IPSW & iTunes 11

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  1. Daniel97 macrumors 6502a

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    What is with this?

    6.1 B5 .. iTunes hold alt and click restore and it doesn't give me the finder window to choose ipsw?!

    Any ideas?
     
  2. jhfenton macrumors 6502a

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    For me, running iTunes 11.0.1 on a Mac mini (Late 2012) running OS X 10.8.2 with an ipad (3rd Gen)(Wifi) attached, clicking alt/option-"Check for Update" and alt/option-"Restore iPad" both bring up a dialog box to choose an IPSW. I "updated" to 6.1(B5) last night without issue.
     
  3. Daniel97 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay working now :mad:

    But now it says its an invalid firmware!

    No it's bloody not! Unless I pressed download on the wrong link lol?

    iPhone 5 GSM (UK) is the 5.1 update right? Not 5.2
     
  4. GIZBUG macrumors 65816

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    So updating this method, you don't loose apps or settings?
     
  5. jhfenton macrumors 6502a

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    No. It treats it as a straight update, not a restore. You shouldn't lose anything. You just have to repeat a couple of settings screens when it comes back on, not the entire new device setup. And all your apps, folders, and settings should still be there.

    I still did both iCloud and iTunes backups before proceeding, but it went off without a hitch.

    John
     
  6. jhfenton macrumors 6502a

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    I see two versions of iOS 6.1b5 for the iPhone 5: an A1428 version and an A1429 version. You should use the A1429 for international GSM.

    It's odd, but the iPhone 5,1 and iPhone 5,2 designations don't line up with the A1428 and A1429 model numbers. There are actually 3 iPhone 5's. There's an A1428 5,1 (US GSM), an A1429 5,2 (CDMA), and an A1429 5,1 (Intl GSM).

    The iOS 6.1b5 versions are based on the A1428 or A1429 designations.

    John
     
  7. TK42 macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone PM me download link for iPhone model A1429?
     
  8. jhfenton macrumors 6502a

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    I only have the iOS developer links.
     
  9. TK42 macrumors newbie

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    Damn.. Not a dev.. Any chance of me loaning your account for a minute so i can just get the file?
     
  10. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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    Yes there's some confusion here


    http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/


    There is
    1) GSM USA/Canada
    2) CDMA USA/Japan
    3) GSM International

    iPhone 5,1 Firmware is for GSM USA/Canada
    iPhone 5,2 Firmware is for CDMA USA/Japan ***AND*** GSM International
     
  11. jhfenton macrumors 6502a

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    Nice try, but I'm a bit protective of my Apple ID and password. :p

    I'm sure it'll spread more widely as the day goes on.
     
  12. jhfenton macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't think there was an exact correspondence between A1428 and A1429 and iPhone 5,1 and 5,2. At least according to everymac.com, there is not.

    The iOS release versions are based on the A1428 vs A1429 model designations. The iPhone 5,1 vs 5,2 model numbers are based on GSM vs CDMA.

    Or maybe some of the reference sites are confused.

    John
     
  13. DMH3006 macrumors regular

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    It's easy just check the back of the iPhone,on the lower right part of it it should say Model A142X,check it if it says A1429 its the 5,2 firmware.
     
  14. Daniel97 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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