Apple will officially push update to iOS 8 on September 17, but you can install the final version right now even if you are not a developer. So let’s see how you can do it!
Back Up Your Apple Device before Attempting an Update to iOS 8
Although it’s the final version but that does not mean that it will be error less, so taking a back up on your computer first will be the best thing. Note: Yosemite beta users are reporting crashes so it might be the best option to wait for final official release.
Download iOS 8
Apple iOS 8 final version is available for developers for now but other users can also download it. However, just to be precautionary, download and install at your own risk. To know which model you have check Apple’s site.
Your device may be missing but it will be added soon, but do remember that these download links are unofficial and you should proceed at your own risk.
- iPhone 5s (Torrent) (GSM)
- iPhone 5s (Torrent) (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (Torrent) (CDMA + GSM)
- iPhone 5 (Torrent) (GSM)
- iPhone 5C (Torrent) (CDMA)
- iPhone 5C (Torrent) (GSM)
- iPhone 4S (Torrent)
- iPad 2 (Torrent) (Wi-Fi)
- iPad 2 (Wi-Fi + GSM)
- iPad 2 (Wi-Fi +CDMA)
- iPad 2 (Rev A)
- iPad 3 (Wi-Fi)
- iPad 3 (Wi-Fi + GSM)
- iPad 3 (Wi-Fi + CDMA)
- iPad 4 (Wi-Fi)
- iPad 4 (Wi-Fi + GSM)
- iPad 4 (Wi-Fi + CDMA)
- iPad Air (Torrent) (Wi-Fi)
- iPad Air (Wi-Fi + GSM)
- iPad Air (Wi-Fi + CDMA)
- iPad Mini (Torrent) (Wi-Fi)
- iPad Mini (Wi-Fi + GSM)
- iPad Mini (Wi-Fi + CDMA)
- iPad Mini with Retina (Torrent) (Wi-Fi)
- iPad Mini with Retina (Torrent) (Wi-Fi + GSM)
- iPad Mini with Retina (Wi-Fi + CDMA)
- iPod Touch 5th Generation
Install the Update – Steps to Upgrade to iOS 8
Follow the steps given below to install Apple iOS 8:
If you have DMG file > open the disk image (.dmg) > find the iPhone Software Update file (.ipsw) for your device > Drag it to the desktop, or your designated folder. However, Windows users will need a tool like 7-Zip to do this, and will need to open the .hfs inside the .dmg as well. Open iTunes > now connect your device ( iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch) to your computer.
Although your device will be automatically selected in iTunes but if it’s not the case then select it from ‘Summary’ tab > then Hold down the option key (OS X) or the shift key (Windows) and click the Restore button > locate .ipsw file you downloaded and select it > wait till the upgrade finishes.
Restore your device from backup on your computer and sync with iTunes if needed.
That’s how you do it, ask any question you may have in the comments.