iPhone 5s can't restore to iOS 7.1.1

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by bwillwall, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. bwillwall macrumors 6502a

    bwillwall

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    I thought I'd give the iOS 8 beta a try but some apps were just too buggy for it. When I go to restore it it tells me the firmware isn't compatible. I have a verizon iPhone 5s and I downloaded the correct .ispw for this (CDMA). I have tried this multiple times and on multiple computers and it just seems to think it's not the right software. :( Does anybody know what I should do?
     
  2. LadyX macrumors 68020

    LadyX

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    iPhone 5s can't restore to iOS 7.1.1

    Are you sure you downloaded the correct IPSW file? There are different versions.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Use recovery mode (do a quick online search) and that will automatically download the right latest firmware for your phone on its own as part of process.
     
  4. bwillwall thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm scared that recovery mode will not work and then I won't be able to get out of it. I don't understand why the ispw I downloaded is not working. I have downloaded the correct one for this phone from multiple sources and they just do not work.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Recovery mode is really the way to go for something like this.
     
  6. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    I had exactly the SAME problem. Recovery mode is the only way out. Don't worry, you can't go wrong. iTunes will do most of the hard work for you.
     
  7. bwillwall thread starter macrumors 6502a

    bwillwall

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    Alright I did it and it worked! THANKS!
     
  8. PNutts macrumors 601

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    The one from the Apple Dev site will work. :D
     
  9. bwillwall thread starter macrumors 6502a

    bwillwall

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    Shh #
     
  10. matthew2926 macrumors 6502

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    Just for the record, it won't. The latest ipsw on the Apple Dev portal is 7.1 which Apple is no longer signing.
     
  11. Afbar1114 macrumors 6502a

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    I downloaded the latest Ipsw it did not work. Had to put it in dfu mode and have it download from apple. Only way.
     

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