"You can download the required .ipsw (iPhone/Pad/Pod software) file for your chosen version of iOS from JustaPenguin or a similar site. (That site also lists which versions of iOS are usable for each iOS device.)"
Yes, it notes going from 8 to 7 but you would have to read the articles to figure out what can be done. Many folk are not this technically inclined.
Yes I stuck with it until almost all the apps now require ios7.
But the problem is, can I upgrade to 7 instead of 8 right now?BTW. Did anybody ever try "downgrading" to a former version?