Caution: Upgrading to iOS 8 GM

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  1. Foss macrumors 6502

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    So I just downloaded the IPSW from the dev portal. Synced and backed up my iPhone 5S on the most recent beta build of IOS 8. Then the magic moment to manually upgrade caused iTunes 12 (latest on Yosemite) to crash. Now my phone is stuck in DFU mode, and iTunes will crash immediately if my phone is plugged in at all. So be warned. I'm switching to my mavericks partition to try to install off the latest iTunes there. Update to follow.
     
  2. Topher227 macrumors regular

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    #2
    I just finished installing the GM on my 5s with no issues.
     
  3. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah it is pretty common around here that iTunes 12 crashes when in recovery mode :) I read if you use Xcode 6 with iTunes 12 it will work fine.
     
  4. Shawzborne macrumors 6502a

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    My phone is also crashing and stuck in dfu mode.
    Yosemite Public preview 2.
     
  6. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    On Yosemite with iTunes 12?
     
  7. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    Do not use iTunes 12 for anything related to restoring/upgrading phones. It is broken
     
  8. gregsapphire macrumors member

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    I'm having the same issue. iTunes 12, Yosemite Dev Beta 7. iPhone 5S
     
  9. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    This happened to me as well. Installing the latest version of Xcode fixes it. I reported a bug and Apple is aware of the problem. Hopefully fixed soon.
     
  10. Foss thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the solution! I'm going to upgrade Xcode now. I should have upgraded my iPad Air before my iPhone. Lesson learned...
     
  11. UnseenLlama macrumors 6502a

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    Considering Yosemite is not even released...probably not a good idea. If you are running Yosemite on your main/production Mac, shame on you.
     
  12. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    Just download recboot to get the phone out of DFU. I had the same problem.
     
  13. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    I'm not. I was just asking. I'll just boot into Mavericks.

    Shame on you for jumping to conclusions.
     
  14. SMIDG3T Suspended

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    How does Xcode fix it, iTunes will open normally after installing Xcode?
     
  15. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Yes
     
  16. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Thanks for the tip. Downloading Xcode 6 now. :)
     
  17. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    It happens to us all. I can't take credit for the solution though! I found the answer here. There are actually 2 solutions in there but the Xcode route is probably the better solution. Perhaps the mods could merge the threads?
     
  18. Dan70 macrumors regular

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    Is the DFU problem related to trying to restore a backup or if you do a clean install are you okay?
     
  19. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    If you try to put the phone in DFU mode in iTunes 12 as it is, iTunes will crash.
     
  20. Dan70 macrumors regular

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    Ah so don't put it in recovery mode, just update without, is that right?

    I'm a bit lost sorry.
     
  21. humar macrumors 6502

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    I updated without DFU on beta 5 and my 4S was stuck in recovery mode... I don't know if this could happen with the GM.
     
  22. Am3r1ca16 macrumors 6502a

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    #23
    does shift click update crash itunes? does it put your iPhone in DFU mode?
     
  23. vipermo macrumors newbie

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    Let us know..
     
  24. tooshaggy macrumors regular

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    I am stuck in DFU.... my work computer has Yosemite, and my mavericks computer is with my wife.

    How do I fix it in XCode?:confused:
     

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