Install is hanging, what to do?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Newfiejudd, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. Newfiejudd macrumors regular

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    I tried an install on my iPhone 5 and it seems to be just hanging, it got to about 65% completed after I swiped for the upgrade.

    What should I do next? Don't want to brick my iPhone.

    Thanks
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    How long are you waiting? Give it time to do its thing.
     
  3. jpetticrew macrumors 6502a

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    Do a hard reset (Hold sleep and home button until the Apple logo appears) and it will finish up lickity split.
     
  4. Newfiejudd thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks that seems to have worked. It's going through the update process again.
     
  5. Mr Rabbit macrumors 6502a

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    I hate to say it but you probably shouldn't be installing iOS 8, which the beta was announced just over 24 hours ago, on a phone that you're worried about bricking.

    If it's for development, you have a developer account, and something renders the in warranty iPhone broken then Apple will help you out. So no worries.

    If you're just wanting to play with a shiny new OS and it's not a sure thing that Apple will help you if something goes wrong, then yeah, I wouldn't. At the very least wait for 2-3 beta releases from now.

    With that said I'd side with jpetticrew, a hard reset will likely reset it and finish up the install. Worst case you just put it in DFU mode and restore/upgrade it again.
     

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