Can the PB cause any damage to the hardware?

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  1. danleon950410 macrumors regular

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    Pardon my ignorance, but i got quite intimidated by Apple's Terms of Installation. I really want to test it on a few devices, so could anyone clear my doubts?

    With the right answers, you could encourage more and more people to try this beta.

    Is there any risk?

    (Please delete this thread if i'm breaking some rule)
     
  2. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    No. Installing it won't cause any hardware to break in any way. The worst that can happen is some lag in the software, battery drain, some apps might not work, etc but no hardware will be damaged.
     
  3. danleon950410 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you so much for your answer!
    I see, so, in said case, it would be easy and safe to restore to 8.4?
     
  4. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    That's correct. You can always downgrade to the latest GM in this case 8.4.
     
  5. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    That is what swayed me into trying out the public beta 9. I had nothing to lose because 8.4 was draining my battery fast. Just be sure you follow the guide backup your phone first and save the backup file then you can always downgraded back. However 9 is working so good I don't think I'll be downgrading.
     
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    absolutely not, in the event u just happen to suffer a defective hardware failure at the very moment of installing or using a beta, thats unrelated to it. apple should be able to help u in that case, apple betas are also certified that they wont "destroy ur device", they do have enough testing internally at apple that basic functionability is expected with them, even with a "bricked" ios device, we have this magical recovery & dfu mode, that allows fixing 99.999999% of problems unless its hardware related.
     
  7. danleon950410 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you so much for answering!
    You were right. I tried and everything went well. It's just that i had that dumb doubt around my head while i read those terms where Apple says "We're out of harms way if you mess up your iPad" "Do it under your responsability"...But now that you mention it, it makes sense. They can't destroy their costumers devices, i think not even their beta testers ones.
     
  8. JaJaWa macrumors 6502

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    Read this as...
    Can the peanut butter cause any damage to the hardware?
     
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    in one of the magic school bus episodes, peanut butter killed a internal combustion engine. (dont ask how i remember that)
     
  10. danleon950410 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think that settles it...There you have your answer!
    Courtesy of Yun0!
     
  11. danleon950410 thread starter macrumors regular

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    LOL (Literally)... Of course it can! With any hardware!
     
  12. fleamaiden macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys.....i updated to the ios 9.0 beta public on ipad but it was so weird that i tried to go back to the last stable firmware

    First i reset my device to factory settings, then itunes downloaded ios 8.4 and began to downgrade my ipad.

    But when it was restoring my device, nothing happened and now its frozen on the connect to itunes screen.

    When i try to restore with a new firmware, my itunes return the error 3104 and i can't do anything.

    Hope someone have an answer
    i don't have the backup
     
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    hold power + home button till apple logo appears, BUT KEEP HOLDING IT, till u get the itunes icon + power cable screen, then go to itunes, hold shift + click restore iphone (or ipad), this is for WINDOWS, i dont know the key to hold if ur on a mac, off find my iphone/ipad if it asks u, then select the ios 8.4 restore ipsw

    restoring to factory defaults BEFORE reverting does absolutely NOTHING, & make sure u have the ios 8.4 FINAL, ipsw, not any beta, if u need to download it u can go here http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/
     
  14. fleamaiden macrumors newbie

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    When i hold power+home, it appears the apple logo then it appears again and it turns off my ipad
     
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    when the logos appear, let go of the home+power buttons, it should stay there until u restore it
     
  16. fleamaiden macrumors newbie

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    Ok....i did what you said

    1.png

    then

    2.png

    and i got this again:

    3.png
     
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    sorry, i did it yesterday :/
     
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    what is ur itunes version? windows or mac?
     
  20. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    There was an iTunes update today. Try reinstalling again
     
  21. fleamaiden macrumors newbie

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    Updated today, 12.2.1 Windows 7
     
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    when u hold power+home button till itunes logo appears, let go of both buttons right away, what happens then? it should sit there indefinitely
     
  23. fleamaiden macrumors newbie

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    That screen to connect on itunes appears and stay there all the time
     
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    so thats right, now in itunes hold shift+click restore, go to the the ios 8.4 ispw file
     
  25. danleon950410 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Guys, i think the problem might be on the HOST fle of Windows. I have no idea on how to fix that, but i saw some cases on the past. This happens mostly to people with jailbreak. The problem lies with the IPSW file and/or it's verification i think.
     

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