Is iTunes restoring my iPhone to the correct firmware?

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  1. budmonster, Feb 11, 2014
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    budmonster macrumors regular

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    Probably a dumb question but I'm going to ask it anyways.

    I just un-jailbroke my VZW iPhone 5s (A1533 model), wanted to start over again, do fresh restore, etc.

    Anyways, I opened up iTunes and clicked Restore and put 7.0.4 back on my phone so I could get rid of Cydia. I was wondering where the files(firmware) was stored during the restore. Screenshot attached.

    I searched Google for those ipsw(firmware) you see listed to see what they where. iPhoneHacks posted this:
    5s
    7.0.4 (iPhone 5s GSM): iPhone6,1_7.0.4_11B554a_Restore.ipsw
    7.0.4 (iPhone 5s GSM+CDMA): iPhone6,2_7.0.4_11B554a_Restore.ipsw

    5c
    7.0.4 (iPhone 5c GSM): iPhone5,3_7.0.4_11B554a_Restore.ipsw
    7.0.4 (iPhone 5c GSM+CDMA): iPhone5,4_7.0.4_11B554a_Restore.ipsw

    As you can see, the iPhone6,1_7.0.4_11B554a_Restore is for the 5s which was used for the latest restore that I just did a little bit ago. I'm wondering what this iPhone6,2_7.0.4_11B554a_Restore is? It seems to be the latest for the iPhone 5s, why isn't iTunes using that one when I do a restore? Also, I'm on Verizon, isn't VZW, CDMA? Why am I using the GSM one?
     

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  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    If you allowed iTunes to download the IPSW, it will choose the correct package for your device.
     
  3. daijholt macrumors 6502a

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    I think iPhone 6,2 is the international version. I'm in the UK and I had to use 6,2 when installing the iOS 7.1 beta, after attempting to install version 6,1 but being told it was incompatible with my UK 5S.
     
  4. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    Exactly. iTunes will sort it out for you.
     
  5. edcredible macrumors newbie

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    I was given an un-jailbroken iphone 4S a little while ago. I tried to do an auto update on the ios through iTunes but I keep getting errors!!!! I've been trying to troubleshoot the issue with no luck so far. Anyways, be careful when jailbreaking. From my experience since iPhone first gen, It's not as stable as it used to be.
     
  6. budmonster thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks 6,2 is for Europe users your right. 6,1 is for us in the states.

    I did have a question. Is there a site that provides the latest firmware? I was wondering if there is a way to download 6,1 from somewhere and have iTunes manually install it? For some reason I think iTunes isn't installing the firmware correctly. Should I delete the firmware from the folder on my PC that stores those files? Will it just download it again?
     
  7. chekz0414 macrumors 6502a

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    It should download it again, if ALL files are removed, and IF you send your iPhone into recovery mode, iTunes will make you agree to the install etc, and then put 7.0.4 into the iPhone Software folder.
     
  8. budmonster thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I just delete "iPhone6,1_7.0.4_11B554a_Restore.ipsw" from "C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Update" and once I hit Restore from the iTunes app it'll re-download the right ipsw for my phone? Why do I need to put my phone in recovery mode? Don't I just hit the restore button from iTunes to install the firmware to get my phone back to stock? I just want to get rid of all Cydia and JB files and have a clean install of 7.0.4.
     
  9. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Just hit restore. It automatically downloads the correct firmware.
     
  10. clauzzz203 macrumors regular

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    Is iTunes restoring my iPhone to the correct firmware?

    6.1 and 6.2 are non progressive codenames for iphone models. For example you would have a16gb iphone 4 code name 3.0 and a later released 8gb iphone 4 codename 3.3

    Also, don't mess with the itunes automatic selection, you may brick your cellular part of the phone or the whole device
     
  11. cammyg123 macrumors regular

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    iTunes will automatically use the most updated firmware.
     
  12. budmonster, Feb 16, 2014
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    budmonster thread starter macrumors regular

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    no im saying, i think the iPhone6,1_7.0.4_11B554a_Restore.ipsw is corrupted. if i delete that file from the AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates will iTunes download another copy when I hit the restore button? Will it download 6,1 from the Apple server and then restore it?
     
  13. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Seems likely. Might as well just try it, no? If you're thinking the file there is already corrupted.
     
  14. cammyg123 macrumors regular

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    I would think so. Give it a shot and see what happens.
     

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