Is it possible to update iPhone OS while out of cell coverage?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ycoidi2000, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. ycoidi2000 macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2008
    I will be at an office today that has absolutely no cell coverage. What I would like to do is bring my netbook along with my 3G and update the OS when it is available. I know the phone will want to activate, but it won't be able to find a signal until after I leave late tonight.

    (one additional note...I'm on travel and working with a spare notebook with iTunes on it. This isn't my normal computer that I normally sync with)

    Do you think that will be a problem?

  2. tigert07 macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2010
    I really have no clue, but I would think it'd have to be on some sort of wi-fi because of the file size
  3. Snowman3459 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    That shouldn't be a issue. You need a internet connection to receive the update, but it doesn't matter if your cell phone has service or not.
  4. nicroma macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2009
    Midwest, USA
    Your phone will just wait to activate until it finds a connection. You can still update it.

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