still on iOS 8, want to manually update to 9.3.5

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by komiez, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. komiez, Nov 10, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2017

    komiez macrumors member

    May 4, 2016

    I'm still running ios 8 due to I had so much stuff on my phone (film guy) and forgot to update and
    do a backup when I was asked. This was 1+ year ago. Using VPN and other stuff for security, I work within IT and do know that I really should have updated it but totally forgot. I'm using an iPhone 6 atm.

    Reading about the ipsw self update via iTunes. On some sites it says that the 13G63 update for 9.3.5 is no longer supported?? But still finding sites with the update to be "OK!".

    Anyone out there know if it's still possible to update it via iTunes and the ipsw file I have downloaded?
    Would really appreciate the help. Also considering 10.3.3 ofc but 9.3.5 seems closer to my taste menu wise.

    Found this video which seems to be cool, using the OPTION/CMD key when pressing Update and then pick the ipsw file:

  2. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    Your only options at this point are to stay on iOS 8 or update to iOS 11.0.1 or later.
  3. komiez thread starter macrumors member

    May 4, 2016
    Ahhh goddamn...for real?! What will happen if I try with the ipsw file??
    And 10.3.3 is not an option either??
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    None of the interim versions are being signed by Apple. They will all fail to install.
  5. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Some older devices can have some ways to roll back to some versions through a jailbreak and some other tools, but that doesn't apply to something more recent like iPhone 6.
  6. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Post #1 - OP says an iPhone 6.

    @komiez your choice is to upgrade to iOS 11, or not upgrade at all. There are no intermediate choices.

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