ipsw files

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by duro, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. duro macrumors newbie

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    I have ios 4.3.5 in my iphone4 and i want to jailbreak it. I found a way (tethered) with redmond pie (redsnow) but i have a problem... when i download (using the links), the file obtained isn't the "traditional" ipsw file... needed to go further... the file saved is a zip file named "iPhone3,1_4.3.4_8K2_Restore" for ios 4.3.4 anth similar for 4.3.5. When unzipped, i found several files but none "ipsw"...
    any help?
     
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Rename the .zip to .ipsw. Then try restoring it again.

    Ex. iPhone3,1_4.3.4_8K2_Restore.zip should be iPhone3,1_4.3.4_8K2_Restore.ipsw

    Basically, ipsw's are just zipped files with an ipsw extension.
     
  3. duro thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. Qoo macrumors 6502

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    How do you change the .zip to .ipsw?

    newbie here ><
     
  6. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    You could avoid the problem in the first place by using a non-crap browser, like firefox, safari, chrome, opera or something that's not IE.
     
  7. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Safari and IE will often save them as zip files. Just change the extension to .ipsw by renaming it and adding the extension at the end. :)
     
  8. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Safari changes the extension too? Crap. :mad:
     
  9. budgynana macrumors member

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    my friend found chrome in windows land to do this as well. personally i've only ever downloaded ipsw's with firefox and never had a problem.
     
  10. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Well, this is weird.
    I just d/l 4.2.1 with Safari and it kept the ipsw extension. No stupid .zip or any other nonsense that I have to hassle with. I know the extension is preserved in chrome, because I've d/l plenty of ipsw files.
    It seems to me that windows users who don't browse with firefox are screwed (and not in the good way).
    I'm so glad I ditched windows.:D
     

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