Cant upgrade from iOS7 beta to official release, iPhone doesn't work anymore

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by justarandomuser, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. justarandomuser macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, i desperately need your help

    Before the official release, i upgraded my iPhone 5 to iOS 7 beta 5 without activating it. Unfortunately, even after its official release, i didn't find the time to upgrade it, so i just used the beta for a while.
    But now, today, totally out of nowhere, i'm unable to use my iPhone anymore because it says "Activation Required". I tried upgrading it to the official release by restoring it, but it kept displaying an error, that i have to turn off find my iPhone before i could restore it. I also tried putting it into recovery mode, but it went right back to the beta version, where i cant do anything.
    What can i do? Is there any way to get rid of that message?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. justarandomuser thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. macinit macrumors newbie

    macinit

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    happened to me as well... am doing the DFU now... soooo frustrating.. wow
     
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Just FYI to save frustration in the future; if you in choose to run a beta, plan on manually updating the iOS after release.
     
  5. macinit macrumors newbie

    macinit

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    yes, i realize that now...

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    btw shouldnt they have notified the beta users though? Or was there a notification and i just missed it?!
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    They did notify the beta users. Every time there was a new beta and when the GM came out.
     

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