How to downgrade from iOS 8 beta 1 to iOS 7


Downgrade1-1Some users of the iPhone and iPad have already appreciated the advantages of the new iOS 8 , install the firmware can benefit everyone – developers account is not required. However, not all were satisfied with the first test assembly “eight” because of some incompatibilities and bugs in the operating system. Right now, users upgrading to iOS 8 beta 1 , it is possible to downgrade to iOS 7. It is only the final version of iOS 7.1.1, which is signed by Apple.

To avoid problems with the devices on the new platform iOS 8, ​​you can use the instructions to downgrade iOS beta 8 to iOS 7.


  • Device on iOS 8 beta.
  • iTunes 11 for Windows or Mac OS X.
  • Official iOS 7.1.1 firmware for iPhone and iPad (link here).


How to downgrade from iOS 8 beta 1 to iOS 7:

Step 1: Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes 11 and downloaded iOS 7.1.1(save it somewhere on your computer), which you want to revert

Step 2: Create a backup of your device using  iTunes or iCloud.

Step 3: Open iTunes 11 and connect your iPhone or iPad running on iOS 8 to your computer.

Step 4: Select the device in the top panel.


Step 5: Put your device into DFU mode. Sequence of actions are as follows: hold on the power button for 3 seconds ; without releasing the power button, press the Home button for 10 seconds, while  holding the Home button , release the power button . Continue to hold the button for 30 seconds. Without this, there will be an iTunes error 1600 .

Step 6 : iTunes will report that the connected device is in recovery mode . On your computer keyboard, Hold the Shift button ( or Alt on Mac OS X), and click the Restore button on iTunes.

Step 7: In the window that opens select the iOS 7.1.1 IPSW you downloaded earlier in step 1.

Step 8 : Now, wait for the procedure to complete , the process will take anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes . Since iOS 8 is in beta status , certificates SHSH blobs for downgrade are needed.

That’s all ! Congratulations, you have successfully downgraded iOS beta 8 to iOS 7.

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