iphone 5s 9.3 update nightmare

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  1. nox5 macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
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  4. cebixd macrumors regular

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    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 68030

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    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 member

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

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    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
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    Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    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.
     
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  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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

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    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 68030

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    Those can be synced from iCloud.
     
  13. nox5 thread starter macrumors 6502

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

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    What version itunes have? I installed ios9.3 through DFU too. Must update itunes, there only ios9.2.1 to restore.
     
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  16. Tritto, Mar 27, 2016
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    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

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    Still can't restore my full backup until Apple starts signing 9.3 again.
     

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