iPhone 5 wont update to 8.2...

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by waloshin, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    I am trying to restore and update a iPhone 5, but I keep getting random errors during the download such as unknown error.

    Will update with actual error codes when it happens again.

    Says there is something wrong with the iPhone and that it needs restoring or updating. Restore does not work as this is not my iPhone.
  2. BrettApple macrumors 65816


    Apr 3, 2010
    Heart of the midwest
    Have you tried a DFU restore?

    Oh, and are you getting errors during the download on the iPhone itself or iTunes? You might try grabbing the IPSW yourself. Then using iTunes to update it with the full IPSW file. Had to do that when my mothers iPhone 5 didn't finish an update and started boot-looping. Then all was well after manually updating it in iTunes. Even kept all the data intact.

    Worst case, you go into DFU mode and restore it with the downloaded IPSW. It'll clear it out, but it should be up and running again, provided it's not iCloud locked, or you have the owner unlock it.
  3. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    I downloaded the IPSW and so far its working thanks.

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