Ten days back, Apple rolled out iOS 7.1. It is the first major update to iOS 7. iOS 7.1 comes with some new and improved features. Following the update, some users are also having issues with Personal Hotspot feature. The issue is discussed in detail in our last post.

Unfortunately, like other major updates, iOS 7.1 update also takes away JAILBREAK from your device. There are also no chances of jailbreak arriving for iOS 7.1. So what about the users who want to get back to iOS 7? Well, here we bring you the guide to carry this downgrade. You can now downgrade iOS 7.1 to iOS 7 via iTunes.


Procedure to Downgrade iOS 7.1 to iOS 7 via iTunes:

Before begin downgrading iOS 7.1 to iOS 7, you need to make sure some pre-requisites.


The procedure is compatible with all the supported iOS 7 devices i.e. iPhone 5S/iPhone 5C/iPhone 4S/iPhone 4 etc. Here is the list of pre-requisites, you need to consider before you begin to downgrade iOS 7.1 to iOS 7:

Steps to Downgrade iOS 7.1 to iOS 7:

Here is the step by step for downgrading iOS 7.1 to iOS 7.0.4 firmware:

Step 1:

First of all, download the respective iOS 7.0.4 firmware on your device.

Step 2:

Connect your device with PC/Mac via lightning cable.

Step 3:

Run iTunes on your PC/Mac.

Step 4:

Now, boot your device in DFU mode. This can be done by holding Power and Home button together for about 10 seconds. Afterward, release Power button, your device will now enter the Recovery Mode.

Step 5:

If you are using PC, hold Shift key and press RESTORE on iTunes. Else if using Mac, hold Alt/Option key and press RESTORE.

Step 6:

Now, select the downloaded firmware and proceed with downgrade.

You have successfully downgraded from iOS 7.1 to iOS 7. You can now even jailbreak your device running on iOS 7.0.4.

For any queries and questions, ask below.


      • i picked the file but when i pressed “open” it said firmware file is not compatible. how do i make it compatible or what should i do to fix it?

  1. Why do i get the error saying “The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occured (3194)

  2. I’m getting the same message as Gabriel. This is very frustrating because I can’t stand this upgrade. I have an Iphone 4s and nothing is working right anymore and it seems like Apple is blocking the downgrade !! Anyone know a different way?

  3. This will never apple stopped signing that firmware (error 3194) and once you download new firmware your previously saved shsh blobs with iTunes are removed only the iphone 4 and earlier devices can downgrade. (Ios developer/beta tester

    • No they aren’t making one at all for ios 7.1 they are waiting for ios 8 to make a new jailbreak

    • Evad3rs have announced that they are NOT gonna roll out any jailbreak for ios 7.1 so those of you who wanna jailbreak NEVER EVER upgrade to 7.1. Evad3rs team is gonna focus on rolling out ios 8 jailbreak

    • No, they’re not working on a jailbreak. Apple will reverse engineer the exploits (patching them) with the new firmware. Reportedly, they are waiting for iOS 8 to be released. The reason behind this is, they don’t want to use perfectly good exploits up all at once, which would in turn, make their jobs harder. And back to the discussion, this method would never work because the previous firmwares are no longer signed by Apple.

  4. hey .. im just gonna ask.. if theres a chance that i can downgrade my iPhone 4 ios 7.1 without SHSH blobs backup ?

  5. Ios 7.1 is such an idiot OS…i got the same prob guys…plse help me out….how to downgrde this idiot OS…i already did everythngs tht could possble to dwngrade…but it didnt work at all…

    • Well, doesn’t look like the jailbreak is coming anytime soon anyways… sad news btw

      • just wait till june 2 for the wwdc 2014 and the release of ios 8 to get news for the jailbreak for ios 7.1 or if there is gonna be one for ios 8 beta 1 so just wait you guys and its NOT POSSIBLE TO DOWNGRADE IOS 7.1 AT ALL SO STOP LOOKING FOR WAYS TO DO IT CUZ THERE IS NONE YET SO JUST WAIT TILL THE END OF THE WWDC 2014

  6. Before trying to do the downgrade for my iPhone 5s, I sent a email to one of the developers asking if their would be a jailbreak for IOS 7.1, and he said that it is very unlikely that they are able to jailbreak IOS 7.1 because, the code is a lot different then the previous IOS’s and it would require a lot more work, meaning that jailbreaking would require you paying around $20 to get the software to downgrade.

  7. for 5s users u can download itunes 11.0.5 or below then put ur device on DFU mode and download the wanted ios then downgrade 🙂 enjoy

    • this doesn’t work, I tried it and as soon as you plug in the phone (5s) it says it requires itunes 11.1.x

  8. hello guys, i have seen you have been having a problem, but now that there actually IS a jailbreak for ios 7.1. check jailbreak tool Unjail, because that is the only tool possible to jailbreak it.

  9. This is fake, i had tried this thing for million of times and it’s never work

  10. i can’t downgrade my iPhone 4, tried al the different links but nothing happens just keep getting an error on iTunes. Please help 😛

  11. how do i make it so it doesn’t say firmware file not compatible when i pick a file to restore my phone with?

  12. you need to hold shift and press check for update not restore and i don’t think you need to be in recovery mode

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