No Service iOS 8

Apple issued a support document Wednesday night detailing a “workaround” on how to revert back to iOS 8 for those users that were affected by the release of iOS 8.0.1 earlier in the day, an update which incapacitated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices.

Besides providing instructions on how to downgrade to iOS 8, the company noted that it is “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.”

Users who updated to iOS 8.0.1 on Wednesday quickly found out that the software update killed cellular signal and cut off access to Touch ID. Apple quickly pulled the update but it was too late for many users who had already proceeded with downloading and installing it.

The set of instructions provided by Apple on how to downgrade are similar to those we provided about 10 hours ago. If you’ve been affected by the iOS 8.0.1 update, then I encourage you to check out our detailed tutorial and video on how to revert back to iOS 8. Of course, you could also wait for Apple to release iOS 8.0.2 “in the next few days,” but we’ll all agree that this is highly inconvenient.

Too little too late? You be the judge. I’ve already said all I had to say about the situation.

Thanks Matthew!

  • CA

    Glad to see they at least acknowledged the problem, even though it’s been hours now..

    I miss Steve :/

    • hkgsulphate

      Steve might say, you are using it wrong

  • Anmol Malhotra

    Microwave wireless charging, device waterproofing and bend prevention will also be available with the upcoming iOS 8.0.2 release.

    • Saeed ghattas

      Microwave wireless charging is the most unsafe and not healthy for the human being, so even in further iPhone releases I wouldn’t accept it until they find something safer and doesn’t give us cancer.
      Waterproof is also a feature that is not so necessary, it would’ve been good if it was there in the iPhone 6 and 6 plus release, but that is not a feature that will make me buy a phone.
      And the bending this is exaggerated!!

      • MagicDrumSticks

        Someone missed the joke

      • nyangejr

        Spot on

      • Saeed ghattas

        I didn’t miss the joke.

      • RarestName

        What was the joke then?

      • f96lrs

        Microwave charging

      • Jonathan


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  • Danial Hakim

    Ok apple

  • iPodDroid

    At least they’re working on it… Geezus, iOS 8 has got to be the worst update yet… :/

    • Lance Baker

      I haven’t had many issues. The first few versions of iOS 7 were pretty bad but even then it wasn’t unusable.

      • iPodDroid

        Yeah well at least it didn’t cut off service or break touch ID…

      • Lance Baker

        I wasn’t talking about 8.0.1. I didn’t get to experience those issues thankfully.

      • Manuel Molina

        Every version of the first iOS is a bug or two within. People just expect perfection from Apple that any fault is an axe for them.

    • TeddyBearStand

      So true; the features don’t explain the sluggishnessbugs. Just terrible.

  • Julio Cesar

    And that’s why beta testers should give feedback.
    Don’t blame Apple, blame who downloaded betas just for fun and don’t give feedback of the problems faced.

    • Phil Randle

      The part that I don’t get is these beta’s got sent to carriers for testing, if the carriers don’t test ‘service’ then what the hell do they need beta’s for?

    • applebrainwashespeople

      yeah guys, don’t blame apple for not testing their own crappy software, blame only the developers and beta testers.

      • Julio Cesar

        If you want something perfect without beta testing program, come back in a 10 years.

        I’m developer, and I know how important feedback are.
        People see things that the developers miss, bacause people uses it all day long while developers are occupied following a schedule, working on new things, ‘lapidating’ others.

        They usually didn’t have time to test if something is near to perfection, they fix what is evident, the rest depend of the users.

      • applebrainwashespeople

        A developer who can’t spell, speak proper English, or use punctuation… you must work for apple.

      • Julio Cesar

        I speak Brazilian Portuguese, learned english by myself.
        You should respect people, why all the hate?

