GM updating question

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by lulla01, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. lulla01 macrumors 68020

    lulla01

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    I have looked and I couldnt find an answer to this Q.

    Do I need itunes 11.1 beta 2 installed to update from beta 6 to GM?

    Sorry in advance if this has been covered.
     
  2. richard6r macrumors regular

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    Yes the beta version of iTunes is needed with the GM. It throws up a warning saying the iOS software is too new and that you need 11.1
     
  3. jnappleseed macrumors member

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    Are you sure? Do I need it to update or do I need it only to sync?
     
  4. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    only to sync. I updated just fine.
     
  5. lulla01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I just upgraded to GM not a clean install without the beta itunes.
     
  6. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    So if I hook up my phone to my laptop where it isn't synced, I can still do shift-update and update without losing any data?
     
  7. EJ8 macrumors 6502a

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    If you "Restore" it will require 11.1 - and only if you want to restore from iTunes. if you plan to restore from iCloud you don't need iTunes 11.1.
     
  8. jnappleseed macrumors member

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    Ok, so to be clear. I don't have iTunes beta. I only have 11.0.5. If I plug my iPhone do shuft + update to the latest beta then that's fine? I don't need the beta iTunes?
     
  9. nylon macrumors 6502a

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    That's correct. You don't need the beta to do the update. However when the update is close to completion iTunes will throw up a warning that this version of iOS is not compatible.

    At that point you unplug and restore your phone from your iCloud backup over a wifi connection. Make sure you do a iCloud backup before you proceed with updating to iOS 7 GM.
     
  10. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    So you HAVE to restore, you can't do a simple update from beta 6?
     
  11. pittman87 macrumors regular

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    If you're on beta 6 I believe you have to do a complete restore given the fact that the GM will be the same build released to the public; therefore making it no longer beta software. If you we're on current a current public release you should be able to easily update without restoring.
     
  12. nylon macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, that's the norm with a GM release build. When the public release happens on the 18th, I'm sure there will be an OTA update available from iOS 6 to 7 though I doubt there will ever be an OTA update from iOS 7 beta to iOS 7 GM.
     
  13. titans1127 macrumors 6502a

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    Do the GM versions get the OTA updates to the x.0.1 versions and beyond or do you need to be on the official release? I would love to install this now instead of waiting if its technically the same build.
     
  14. Ticktock123 macrumors newbie

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    Found the gm on file sharing site. Gonna give it a try when it finishes.
     
  15. champagnepapi macrumors member

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    I'm wondering this too.
     
  16. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    Yes.
     
  17. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    So much confusion on this thread...what the OP is asking is if they can just shift update in the current iTunes and that they are aware you cannot sync afterwards, but want to know if shift update works completely without any kind of restore at all! We know iTunes puts up a message once completing the update- so future syncing is not possible until 11.1, but can you just unplug the phone and continue using it without any restore be it iCloud or iTunes?
     
  18. titans1127 macrumors 6502a

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    Fantastic news, now to decide if I want to lose my jailbreak on my iPhone 5 and iPad. No going back if I do but iOS 7 looks pretty nice in my opinion.
     
  19. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, you can do that.
     

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