Few days ago, Apple released iOS 7.1 beta 1 to developers. However, not just developers, anyone can directly download the 7.1 beta firmware from an unofficial link, and successfully update their device without a developer account. While 7.1 is more efficient and perfect, but if for some reason, shortly after the test, you wish to downgrade the firmware back to 7.0.4, then this process is very simple, just follow the steps above for downgrading.
- iPhone 4 users can even downgrade to previous firmware versions including: iOS 7.0.3, 7.0.2, 7.0.1, 7.0 or even 6.0.x using iFaith.
- Other devices running iOS 7.1 besides the iPhone 4, will only be able to downgrade back to 7.0.4.
How to Downgrade iOS 7.1 to 7.0.4
Step 1: Download the iOS 7.0.4 firmware from the our downloads section.
Step 2: Launch iTunes and plug your device into your computer via USB.
Step 3: Put your device into DFU Mode, you can follow these instructions if you don’t know how. It isn’t hard though and only requires you to do the following:
- Hold down Power (corner) button for 5 seconds.
- Without releasing the Power button, also hold down the Home (bottom center) button along with the Power button for 10 seconds.
- Without releasing the home button, stop holding down the power button for up to 15 seconds.
After entering DFU mode your devices screen should be black and iTunes will tell you that your device needs to be restored.
Step 4: Now just hold down the Alt/Option key on Mac or Shift key in Windows and click the Restore button. Then simply select the iOS 7.0.4 firmware and wait for the magic to happen!
It is worth noting that once the official iOS 7.1 firmware is released this method will not work because then Apple will stop signing iOS 7.0.4.