iphone 5s 9.3 update nightmare

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by nox5, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. nox5 macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2013
    I've updated my 5s to 9.3 and have used it for a day and had icloud backup done. Today I decided to do clean 9.3 install through DFU mode but itunes downgraded the iphone to 9.2.1 because apparently Apple pulled the 9.3 update for 5s. Now I can't restore my icloud backup because it requires iOS 9.3. (my last backups were done with 9.3). iPhone6,1_9.3_13E233_Restore.ipsw restore with itunes is not allowed either. So i'm stuck waiting for 9.3 to become available again.
  2. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
  3. nox5 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2013
  4. cebixd macrumors regular


    Dec 2, 2015
    Its okey man. Just wait for the update. Maybe couple of days. Apple is gonna fix the iOS 9.3 update for older devices or release the 9.3.1
  5. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    If you really wanted to now, maybe you could update by installing 9.3 public beta and updating through there, if it's still available.
  6. biopig macrumors regular

    May 15, 2014
    I tried this last nite but it didn't work. No beta build is available right now.
  7. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    What exactly do you lose if you setup your phone as NEW? Just wondering why it's a "nightmare" considering your phone works.
  8. Shirasaki, Mar 25, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2016

    Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    Yeah. As Armen says, you can set up your phone as new and use it for a while.
    Btw, new version of iOS 9.3 has released, with an updated build number. I would like to update to that build later today. You now can try to recover it to iOS 9.3 and restore from iCloud backup.

    UPDATE: still no iOS 9.3 for older devices yet. My fault.
  9. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

    simon lefisch

    Sep 29, 2014
  10. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Even if you could it won't help if Apple isn't signing it at the moment.
  11. nox5 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2013
    All my contacts, bookmarks etc. are on the backup and i can't restore them until 9.3 is up again. Right now I set it up as new and try to remember at least some contact numbers.
  12. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    Those can be synced from iCloud.
  13. nox5 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2013
    You're right, I was able to merge them.
  14. havrdaj macrumors newbie


    Oct 22, 2014
    What version itunes have? I installed ios9.3 through DFU too. Must update itunes, there only ios9.2.1 to restore.
  15. lzfxxx macrumors newbie


    Aug 10, 2015
  16. Tritto, Mar 27, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2016

    Tritto macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2014
    So I may have missed this. Why did Apple pull the 9.3 update for older devices? I did an OTA update for my 5S and an old 4S on the day of release and both seem to be working fine. The pulling does explain why we couldn't update my wife's 5S though.

    Edit: cancel that, I see now what's been going on.
  17. nox5 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2013
    Still can't restore my full backup until Apple starts signing 9.3 again.

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