Any way of bypassing "contacting apples servers" dialog when updating

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Kyan31, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Kyan31 macrumors newbie

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    I want to update my iPad from 4.2.1 to 5.1.1 but I have a problem. My iPad is jail broken, and I have downloaded the software for the iPad (iOS 5.1.1), but every time I try to update it via iTunes, it tries to contact apples servers. I am using a dial up connection as my router broke, and iTunes cannot get to apples server because dial up is rubbish.

    When I update, I hold down SHIFT while clicking restore. A file browser pops up and I click the Ipsw file (iOS 5.1.1) then it unpacks the file in iTunes and it tries to contact apples servers. It stays on that forever and I am unable to bypass this? Can you guys help me out? Thanks.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    iTunes must contact Apple when updating or restoring an iOS device. It needs to because it has to get the unique signed SHSH blobs for your device from Apple.
     
  3. Kyan31 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So is there NO way of bypassing this.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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  5. chris7777 macrumors 6502

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    Go somewhere that offers free wireless and do it, like the library or several restaurants.

    that way apple can keep their talons in you like the rest of us.
     

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