Apple releases iOS 7 official firmware
Apple has rolled out its latest mobile operating system, iOS 7, for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Announced at the company’s WWDC conference on 10 June, the iOS 7 integrates hundreds of new features including new user interface, Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, Airdrop, enhanced Photos, Safari, Siri, and iTunes Radio.
The iOS 7 is available as OTA update. It is available as free software upgrade for iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad Mini and iPod Touch 5G. To check for OTA update navigate to Settings>> General>> Software Update.
The new update bears the build number 11A465, which is the same as the iOS 7 Golden Master (GM). Therefore, those who have already installed the GM version, need not install the public version of iOS 7, notes iPhone Hacks.
As the iOS 6.1.3/iOS 6.1.4 untethered jailbreak is in progress, users may like to restore the iOS 6.1.3/iOS 6.1.4 firmware. Those who want to downgrade iOS 7 from iOS 6.1.3/iOS 6.1.4 may follow our step-by-step guide using the latest version of iTunes.
IBtimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any damage to the device. Users are advised to verify that their devices meet the following requirements.
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/Mac respectively
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