Fix iTunes Error 14

iOS 10 is here after Apple seeded iOS 10 beta 1 to the developers on June 13th, the first day of WWDC 2016.  As well as looking like a more powerful iOS there are several new features that are worth looking closely at, features that could make this one of the best versions of the iOS firmware yet.  At the moment, the only way to get your hands on the beta release is if you are a registered developer or have registered your UDID number. The public beta will be open in July and, at the moment, the only other way to check to the beta is to sign up for our special UDID Registration offer .

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Beta releases never go smoothly, it isn’t in their nature. While most of the thousands who are rushing to get the release onto their devices will be lucky, others want be in that they will end up facing an error. The most common error at the moment is iTunes 14 and is being encountered by those who opt for the old tried and tested method of updating via iTunes rather than OTA. iTunes Error 14 leaves a user stuck, unable to update to iOS 10 firmware and unable to reboot their devices.

Fixing it is quite simple and, if you read the download notes that went with the iOS 10 beta release, you would know what you should have done before you attempted to update. The release notes state quite clearly, that if you are going to update to iOS 10 beta by way of an IPSW file, you must install the latest beta version of Xcode first, currently Xcode 8. Don’t worry, because this is easy enough to get:

Downloading Xcode 8 :

  1. Open up the Apple Developer website [ext link]
  2. Sign in using your Apple ID and password
  3. Navigate to the Download center and download Xcode 8  xcode 8

It is a big update, around 6 GB . So be patient and let it install fully without interfering and then you can update to iOS 10 beta 1 easily. If you aren’t prepared to wait that long or don’t have sufficient space on your iOS device, simply head over to Settings > General > Software Update and update via the over the air method. It is much quicker, much easier and a smaller update.

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