iOS 8 STILL Not Available For Download

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Snowman3459, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. Snowman3459 macrumors 6502a

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    I just read this article about the adoption rate of iOS 8 being rather slow compared to iOS 7...hmm maybe because it's still not available for people to download. It's been out for a full day in 1 hour and nothing. My phone just says "Checking for Update..." and stays there. When I plug it in, it says iOS 7.0.4 is available. Idk how people already have it if it won't even show up for me.
     
  2. Mabus51 macrumors 6502a

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    Over The Air updates are Delta updates. So you need to have the latest version to get them. You're missing iOS 7.1.2

    For you to update you need to plug your phone into iTunes on your MacBook at this point and have iTunes install 8 for you.
     
  3. johnsonroda27 macrumors newbie

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    Or your jailbroken .. That wont show an OTA..
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Or you're trying to update your iPhone 4. It doesn't get iOS 8.
     
  5. Snowman3459 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    iPhone 5 not jailbroken. Says iOS 7.0.4 update available, not iOS 8. And I've never once needed to update to a primitive update just to get a brand new one so idk what's going on here.
     
  6. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Update to 7.0.4 and then see what it says next. iOS 8 may require a certain version before updating such as at least 7.1.0
     
  7. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    Do NOT do this. Apple no longer sign 7.0.4.

    Either update to 7.1.2 or use the direct download link above and update to iOS 8.
     
  8. chanc macrumors member

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    I used the direct download method and updated via iTunes. It worked well.
     
  9. robertosh macrumors 6502a

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    I can't download it yet. It says "The update was requested", sometimes "Downloading" but nothing happens.
     
  10. FrozenInferno macrumors regular

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    Not true. I was only running 7.1 on my 5S and was able to update OTA. I shut down my phone and powered it back up again to get the "check for updates" to refresh and iOS 8 appeared.
     
  11. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    I only said this because he said an update to 7.0.4 was offered.. just trying to follow the steps presented to him.
     
  12. Mabus51 macrumors 6502a

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    You're running 7.1.x you can update OTA to 8. (x) is a hot fix to 7.1. In order for Delta upgrades to work you must be running a current version. 7.0 is not a current version. He is being offered 7.0.4 which means he has never updated his phone or only updated it once since the launch of 7 last year.

    He can run the OTA updates until it offers 8.0 or he can download and install 8 from iTunes.
     
  13. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Any idea why he is being offered 7.0.4 and not 7.1 then? Sounds like with what you said, if he has any version of 7.0 he should be offered 7.1 following that logic.
     
  14. djc6 macrumors 6502

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    Do you have enough room on your device to download OTA update? Perhaps you don't have the space for 7.1 or 8, why you are still offered 7.0.4 which is already cached on the device and ready for installation.
     

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