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How To Downgrade iOS 7.1 To iOS 7 (Guide)

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By now you will know that Apple has released iOS 7.1. In fact most of you have downloaded or are downloading iOS 7.1 right now. But for whatever reason (jailbreak?) you want to downgrade back to iOS 7.0.6 and below; we have the guide for you. Well here is how to downgrade iOS 7.1 back to iOS 7 or below.

Downgrade iOS 7.1

iOS 7.1 brings in major improvements to Apple’s mobile operating system. Some of these improvements include: CarPlay, way to integrate iOS in to your car; improved Siri; improved camera with automatic HDR for iPhone 5S; refined iOS 7 interface and much more.

Those of you with old devices such as the iPhone 4 would be happy to know that iOS 7.1 brings in major speed improvements, something many of you had been wanting for a long time.

But some of you might want to downgrade iOS 7.1 to a lower firmware such as iOS 7.0.6 or whichever firmware for various reasons. Well if you are one of them, we have the guide for you. Check out the procedure below on how to downgrade iOS 7.1 to iOS 7.0.x firmware.

iOS 7.1

 

Requirements/downloads 

  • Saved SHSH blobs. If you do not have SHSH blobs but have them on Cydia, you can click on “Show Available SHSH Caches on Server” in iFaith to download it to your computer.
  • Download iTunes 11.0.5 or below (if you already have iTunes 11.1, make sure you completely remove it and download iTunes 11.0.5).
  • Download iOS 7.0.6 (if you prefer to downgrade to this version).
  • Download iOS 7.0.4 (if you prefer to downgrade to this version).

Procedure

STEP 1: Download iFaith from the above link and start it.

STEP 2: Click on ”Build “*signed* IPSW w / Blobs”.

iFaith version

STEP 3: Now select your SHSH blobs followed by the firmware file you want to downgrade to. iFaith will create a custom IPSW file.

STEP 4: Now you will be required to enter in to DFU mode. If you know how to do that, go ahead and do it now but if you don’t then follow the steps below.

  • Hold Power + Home button for 10 seconds.
  • Release Power button but keep holding the home button for another 5 seconds.
  • You will have entered into DFU mode.

STEP 5: Now fire up iTunes, make sure its iTunes 11.0.5 or below. Once in iTunes, select your iPhone and hold down “Shift button” and click on the “Restore iPhone“. A pop-up box will appear, here you will have to browse for your custom IPSW that iFaith has created in STEP 3.

STEP 6: Now iTunes will restore to that firmware which you wanted. It will start downgrading from iOS 7.1 to iOS 7.0.6 or below, or whichever firmware you have selected.

If you have followed the guide then you will have downgraded your iPhone from iOS 7.1 to iOS 7.0.x successfully!

As mentioned above you will need to have saved SHSH blobs otherwise this guide won’t work. As always if you have any questions simply leave a comment below.

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75 Comments to How To Downgrade iOS 7.1 To iOS 7 (Guide)

  1. I tried but failed to open shsh blob file for ios 7.0.0 but was okay for ios 6.1.3. I did further search and from what I read the latest version of iFaith v1.5.9 only supports iOS 3.x.x to 6.1.3..

    Please confirm if you have tested with iFaith with IOS 7.0.x??

  2. i can’t get the shsh for iphone4 for ios7.0.4 it just give me until ios6.x.x so i have tried by ifaith and by TinyUmbrella….. so please any one can tell me how can i get the shsh.

  3. murat karatas

    This is bogus, Cydia has never kept SHSH blobs after ios6.1.3 so neither iFaith nor TinyUmbrella can fetch them from Cydia’s servers. I don’t think it’s possible to downgrade from ios 7.1 anymore. And once you’re there, no more jailbreaking is possible.

  4. i accidently upgraded my iphone 4 to ios 7.1. It’s new in my hands, I just trade it for my old phone, and automaticly upgraded when i connected to my pc. however on ifaith, the server found some shsh blobs from ios 4.2.1 and 4.3b
    . Is there anyway to downgrade to 4.2.1 or even te beta ? Then I could update do 7.0.6 ?
    Help ! :s
    Sorry for my english.

  5. Madeline Smith

    I keep trying to download iTunes 11.0.4 and it won’t work at all. What do I do? I am getting so frustrated right now.

  6. L’auteur de cet article n’est pas encore en mars 2014, car iTunes 11.0.5 ne reconnait pas avec iOS 7 et iFaith également
    Donc chers amis ne vous laisser pas distraire par des personnes qui sont au stade des événements iOS 6

  7. The author of this article is not yet in March 2014, because iTunes 11.0.5 does not recognize iOS 7 and also iFaith
    So dear friends do not let yourself be distracted by people who are at the stage of events iOS 6

  8. gurmeet singh

    is tethered jailbreak good idea for iphone 4s user???Or they should wait for untethered jailbreak?can iphone 4suser downgrade 7.1 to 7.0.4??please reply anyone..

  9. I uninstalled itunes redownloaded itunes 11.0.5 and now it says that I need 11.1.0 or higher what do i do?

  10. i downgraded my iphone 4 gsm succsesfully with an another shsh blob and it works i downgraded to 6.1.3 for all peaople they say its not possible to downgrade with other shsh blobs !

  11. Very Well , but not for me, no Available SHSH Caches for my device : 11d169, iPhone 3,1 ecid 552458697998 hex 80A11ABD0E. Can i have some help ? I would be very happy if … this is my email : meyzohar@Hotmail.com Bye

  12. Strikerz88

    I am trying to update from iOS 5.1.1 to iOS 7.0.6 on iPhone 4S. Device is currently jailbroken and I would like to upgrade to a version of iOS 7 that I can jailbreak again. Is there any way for me to upgrade to iOS 7.0.6? I have the ipsw file but don’t know where to get the needed SHSH blobs.
    Any help is greatly appreciated.

  13. i want to downgrade from 7.1 to 7.0.6
    if you dont mind please assist me the full step to doing it
    thank you

  14. foolish blogs,there is no such software to build signed ipsw for ios 7 up,it is only for ios 6.1.3 down,even if you have shsh blobs you cannot downgrade

  15. wen i am restoreing with 7.0.4 it is showing some error and again i have toh restore to 7.1.1 and den back up all thigs… wat to do..??

  16. Add3x "Cats say Woof"

    U could use Xydia 3.0.1 when its come out. I have the pre release and i could jaibreak my Iphone 5 with Ios 7.1.X. Release = 1 July 2014

  17. I had the same error every time I tried build a signed ipsw 7.0.4 through iFaith for my iphone4, but it doesn’t give any error when I tried it for 6.1.3, I think ppl who said that iFaith doesn’t support ios 7 are right. Unless who can proof the opposit

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