Are you fed up of iOS 7 beta and the quirky bugs? Downgrading it to lower version is an option, which is probably a good idea for those are not comfortable with iOS in various development stages. Upgrading your device from iOS 6 to iOS 7 beta is a painless process however; the problem arises when you try to go back. Going back is a task to do but still you can downgrade from iOS 7 to iOS 6.
If you are not satisfied with the iOS 7 beta version and are sure to revert back to iOS 6 then follow the steps below:
Download the right iOS 6 file:
Choose the right version of iOS 6 and download it to the device otherwise iTunes will bring the errors back. If you have iPhone 5, you must get iOS 6.1.4 and for others iOS 6.1.3 version is appropriate. Choose the wrong file and iTunes will restrict you from restoring it.
Cancel the sync process:
Plug in the device in the computer and top the Sync Process of iTunes which is automatic.
When you plug the iPhone in the computer, it starts syncing the data with iTunes; this happens if you had set the option of manual sync previously. This would create a problem if iTunes create a backup for iOS 7.
Cancel the syncing process to be on safer side.
Take your device on the DFU mode:
If your device is in DFU mode, hit restore. When you are downgrading from iOS 7 to iOS 6, putting your phone in Download Firmware Update is the recovery mode developed by Apple for iDevices. This is will make the downgrade process much easier.
You can put your phone in DFU mode by holding the home button along with the power button for about 10 seconds. Now, continue holding a home button release the power button.
By this process you can restore your phone automatically. Use of DFU mode does not have any negative effect on restoration of iOS 6. If it’s comfortable you can go for it.
When your phone is identified by the iTunes, hold the Alt/Option button in case of Mac or shift key in windows device and press “Restore iPhone”. You will see the option saying choose .ipsw file in a pop up window.
Select the file, press and wait for few minutes. If you will keep patience and won’t hit anything your device will get back to the iOS 6 version. Here, you have to choose restore from backup and select the recent backup for iOS 6.
In case of iTunes Error 3194:
If you find the error immediately check the entire process, this might have occurred due to downloading of the incorrect file. But you are sure that you have downloaded the correct one then here is the process to correct it:
In the menu bar, select “go” and click on “go to folder”.
Then “search for “/etc” file and look for a file named as “hosts”.
Copy and paste the “hosts” file on desktop and then edit it using Text Edit.
Find a line having “126.96.36.199 gs.apple.com” and remove it.
Drop this file again in “/etc” folder and select “replace”.
Again return back to iTunes and restore using methods mentioned above.