Anyone using iOS 8 GM? I need help installing it please

Shaqq

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Which iTunes were you on? Because I tried on my friends Mac it kept saying firmware not compatible but I downloaded the right one and I tried on my windows 8 PC and it's saying the same thing.
 

bkends35

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Works on 11.3 and 11.4. You probably downloaded the wrong one. Check which model you have and re download it.
 

Shaqq

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You was right it was the wrong one. I'm downloading the right one now. Can I press Shift then update or I have to restore ? Because I don't want to lose my stuff
 

Shaqq

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Anyone using iOS 8 GM? I need help installing it please

I was able to update.

& it's working fine? Any issues ? And you didn't lose anything ? You did the Shift and update option ?

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Also sorry about all the questions I'm just trying to get iOS 8 on my phone correctly.
 

trant

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Yes, correct. All is good, but with new OS it's always advisable to do a full restore. I just didn't have the time yesterday so updated and will probably do a full restore at some point.
 

KdParker

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Back your phone and then do the restore, but make sure you have the latest version on xcode and iTunes loaded our you will brick your phone.
 

Shaqq

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Back your phone and then do the restore, but make sure you have the latest version on xcode and iTunes loaded our you will brick your phone.

How do I use Xcode? And I'm using windows can it get Xcode?
 

andrunious

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using it on 4s...super slow and im sure battery is going to die much faster but i like it...
 

Unhyper

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You have to restore from the image you download, which means you will lose all your stuff unless you back it up.

Judging by your questions you're venturing into a territory where troubleshooting issues won't be your strong suit. Maybe you should just wait a week and update OTA so you're less likely to make a mess of it.
 

Sirious

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Which iTunes were you on? Because I tried on my friends Mac it kept saying firmware not compatible but I downloaded the right one and I tried on my windows 8 PC and it's saying the same thing.
Check the model number on the back of your iOS device and download the firmware according to that.
 

Dan70

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Just finished updating it to the GM build about 10 or 20 minutes ago. I used iTunes 12 on Yosemite Developer Preview 7 however I made sure that this time I had Xcode 6 GM downloaded, installed and running whilst I tried to update.

I tried last night without Xcode (I only had Xcode 5 installed) and it bricked my phone until I finally downloaded Xcode 6 and restored back down to iOS 7.1.2.

So be warned, as long as you have Xcode 6 GM (build is 6A313) open when you update through iTunes 12 you'll be fine.
 

pdubak

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Just finished updating it to the GM build about 10 or 20 minutes ago. I used iTunes 12 on Yosemite Developer Preview 7
Good to hear it works on the developer preview. Do not try it using iTunes 12 from the Yosemite public beta. iTunes crashes half way through the restore leaving the phone stuck in DFU.

I was able to restore from 11.4 running on 10.9. Stupid me also forgot I was on Yosemite at the time and did my local backup on there. I was able to restore the backup using iTunes 12 though once upgraded :cool:

EDIT- This was my first thread today, see this is well known, sorry for duplicate post!
 

Stuke00

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How do I use Xcode? And I'm using windows can it get Xcode?
Don't listen to that person... You do not need Xcode on windows. If you are unsure, you should just wait til next Wednesday and update when it is pushed out.

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Good to hear it works on the developer preview. Do not try it using iTunes 12 from the Yosemite public beta. iTunes crashes half way through the restore leaving the phone stuck in DFU.

I was able to restore from 11.4 running on 10.9. Stupid me also forgot I was on Yosemite at the time and did my local backup on there. I was able to restore the backup using iTunes 12 though once upgraded :cool:

EDIT- This was my first thread today, see this is well known, sorry for duplicate post!
It crashes on DP7 too. Upgrading may be different than restoring. iTunes 12 seems to only crash in DFU mode. Or he has latest XCode and that is why it worked for him.
 

GIZBUG

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So after backing up your iphone with IOS 7, you hit Shift/Update on windows itunes, install the ipws file, then after the install, restore, adn all your apps/pws/settings should be there?
 

Dan70

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Don't listen to that person... You do not need Xcode on windows. If you are unsure, you should just wait til next Wednesday and update when it is pushed out.

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It crashes on DP7 too. Upgrading may be different than restoring. iTunes 12 seems to only crash in DFU mode. Or he has latest XCode and that is why it worked for him.
Yeah I did that's correct, originally I had iTunes 12 and only had Xcode 5 installed and it bricked my 5s but after downloading and opening Xcode 6 GM (not doing anything, just with it open) I was able to get the iOS8 GM without issues.

It's a bug in iTunes 12, apparently Xcode 6 GM updates the USB drivers so I've heard for iTunes although I'm not too sure.
 

Poly

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Sorry that i'll misuse your thread for my question:

I just installed the GM on my 5S and set the phone up as NEW via iTunes. With nothing on the phone after the installation it says "1,3GB OTHER data"....But after installing just a few apps i already have 1,8GB of "OTHER" data.

Anyone else has this? Or should i set it up as new AGAIN?!
 

GIZBUG

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Sorry that i'll misuse your thread for my question:

I just installed the GM on my 5S and set the phone up as NEW via iTunes. With nothing on the phone after the installation it says "1,3GB OTHER data"....But after installing just a few apps i already have 1,8GB of "OTHER" data.

Anyone else has this? Or should i set it up as new AGAIN?!
This happens with any new install of IOS. Get use to it

You can try Sync your phone (this will remove "other data").
 

hobbbz

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You was right it was the wrong one. I'm downloading the right one now. Can I press Shift then update or I have to restore ? Because I don't want to lose my stuff
You don't know what you're doing. You're not a developer. You will likely screw up your phone.

Don't do it.
 

kring

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Update via Windows Shift-Check for Updates worked fine from me from Beta 5 to GM. keep in mind that yesterday there were a ton of bad upgrade files being circulated, I have 1533 model and it takes a 6,1 file... I had to go through 4 different downloads before I found a 6,1 that actually worked... people were renaming the 6,2 and uploading those.

If you get that firmware error it means you have the wrong file, download from a different source.

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You don't know what you're doing. You're not a developer. You will likely screw up your phone.

Don't do it.
Nah, it's cake. nothing can happen to your phone.
 

Poly

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This happens with any new install of IOS. Get use to it

You can try Sync your phone (this will remove "other data").
Thanks for the reply.
I reset the 5S as new and put my backup from 20minutes ago back on it. Now "other data" is down to 750MB.
EDIT: And back to 1GB after restart :D
 

Shaqq

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You don't know what you're doing. You're not a developer. You will likely screw up your phone.



Don't do it.

I actually know what I'm doing I just wanna be sure that what I'm ganna do is correct. Thanks though.
 

hobbbz

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Really??? This is the GM. You don't need to be a dev to install this.
You don't "need" to be a dev to install any beta, but his questions let me know he doesn't know enough about what he's doing to his likely, personal phone not a development kit.

He can't read the basic instructions on the apple dev website (or he took the GM from somewhere else).