Will iOS 8 public release be OTA?

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  1. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    And if so, will I be able to do the OTA update to my phone that has the beta 5 on it? Or will I have to go the reset/restore route?
     
  2. Menel macrumors 603

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    iOS8 will be OTA for people on the release cycle.

    Not from beta.
     
  3. GreyOS macrumors 68040

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    Sure? I might be wrong but I thought in iOS 7.1 you could upgrade from beta to public release OTA.
     
  4. phillytim macrumors 65816

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    Nope. never OTAs for beta versions.

     
  5. GreyOS, Sep 16, 2014
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    GreyOS macrumors 68040

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    There have been, I checked. (also, I edited my post to say 7.1 before I saw your reply, sorry)

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=18863382&postcount=37

    More comments like that in the thread.

    The caveat was that it was the full image rather than a delta, but it was still OTA.

    Obviously it's no guarantee that it'll be the same case for 8.0, but you might as well wait and see, if you find OTA easier and you're not in a rush!
     
  6. Blorzoga thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I'm pretty sure I updated OTA from the last iOS 7 beta to the public release. I'm hoping I can do the same with iOS 8, since I can't do a backup from beta 5 and will have to restore a 45 day old backup otherwise.
     
  7. eark555 macrumors newbie

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    If you can't OTA you can download ipsw and update by iTunes.
     
  8. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    This was not enabled for iOS 7. Guaranteed.
     
  9. markyr17 macrumors 65816

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    Either way, this discussion is kind of pointless. Anybody who has the iOS 8 Beta now has access to the GM (which IS the final release of the software.) They would have updated to the GM by now, and would be on the official cycle. You can update in iTunes without having to lose all of your data on your phone.
     
  10. GreyOS macrumors 68040

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    The reason it was observed more easily for the 7.1 release is because there was no 'GM' in between the last beta and the public OTA update, so all devs were on a beta, expecting to have to use iTunes, and OTA was a surprise.

    Because there is a GM for 8.0, it means there's not a direct comparison so hard to know what to expect. This discussion might be pointless but I'm still interested to see if 'devs' who haven't update to GM can update OTA tomorrow :)
     
  11. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Do you think there will be an 8.0.1 tomorrow or Friday?
     
  12. Menel macrumors 603

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    Next week at earliest.
     
  13. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    What makes you think that?
    7.0.1 last year was released on the Thursday before the iPhone 5S release date.
     
  14. Shaqq macrumors regular

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    Hopefully tomorrow because since there's so many issues some people are having with iOS 8 there might be a update tomorrow for iOS 8.0.1 hopefully.
     
  15. Makale.Helvetia macrumors 6502a

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    they won't be too late..i say thursday or friday
     
  16. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Will iOS 8 be released at midnight tonight (Pacific Time)?
     
  17. Xcallibur macrumors 6502a

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    I'm wondering this too. Anybody know what happened for iOS 7?
     
  18. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    You can't go from beta channel to release channel OTA. I don't believe this has ever happened.
     
  19. Blorzoga thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Just wanted all to know that I successfully did an OTA update from beta 5 to the public release. I can finally run a backup. Hooray!!!
     

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