Hey. I recently acquired a iPhone 4 off eBay with iOS 6.0.1 still on it. I've had iOS 7 before but I decided to hold down iOS 6 for as long as possible because I feel like on the 4's hardware, its just too slow and laggy. My issue seems to be with iMessage. its working fine for my friend who has iOS 7.0.3 but anyone else its not. Anyone else running 6.0.x and having iMessage issues? Yes I am aware I should upgrade and such, but I will stick with 6 for as long as I can lol.
Best Answer Brian M. , 17 November 2013 - 18:52
It makes me wonder if..WAIT, WAIT..what if he were to use an older version of iTunes and upgrade the phone offline with the IPSW file? Although, that still wouldn't work due to online signing, right?
There's no way. End of. It's impossible - all he's likely going to do by trying is mess up his phone so that he HAS to restore iOS 7. You can't restore iOS 6, you can't upgrade to 6.1.*. You can do one of two things:
- Get a clean install of the current build by going to Settings -> General -> Reset -> Erase all Content
- Restore to 7.0.4 Go to the full post