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    I just read (on a jb website) apple is allowing you to down grade to 6.0 - 6.2. Sorry if this was posted somewhere already. I wonder why they are allowing this for a short period of time, seems odd??
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    Quote Originally Posted by gresh14 View Post
    I just read (on a jb website) apple is allowing you to down grade to 6.0 - 6.2. Sorry if this was posted somewhere already. I wonder why they are allowing this for a short period of time, seems odd??
    They're not allowing any downgrading. The info you saw is not true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gresh14 View Post
    I just read (on a jb website) apple is allowing you to down grade to 6.0 - 6.2. Sorry if this was posted somewhere already. I wonder why they are allowing this for a short period of time, seems odd??
    They don't allow this, plus there is no 6.2, only 6.1.
    Nothing to see here..........

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    For a brief [shining] moment, yes, the window was open for people to load certain earlier versions of iOS 6. However, the opportunity/window was gone within 4 - 6 hours after it was there. No one knows WHY Apple opened the window - but a lot of people (at least on reddit) were able to get their iDevices downloaded to that iOS. So, hurray for them.

    But - its over now and still a mystery as to why it occurred. Chalk it up to "one of those things"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey330 View Post
    For a brief [shining] moment, yes, the window was open for people to load certain earlier versions of iOS 6. However, the opportunity/window was gone within 4 - 6 hours after it was there. No one knows WHY Apple opened the window - but a lot of people (at least on reddit) were able to get their iDevices downloaded to that iOS. So, hurray for them.

    But - its over now and still a mystery as to why it occurred. Chalk it up to "one of those things"...

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    Well, I do try to keep up with the latest ... and to keep my ears to the ground.

    I asked my sister if she wanted to downgrade her Mini (she likes the f.lux tweak on her jail broke iPhone - very nice for at night viewing). But - she couldn't be bothered to come over to mine for me to use the window. Lost her chance [and pretty quickly at that!].

    Still - from what I see on reddit (and other places) - a LOT of people were able to take advantage of this. Yay for them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scifan57 View Post

    They're not allowing any downgrading. The info you saw is not true.
    So I was accurate, it was true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gresh14 View Post
    So I was accurate, it was true?
    It WAS never true.
    Nothing to see here..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by HybridDeathcore View Post

    It WAS never true.
    Did you not read the moderators post above? Where the window for doing this was very short??

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    I can vouch for the opening. Basically that period was during the restarting of the software potion of the server, allowing all iOS to be installed for a brief moment as @Mickey330 said. I got my mother's 5 down to 6.1.2 and a few other devices to 6.1 and 6.1.2 with a simple shift restore.

    Would another period like this occur again? More than likely not considering how Apple always learns from security issues on all fronts, not just their devices, so another cyber attack would more than likely be thwarted.


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