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Old Oct 12, 2011, 01:18 PM   #1
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IPSW file direct download links from Apple

Im at work on a fast connection so its better to download here.

AT&T iPhone 4 (GSM)
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/04...4_Restore.ipsw

Verizon iPhone 4 (CDMA)
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/04...4_Restore.ipsw

iPhone 3Gs
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/04...4_Restore.ipsw

iPad 1
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/04...4_Restore.ipsw

iPad 2
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/04...4_Restore.ipsw

iPod Touch 3gen
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/06...4_Restore.ipsw

iPod Touch 4gen
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/06...4_Restore.ipsw

How to install:

1. Locate and download an iOS 5 IPSW file from the web

2. Launch iTunes and Option-Click (Mac) or Shift-Click (PC) on the “Check for Update” button to restore the iPhone

3. Select the iOS 5 IPSW and proceed with its installation onto the iPhone
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 01:22 PM   #2
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Do you have the links for iPad 2 32GB WiFi?
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 01:24 PM   #3
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iPad 1
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/04...4_Restore.ipsw

iPad 2
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/04...4_Restore.ipsw
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 01:27 PM   #4
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iPod touch 4th gen: http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/06...4_Restore.ipsw

iPod touch 3rd gen: http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/06...4_Restore.ipsw

iPhone 4 GSM: http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/04...4_Restore.ipsw

iPhone 3GS: http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/04...4_Restore.ipsw
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 01:31 PM   #5
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Thank you, I was looking for links to download the official ipsw's.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 01:37 PM   #6
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should post all of those in the op that way they don't get lost thanks though!
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 01:57 PM   #7
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Once you download the file what do you do from there? I am new at this and don't want to wait until I get home.

Thanks
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 02:13 PM   #8
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Can anyone provide md5 or SHA-1 hashes for the above files? In particular, the iPhone 4 (GSM) and iPad (original) files?

My Internet connection is extremely ropey at the moment, and so I want to make sure that whatever I download isn't corrupted!

Thanks!
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 02:17 PM   #9
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What if a friend has already downloaded iOS5 for iPad from iTunes, can I copy the ipsw file from his computer to mine and update my iPad as well, without having to download the whole software? If so where do I find the ipsw file on his computer?
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 02:34 PM   #10
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What if a friend has already downloaded iOS5 for iPad from iTunes, can I copy the ipsw file from his computer to mine and update my iPad as well, without having to download the whole software? If so where do I find the ipsw file on his computer?
yes you can it will be saved here if he is on a PC running windows 7:

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates

or here C:\My documents\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates If he is on anything less then windows I believe not sure for mac's though.

you will need to make your computer show hidden files bly clicking this
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 02:34 PM   #11
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Instructions in the original post.
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Once you download the file what do you do from there? I am new at this and don't want to wait until I get home.

Thanks
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 02:39 PM   #12
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Thanks, trying through iTunes was killing me.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 03:01 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by sidefx View Post
Im at work on a fast connection so its better to download here.

AT&T iPhone 4
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/04...4_Restore.ipsw

Verizon iPhone 4
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/04...4_Restore.ipsw

iPhone 3Gs
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/04...4_Restore.ipsw

iPad 1
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/04...4_Restore.ipsw

iPad 2
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/04...4_Restore.ipsw

iPod Touch 3gen
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/06...4_Restore.ipsw

iPod Touch 4gen
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/06...4_Restore.ipsw

How to install:

1. Locate and download an iOS 5 IPSW file from the web

2. Launch iTunes and Option-Click (Mac) or Shift-Click (PC) on the “Check for Update” button to restore the iPhone

3. Select the iOS 5 IPSW and proceed with its installation onto the iPhone

Why not alter to say GSM iPhone 4 instead of AT&T? Not all of us are from the US!
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 03:13 PM   #14
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Why not alter to say GSM iPhone 4 instead of AT&T? Not all of us are from the US!
I think more Americans would be confused about GSM (they might not understand, and they do understand AT&T) than foreigners would be. Googling "AT&T gsm or cdma" is very easy.

But I guess they could have added both pieces of info.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 03:20 PM   #15
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I have the most recent beta version of iOS 5 installed on my phone from a few weeks ago by a friend with a dev account.

When I plug into iTunes it says "your software is up to date". I'm running 5.0 (9A531e) which I don't think is the most current.

If I update using the links you posted will that put me into the newest version?

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Old Oct 12, 2011, 03:32 PM   #16
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Exclamation Renaming .ZIP to .IPSW

My browser downloaded these files and saved them as .ZIP files. Do I need to simply rename them to .IPSW before trying to run the update?
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 03:35 PM   #17
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Re:Renaming .ZIP to .IPSW: Yes, a simple rename should work.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 03:39 PM   #18
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May want to modify the OP to inform folks this might happen depending on their browser (I used IE8 at work to download). I imagine this might happen to a lot of people.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 03:40 PM   #19
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updating from this file will it set iphone up with a fresh install or as an upgrade?
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 03:44 PM   #20
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Why not alter to say GSM iPhone 4 instead of AT&T? Not all of us are from the US!
I agree, I am from Canada and I wasn't sure which one was which. But you answered my question already. It's a one minute fix and you'll save many people from the confusion.

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updating from this file will it set iphone up with a fresh install or as an upgrade?
It will be a fresh install.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 03:48 PM   #21
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MD5's

I too would like the MD5's (more specifically for iPhone 4 GSM).

Or perhaps a question could be answered for me instead?

I have the GM and would like to know if there is a difference between the GM and the Public release.

The MD5 I have for the GM is:
8ac7ae6a7f6fadbd34ba9abacd15e2dc

**Edit**

I can confirm the MD5 for the public release is the same for the GM... To be clear for anyone scanning over this...

The MD5 and file of the iPhone 4 GSM is as follows...
MD5 (iPhone3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw) = 8ac7ae6a7f6fadbd34ba9abacd15e2dc
Link: http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/04...4_Restore.ipsw

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It will be a fresh install.
thanks, so thats not really an option if you want to perform as an update i guess
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 04:00 PM   #23
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No offense to dhelsdon, but I would like to seek further clarification on the update vs fresh install question. Are these the EXACT files I would get if I went through the iTunes "Check for Updates" normally like everyone else? All I care about is that these files work exactly as if I got the files the regular way through iTunes.

He might be saying that it's technically a "fresh install" for the OS itself (vs a patch), but it may not mean the entire iDevice is wiped out (including apps/media/data/etc) either. But I'm no expert by any means.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 04:02 PM   #24
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Can this be downloaded and run from another directory on a WinXP machine? EG, not enough disk space for 'documents and settings/username/application data/apple computer/*' where it would normally go, but I have several terabytes on attached storage where itunes lib is stored.

Thanks,
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No offense to dhelsdon, but I would like to seek further clarification on the update vs fresh install question. Are these the EXACT files I would get if I went through the iTunes "Check for Updates" normally like everyone else? All I care about is that these files work exactly as if I got the files the regular way through iTunes.

He might be saying that it's technically a "fresh install" for the OS itself (vs a patch), but it may not mean the entire iDevice is wiped out (including apps/media/data/etc) either. But I'm no expert by any means.
thats my question and i guess that just made it more unclear
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