iOS 8 direct download - much faster iOS 8 update

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by iosuser, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. iosuser macrumors 6502a

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    I finally was able to get iTunes to start the iOS 8 download on my Air. Estimated time was 30 minutes at first, then kept slowing down eventually went to 80 minutes. So I browsed iClarified and they've posted the direct links to every iOS 8 update file. Don't worry, the .ipsw is downloaded directly from Apple server.

    I downloaded both the iPad Air and rMini .ipsw files, 2GB each, less than 10 minutes. Placed the .ipsw file in the iPad Software Updates folder for iTunes, done.

    Link to iPad .ipsw here.

    iPhone here.
     
  2. pmontanarella macrumors 6502

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    As far as I know they're being fed off the same server so YMMV. On the other hand, many people are going to be updating directly from the devices (delta update), this I suspect might be fed off different servers, so downloading the full file through iTunes/direct download could be faster.

    I'm currently downloading for the 5s through iTunes and it's saying 20 minutes.
     
  3. iosuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I tried just letting iTunes do its thing but it just wasn't moving. While I waited, I thought I'd try to grab the direct links and try my luck. I was very surprise it grabbed both rMini and Air .ipsw in less than 10 minutes.

    Gotta mess with it some more to say it's a definite improvement, but so far, it seems it can leave more tabs open in Safari on my Air.

    PS I couldn't do OTA update. It said it's a 1.3GB download which is pretty huge just for delta, but it required 6.9GB on my Air which I don't have.
     
  4. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    The direct download links are slow now.
     
  5. iosuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just started grabbing it for my iPod Touch 5 after I updated my rMini's and Air. Still going very fast for me doing direct download. Still crawling if I do it in iTunes.
     

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  6. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    How much is needed for iPhone?

    By the way, that's gonna piss some people off. :)
     
  7. iosuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It did, people are not happy. There's another thread about it. Think someone said it needed 4.9GB for their iphone. Yeah the free space requirement differs.
     
  8. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    Still painfully slow here on a 30MB Fibre Optic connection. Getting less than 100KB/sec.
     
  9. dcorban macrumors 6502a

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    I updated my iPhone and iPad simultaneously using the OTA update from within system settings at 1pm EST. They each took 8 minutes to download.
     

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