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sktn77a
Sep 19, 2013, 02:03 PM
Hello all:

I've followed the (supposedly impossible) downgrade instructions on the web for downgrading from IOS7 to IOS6 but iTunes isn't recognizing my downloaded IOS6 file (iPhone4,1_6.1.3_108328_Restore.zip). when I Shift Click Restore iPhone and go to the download directory with the zipped firmware file, it says "no items matched your search". How do I get iTunes to recognize the downloaded firmware files?

Thanks,

Keith

Tyler23
Sep 19, 2013, 02:04 PM
Hello all:

I've followed the (supposedly impossible) downgrade instructions on the web for downgrading from IOS7 to IOS6 but iTunes isn't recognizing my downloaded IOS6 file (iPhone4,1_6.1.3_108328_Restore.zip). when I Shift Click Restore iPhone and go to the download directory with the zipped firmware file, it says "no items matched your search". How do I get iTunes to recognize the downloaded firmware files?

Thanks,

Keith

You must unzip the file. The ipsw is what you want, and it is contained in the zip file. Unzip it, and then try it again selecting the file ending in .ipsw.

sktn77a
Sep 19, 2013, 02:22 PM
You must unzip the file. The ipsw is what you want, and it is contained in the zip file. Unzip it, and then try it again selecting the file ending in .ipsw.

Yes, I unzipped the zip file containing:
Firmware folder
0482516-005.dmg
0482613-005.dmg
0482679-005.dmg
Buildmanifest
kernel.cach.release.n94
restore

In the "Firmware" folder is:
All_flash (folder containing aa_flash.n94ap.production folder containing several .img files)
DFU (folder containing 2 .dfu files)
USR (folder containing "local" folder, containing "standalone" folder which is empty)
Trek-3.4.03.release.bbfw
Trek-3.4.03.release

No file ending in ipsw anywhere.

?????

Keith

Tyler23
Sep 19, 2013, 02:25 PM
Yes, I unzipped the zip file containing:
Firmware folder
0482516-005.dmg
0482613-005.dmg
0482679-005.dmg
Buildmanifest
kernel.cach.release.n94
restore

In the "Firmware" folder is:
All_flash (folder containing aa_flash.n94ap.production folder containing several .img files)
DFU (folder containing 2 .dfu files)
USR (folder containing "local" folder, containing "standalone" folder which is empty)
Trek-3.4.03.release.bbfw
Trek-3.4.03.release

No file ending in ipsw anywhere.

?????

Keith

Unbundle the .dmg's, the ipsw should be housed in one of them. If that doesn't work - sounds like you got your download from a pretty dodgy site..

sktn77a
Sep 19, 2013, 03:26 PM
I don't know what a .dmg file is but it's not a folder or zipped file so I don't see there is anything I can do with it. None of the website instructions indicated I should need to do anything other than open up the downloaded file and install it in iTub\nes (?!)

I got the download from 3 different links to the apple download server so I don't know what the deal is.

Tyler23
Sep 19, 2013, 03:28 PM
I don't know what a .dmg file is but it's not a folder or zipped file so I don't see there is anything I can do with it. None of the website instructions indicated I should need to do anything other than open up the downloaded file and install it in iTub\nes (?!)

I got the download from 3 different links to the apple download server so I don't know what the deal is.

Double click the .dmg, it is a OS X install file. When Apple releases software to developers, it comes packaged in the .dmg install file. Double click it, and it will open in a new finder window with the contents. Within it, should be the .ipsw file.

sktn77a
Sep 19, 2013, 04:24 PM
Well, I click or double click on it and nothing happens. try to unsip it further with 7-zip but nada. I'm using windows but I've unzipped the original download file. Is this an OSx only download?

Thierry ba
Sep 19, 2013, 04:29 PM
Try this

http://appldnld.apple.com/iOS6.1/091-2611.20130319.Fr54r/iPhone4,1_6.1.3_10B329_Restore.ipsw

SakuraSuki
Sep 19, 2013, 04:33 PM
Hello all:

I've followed the (supposedly impossible) downgrade instructions on the web for downgrading from IOS7 to IOS6 but iTunes isn't recognizing my downloaded IOS6 file (iPhone4,1_6.1.3_108328_Restore.zip). when I Shift Click Restore iPhone and go to the download directory with the zipped firmware file, it says "no items matched your search". How do I get iTunes to recognize the downloaded firmware files?

Thanks,

Keith

If you using Mac, select the file and press enter, then rename the extension from .zip to .ipsw. If you are using Windows, then you need to right click and select rename. Change the extension to .ipsw as well.

I unziped my iPhone 4S .ipsw file and got the folllowing:

038-3390-250.dmg 038-3456-396.dmg 038-3456-251.dmg. BuildMainfest.plist Firemware fodler Kernelcache.release.n94 restore.plist

Judging from that, you probably just need change the extension to .ipsw then use iTunes to restore.

Purex
Sep 19, 2013, 05:22 PM
i dont know if it helps, but in windows if you unzip the DMG, you will find a file named something HFS. Unzip this one also. The IPSW will be "inside" this one.

cola79
Sep 19, 2013, 05:27 PM
On windows machines you can use http://www.dmgextractor.com/ to extraxt the ipsw file from the dmg.

Carlanga
Sep 19, 2013, 05:29 PM
don't unzip, just delete the .zip part and leave it ending w. just ipsw :cool:

IF that doesn't work get another source. Use iclarified.com to get one.

sktn77a
Sep 19, 2013, 05:47 PM
Tried everything suggested. Itunes (for windows) just doesn't recognize any of the files!

:mad:

cola79
Sep 19, 2013, 05:56 PM
It should at least recognize the file from the link Thierry ba provided.

If not done yet, download and install the newest itunes software from apple and try again. It should work, do not know what the failure could be on your machine...

MarcusCarpenter
Sep 19, 2013, 06:00 PM
Just rename it to .ipsw simple

triptolemus
Sep 19, 2013, 06:05 PM
I downgraded yesterday successfully using the DFU method. However I did run into a problem. It refused to accept the ipsw file I pointed at.

I tried a few times then obtained an ipsw file from another source, and... success.

Get your ipsw from elsewhere.

I got mine here...

http://www.imore.com/ios-6-firmware-files

sktn77a
Sep 19, 2013, 06:10 PM
Success!!! I downloaded the zipped file from yet a 5th source and there it was in my download directory and was recognized immediately by Itunes. IOS6 back up and running. Phew!!!

PS: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

triptolemus
Sep 19, 2013, 06:13 PM
Welcome back.

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