Apple released ios 8 Gold master edition. It’s the full version of ios 8 which apple will release it for public later in September mid week. Just a day ago, Apple has seeded the IOS 8 GM version to Developers and many user have updated to ios 8 beta versions by registering their iPhone,iPod,iPad udid to Apple Developer account. So if your udid is registered to Apple Developer Account then you can update to ios 8 GM version right now. if your device is not registered to Apple developer Program/account then register your udid now to Apple Developer Account now. (Click Here) to update the GM edition now.
IOS 8 GM means – Gold master edition. The full version of ios 8. This is the full and final version of ios 8.0 There will be no more beta release. The last beta was ios 8 beta 6. Now the next version is the full version which is called ios 8.0 or IOS 8 GM.
The next beta will be ios 8.0.1 beta or ios 8.1 /8.2/8.x.x but that will be released later on. It will be the next update of ios 8.x.x If you have registered you udid with us then you can update to All the beta versions of ios 8 for example – ios 8.0.1 beta, ios 8.1 beta, ios 8.1.x / ios 8.2 beta until the ios 9 releases. we register all the udid’s for 1 year which gives you access to use all upcoming beta versions of ios 8.x.x.
How to update to ios 8 GM Now:
Step 1: Register your UDID to Apple Developer Account. (Click here). If you have already registered once with us for ios 8 then you don’t need to re-register again. but if you haven’t registered/registration expired then register first else your device will be stuck at activation err.
Step 2: Download the ios 8 GM ipsw file. You can download it from anywhere doesn’t matter from where you download it. You can find it also to download from our iAppleStuffs download section.
Step 3: Backup your device in iTunes. Because you can’t update via OTA from beta versions to GM version. You need to perform a full update using iTunes. Plus even if you can do OTA, i will suggest you not to do OTA update. Its always better if you do a clean install using iTunes. And after that restore from the backup if you need to. Better if you start everything from new. Plus iCloud backup is the best.
Step 4: After your done step 1 2 3 now your ready to update. So open up iTunes.
Step 5: Hold Shift/Option key in your keyboard and click on Restore / Update in iTunes. A window will open then select the ios 8 GM ipsw which you downloaded.
Step 6: Now let iTunes do the rest. it will update you to ios 8.
Step 7: Now you can setup iPhone as new or you can now restore from iTunes backup which you created on step 3.
Possible errors you might get & how to fix them:
iTunes errors like 3914/3014/(-54) errors: Update your iTunes to the latest version. before you update your device to ios 8. Download the latest version of iTunes it from here.
Activation err: If you haven’t registered udid and updated to GM then you will be stuck in activation err, so fix it simply register your device to Apple Dev Program here.
Device not compatible: iPhone 4s/5/5c/6, iPod 5g, iPad 2/3/4/Air is supported only.
IOS not compatible with this iPhone: You have download wrong firmware for your iPhone. Download the correct ipsw. Check your iPhone model and download the correct ipsw for your respective device.
Accessory not compatible/not supported: To fix this you need to use original usb cable/Charger. Sometimes 3rd party accessories doesn’t work properly.