell

    Most definitely. If it’s possible to downgrade my 4 from ios7 then let us know.

  • Max Davies

    First thing I do every morning is google to see if somebody has found a way to downgrade to 6.1.3. I’m so angry with apple for not allowing reversal of the”upgrade” to 7.

    • Sasparilla2

      They did for a few days (did it with a iPad 3 on day 2), its unfortunate they didn’t allow it for a 3 – 6 months….that’s the way it should be.

      You would think there would be some way for corporate users to be able to roll their iThingy’s back since they are always sticking to old OS versions….

  • Hernaldo Sánchez

    yes you can downgrde only if you have an iphone 4 and your shsh!

  • Bk

    I just read that Apple will be forcing users to upgrade to iOS7
    Is there anyway to stop this?
    I am jb already and don’t plan to upgrade, but if it they can force your device to upgrade I want to know if there is a way to prevent it.

    • Sasparilla2

      No, they’ve never done that and there’s no way it’d be accepted. Just stick with your OS release like you want.

  • shawndh

    I thought for sure I’d be able to downgrade within a day or so. Now my iPad 3 is sucking down my battery like a hog. I have to charge it every day now like my android devices. This SUCKS, big time! If they don’t fix this battery drain issue, I’m just going to sell this damn thing! I am so pissed!!!

    • Sasparilla2

      Yeah Apple only kept signing 6.1.x installs for a couple of days after the 7 release. I’d recommend you go ahead and get an iOS 6 iPad if you want one as most people are going to update to 7 since its so easy…

  • Roy_mac

    Thank God, I haven’t upgraded it yet! But I’m facing a problem… There’s always a notification on my Setting/General Icon, and it says “iOS7 is downloaded and ready to Install”, and on iTune I can see the Yellow Bar of ‘Others’ has grown up a lot! Can you please help me to get rid of this crap? Certainly I don’t wanna keep any sign of this pathetic looking interface on my phone!

  • Undecider

    Let’s remember that Apple is a representative of DARPA and the NSA. Their job is to release the candy coated versions of the snoop-ware before the others. Newer versions of the OS include new ways to spy on you and the last thing they want is for you to escape the net.

  • Pleasant

    HELP!!! how can I check if I saved SHSH? I have an iPhone 4 and
    just “upgraded” to iOS 7.0. I don’t know what SHSH or blobs are. Would
    they be saved on my phone or computer automatically? what if I did a
    device backup once before, would that have saved SHSH or blobs? I don’t
    know anything about this technology. Can you please explain to me, like
    to a child, how I can downgrade from iOS 7 to iOS 6 with my iPhone 4. I
    downloaded iPhone3,2_6.1.3_10B329_Restore but it sounds like that won’t
    help me because Apple isn’t signing files anymore. I understand you
    recommend using iFaith, but how do I first check for SHSH? Then what do I
    do?
    Can I downgrade if I didn’t have SHSH or blobs saved before my change to iOS 7?
    THANKS!

  • Robert

    It seems like some angry android guys sneaked into Apple iOS development which now brought us iOS7. Epic failure Apple! I want a downgrade option.

    • Sasparilla2

      Don’t forget the android guys brought their Windows Phone girlfriends to do the flat icons and design (seems a mix of both). :-)

  • Churchie 18

    Wish I hadnt upgraded to this stupid iOS 7 I hate it…I cant even change the colors and its so difficult to see. I never had iCloud and now it appears Apple have decided to store my data on their sever….something I dont want. Not happy at all and wont be buying anymore Apple products. After checking out lots of pages I see I cant go back to iOS 6 so looks like we are all stuck with this crap…thanks Apple for NOTHING..you will lose millions in sales now..

  • BurningChrome

    Worst “upgrade” EVER. Do Not Like. Hate. Hate. Hate. It is inconceivable that Apple so garishly changed the user interface and did not introduce an option in IOS7 to at least allow the IOS6 type UI to be available as a CHOICE. The bizarre combination of 1970′s florescent colors with washed out pastel colors used in the screen icons had to have been conceived in hell itself.

  • Bec N Neziri

    please i cant handle my iphone 4 with ios 7.0.2 i hate i fakin hate ios 7 . i want my 6.1.3 back or ios 5 ,, whatever .. please help meeeeee… how can i downgrade my iphne 4 .. with which program , sn0w breeze or redsnow or which ???

    • FatCatElvis

      Had the same problem as you. If you jailbreaked before, you should be able to find your .shsh from Cydia. See my updated post for more info.

