IPSW File is Missing

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by andrewmx17, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. andrewmx17 macrumors newbie


    Dec 31, 2012
    When I look into my library>itunes>iPhone software, there is no file there. I can see me iPod ipsw file though. Has it been deleted without my knowledge?

    Back story.. Wife's iPhone 5s is running iOS 9.0.2 and I had downloaded and updated the phone to 9.0.2 via macbook.
    Dug out an old iPhone 4s to give to the kid, updated it under a different user account on the macbook which it now updated to iOS 9.1
    Re log into wife user account via macbook because theoretically it should still have iOS 9.0.2 ipsw file to downgrade kid iPhone 4s from 9.1 to 9.0.2 Figuring it still has legitimate 9.0.2 ipsw file to downgrade to. Plug in kids iPhone 4s, go to open up ipsw file, and nothings there! What the heck?! Did it disappear when I plugged iPhone 4s iOS 9.1 into macbook when the macbook was logged into my wife user account that hadn't been updated yet?? I'll attach a screen shot to help explain.
    What I'm trying to do is JB the kid's iPhone 4s that is running iOS 9.1, when I still have a authenticate iOS 9.0.2 via wifes user account on macbook.

    ipsw screenshot.png
  2. bbrks macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2013
    You can't downgrade to 9.0.2. Period. And you can't JB IOS 9.1. Period.
  3. andrewmx17 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Dec 31, 2012
    Son-of-a-*&%^. Well okay then..fine. But I still wonder why the file disappeared?
  4. eyoungren, Nov 23, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2015

    eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I'm not sure that iTunes stores IPSWs that it downloads. I know you mentioned that your iPod IPSW is still there, but I did three upgrades to 9.0.1 and 9.0.2 about a month and a half ago. Each time iTunes redownloaded the IPSW - which was annoying because more time was spent downloading then upgrading.
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I noticed the same thing back when I was looking for the 9.0.2 IPSW.
    I had to download it again to desktop and then point itunes to it when Apple was still signing 9.0.2 but just released 9.1 that day
    I think iTunes just auto deleted it probably. Before they would all stay there.
  6. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    Probably auto deleted it since you can't use it.

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