Install iOS 8 on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch – How to

Shaikh Rafia
Posted 2 years ago

At the Keynote, Apple announced that the public release of iOS 8 will happen on September 17th. However, if you don’t like waiting for the public release and want to experience the latest OS right about now, here is a simple tutorial to install iOS 8 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch!install ios 8 on iphone

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How to install iOS 8:

Yep, it is possible for you install the latest iOS 8 Golden Master (GM) on your devices without having the UDID registration. As mandatory with all our iOS and Android tutorials, here are a few points that you should consider before reading the instructions to install iOS 8 on your iPhone and iPad:

  • Upgrade iTunes to the very latest 11.4 version which was released only a few days back and supports iOS 8.
  • Says without going that you should always create a backup of your device before installing newer versions of the OS to be able to restore to it in the future.
  • WCCF does not take any responsibility in case something goes haywire during the process. Even though this a GM build which is most likely to be the final public version, there are always some insecurities associated with non-official release. Please proceed on your own.

Once you have gone through the prerequisites and warnings of installing iOS 8 GM build on your iPhone and iPad, go forward and download iOS 8 for your device from the links shared below (courtesy LifeHacker):


Install iOS 8 on your iPhone and iPad:

  • Extract .ipsw file from thedmg file:
    • On Mac, double click on the file to mount the dmg file. In the Finder > Devices, you will see the new mount.
    • On Windows, use a tool like 7-Zip. Open the .hfs inside the .dmg as well and copy the .ipsw file to your Desktop.
  • Open iTunes and connect your device with your computer.
  • In the Summary tab, hold down the option key (for Mac) or the shift key (for Windows) and click on the Check for Update button.
  • Locate the .ipsw file and select it.
  • Wait for the iOS 8 update to complete.
  • When done, you can restore your device from any of the previous backups that you have.

Ta da! That’s just about it. You have installed the very final, golden master build of the iOS 8 on your iPhone, iPad, or the iPod Touch.

Note: these links are shared and uploaded by LifeHacker, we cannot be sure when Apple clamps them down and restrict access.

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