IPSW file direct download links from Apple

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  1. sidefx, Oct 12, 2011
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    Thank you, I was looking for links to download the official ipsw's.
     
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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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    Newbie

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Instructions in the original post.
     
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    Thanks, trying through iTunes was killing me.
     
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    Why not alter to say GSM iPhone 4 instead of AT&T? Not all of us are from the US!
     
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    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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    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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    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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    Re:Renaming .ZIP to .IPSW: Yes, a simple rename should work.
     
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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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    updating from this file will it set iphone up with a fresh install or as an upgrade?
     
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    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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    It will be a fresh install.
     
  21. jamestech, Oct 12, 2011
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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/iPhone4/041-8358.20111012.FFc34/iPhone3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw
     
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    thanks, so thats not really an option if you want to perform as an update i guess
     
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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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    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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    thats my question and i guess that just made it more unclear :)
     

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