• What Happened to iOS 8.0.1?



    So you read about the iOS 8.0.1 release earlier today with tons of bug fixes for the iOS 8 operating system while you were going about your day, and you've finally gotten comfortable at home and were excited to install the update... only to find that it's no longer available.

    Where did it go?

    As Michael Essany reported earlier today, iOS 8.0.1 had caused numerous problems for users after installing relating to Touch ID and cellular service on Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Many of those with older devices were touting that the update didn't appear to have any problems at all, however.

    If you're finding that the update is no longer available in your Software Update section under Settings, that's because Apple has pulled the update. This means you won't be able to update to iOS 8.0.1 until Apple fixes the bugs that users were reporting.

    On the other hand, if you did update to iOS 8.0.1 when Apple released it, and you're stuck with a malfunctioning phone on the new firmware, the good news is that you can plug into iTunes and restore back to iOS 8.0 because iOS 8.0 is now currently the most up-to-date version of iOS. The bad news is, if you don't have a backup, you will lose all of your content and settings and have to start over with a fresh install of iOS 8 again. So it's recommended that you back up your settings and data before you downgrade.

    In fact, Apple is even still even signing iOS 7.1.2, so if you're interested in going back to iOS 7.1.2 to jailbreak, you might want to jump on that!

    Did you have problems when upgrading to iOS 8.0.1?

    Sources: NBC
    This article was originally published in forum thread: What Happened to iOS 8.0.1? started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      I wonder why they're still signing 7.1.2. Have they ever signed a firmware for so long after it's been succeeded?
    1. Italia411's Avatar
      Italia411 -
      I just restored my my iPhone 5s to 7.1.2 woo hoo!! I must say I love iOS 8 on my iPhone 6. Have not had any issues and I'm loving the new features and screen size. I really think apple hit a home run this year.
    1. linkincyde's Avatar
      linkincyde -
      Thank you for this info! I'll restore my ipad to 7.1.2.
    1. eightyk88's Avatar
      eightyk88 -
      I bet they are still signing 7.1.2 for those people that downloaded it but never installed it OTA, in case they go to try to update to 8.0. They can then install that 7.1.2 that's sitting on their HDD without bricking up their phone.
    1. thefinga's Avatar
      thefinga -
      Quote Originally Posted by Italia411 View Post
      I must say I love iOS 8 on my iPhone 6. Have not had any issues and I'm loving the new features and screen size. I really think apple hit a home run this year.
      +1 👍👍
    1. mainc21's Avatar
      mainc21 -
      Since they are still signing 7.1.2. Does anyone think it's possible to go to that on the 6? Has anybody tried it?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by mainc21 View Post
      Since they are still signing 7.1.2. Does anyone think it's possible to go to that on the 6? Has anybody tried it?
      There is no such thing as an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus iOS 7.1.2 firmware file.
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by mainc21 View Post
      Since they are still signing 7.1.2. Does anyone think it's possible to go to that on the 6? Has anybody tried it?
      It isn't.
    1. Thai702's Avatar
      Thai702 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mainc21 View Post
      Since they are still signing 7.1.2. Does anyone think it's possible to go to that on the 6? Has anybody tried it?
      i don't think it's possible on the iphone 6 or iphone 6+..
    1. mainc21's Avatar
      mainc21 -
      Darn. It was a good thought.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      I wonder why they're still signing 7.1.2. Have they ever signed a firmware for so long after it's been succeeded?
      Not this long I don't think. With exception of 4.1 for 3G/3GS.
    1. jigar7's Avatar
      jigar7 -
      Wow! This is quite surprising... nonetheless.. I'm happy!
      Now how about you let the iPhone 4 users go back to iOS 6... iOS 7 wasn't really an "upgrade" for the iPhone 4 users... and you don't even have to do anything Apple! But I guess all they care about is newer iPhone owners and milking older gen owners into upgrading to newer devices.
    1. tjELITE's Avatar
      tjELITE -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      I wonder why they're still signing 7.1.2. Have they ever signed a firmware for so long after it's been succeeded?
      I don't think they've left it open this long before. I'm guessing it's for 4S users who find that iOS 8 May not be the best update for there phones....maybe? I guess jailbreakers can't complain hehe
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      This morning at 4:30am eastern, iTunes told me that 8.0.1 upgrade was available when I plugged in my wife's i5. dunno if it was re-released or not or what the deal is.
    1. falrob's Avatar
      falrob -
      If I downgrade to 7.1.2 can I still Jailbreak?
    1. ynoteh's Avatar
      ynoteh -
      My 4S is on 7.0.6 how do I upgrade to 7.1.2?
    1. NewD's Avatar
      NewD -
      Quote Originally Posted by falrob View Post
      If I downgrade to 7.1.2 can I still Jailbreak?
      Yes. But when you plug your phone into iTunes I don't think you're going to get 7.1.2 as a choice. You may have to go to that website that has every IPSW listed for every phone type. Anthony will know what that website's address is and how to point iTunes to that iOS 7.1.2 file once you've downloaded it.
    1. turdsmoka's Avatar
      turdsmoka -
      Quote Originally Posted by mainc21 View Post
      Since they are still signing 7.1.2. Does anyone think it's possible to go to that on the 6? Has anybody tried it?
      Im running IOS 5.0.1 on my Iphone 6 but i'm old school.

      Quote Originally Posted by turdsmoka View Post
      Im running IOS 5.0.1 on my Iphone 6 but i'm old school.
      You can download the file and do a restore to it.
    1. bstunt10190's Avatar
      bstunt10190 -
      Quote Originally Posted by turdsmoka View Post
      Im running IOS 5.0.1 on my Iphone 6 but i'm old school.



      You can download the file and do a restore to it.
      Please elaborate.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Yes. But when you plug your phone into iTunes I don't think you're going to get 7.1.2 as a choice. You may have to go to that website that has every IPSW listed for every phone type. Anthony will know what that website's address is and how to point iTunes to that iOS 7.1.2 file once you've downloaded it.
      Downloads section at top of this page has links to all firmwares ^
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