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Downgrade ios 8.3 to 7.1.2 (iPhone 4s)


Feb 4, 2015
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I have a relative with a teenager child. Tonight they fought because dad upgraded his phone to iOS 8.3 (kid intentionally do not upgrade)

I thought I could help. Downloaded iOS 7.1.2 ipfw file for the device. Put in recovery mode. Used iTunes to force load already downloaded ipfw file. And then I get error 3194. Several trials also gave me same error. Searching Internet for a while gave me feedback that it's not easy to downgrade to earlier (not recent) iOS versions.

Device is not jailbroken and if possible we want to avoid that.

What I found so far is that there is a ipsf patch tool that might possibly do it. However I simply cannot find any right download link.

TinyUmbrella or iFaith, I could not manage to use these as each stuck for me at some point.

I appreciate any help to get the job done.


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Pirate Arr

Jan 28, 2014
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Sadly that's impossible. Apple isn't keen on downgrading
Not if you do not have your SHSH blobs saved anyways.

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