1. zerog46's Avatar
    With all this iPhone 6 talk I for one am eagerly awaiting the release of iOS 8. I can't wait for it to get here. That will keep me busy for a few days while awaiting the arrival of my new iPhone.
    MrMars and blessed2bamommie like this.
    09-13-2014 09:28 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Just get the GM and install that now...
    09-13-2014 09:38 AM
  3. MrMars's Avatar
    Just get the GM and install that now...
    Is this fairly simple? I'm afraid of jacking something up lol.
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    09-13-2014 09:55 AM
  4. zerog46's Avatar
    Those days are over for me. I can wait.
    Last edited by zerog46; 09-13-2014 at 09:56 AM. Reason: Spelling
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    09-13-2014 09:56 AM
  5. gcantrell's Avatar
    Just get the GM and install that now...
    I installed it on both of my devices last night. So far so good!
    09-13-2014 09:57 AM
  6. kch50428's Avatar
    Is this fairly simple? I'm afraid of jacking something up lol.
    It's not horribly difficult... But not something a novice should do.
    09-13-2014 10:00 AM
  7. MrMars's Avatar
    It's not horribly difficult... But not something a novice should do.
    I've worked with computers for years so I'd like to think I'm above a novice. I'd just to see the steps laid out in front of me before I decided to do it.
    09-13-2014 10:03 AM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I've worked with computers for years so I'd like to think I'm above a novice. I'd just to see the steps laid out in front of me before I decided to do it.
    Download the GM
    Unzip it to get the .ipsw file
    Make sure you have a backup whether that's an iCloud or iTunes backup.
    Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes.
    Open iTunes and connect your phone.
    Option (alt for Windows) click the Restore button
    Select the .ipsw file
    Wait for it to finish.
    During the normal iPhone set up process choose whether the restore from an iTunes or iCloud backup.

    Lots of people ran into trouble if they were running the Yosemite beta and iTunes 12. So I wouldn't recommend the GM if you have that. But if you are on Mavericks or Windows and running the latest iTunes 11, then you'll be fine.

    The only downside is it takes time because it is not an OTA update so you have to go they the restore process which can take a will depending on how much stuff and apps it has to download during the restore.
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    09-13-2014 10:10 AM
  9. iBright's Avatar
    Download the GM
    Unzip it to get the .ipsw file
    Make sure you have a backup whether that's an iCloud or iTunes backup.
    Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes.
    Open iTunes and connect your phone.
    Option (alt for Windows) click the Restore button
    Select the .ipsw file
    Wait for it to finish.
    During the normal iPhone set up process choose whether the restore from an iTunes or iCloud backup.

    Lots of people ran into trouble if they were running the Yosemite beta and iTunes 12. So I wouldn't recommend the GM if you have that. But if you are on Mavericks or Windows and running the latest iTunes 11, then you'll be fine.

    The only downside is it takes time because it is not an OTA update so you have to go they the restore process which can take a will depending on how much stuff and apps it has to download during the restore.
    Just a clarification. Is it shift or alt ?



    Sent from my iPhone 5S Gold
    09-13-2014 10:20 AM
  10. yungboi's Avatar
    Just a clarification. Is it shift or alt ?



    Sent from my iPhone 5S Gold
    On windows its shift.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    09-13-2014 10:27 AM
  11. pr1nce's Avatar
    I'm looking forward to iOS 8 being released.
    taz323 likes this.
    09-13-2014 10:43 AM
  12. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Just a clarification. Is it shift or alt ?



    Sent from my iPhone 5S Gold
    I believe it is Alt (because it is Option on the Mac) but if you do it and it doesn't give a a file picker popup to select the .ipsw file, then cancel and do the other one.
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    09-13-2014 10:48 AM
  13. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    It's here already. Works great.
    09-13-2014 01:41 PM
  14. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    It's Shift + on Windows
    09-13-2014 01:57 PM
  15. robertk328's Avatar
    After I did my iPad mini and iPhone 5 I realized I could have used update vs restore. Is that not an option? May use that on my wife's phone to save time with restoring.
    09-13-2014 02:04 PM
  16. HankAZ's Avatar
    Those days are over for me. I can wait.
    Lightweight.

    Actually, it’s a matter of early with the hassle of doing the upgrade via iTunes or wait and get the ease of OTA.
    09-13-2014 02:05 PM
  17. zerog46's Avatar
    Lightweight.

    Actually, its a matter of early with the hassle of doing the upgrade via iTunes or wait and get the ease of OTA.
    I'll probably do a full wipe and install because I'm gonna give my 5S to my son anyway so I'm just gonna wait until I get my 6 next week.
    blessed2bamommie likes this.
    09-13-2014 02:08 PM
  18. taz323's Avatar
    I'm looking forward to iOS 8 being released.
    Me too.
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    09-13-2014 02:30 PM
  19. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    I can't wait for wed to get here so I can read what people think. I've read on one of the apple boards to wait a few days before downloading as the server are packed & you might not get all the features & it's better to download via itunes rather then OTA, is that true
    09-14-2014 05:07 PM
  20. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I can't wait for wed to get here so I can read what people think. I've read on one of the apple boards to wait a few days before downloading as the server are packed & you might not get all the features & it's better to download via itunes rather then OTA, is that true
    If the server is packed why wouldn't you get all the features? You're downloading the same firmware as everyone else.
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    09-14-2014 08:07 PM
  21. Wreckus's Avatar
    Does anyone have a general idea when apple will flip the switch on Wednesday and allow the downloading of IOS 8?

    Reason I ask is because I work nights and get off at 1230 Mountain time and wouldn't mind getting a headstart of downloading IOS 8 on my iPhone 5s & iPad Mini.
    09-14-2014 11:58 PM
  22. HankAZ's Avatar
    Does anyone have a general idea when apple will flip the switch on Wednesday and allow the downloading of IOS 8?

    Reason I ask is because I work nights and get off at 1230 Mountain time and wouldn't mind getting a headstart of downloading IOS 8 on my iPhone 5s & iPad Mini.
    Typically it happens at 10:00 am PDT.
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    09-15-2014 12:11 AM
  23. Wreckus's Avatar
    Typically it happens at 10:00 am PDT.
    Bummer. Thanks for the reply Hank.

    Have another question, did they totally take out the transit feature in maps on IOS 8? haven't seen any news about it lately.
    09-15-2014 12:27 AM
  24. armoko's Avatar
    I need advice from any iPhone 5 user. Is it worth it to install iOS 8 on iPhone 8? Or should I stay away ?
    09-15-2014 05:45 AM
  25. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I need advice from any iPhone 5 user. Is it worth it to install iOS 8 on iPhone 8? Or should I stay away ?
    iOS 8 will run fine on an iPhone 5.
    09-15-2014 08:01 AM
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