Restoring to custom firmware in iTunes?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by NotJohnnyQuest, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. NotJohnnyQuest macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2009
    Hey all, I'm at the point in the iPhone upgrade process where I put my (already jailbroken) iPhone into restore mode, then connect it to iTunes and hold down Shift and click 'Restore' to browse for my custom .ipsw. The problem is, I don't seem to be getting the browse window like I should be (holding down option and control don't seem to work, either). Was this something that was changed in recent iTunes versions? What is the process to restore to a custom firmware now? (I'm running iTunes version, by the way).

  2. NotJohnnyQuest thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2009
    Nevermind, ended up finally getting it to work. For others who encounter this problem: what I did was to close out of iTunes, then double-click on the .ipsw file itself, which launched iTunes again. The Shift+Restore button trick to pull up the window to browse for my custom .ipsw seemed to work after that.

    iPhone was fussy about accepting the .ipsw at first, but after a few attempts and putting it into restore/DFU mode, I finally got it to restore to the custom .ipsw.
  3. milbournosphere macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    I know i'm dragging up a thread from the dead, but I wanted to say thank you to the OP for posting his solution. I'm re-jail-breaking an old iPhone 2G and his solution solved my problem!

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