iPad mini Unable to update to IOS 8 on Verizon cellular rMini

Discussion in 'iPad' started by TB07-NJ, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. TB07-NJ, Sep 19, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2014

    TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

    Jul 7, 2008
    Been trying for 3 days and download always fails either through iTunes or OTA. I can't even download the ipsw file from Apple direct to "manually" install it.

    Have had no problems with an iPhone 5 & iPhone 5s.

    Downloads (direct, through iTunes or via OTA) never go above 20 KB/sec then eventually time out.

    If iPhones didn't update easily I'd just blame Apple servers but they went fast on my iPhone 5 & 5s but the VZW cellular rMini won't update. I just want to get everything on the same software.
  2. Batavian macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2011
    Servers will be busy today with all the activations. And probably over the weekend for those that didn't have the day off today.

    Also, make sure you have enough free space on your iPad.
  3. donnaw macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2011
    Austin TX
    I updated my Air the first day with no issues. Waited until Thursday morning to update my husband's ipad 3. It has actually completed the 15+ hour download twice and failed both times. I tried on iTunes and it failed after 9 hours of trying. All this prior to any iPhones hitting.

    Unfortunately the iPad keeps cycling through the process. Once it finally fails, it starts the whole process again automatically. I cannot even imagine why Apple didn't see fit to add a 'Cancel download' button.

    Anyway, I'm just letting it cycle. But it is making the use of the iPad really slow. Hopefully by Monday......

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