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

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

  1. EJ8
    macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2010
    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 to download the latest version of iTunes.
  2. macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
    shouldn't have restored
  3. macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2009
    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.)
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2013
    Do we have to restore to 6.1.3 before installing the Gm is it recommended ?
  5. EJ8
    thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2010
    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.
  6. macrumors 68000


    Jul 13, 2007
    Upgrading works fine, i think its just restoring.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2010
    Guys... it's GM :rolleyes:
  8. macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2011
    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

    Mar 29, 2008
    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.
  10. macrumors 6502a

    sou1 so1di3r

    Jun 26, 2008
    Denver, CO
    yup, w0rd up h0mie
  11. macrumors 65816


    Jul 22, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Hold the option, then click and restore. No need for 11.1 to install iOS 7.
  12. macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2011
    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

    Apr 9, 2011
    On a similar topic.. Is apple dropping a new iTunes 11.1 beta that support ios7 folders today?
  14. macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2010
    I'm not going to give too much info it and then watch the first youtube video that pops up. That's how I found 11.1b2
  15. macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2011
    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

    Sep 13, 2012
    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...
  17. macrumors 68020


    Oct 22, 2011
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK
    They will probably just update it and release the final version pretty soon.



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

    Mar 29, 2008
    Correct. You can also do a little Googling if you're inclined, and download iTunes 11 beta 2.
  19. macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2012
    I have googled and there doesn't appear to be one for Windows available...
  20. macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2010
    Once you've updated and restored via iCloud will the iPhone still sync on version 11.0.5?
  21. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2004
    No, syncing with GM requires an updated version of iTunes.
  22. macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2010
    Boo. I'm afraid to pull the trigger on the update then.
  23. macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2012
    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

    Jul 13, 2012
  25. macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2013
    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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