Can't find a downloaded iOS update file...

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  1. benji888, Mar 19, 2013
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    Hey, I have iOS 6.1 on my iPhone 5 right now. I downloaded iOS 6.1.2 but didn't install, now 6.1.3 is available, but what I get when I go to itunes is a prompt to update to 6.1.2, and there is not an option to download 6.1.3. I could hit "Install" but then I would be installing 6.1.2, then I can get 6.1.3 and update all over again. Instead I would like to delete the 6.1.2 downloaded file and get 6.1.3 and install it. But, I can't find the file:confused:

    I looked in the usual places, and searched for .ipsw, and such, but nothing there. ~/library/itunes/ ...nothing, just itunes plug-ins folder. Where in the *@#% is it??

    I am on a mid-2010 macbook pro w/latest Mountain Lion. edit: & iTunes 11.0.3
     
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  3. benji888 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    well, on my phone ...oh, it must be in iCloud?:confused:? ...I go to software update on the phone and it shows iOS 6.1.2 as downloaded. There isn't anything there for 6.1.3.
     
  4. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Give it time. Maybe restart your phone. Keep checking Settings--> General--> Software Update. At some point soon, the update to 6.1.3 will appear, then just go ahead and update from there. Next time you plug in to your computer it will recognize that you have updated to 6.1.3.
     
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    The original question for this post is...where does iTunes store the downloaded iOS updates? (iTunes 11.0.3) (Please read my first post in this thread completely before responding...thanks :) )
     
  6. DMH3006 macrumors regular

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    right-click the finder icon on the dock and click the go to and paste this:
    ~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates
     
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    I did read your original post. Your original post made it sound like you weren't sure now how to update to 6.1.3, we gave you a way to update to 6.1.3. I guess you don't want to update, and you only want to know where it's stored, in which case, you should make your point a little more clearly.
     
  8. benji888 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    NOT THERE!

    if you would have read the first post :rolleyes: you would have known that there is no iphone software updates folder there...that is what doesn't make sense, 6.1.2 is downloaded, but where is the file???
     
  9. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Actually, he's right.

    Open finder. Hold the alt/option key, and in the menu bar select Go. From there, select Library, scroll down to iTunes, and you will find the Software Update folder.
     

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  10. benji888, Mar 19, 2013
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    The point is, 6.1.2 is already downloaded, but not installed...I would like to delete the damn 6.1.2 file so I can get 6.1.3. I don't want to update the phone twice, as, at the moment, this seems to be the only option. Is this clear enough?
     
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    Read my last post. Even attached a screenshot for you with instructions. Hopefully this helps.
     
  12. benji888, Mar 19, 2013
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    ok:

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    As I already stated in the very first post in this thread, it is not there, which is what doesn't make sense. Did apple change something with the latest iTunes??
     
  13. DMH3006 macrumors regular

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    Dude lets see if you get this straight: if that folder doesn't exist then you haven't downloaded the IPSW file because thats where the files are saved,simple as that.
    Either just install iOS 6.1.2 in iTunes and then update to iOS 6.1.3 on your phone or just wait until iOS 6.1.3 is available through iTunes.
     
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    With Finder open, hold the Alt/Option key, while pressing "Go" in the menu bar (the top bar on the window). Select Library from this drop down list (if you lift off of the Alt/Option key, you will no longer see "Library" on the list, only when pressing Alt/Option.) Then, select the library folder, scroll down to the iTunes folder. You don't see a folder iPhone Software Updates?

    Make sure you read this whole post and follow directions exactly. From what I can tell, you only went to the Library folder located under your HD.
     
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    Oh my gawd. Can you read? Please stop, you are not helping as you didn't seem to read the very first post in this thread. -thanks -MBD
     
  16. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    I did read. Obviously you don't read as my post would solve your problem. You want to find the file, i'm telling you how to find it. If you are going to be nothing but rude to people trying to help you, you're just going to be stuck

    Good luck (not really) getting through life with that attitude.
     
  17. benji888 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    1) I do recall downloading it (when itunes told me 6.1.2 was available, I answered "download only", but decided to wait, never installed it.

    2) I guess I have to post pics because you all don't believe me:
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    3) So, maybe it's not so simple as you all think?
     
  18. DMH3006, Mar 19, 2013
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    You have it downloaded on your phone,just install it and then update to iOS 6.1.3

    1st you downloaded it on your phone,obviously it won't be on your mac if you downloaded on your phone

    2nd itunes tells you about iOS 6.1.2 because 6.1.3 isn't yet available through iTunes

    3rd press install now on your phone,wait for it to finish its thing,go on settings->software update and install iOS 6.1.3,simple and easy,it won't let you install 6.1.3 OTA while you have the 6.1.2 file downloaded
     
  19. benji888 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I don't have an attitude, I am frustrated, for two reasons, this problem, and you keep telling me what you think the answer is when you are incorrect, as I have tried to explained to you three times now, I have already done what you said to do and nothing is there, in fact, I had done this previous to posting this thread at all (which is stated in the first post). But, you think the answer is a pat, simple answer and I am a newbie, when I am not. I know all about the location of this folder and such, as I jailbroke a previous iphone. ...Look at my pics.

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    I knew someone would say this. No, I downloaded on my computer, as I still connect to itunes via USB and do my syncs and updates via computer, not wifi. Also, if you look at the pic that states iOS 6.1.2 is available, if it hadn't been downloaded yet, it would state "download and install", "download only", or skip or something like that. ...I do use icloud for some things though...could it be there somehow? I went to my icloud account and didn't see anything that indicated stored files of any kind, but could it be there??


    ...hmmm...Maybe: I did just update my mac this week, it had 10.8.2, updated to 10.8.3, (the iOS update was download but not installed with 10.8.2) ...maybe it deleted this folder when it updated my mac???

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    2 Then why do all the apple news sites say it 6.1.3 has been released? ...this is not the issue.

    3 this is why i prefer to delete 6.1.2, I don't want to do two updates, too much hassle.
     
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    You say you're not a noob, and yet you have no clue on what you are doing. You don't need to delete the 6.1.2 ipsw in order to download the 6.1.3 ipsw. You could just go to http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/ and download the ipsw and then shift restore in iTunes. But hey, I don't need to tell you that, because you're not a noob. Right?
     
  21. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    You could of already updated your phone to 6.1.3 instead of going to all the trouble not to do a intermediate update first. I really don't see the point. Both OTA updates are less than 20MB. Just do them and be done with it.
     
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    I have 6.1 on my iPhone. I recall the 6.1.2 download being at least 700mb. So, I prefer to do a single update.

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    this iphone is not jailbroken, and will not be, so this method will not work for me.
     
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    So yes, you are a noob! Restoring like I said has nothing to do with jailbreaking. Seriously!
     
  24. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    You said 6.1.2 is already downloaded on your phone. The OTA update is not 700mb. So install it and do the 6.1.3 update which is 18mb. You could of been done hours ago.
     
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    Here's a link to Apple's KB describing where the files are (you can argue with them).

    OT: Like everything else you're trying to do, your attempt to include images didn't work.
     

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