Copy iphone firmware

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Monty1, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. Monty1 macrumors member

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    Is there any way to copy the firmware of an iphone to your computer? And then rewrite it onto another phone?

    I need to know this please help
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    No, but iTunes does do a back up of all required data on the phone, which if you restore any other phone and connect it, you and place the data from that backup on that phone(s).

    If you need a firmware, you can download it via iTunes, or search your hard drive for the ipsw files, as previous firmware versions are stored locally.

    TEG
     
  3. Monty1 thread starter macrumors member

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    the reason I ask is because in italy and australia you can buy an unlocked iphone 3G. SO if you could copy the firmware from an unlocked phone to a US locked phone.....
     
  4. DipDog3 macrumors 65816

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    That would be illegal.
    Please read the forum rules before posting.
     

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