iOS 7 GM - can't restore from iTunes without iTunes 11.1

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by EJ8, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. EJ8
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    Well that sucks. This happening to anyone else? I can restore from iCloud and I'm doing that. But I need to leave the house and this is going to take forever!

    Here's the error message that pops up in iTunes:
    The iPhone “EJ8's iPhone” cannot be used because it requires iTunes version 11.1 or later. Go to www.itunes.com to download the latest version of iTunes.
     
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    tymaster50

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    shouldn't have restored
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    So just download iTunes 11.1 beta off the dev site onto your dev Mac. Problem solved.

    (I wanted to try my hand at being one of the pricks on this site who rips on everyone for not having a dev account. But seriously you're kinda hosed until it comes out for PC syncing.)
     
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    Shawzborne

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    Do we have to restore to 6.1.3 before installing the Gm is it recommended ?
     
  5. EJ8
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    haha. love it. you had me irked for one millisecond. :D i guess is should have updated and not restored. what a noob mistake. although ive done this 4 or 5 years in a row now. i guess im a slow learner. :cool:

    oh and I'm on a mac. i just need to get a hold of the new itunes version. its got to be floating around somewhere. in the meantime i sit at home as my restore from icloud counts down from 27 minutes. not that big of a deal.
     
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    lulla01

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    Upgrading works fine, i think its just restoring.
     
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    Ashin

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    Guys... it's GM :rolleyes:
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    I was able to install without issue, but now iTunes is saying my phone can't be used because it requires iTunes 11.1. I can't get 11.1 because I'm not a developer and I don't have a Mac. I wonder when it will come out for Windows.
     
  9. macrumors 603

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    You CAN restore using iTunes 11.0. At the end, it will complain it needs 11.1, but by that point your phone is restored and you can restore your backup from iCloud.
     
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    sou1 so1di3r

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    yup, w0rd up h0mie
     
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    Risco

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    Hold the option, then click and restore. No need for 11.1 to install iOS 7.
     
  12. macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I know. My phone is all good to go. I was just kinda throwing it out there in case other's weren't aware that they couldn't use iTunes after updating to the GM. Not until 11.1 is available at least.
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    On a similar topic.. Is apple dropping a new iTunes 11.1 beta that support ios7 folders today?
     
  14. macrumors member

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    I'm not going to give too much info but...google it and then watch the first youtube video that pops up. That's how I found 11.1b2
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    Didn't b2 come out a while ago? maybe the folder support doesn't work for the ios7 betas but will for GM.
     
  16. macrumors member

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    So if I'm understanding correctly, I CAN upgrade to 7 but when it comes to restoring all my information back on the phone, it's necessary to have 11.1 beta UNLESS I use iCloud? Therefore I won't be able to use iTunes to restore back? Correct? I don't have Mac btw...
     
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    bbfc

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    They will probably just update it and release the final version pretty soon.

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    Correct.

    A Mac is required for iOS development which is why iTunes 11.1 beta is available on the Mac only.
     
  18. macrumors 603

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    Correct. You can also do a little Googling if you're inclined, and download iTunes 11 beta 2.
     
  19. macrumors member

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    I have googled and there doesn't appear to be one for Windows available...
     
  20. macrumors regular

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    Once you've updated and restored via iCloud will the iPhone still sync on version 11.0.5?
     
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    nylon

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    No, syncing with GM requires an updated version of iTunes.
     
  22. macrumors regular

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    Boo. I'm afraid to pull the trigger on the update then.
     
  23. macrumors member

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    Another question, if I find a Mac and do the upgrade, once it's publically released next week and I have the updated iTunes 11.1 on my Windows PC, will I be able to backup and restore on my windows at that point or will it have to be done on the Mac?
     
  24. macrumors member

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    Boo.
     
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    Okei
    let me get this straight: I have windows, i downloaded IOS 7 GM and installed itt, now it says that my phone cant be used, does that mean i now have IOS 7 GM? Or does it mean that i screwed up?
     

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