iOS 8 beta expired, how to restore?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Tex-Twil, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    #1
    Hi,
    I've had a iOS 8 beta version on my iPad but it expired. When I switch on the iPad, I just see the screen "iOS beta expired, please restore the device".

    When I click on restore in iTunes, it asks me to turn off "Find my iPad" in the settings but I cannot access the Settings on the device.

    How can I restore the device ?

    cheers
     
  2. pugnut macrumors 6502a

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    Log into Icloud and find the device and disable, than do a DFU restore
     
  3. Armen macrumors 604

    Armen

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    Google "DFU restore"
     
  4. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    ok, can I backup somehow the device? When I try to do it in iTunes, it says "itunes could not backup because a session could not be started" :(
     
  5. sbailey4 macrumors 68040

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    So you dont have any backups at all and are using beta software? Did you try to download the ipsw file then do shift+update? That has worked in the past and you wont need a backup as its an update.
     
  6. newellj macrumors 603

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    This is why only legitimate developers are supposed to be using betas... :rolleyes:
     
  7. iPhone20 macrumors regular

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    Why? If you take proper precautions anyone can use beta.. I'm not a developer but has tested all iOS 6, 7, 7.1, 8 and now 8.2 betas too.. ;) Never had any issues. All of them were available either on torrents or udid registering sites. :p :apple:
     
  8. Act3 macrumors 68000

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    Re-read the original poster's post for the answer to your question.
     
  9. chrfr macrumors 604

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    That, right there, is the whole problem.
     

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