Wednesday, June 4, 2014

How to Install iOS 8 Beta 1 for iPhone 5, iPhone 5S

iOS 8 beta brings userswith new experiences but also generates programming errors, therefore, users should backup data and consider carefully before installation. 

Right after its launch on June 3rd, Apple has released iOS 8 beta for developers. However, normal users can also download and install by the following guidelines:

Backup is an important step before installing iOS 8 beta. Screenshot.

Connect to iPhone, iPad by iTunes to back up all data to the computer. Access this address  to download firmware compatible with different codes. After downloading, unzip the file .zip to the file .ipsw.

On iTunes, click Alt/Optionon Mac and Shift on Windows, and then select Check for Update. Popup window requires linking to download iOS 8 file (.ipsw). Computer requires upgrade confirmation. The installation will take place in about 3 to 5 minutes.

iOS 8 is still being tested, users should consider before upgrading. After following the above instruction, users should not reboot the device to avoid iPhone, iPad’s activation request.

Steps to downgrade to iOS 7.1.1 or handle case arised: 

Set iPhone, iPadto DFU mode to downgrade. Screenshot.

Access thisaddress to download the latest firmware iOS (7.1.1 version) compatible with each device code. Set device to DFU mode by plugging iPhone, iPadto computer having enabled iTunes. Hold Home button and Power button at the same time until iPhone, iPad goes off, relieve Power button but press Home button for another 10 seconds.

iTunes will display iPhone Recovery Mode. Click Alt/Optionon Mac and Shifton Windows andselect Restore iPhone. A popup window appears to require linking to download  iOS 7.1.1 file (.ipsw). Press OK to complete the downgrade and reinstallation.

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