September 17 is the iOS 8 official release date. This is when anyone who has a compatible iDevice can finally install the new and awesome operating system on their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. We offer you a list of iOS 8 direct links when you can download the firmware file for your particular “fruit” model.
Who can update to iOS 8? Users with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5S and 5c, iPhone 5, iPod touch 5G, iPad mini [both Retina and not], iPad 2-4, and iPad Air.
Before you use the direct links for iOS 8 and install this operating system, you should prepare for the major update. Here is what you must do.
Step 1. Make sure you have downloaded iTunes 11.4 and updated this program on your Mac or PC. This is highly important as the latest version comes with iOS 8 support.
Step 2. Create a backup copy of your iDevice before updating to iOS 8. This will secure you in case anything goes wrong. You can either backup via iCloud or via iTunes. It’s your choice which program to use.
Step 3. Users who have a jailbroken iOS device should wait until hackers release a new iOS 8 jailbreak untethered tool. Pangu and Evad3rs will most likely share some news on when to expect the update as soon as iOS 8 goes public and live.
Step 4. Everyone should also clean their iDevice from unused applications and programs. Just delete the apps through Settings – Usage where you can select unwanted programs and click on Delete App to get rid of them and clean some space.
Download iOS 8 Direct Links
Note that the new iOS 8 final version requires over 1 GB of free space on your gadget. Make sure you have enough space to install this firmware and avoid possible problems because of the space lack issue.