  • FatCatElvis

    Need advice. I have an iPhone 4, that was untethered jailbroken on iOS 5.1.1 about a year ago. My carrier contract finally finished, and I request an official carrier unlock. The only way to finish the unlock process was to do a factory restore while plugged into iTunes, which forced an automatic upgrade to iOS 7.

    I want to downgrade it back to iOS 5.1.1 (preferred), 6.1.2, or 6.1.3 (and wait for rumoured jailbreak).

    I’ve done extensive reading and research. My understanding is that since it’s an A4 device, there “should” be a way. I’ve tried TinyUmbrella and Redsnow. There seems to be a partial success – fetching .shsh from Cydia, decompressing images, etc – then invariably get different error messages along the way. I thought I saved my .shsh locally (but I can’t find it so I’m not even sure if in fact I actually saved it)

    I need some insight or help pointing me in the right direction. Thanks for your feedback. Apologies if I sound like a newbie…cuz I am.

    • FatCatElvis

      UPDATE. Solved my problem! Downgraded from iOS 7 to iOS 5.1.1. Found my .shsh from Cydia, to create custom signed IPSW. Restore went perfectly. Re-jailbreaked it afterwards. Used a combination of iFaith, iReb, and for some reason had to downgrade iTunes to v10. Very very happy.

  • Bis
  • KD

    If I have a iphone 4 with ios6, will I be forced to upgrade to ios7?

    • Sasparilla2

      No. You can stay on 6 for as long as you want.

  • Ehab

    I hate IO7

  • Vivek Sachdev

    i cancelled downloading ios 7 after reading this blog !

  • Vivek Sachdev

    anyways, can someone pls tell me if I should download ios 7 or continue using 6.1.3, and wait for a jailbreak ? which jailbreak is more likely to come first ?
    i am using an Ipod touch 5th gen and lost my jailbreak and all related apps and data stored in them ever since i upgraded from 5.1.1 to 6.1,3
    Desperately waiting for a jailbreak.

    • Sasparilla2

      It’s always good to wait for 2 – 3 months of fixes are made to any big OS update before you put it on your device (let those other folks figure out the battery life goes down, or imessage stops working or etc…). Switch over to it when its working like you want or don’t (the iOS 6 UI looks alot better IMHO).

  • killajr5

    why does APPLE have to be a freaking a’hole man they should just go out of buisness… man its all about android… you pay for the apple product and they still control everything you do…

  • Valencia Winston

    I absolutely HATE iOS7!!!!! Hate it! The icons look worst that the iOS 1. They look like they developed it 10 years ago. It is washed out, ugly, and incredibly difficult to use. I have been loyal to Apple since the first iPod. The company needs to fix this mess.

  • XXX

    Why I can’t restore my iPad2 to iOS 6? Do we have the right to do factory reset our iPad/iPhone/iPod to using iOS 6 as it come from factory? Why Apple does not support to do that? It’s not fair for me.

  • sam

    WTF are doing apple? i have iphone 4, unfortunately iam update in to ios 7. now i cant downgrade into ios 6. its like an cartoon an its like a joke,also my phone is very slow after update dat F**** ios7. plz give authorized to downgrade ios 7 to ios 6.

  • sam

    friends,plz help me to downgrade ios 7 to ios 6.1.3

  • Guy Cohen

    How You Can Do It With iPhone 4 !?!

  • JA

    I have 2 Iphone 4(CDMA) one with IOS6 one with IOS7 – Can I use the SSH blob from 1 and use it to downgrade the other?

  • BW

    F**K YOU APPLE! This is a joke, last hardware I spend my money on that has your logo and worthless BS tied to it…this IOS is a JOKE. I purchased your product with an O/S that was actually worth the price of admission, only to find out that I, as a consumer, don’t have the option to revert? What gives you the right? Egotistical, arrogant jerkoffs….Steve Jobs is rolling in his grave and you all SUCK.

    • Snowblind

      The bait-and-switch maneuver they pulled with iOS7 was illegal, spread the word, start a lawsuit.

      Ultimatum for crApple: Give us the option of keeping the old UI, or be forced to do so by court order.

  • B4tman

    What if i want to downgrade from ios 7.0.2 to 7.0?
    Please i really need a word on this.

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      It’s not possible to downgrade. But why would you want to downgrade?

