Lots of people itch to try new iOS beta versions when they become available and iOS 7 has definitely attracted lots of people that were curious to try out the new features ahead of time. If you were one of those and didn't heed our warning about betas, you may find yourself frustrated with lots of bugs and annoyances.
Fortunately, there's a pretty easy way to get back onto iOS 6 without too much fuss. If you're regretting the decision to install iOS 7 beta, follow along and we'll help you get back to iOS 6.
As of writing this, Apple has released the official version of iOS 7 to the public and has stopped signing iOS 6 altogether. Which means as of now, you can not downgrade to iOS 6 from iOS 7 any longer.
We are receiving tons of messages from users still trying to downgrade. You will get an error message saying you are not eligible for the selected build. These directions were for users trying to downgrade from a beta version of iOS 7 before it was released to the public. If you're running the public version, these instructions will no longer work.
You've been warned.
Please keep in mind that if you downgrade back to iOS 6, you'll only be able to go to the most current version, which is 6.1.4 for iPhone 5 users and 6.1.3 for iPhone 4S and below. When it comes to iCloud backups, you won't be able to use an iOS 7 backup on an iOS 6 device, so be aware that you're going to lose any information you may have in those backups.
You also won't be able to recover any jailbreak with saved blobs. If you're still wanting to downgrade after understanding all this, continue on...
Now just let iTunes do its thing and if all goes according to plan, your device should eventually reboot and be downgraded to iOS 6 again.
If you've managed to successfully downgrade your device to iOS 6 again, let us know how it went in the comments!