Update to iOS 8.0.1 creates problems for Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Update to iOS 8.0.1 creates problems for Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Some Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus users who have updated to iOS 8.0.1, are wishing that they had passed on installing the new build on their phone. Apparently, the update is preventing these iPhone users from connecting to the network used by their carrier. Others are having issues with Touch ID. While Apple will no doubt send out another update to fix the problems, there is a solution.

First, you will need to turn off Find My iPhone. Go to ipswdownloader.com and download the proper version of iOS 8 that you will need. Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes running. Launch iTunes.com on your desktop computer. Take your Lightning to USB cable and connect your iPhone to iTunes. Hold down Control (PC) or Option (Mac) and click on "Check for Update". Choose the iOS 8 firmware file you selected from ipswdownloader and let nature take its course.

Once you have your iPhone 6 up and running, don't forget to turn Find My iPhone back on. If this method isn't working, you can try a full restore, or wait for Apple to send out a fix.


source: iMore via TheVerge

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55 Comments

1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

It just works!

25. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Don't worry guys iOS 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.3, 8.0.4, 8.0.5, 8.0.6, 8.0.7, 8.0.8, 8.0.9 and 8.0.10 and so on will all be stable.. #iBent

27. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

like ninety six

28. ZeroCide

Posts: 810; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Of course! They're just updating it wrong!

33. jaxson983

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 11, 2013

Apple is a great marketing company...one day their tech will catch up

34. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmfao broski. More like it iFailed. Rotflmfao, it will be a bad year for Apple.

49. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Going by sales and stockmarkets it's already been a pretty good year for Apple...

48. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Why do people pay so much for a device that just works..common pay for those device that runs or flies..

2. palmguy

Posts: 979; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

ONE (and used to be one phone)software update a year and they screw that up. Now every update this year and the next is to fix this.

15. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

This line is epic " or wait for Apple to send out a fix."

3. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

8.0.1 was pulled

4. chistoefur

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

This is just a terrible week for Apple.

8. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

Well, yes and no. It's a bad week if you only consider Bendgate and the iOS 8.0.1 snafu. But with over 10 million iPhones sold since Friday, I'm sure their bank account helps them sleep better at night.

9. guest

Posts: 371; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Unitl that recall is issued. I just don't see a way round that.

12. anthonyspapa

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Terrible week for the ones who bought the iPhone, not for Apple.

5. wrm2013

Posts: 232; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

too bad jobs ain't around to cut the jobs in half for the terrible jobs everyone has been doing.

6. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

That's Revolutionary lol

26. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Great to see these revolutionary and innovative updates. #mindblown..

7. Elfmonster unregistered

Apple iDiots are going to be iFired for all the iCatastrophes with iBend and iOBS. It's weird to watch Steve Jobs' entire brand of consumer-last, profit-first garbage hit the floor.

17. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

iNfant.

29. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Weren't you just on here the other whining about how Apple does get "updates", while Android doesn't? Yeah, about that......

50. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

And there'll be a fix for this one shortly... It was stupid to release a bad update that messes with the actual phone functions, I've no idea how that can be passed? Can only presume all the testing takes place at Apple HQ with their own antennas and things which don't have this problem... But either way, I didn't update yet, I'm sensible enough to always wait and see what happens but I'm not excusing poor practice like this, it's not good enough. That's the difference though - I don't hate for the sake of hating or blindly love an electronic device or company as many seem to do on here. The iPhone "best camera" thread is hilarious for all the crying and rage from the Android crowd, I don't get it, competition is good, you're happy with your device then great - don't rage at something else if someone prefers it though, it makes you seem a bit "mentally fragile"....

10. guest

Posts: 371; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

It's so funny that supposedly people that use iPhones are not techy and now you want them to manually flash firmware? LOL

11. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

iPhone6 and iPhone6 plus in the table for hot phones but xperia z3 compact no?!???!! Why phonearena?!!!

16. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

It's because this site is iPhone arena That's it.

13. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Without Jobs and his relentless demand for perfection, things will continue to slide downhill.

35. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Good. He was another P0S, no wonder he's not around to see this.

38. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Yeah, it is good. If Apple is not going to push the state of the art, they might as well go out of business as they contribute nothing to the world. AFAIK, Apple still makes a high quality notebook computer. That is about it.

41. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

They copied Sony Vaio Z series.

14. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

'Most advanced mobile OS' looking very advanced. VERY.

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