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Download Links For iOS 8 Gold Master (Stable Version)

Last updated: September 14, 2014 at 10:10 am

Apple iOS 8 Gold Master (GM) version can be downloaded on your computer and installed via Apple iTunes. You should have iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4s, iPad 2 and over, or an iPod Touch 5G to use this iOS firmware.

After sharing the download links of iOS 8 GM, you will notice that we have FAQs to answer some of the common questions related to this firmware.

Before You Download

Here’s a word of warning: Apple iOS 8.0 GM is meant only for registered iOS developers. We see so many non-developers looking for iOS 8 files, downloading them, and installing it on their iOS devices. We have, for the sake of testing, have done this too.

We upgraded iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1.2 to iOS 8 GM. It did not require any developer account, and the whole installation process took less time than expected. Do we recommend that? And is this legal? To be fair, you should always install the most stable iOS 8 version that is out there. In short, don’t go with iOS 8 GM unless you have no other option.

In reality, there are always more options available. One can download and use iOS 8 stable firmware on iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches. That said…

Here Are The Requirements For iOS 8 GM

  • You should have a device compatible with iOS 8 firmware.
  • You should have Apple iTunes installed.
  • You should have a computer running Mac, Windows, or Linux.
  • Your device should have enough free space to install the firmware.
  • You should have a Developer account at Apple. (optional)

Notice the last requirements. It is optional, but below we have provided you with the direct download links from Apple’s website. We have also provided the mirror, alternate links to get iOS 8 GM files. It’s also important to note that these are not DMG or IPSW files, but ZIP files.

Extract these iOS ZIP files and you have IPSW files that you can install on your devices via iTunes. See this installation guide for iOS 8 GM for more information.

Direct Download iOS 8 GM (Zip Files)

Download Method #1: Direct iOS 8 GM Files From Apple’s website

Here are the links to download iOS 8 Gold Master on your computer. To download these files, you must have an Apple’s developer account. If not, look at the alternate links shared below.

Download Method #2: Alternate Download Links For iOS 8 GM

Here are the mirror download links wherein you can get iOS 8 GM files without any developer account:

iPod touch

  • iPod touch – Download here

iPhones

  • iPhone 4S – Download here
  • iPhone 5 A1429 (GSM+CDMA) – Download here
  • iPhone 5 A1428 (GSM) – Download here
  • iPhone 5c A1532/A1456 – Download here
  • iPhone 5c A1507/A1516/A1526/A1529 – Download here
  • iPhone 5s A1453/A1533 (CDMA + GSM) – Download here
  • iPhone 5s A1457/A1518/A1528/A1530 (GSM) – Download here

iPads

  • iPad 2 WiFI (Non-Rev A) (A1395) (Rev A is iPad 2,4, non-Rev A is iPad 2,1) – Download here
  • iPad 2 WiFi (Rev A) (A1395) (Rev A is iPad 2,4, non Rev A is iPad 2,1) – Download here
  • iPad 2 WiFI + 3G (GSM) (A1396) – Download here
  • iPad 2 WiFi + 3G (CDMA) (A1397) – Download here
  • iPad 3 WiFi (A1416) – Download here
  • iPad 3 WiFi + Cellular (GSM) (A1430) – Download here
  • iPad 3 WiFi + Cellular (CDMA) (A1403) – Download here
  • iPad 4 WiFi (A1468) – Download here
  • iPad 4 WiFi + Cellular (A1459) – Download here
  • iPad 4 WiFi + Cellular (MM) (A1460) – Download here
  • iPad Air WiFi (A1474) – Download here
  • iPad Air WiFi + Cellular (A1475) – Download here
  • iPad Air WiFi + Cellular (TD-LTE) (A1476) – Download here

iPad Minis

  • iPad Mini WiFi (A1432) – Download here
  • iPad Mini WiFi + Cellular (A1454) – Download here
  • iPad Mini WiFi + Cellular (MM) (A1455) – Download here
  • iPad Mini Retina WiFi (A1489) – Download here
  • iPad Mini Retina WiFi + Cellular (A1490) – Download here
  • iPad Mini Retina WiFi + Cellular (TD-LTE) (A1491) – Download here

FAQ on iOS 8 GM

Question: Why do I get “Access Denied” when I try to download iOS 8 GM from Apple’s website?
Answer: The problem is with the Apple server (assuming you have logged into your developer account). Retry again to get the files.

Question: Can I update iOS 8 GM via Software Update?
Answer: iOS 8 GM via Over-The-Air (OTA) is not available for iOS devices.

Question: Is it safe to download IPSW files through third-party websites?
Answer: The links above were shared on Reddit website by its members. So they are good!

Question: Do I need UDID registration to install iOS 8 GM?
Answer: No need for any UDID registration.

Question: Is it possible to downgrade from iOS 8 GM to iOS 7?
Answer: Yes, downgrading can only happen via iTunes, but it is possible.

Question: How do I upgrade from iOS 6 to iOS 8 GM?
Answer: As long as your device is compatible, you can upgrade from any iOS X to iOS 8.

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Note: Articles written at iOS8release.com are valid for every Apple device running iOS 8.0, iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2, iOS 8.3, iOS 8.4 / 8.4.1 firmware