download OS update without iPhone cable

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by 4now, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. 4now macrumors regular

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    #1
    Is there any way to download an OS update independantly. I keep forgetting my iPhone cable when I have access to internet.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

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    #2
    As of now, no.
     
  3. spillproof macrumors 68020

    spillproof

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    #3
    You could download the .ispw file from a site you find by googling the version you want.
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Yup. Not that difficult.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can download the ipsw from the internet to the computer but how do you plan on updating your iphone firmware without a cable?
    Its not gonna happen.
     
  6. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

    TheMacBookPro

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A306 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Keep in mind you have to be able to contact Apple's server to verify the firmware before you can restore, so you'll still need Internet to restore even if you have the ipsw downloaded.
     

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