Problem updating iPhone 5S to iSO8

Attempted to update my iPhones 5S to iSO8 using iTunes for Windows on my Sony laptop, and now I'm locked out and the phone will not even turn back on.
iTunes will not recognize it, not even when trying it on iTunes via a MacBook Pro.
Also, the backup I did before starting the update is not showing up on iTunes when I try to restore it to where it was.
If anyone has seen something similar and has any advise at all? it would be greatly appreciated as I've lost some critical data and pictures.
Please, advise.
Thank you very much,

Last time I did mines, it didn't ask for a sim. I used wifi to activate the phone.

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