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How to Use IPSW File to Restore iPhone without iTunes

January 18, 2018 04:59 pm / Updated by Jerry Cook to Fix iPhone Stuck
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There are several ways when talking about installing iOS. One frequently used way is to download IPSW file and install it on iPhone/iPad with iTunes, especially when it comes to downgrade iOS. However, restoring IPSW file with iTunes requires iTunes verification and you will be exposed to various iTunes errors and data loss during restoring. Is there any other way to restore IPSW without iTunes verify? Sure. You can use a professional IPSW file installation tool, Tenorshare ReiBoot, to install IPSW offline. Below are detailed procedures on using IPSW to restore iPhone without iTunes.

Key Features:

How to Install IPSW without iTunes

To download IPSW file and install it on an iOS device, all you need is a iOS system restore/repair tool –Tenorshare ReiBoot. It offers the signing IPSW file for downloading automatically once you connect your iPhone/iPad to this program.

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Part 1: Download IPSW file for offline restore

Open Tenorshare ReiBoot on your PC/Mac computer and connect your iOS device to computer. Choose Fix All iOS Stuck and then Fix Now.

reiboot

Tenorshare ReiBoot will detect your device, whether it is locked, not trusted by computer or your iPhone is getting stuck on Apple logo, recovery mode, black screen, etc. You will see the matching 11 IPSW file that Apple is still signing for your device. Click Download button to download the IPSW package to local for offline restore.

download ipsw file

Now when the IPSW file has been downloaded to local, you can go on to install it to your device.

Part 2. Restore an iPhone/iPad Offline using IPSW without iTunes

In Tenorshare ReiBoot, you can click “Select” to import IPSW package.

import ipsw file for offline restore

Now you can restore iPhone offline using the IPSW file, which won’t lead to restore error/failure due to network problem.

restore iphone offline successfully

Note: If you are using a jailbroken iPhone/iPad, your device will be updated to non-jailbroken. Since it will reboot to the screen lock interface, you have to relock your device.

Summary

If you don’t want to bear the risk of losing data or various iTunes errors during restoring, Tenorshare ReiBoot is highly recommended for you to install IPSW without iTunes. If you have a downloaded IPSW file, it allows you to restore IPSW without Internet connection. Not mention that it can be a lifesaver when your iPhone stuck in recovery mode/DFU mode/Apple logo/reboot loop etc. If you are faced with other problems, don’t hesitate to leave us a message.

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Free Download For macOS 10.13 and below
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