Update a iPhone running iOS 6 to iOS 6.1.3? (I have a 4S running 6.1.3)

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by corbin_a2, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. corbin_a2, Nov 27, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2014

    corbin_a2 macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2002
    I have two iPhone 4S's. One a 16GB running iOS 6.1.3 the other a 64GB running iOS 6.0. Can I update the 64GB to iOS 6.1.3? Want to avoid iOS 8 on this phone. Thanks for any help!
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    iTunes will seek ios8 and that's what you'll end up with. Sorry
  3. corbin_a2 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2002
    Can't I somehow pull the Blobs from the other 4S already running 6.1.3?
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    No. Blobs are specific to one single device.
  5. logicstudiouser macrumors 6502


    Feb 4, 2010
    Ya, sorry. Apple will only sign the latest software available. If you want the 4S to stay with iOS 6, it has to stay with 6.0. you will never be able to update or restore the 6.0 device unless you do a factory reset on the device itself.
    Even if you download the ispw file from a third party source and try using that file to update or restore through iTunes, it always has to go through Apple and it will not be signed because it is not the latest version.
    Your only option if you REALLY want the latest iOS 6 firmware is to buy a new or used device with that firmware. eBay is a good spot to check. 6.1.3 is latest for 4S and 6.1.4 (what I am using) is latest for iPhone 5.
  6. corbin_a2 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2002

    Got it. Thanks for the info.

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