HELP: Unable to restore to iOS8

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by AppleFan91, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. AppleFan91, Jun 28, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2014

    AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

    AppleFan91

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    #1
    Hey guys, quick question here. I've been rocking iOS Betas since iOS 5 and have never had this problem. Basically, I was running iOS 8 Beta 2 until I cracked the screen of my 5S, so I had to get a new 5S. I registered my UDID, downloaded the Beta 2 .ipsw and placed my iPhone 5S into DFU mode. Now here's where I'm stuck. Normally I hold "Option + Left Click" on the "Restore" tab in iTunes and it brings up Finder in which case I select the .ipsw file. Only it won't bring up finder and instead says that "This iPhone will restore and update"...back to iOS 7.1.1. Does anyone have any ideas what's going on? Why can't I get finder to show up in iTunes?

    What I'm working with:
    1. iPhone 5S with UDID registered
    2. rMBP with Yosemite Beta (Maybe the problem?)
    3. Latest version of iTunes

    Thanks so much for your help guys!
     
  2. WB2Colorado macrumors regular

    WB2Colorado

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    #2
    You want to left click on restore, not right click.
     
  3. AppleFan91 thread starter macrumors 65816

    AppleFan91

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    Whoops, I meant left click, not right. Anyway, I fixed it by downgrading Yosemite to Mavericks and it worked like a charm. Thanks for your help man!
     

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