  • MJ

    If you have iPad 2, there is possibilites to downgrade from iOS 7 TO iOS 5 ( or iOS 4 ).
    But you must have SHSH iOS 4 to downgrade to iOS 4, or BOTH SHSH iOS 4 AND iOS 5, to downgrade to iOS 5

    Downgrading to IOS 5 needs 2 step restoring , 1st downgrading to IOS 4, and then upgrading to iOS 5.

    You cannot downgrade to iOS 6 even if you have SHSH for iOS 6 ( because of APTicketing problem )

  • achyut mishra

    can i downgrade my iphone 4 to IOS 6.1.3….i don,t know that what is SHSH….??

    please help me bro……

  • Angry iPad owner

    Wish I could too! I hate this upgrade. I loved my iPad and even though Microsoft put out the new surface and it was appealing I didn’t want to give up my iPad… Now.. As soon as I find a good deal I’m going Microsoft Surface and putting this in a yard sale!

  • andreia afonso

    Hey everyone! Please, can I ask you for some help? my iphone 5 came with iOS 6.0.1 (?) but my backup in the iCloud is 6.1.3… so, if I install the device as a new iphone and install iOS7, will I still be able to recover the backup later? i just have this backup in the icloud…so I am really concerned about what to do… thanksssss

    • Gautam

      I am confused. What do you mean by your iPhone came with iOS 6.0.1 and the backup in iCloud is 6.1.3? What is version is your iPhone 5 on currently?

  • Sure

    Omg man wth is this? Is it sooo hard to make a friggin jailbreak?? So called programmers my asss

  • Iphonepasaway

    need help! before i was using ios7 beta, but since this morning it was locked due to activation issues, i tried DFU and restoring mode, not knowing that my phone is still using my friends apple id on find my iphone, now i cant use my phone cause i dont know the apple id password of my friend and even i dont know how to contact my friend since he sell his phone on me.. please help on how can i activate this phone……..

  • Dave

    Please release a way to downgrade from 7 to 6 on iphone4s.. IOS 7 is really …….

  • christian m

    hurrrrr dam i want to go back to 6xxx jajajaa ill have to wait

  • Liza

    Can i upgrade my phone from ios 5.1.1 to 6.1.2?

  • domio

    As a developer is this dumb. I have a laptop that cant install xcode 5 but I have a iphone 4s as a testing device. I installed ios 7 without knowing this. Big disappointment.

  • sajan

    how to downgrade in 4s if due to ios bete version iphone ask for activation

  • TronPhenix

    OMG! I am trying to revert the changes since io7 is and has become my worst nightmare. I miss calls, loose emails and text and my cell now crashes like crazy. I think my cell has demons inside, I will never get another iphone. This is my last one.

  • Anuj

    I have iphone 4 and it will 6.1.3installed …….
    Nd my second phone is iphone 5 wid ios 7.0.2 hate ios 7…
    If i have blog of iphone 4 nd restore ios 7 to ios 6 its dis possible

  • josh

    ios 7 is terrible

  • mcrognale

    CRAP! I upgraded the phone and didn’t really care until I found out that my battery life has been cut IN HALF. I am totally pissed about this. I used to be able to recharge every 24 hours or so. Now the phone batt discharges, in idle in 10 to 12.

  • SERNIK

    Stupid situation, i think its time to go with ANDROID

  • pais

    i am iphone 4s user, can i restore back ios 5.1.1 after i update ios 7. looking forward for your reply.

  • Gordon Tillett

    iOS 7 is terrible. It’s all flash and no substance. I downloaded it and downgraded on my old iPhone the morning after. Too bad I had to get a new phone because I’m forced to use this crap. Step it up and give us a choice Apple!

  • Guest

    A valuable and old time lesson to be seen here. It’s called “Never
    update anything if something isn’t broken.” It’s a classic rule of
    thumb. Some where along the way people have seemed to forget this,
    believing all updates are good updates and necessary.

  • Suresh Dangol

    i had saved shsh blobs from ios 5.0.1 for iphone 4, can i use this to downgrade iphone 4g from ios 7.0.4 to ios 6.2(not 5.0.1)

  • anonymous

    but can i downgrade to ios 5?

  • Chris Boado

    Can anybody help me here to downgrade my iphone 4 gsm ios 7.0.4 to ios 6.1.3 I don’t have shsh blobs. i heard it is possible but without shsh blobs from 6.1.3 maybe so difficult. somebody here help me pls,

  • iwontgiveumyname

    you can actually downgrade using bluefreeze, as long as you have the ios 7 ipsw file and the ios 6 ipsw file. just download it and select bluejay 2.0. then locate your ipsw files and select where to save it. then restore with itunes.