Updating iPhone 3GS without Internet.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Arshen, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. Arshen macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2011
    My only Internet connection is through my iPhone. It's the only way i can afford it, at the moment.

    I have downloaded the .ipsw file needed for the update, but am hesitant to update.

    So my question is this: Can I install the update without an Internet connection, and have no problems?
  2. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030


    Dec 22, 2008
    Seattle, WA USA
    No, In order for Itunes to work, you need to have internet connection.

    There are so many places you can get free wifi i.e McDonald, Starbucks etc.... So, just go there, get free connection and update your phone.
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Yes and No. Yes, because iTunes will start the update, but it will not complete because it needs to talk to Apple's servers in order to complete the update and also needs to check if your Activation is valid as well.

    Try this, ask a friend's for Internet so you can update your iPhone.
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Like the guys said above you will need an internet connection.
    Use a friends computer or something to do the update.
    One that pays for internet:D

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