Snippet: Upgrade to 8.0.1 Has Bugs, Here’s a Fix ☇

Shared on September 24, 2014

Apple has posted a support document for those who upgraded to iOS 8.0.1 and have a mostly-useless iPhone 6 or 6 Plus:

We have a workaround for you if you have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and you lost cellular service and Touch ID functionality today after updating to iOS 8.0.1. You can reinstall iOS 8 through iTunes by following the instructions below. We are also preparing iOS 8.0.2 with a fix for the issue, and will release it as soon as it’s ready in the next few days.

I think this is the first time Apple has directed users to download an IPSW file directly. The fix seems to work and I’m glad they’ve finally addressed it, but I’m guessing most people have already restored their devices at this point.

Rene Ritchie first mentioned a fix along the lines of this when the issue first happened, and I actually followed his instructions to a point and then improvised with an Option-clicked “Check for Update…” on iTunes to basically installed iOS 8.0.0 over iOS 8.0.1. Mysteriously, it seemed to work and I didn’t have to restore all my data. Whew.

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