General Can't download IPSWs

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by webcrush, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. webcrush macrumors regular

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    Not sure if its because servers are flooded with requests, but I can't pull down the 8.1 ipsw from apple's servers. Tried all last night to no avail, same problem today.

    Anyone else having this problem?
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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  3. webcrush thread starter macrumors regular

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    Already read that thread last night. I'm not having iTunes issues, but I can't download the raw file. I don't see many people having a need for the ispw other than those jailbreaking or at least hacking things up to some degree.

    Thx for the tip though.
     
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Everyone with an iDevice who wants current firmware has to grab the IPSW (many still use iTunes to update).
     
  5. webcrush thread starter macrumors regular

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    Understood. I updated my 7.0.6 iPad last night via iTunes and it brought it up to 8.1 without even a pause.

    Just seemed weird that the direct ipws links were returning errors. Was just seeing if anyone else had this problem or if there were any alternate providers outside of the direct from apple route.
     
  6. dhlizard macrumors G4

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  7. webcrush thread starter macrumors regular

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    I appreciate the link, but that site just lists off the Apple download links. I have yet to find anyone who actually hosts the ipsw's themself. All just point to Apple's servers.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I'm pretty sure the servers are getting slamed.
    It took like 2-3 hours yesterday for iTunes to download and restore my iPad to 8.1
     
  9. webcrush thread starter macrumors regular

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    See, that's whats weird, I just re-restored my Ipad and phone to 8.1 through iTunes and it did all its work in under 20 minutes.

    Yet, I can't even 'begin' a download of the actual ipsw, page just throws an error everyplace I try.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Then just download it with iTunes.
    You know what folder to find the .ipsw after?
     
  11. Intell macrumors P6

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    What browser are you trying to download the IPSW with?
     

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