Why is iOS 8.0 still saying 20 hours?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by michael31986, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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    Im trying to restore and update my iPhone 5 and it says 20 hours. Is the server really still that busy? sheesh
     
  2. Paradoxally macrumors 65816

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    Download via iTunes and update there if you can. If it still gives you 20 hours just download the ipsw.
     
  3. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    IT still is. and idk where to download the ispw nor do i know how to do that.

    I need to restore the iPhone anyway! Im doing it from iTunes this whole time!
     
  4. ematsui macrumors member

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    had this same problem, change the dns settings for your network connection on the pc you are using to googles public dns

    8.8.8.8
    8.8.4.4

    here is a link

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/change-tcp-ip-settings#1TC=windows-7
     
  5. Paradoxally macrumors 65816

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    http://www.icj.me/ios/all#iPhone72

    Download that file, then hold alt (option on a Mac) while clicking the restore button and it will ask you to select the file to restore. Point it to the .ipsw and it should restore.
     
  6. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I use the GSM iPhone 5 version since my phone is at&t? even though it is factory unlocked? will that change anything?

    ugh it still says download 12 hours! wth!
     
  7. Paradoxally macrumors 65816

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    My bad, I thought you had the iPhone 6 (this is what happens when you have 3 threads open).

    Yep, if you have the GSM ATT iPhone 5, download here:

    http://www.icj.me/ios/iPhone5,1

    You can choose to download 8.0 or 7.1.2 (they are both being signed).
     
  8. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    thank you!! it won't effect my factory unlock from at&t right?
     
  9. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Now i tried to download from there but it then said network failed. ugh is it my wifi? i don't get it.
     
  10. gtstricky macrumors regular

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    No. It is the exact same file as if you did it from Apple.
     
  11. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    now it says one day. is it my internet? I don't get it!
     
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    I'm having the same problem, I want to do a clean install on my iPhone 6 Plus (I originally restored from backup). iTunes tells me about 110 hours to download, while Chrome tells me roughly 2 days before it fails the download. Very frustrating.

    EDIT:

    This worked! My download went from 110 hours to under 20 minutes. Thanks a lot!
     
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  14. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Can someone please link iOS 8 ipsw for Verizon iPhone 5S please
     
  18. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    this is so crazy! i can't get over it. its been almost a week since iOS came out lol! way to go apple!
     
  19. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I had the same problem on Saturday morning when I tried to update my iPad Air. It kept saying silly estimated download times like 13 Hours. I cancelled and tried three or four times with the same results. I then decided to reboot my router and then it downloaded in about 6 minutes.
     
  20. Woochifer macrumors 6502a

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    Just let iTunes do "Download Only" for the iOS 8 installation file, and then eject the phone and go about your business while the file downloads.

    The download speed will vary quite a bit, and could also vary by time of day. When I started the download last Wednesday night, the time quoted was around 16 hours, and it wound up taking less than 5 hours finishing up around midnight PDT (which is actually close to max speed on my home connection). Might want to try the download after close of business on the west coast.

    Figure that at least one-fourth of the iOS user base will upgrade to iOS 8 by Wednesday -- that's over 120 million devices, each downloading close to 2 GB of data for the same file.
     
  21. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    It's understandable that it would have taken that long last Wednesday as that was the day it was released. There is no reason why it should take that long now, five days since initial release. Depending on ones internet connection speed it shouldn't take anymore then 5 to 30 minutes.
     
  22. Woochifer macrumors 6502a

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    100+ million users trying to each pull the same 2 GB file is still a sizable number, and not everybody upgrades on day one. But, if you look at the norm, up to 40% of the user base will be on iOS 8 by Wednesday, so the traffic is still likely heavy.

    And I'd be curious as to how many people are actually waiting that long for the download to complete today. Like I said, on Wednesday, I had an initial download time showing 16 hours. Yet, the file was ready to go in less than 5 hours, and I have a relatively slow connection.
     
  23. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Im sorry, but it should not say 36 hours and then time out. This makes no sense and i don't feel like switching my ip setting just to download an update. its to much work and should be left for professionals!
     
  24. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Download the file from elsewhere and be up and running in 20 minutes or so.
     
  25. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    i did from that link that wa spotted and still 1 day lol! i don't get it!
     

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