      • leart

        seriously? you are talking with Mr “applebrainwashespeople” ??
        listen to me, dont waste your time

      • Jonathan Elliott

        Then how come it takes a person less time to spot these things than a developer?? Isn’t there a point in being a developer?? And the whole not having time to test if near perfection, again, isn’t that the responsibilty of the developer?? I mean, is service and touch ID not working near perfection for apple?? lmfao

      • Julio Cesar

        Don’t you use your device full time? All day, all week?
        Developers are fixing what they already know, if they spot something they will fix, but usually they need to develop a lot of other things.
        Sometimes, when you fix something you break some others, and not always it’s spoted by the developer.

      • Jonathan Elliott

        I understand that developers have other things to do but when you fix something, do you not test it and see if the fix may have caused other bugs? And does Apple just sit on their hands all day and not test these updates themselves? Like seriously, I can understand small bugs that are barely noticable, but bugs that are noticable the 1st day they release an update, especially like the update from trying to fix 8.0 to 8.0.1 to 8.0.2. And if it’s noticed by a developer and sent to Apple or noticed by Apple themselves, I feel that they should be fixed 1st. What is the point of releasing these big updates if they’re not ready? I mean i don’t even update to the next update until their is a jailbreak for it because appearently the hackers/designers/etc that make tweaks/fixes/themes/etc on Cydia are smarter because they’ve been ahead of Apple on the things you can do on and with your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. And the best part is you get the choice of what you want and don’t on your iDevice and you can uninstall watever it is causing issues on your iDevice until an update comes(which is usually quick) instead of being forced with something that doesn’t work. Normally I’m against the people that complain about waiting for stuff, but lets be honest, they really could do better. If not, then take their time atleast. I mean so what if people want a big update now. Don’t take it out on the ones who were being patient by giving us bugs too. I’m still on iOS 7 because iOS 8 is slower for us 4S users. I like it but with the bugs and it being slower, I’ll just wait for either Apple to release the last version of iOS 8 or a Jailbreak to come so someone can just release tweaks that fix Apple’s problems lolz.

    • ishatmypants

      Lol what? Don’t blame the company that made the software blame the people who use it? You’re an idiot

      • Julio Cesar

        I’m idiot? So what part of “report bugs” YOU can’t understant?

    • Matan Rak

      I am a Yosemite beta tester and i ALWAYS report bugs, your right testers need to report and not just download for fun.
      software and app developers don’t got time to test it al 100%, BEACUSE THEY ARE BUSY BUILDING SOFTWARE.

    • Kr00

      This version 8.0.1, wasn’t given to developers, only the carrier companies. Apple clearly didn’t test this update, and either the telcos didn’t report the bugs, or they didn’t test them on iPhone 6’s. I’m a developer and this update wasn’t available to me or anyone I know before it was made public.

      • Julio Cesar

        So you already know who to blame.

      • Kr00

        Well only Apple and the carrier companies tested it. Apple write it, shouldn’t they check its durability? It was obviously rushed out without proper checks, otherwise it wouldn’t have had this effect. Who is responsible then?

      • Julio Cesar

        They send betas for a reason, don’t you think?
        Doesn’t matter if it’s for developers or carrier companies, whoever got the beta has to report bugs.
        Apple probably fixed something and unintentionally broke another that they didn’t expected.

        If your are developer, you should know that sometimes you can’t see the obvious for some reason, but when another person test what you did, they spot easily what’s wrong.

    • solai

      beta was not released for Developers. Released for some carriers

    • Dany Quirion

      Are you not the goalkeeper for the brazilian team???

      • Julio Cesar


    • mrgerbik

      wow….. a true apple apologist

      • Julio Cesar

        First of all, I develop for Windows, Android and iOS.
        My actual device is a Nexus 4 with MIUI rom.

        I had an iPhone 4 years ago, It was a better experience, but I needed to experience other devices if I plan to develop for them.

        Today I know a lot of Android and iOS, I know the pros and cons, iOS + jailbreak and Android + root + custom rom + xposed modules + performance scripts.
        And because I know so much about them, I can choose what I like most, what I prefer.
        I like both, but i really feel better using iOS.
        Any problem with this?

