Can you create a custom IPSW file?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by DDustiNN, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. DDustiNN macrumors 68000


    Jan 27, 2011
    I am curious to know if you can create your own .ipsw file based on your current phone setup.

    Basically I would like an .ipsw file that, when used to restore via iTunes, would restore my phone to the EXACT state it's in right now. Apps, data, texts, settings, jailbreak, everything.

    There was a way to do this with my Android phone (Amon's recovery, I think?) and it was absolutely amazing, very useful when switching between different ROMs to try out new firmware, etc., or of you just wanted to revert back to a previous setup.

    Is there anything like this for iPhone?
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Yes... using Pwnage Tool. However, the save data will not be there. All other info is synced back upon restore completion.
  3. DDustiNN thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jan 27, 2011
    Do you mean app data? Like saved games, etc.

    I assume I could just restore that from a regular backup then?

    Thanks for the info about Pwnage Tool, I'll have to look into that.

    What about the screen/icon layouts though, are those saved anywhere?
  4. dccorona macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2008
    all of that is stored in you layout, but it is tricky to get it to work

    you have to let it restore from backup AND sync all your apps back over before you touch anything, be it the phone or settings in iTunes...otherwise the ordering of apps may not be retained. Weirdly enough, I've seen it work sometimes, and not work other times

    as for the custom ipsw, all it does is contain your jailbreak settings. Everything else can interface as normal through iTunes, so it doesn't need to be in the ipsw
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    That's what backup and restore from backup does on iTunes.
    It's not an Ipsw file. You can't save your contacts, texts, game progress or other stuff on an Ipsw. The Ipsw just holds the firmware without any users specifics.

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