Glad to inform you that iOS 8 GM download is now available for download for compatible iDevices such as iPhone 5, 5s, 5c, 4S,iPad 2, and iPad touch 5G right on Apple developer’s center.
The iOS 8 GM Download which succeed the iOS beta which was revealed or unveiled during Apple Worldwide developers conference on the 2nd of June now fully available. iOS 8 has great and amazing features that makes the new update a desiring one which we have all being waiting for.
Here in this guide, you will be able to understand the step by step procedure you can use to download iOS 8 GM and install it on your iDevice. Just this month, Apple finally announced the long awaited iPhone 6 during the iPhone 6 event.
Before you make an attempt to download iOS GM, do note that there are some versions that the update or the iOS 8 does not support, however to know whether your device will support the update or not, here are the compatible iDevices. iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad Air, Retina iPad mini, iPad mini 1, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2 and iPod touch 5.
Here in this post, you need a developer account in order to be able to download iOS 8 GM or a developer slot. If you are concern on how to get a developer slot, you can read this post.
NOTE: The best way to have a better chance of having old files if corrupted is to always back up your device before tampering with your device most specifically while dealing with what you have limited knowledge about.
How To Dowunload iOS 8 GM And Install it On iDevices
If you have not backed up your device yet, kindly do so before you proceed to the step by step guide on how to download iOS 8 GM on your device.
Step 1: If you are a developer already, log on to your account and if not, sign up for a new account to start at the rate of $99 with or get a slot from developers.
Step 2: Once signed in or created a new account, then sign into with your Apple ID.
Step 3: Now, the next thing is to locate your device UDID. Finding your UDID is very easy. Just connect your iDevice to your PC or Mac via USB cable and launch your iTunes, and then hit the serial number section and your UDID will be revealed and some other details such as phone number,update, restore iPhone.
Step 4: Now, go to Apple developer to register your device UDID, and when you get to the developer portal, navigate to iOS 8 menu/section. Scroll down to the point of iOS 8 GM firmware for your iDevice.
Step 5: The file you downloaded in step 4 above will be in a zip format. You need to extract it and get .ipsw for your device from the downloaded file.
Step 6: Then, connect your iDevice back to iTunes and perform the following depending on your device. On Mac, press and hold Alt button and on PC press and hold Shift button and hit restore iPhone. You will be prompted to select the extracted .ipsw, then select it and wait for few minutes for your installation to complete.
Following this simple steps, you can easily download iOS 8 GM for your iDevices.