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    Default after downgrading from ios7 beta phone wont let me activate?!

    i did a google search on how to downgrade back to 6.1.3 from ios7beta i figured since its a beta i shouldent really stick with it so i decided to give it up after a couple of days... well after it restored instead of giving me the option to set up as new or obtain my backup it told me that my device it linked up to a apple id already and for me to log in but for some reason it keeps telling me that my username or password is wrong which it isnt so im stuck and now dont know what to do....
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    Default Re: after downgrading from ios7 beta phone wont let me activate?!

    Never had any activation issues with my Apple ID log in.

    Was this in iTunes or On device itself?
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    Default Re: after downgrading from ios7 beta phone wont let me activate?!

    Quote Originally Posted by John Yester View Post
    Never had any activation issues with my Apple ID log in.

    Was this in iTunes or On device itself?
    I'm thinking the posters issue has to do with activation lock in iOS 7.

    Maybe he should try setting up on the phone itself.
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    Default Re: after downgrading from ios7 beta phone wont let me activate?!

    It says it both on iTunes and through my phone been trying since last night going to take it to apple and see what they say
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    Default Re: after downgrading from ios7 beta phone wont let me activate?!

    Quote Originally Posted by jnew619 View Post
    i did a google search on how to downgrade back to 6.1.3 from ios7beta i figured since its a beta i shouldent really stick with it so i decided to give it up after a couple of days... well after it restored instead of giving me the option to set up as new or obtain my backup it told me that my device it linked up to a apple id already and for me to log in but for some reason it keeps telling me that my username or password is wrong which it isnt so im stuck and now dont know what to do....
    The key to this is what you said about the Apple ID. Included as a part of iOS 7 it the new 'activation lock' feature to be a theft deterrent. The thought behind the activation lock is that if someone steals your phone and wipes it, they won’t know your Apple ID user name/password, so it prevents the new "owner" from being able to activate the stolen device.



    In order to be able to use your phone again, you have to log in with your Apple ID (the one used to activate the phone under iOS 7)... otherwise, you have an expensive paperweight.
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    Default Re: after downgrading from ios7 beta phone wont let me activate?!

    I did when using ios7 I used my normal log in and nothing...
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    Default Re: after downgrading from ios7 beta phone wont let me activate?!

    II just kept typing my password not realizing the email address bar was just an example of my email address for the user name. I type it in and it worked.
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    Default Re: after downgrading from ios7 beta phone wont let me activate?!

    Quote Originally Posted by pearlyrob View Post
    II just kept typing my password not realizing the email address bar was just an example of my email address for the user name. I type it in and it worked.
    Happy that you got it to work.
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    Default Re: after downgrading from ios7 beta phone wont let me activate?!

    The real OP has never came back to confirm his/her worked that same way....

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    Default Re: after downgrading from ios7 beta phone wont let me activate?!

    Quote Originally Posted by John Yester View Post
    The real OP has never came back to confirm his/her worked that same way....

    Yeah, but it definitely seems to be activation lock related.
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    Default Re: after downgrading from ios7 beta phone wont let me activate?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Angelo_Campher View Post
    Yeah, but it definitely seems to be activation lock related.
    Agreed


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    Default Re: after downgrading from ios7 beta phone wont let me activate?!

    It is definitely activation lock ready I'm pretty certain I was typing it right the whole time but idk tried it yesterday before getting ready to buy another phone and bam! It worked!
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    Default Re: after downgrading from ios7 beta phone wont let me activate?!

    Awesome! Glad you got it working again
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    Default Re: after downgrading from ios7 beta phone wont let me activate?!

    Had this same issue when downgrading back to 6.1.4
    It took a few tries. Finally worked.
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    Default Re: after downgrading from ios7 beta phone wont let me activate?!

    Hey,

    I'm having this same problem.
    When you guys got it to work, did you do it in iTunes on the computer, or straight onto the phone?

    I'm very concerned and don't want to have a very expensive paperweight. It is my phone and my apple ID, and I've reset my password so I know it 100% is right... But it just won't work. I've been trying all day.
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    Default Re: after downgrading from ios7 beta phone wont let me activate?!

    can i know how did u actually did it? any detailed steps? restoring back to ios7 or ios6? im stuck at the same page too
    Quote Originally Posted by jnew619 View Post
    It is definitely activation lock ready I'm pretty certain I was typing it right the whole time but idk tried it yesterday before getting ready to buy another phone and bam! It worked!

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