1. kzimmy50's Avatar
    So i've been trying to downgrade my iPhone 5s since the ios8 update has made my phone so glitchy and slow my internet takes forever to load. every firmware file i download says the firmware isn't compatible when i try and restore it. any ideas?? i am using a mac and my phone is us cellular coma
    09-22-2014 12:26 AM
  2. Aaronjgeorge's Avatar
    Just Dance! gonna be ok..!
    Just.. Just.. just just just daannce...
    09-22-2014 02:25 AM
  3. Laelipoo's Avatar
    iOS cannot be downgraded. Once you are on iOS 8 from iOS 7, there is no going back.
    09-22-2014 09:34 AM
  4. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Yeah. The compatible iOS 7 file you're downloading specific to your phone will not be able to be installed anymore because Apple is no longer signing that firmware when it gets the contact from iTunes.

    I recommend that you do a clean restore of your phone (not restoring your backup) and see if that helps resolve some of your issues.
    09-22-2014 02:10 PM
  5. isen's Avatar
    Fwiw, (to the contrary of other advice posted) Apple IS still signing 7.1.2 and a downgrade of iOS 8 final IS still possible.
    09-23-2014 09:37 AM
  6. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Wow. If Apple is still signing 7.1.2 then the OP needs to find the appropriate IPSW. I googled 7.1.2 and as of yesterday they're still signing it.
    09-23-2014 09:46 AM
  7. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    The model for the 5S is A1453 on US Cellular.

    The right file would be the 5S (CDMA) here.
    http://www.iphonehacks.com/2014/06/d...ios-7-1-2.html
    09-23-2014 09:50 AM
  8. isen's Avatar
    I used 5S GSM file from here...

    redmondpie.com/download-ios-7.1.2-for-iphone-ipad-direct-download-links/
    09-23-2014 10:12 AM
  9. isen's Avatar
    I used a GSM ipsw for my T-Mo 5S. Had to restore as new but it worked fine.
    09-23-2014 02:22 PM
  10. kch50428's Avatar
    Folks reding this need to remember that Apple will soon stop signing iOS 7.1.2 and downgrading will no longer be possible.
    09-23-2014 02:25 PM
  11. kzimmy50's Avatar
    thanks all for the comments! i figured out the issue i needed to download the file via google chrome instead of safari and it worked like a charm once 8.1 comes out I may go back but for now I am just enjoying my phone running smoothly again!
    09-23-2014 02:36 PM
  12. zocster's Avatar
    Folks reding this need to remember that Apple will soon stop signing iOS 7.1.2 and downgrading will no longer be possible.
    Yes, it's still available at the moment, so now, is best time to do it lol.

    Sent from my Q10 using Tapatalk
    09-23-2014 02:41 PM
  13. kzimmy50's Avatar
    i ended up doing it the same day i downloaded ios 8 the few new features i enjoyed on ios 8 werent enough to keep me on it for now. but everyone i have talked to has noticed lag on the 5s with ios 8 so we will see what happens
    09-23-2014 02:45 PM
  14. king71st's Avatar
    Glad I was able to restore back to 7.1.2 I missed my jailbreak so much happy to have it back
    09-24-2014 06:08 PM

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