      • mrgerbik

        Sensitive? Im sorry

  • محمد زكي عبد الهادي

    Apple should open signature to downgrade to any ios customer like as they are not serious enough to handle issues come to the surface make us suffer

    • Lance Baker

      8.0.1 wasn’t available to developers as a beta.

  • David Gitman

    Hmm I updated to iOS 8.0.1 and nothing happen. My touch ID even works better

    • Allen B

      Are you on a iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus?

      • David Gitman

        Oh sorry I didn’t read until the end.. I got 5S

      • Dan

        didn’t you find the battery life was worse on ios 8? I went back to 7.1.2 and it’s back to normal

      • David Gitman

        yeah its kinda bad but I like the new IOS 8 so I am still with it

    • Anmol Malhotra

      HI bro 😉
      How’s you?
      Longg time! 😀

      • David Gitman

        indeed 😀

  • abdullah575

    Lol apple !!

  • Allen B

    Apple I’ll take Firmware 7.1.2 on my iPhone 6 Plus! Make the customers that have been faithful to Apple happy! lol (I know it’s not going to happen)

  • Benchmark Apps

    I know this is off topic, but, I found a major security problem within snapchat, and I would like if someone could test to confirm it.

    So basically, sign in to snapchat on an iPad (only works on iPad!), then grab another device and log into snapchat whilst still logged into the iPad. Refresh the page on Snapchat so it logs out, then on the iPad, hold on the “Log In” button then using multitasking gestures to “Almost” close the app, then snapchat logs in without typing any account information.

  • Vic O

    People, give it a rest. It’s not the end of the world.

  • Dan

    My workaround was to go back to iOS 7.1.2, I feel like my iPhone is mine again, never again will I forsake my jailbreak

    • Jonathan

      Then why in your profile picture are you holding a Samsung device?

      • Dan

        because it’s an old avatar, you must be the 10th person to ask me this, I will change it in a second

      • Jonathan

        lol xD
        You didn’t *have* to change it. =P

      • Dan

        haha I know, seen you around enough to know you’re not an @ss, but some people were getting on my nerves about it lol

      • Jonathan

        lol xD

      • Dan

        by the way, do you know the name of the tweak where you slide your finger on an icon and shortcuts to other apps pop out in a row? Just retored to 7.1.2 and would like to get it but can’t remember the name.

      • Jonathan

        I know what you’re talking about… Jeff did a video on it too, I just can’t remember the name! AGH. Now it’s bothering me.

      • Dan

        Let me know if you remember! I’ve been sifting through a bunch of articles but can’t find it…

        **came back to me as I was typing, Apex 2!

      • Jonathan

        yay! That was it! 😀

  • mav3rick

    “It’s been reported that over xx% users updated to the latest version of iOS…”

  • Abdullah Safdar

    Will ios 8.0.2 be stable and bug-free than ios 8 and ios 8.0.1? I just wanted to ask because i wanted to do a straight update from ios 7.1.2 to ios 8.0.2… :p

    Please anyone reply…


  • iBanks

    I’m happily on 8.0.1 w/ only one issue, Safari intermittently sticking when trying to reply on Disqus.

  • Tarek

    I have a question….has anybody experienced this after updating to iOS 8 on the iPhone 5?

    I have several Starbucks stores listed on my Starbucks app and whenever I get to the store, the passbook comes up on my lock screen so I can pay. After iOS 8 all I see is a little icon with starbucks on the bottom left of my lockscreen. But the passbook does not automatically come up. What’s more, my BofA icon also shows up now in the same place since there is a BofA that I use right next to Starbucks.

    Obviously, Apple has changed the behavior of passbook. So I went looking for the changes.

    I have played around with saving stores, notifications and settings, etc. I don’t see anything to change that behavior. I looked around online and at Apple’s website, but I just don’t see any mention at all of the change in behavior of the passbook.

    Any ideas, anyone?

  • James Gunaca

    Any word on how to do this if you are on iOS 8.0.1 without a PC/Mac to tether to? I guess a genius bar appointment would be in order.

  • Preben Faarkrog Hansen

    Cant download 7.1.2 ipsw… on any page ?