Today, many users are experiencing some issues reporting an “activation error” message, which could be that they had installed iOS 7 beta 6, expires on October 6th. Or either reason is that after failing to upgrade from iOS 7b6 to the public version of Apple’s iOS 7 operating system. An “activation required” error message is preventing those users who have upgraded to iOS 7 during its beta release from using their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices. The activation error has led to many “bricked” iOS devices. What next? Full details and step-by-step guide can be checked right after this break!
How to fix the activation error after iOS 7 Beta 6 expired
Note: There are thousands of them took to the internet to report receiving an “activation required” error message, but that can be fixed easily. The iOS 7 beta 6 was released prior to the official launch of iOS 7 on September 18th. It was set to expire on Sunday (OCT. 6), giving users who were using the beta version of iOS 7 last time to switch over to the full version. Users must upgrade their devices through an update from the iTunes Store. Now what!
To fix activation error you’ll need to update your iOS device to the latest version of iOS software update – that’s the iOS 7.0.2 firmware. Downgrading to iOS 6.1.2 or iOS 6.1.4 is possible?
Notably it’s not possible to downgrade iOS 7.0 to iOS 6.1.3, 6.1.2 or even older iOS versions. As Apple has stopped signing IPSW file (except if you have an iPhone 4 with saved SHSH Blobs).
Here’s the way, instructs you on fixing the activation error
The first step starts with backing up your iOS device. If you have access to your device, back it up to iCloud, heading towards “Settings,”, click on “iCloud” and selecting “Backup & Storage.” Don’t have access to your iOS device, either way you can use the backup function in iTunes. Sync the device up to iTunes and Control-click (right click for PC and laptop users) the edevice, go to the “Devices” menu and select “Backup”.
Secondary: Ensure that you have already installed iTunes 11.1 on your computer. Download iTunes 11.1 for Windows and OS X from here or Click on iTunes in the menu bar and then hit on “Check for Updates.” Mandatory step – iTunes 11.1 adds support for iOS 7, so please do not skip it.
Updating to iOS 7
Once iTunes installed, it’s time to turn your attention to your iOS device and follow the simple instructions to fix the Activation error message.
1. Connect your iOS device to your computer using USB cable. Wiat till iTunes open and connect to your iDevice.
2. Click on the iTunes Store button (beside the device button in the top right corner).
3. Download iOS 7.0 or iOS 7.0.2 firmware file using the links placed below, now hold down on the option key (If Mac) or the CTRL+shift key (Windows) and click the “Check for Update” button in the Summary panel. Browse to the new .ipsw file, which you had downloaded and select it.
Alternateive way: Click on “Check for Updates” directly without holding down the Option key or Shift key. Download iOS 7.0.2 software and update your device to the latest 7.0.2 iOS version.
Here are the iOS 7 download links and you can be also able to grab the iOS 7.0.2 from below:
Download based on your iPhone 5, 4s, 4, iPad and iPod touch model.
- iPad (4th generation CDMA)
- iPad (4th generation GSM)
- iPad (4th generation WiFi)
- iPad mini (CDMA)
- iPad mini (GSM)
- iPad mini (WiFi)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi (3rd generation)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for ATT)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for Verizon)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (GSM)
- iPhone 5c (CDMA)
- iPhone 5c (GSM)
- iPhone 5s (CDMA)
- iPhone 5s (GSM)
- iPhone 4s
- iPhone 4 (GSM Rev A)
- iPhone 4 (GSM)
- iPhone 4 (CDMA)
- iPod touch (5th generation
4. Do not disconnect your device until the update finishes.
5. If necessary, restore your device from previous backup and sync with iTunes.
Successfully don! You iOS device should now updated to iOS 7.0.2 and you should no longer get any activation error. Message is quite interesting!