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An Easy Way to Restore IPSW Files

December 22, 2016 02:50 pm / Updated by Jerry Cook to iOS System Tuneup
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In our digital life, there are a lot of situations that we will need to install IPSW file on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, like, update iOS system on device, repair abnormal operating system issue, restore device to factory reset and so forth. At the very beginning, we’d better figure out what the IPSW is.

What is IPSW?

IPSW file is the raw iOS software for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, which is normally used in iTunes to install iOS firmware. And iTunes utilizes the IPSW file format to store iOS firmware to restore any device to its original state. In the following, we will show you how to install iOS manually with IPSW.

Steps to Restore/Update iPhone/iPad Using IPSW Files with iTunes

Now follow the guide below to learn how to install IPSW manually:

Step 1: Download the IPSW file you want from here.

Step 2: Open iTunes. Select your iPhone from the DEVICES menu. In the Summary panel hold the Option key and click Updateif using a Mac, or hold the Shift key and click Update if using a PC.


Step 3: Now select your IPSW file. Browse for the download location, select the file, and click Choose. Your device will update as if the file had been downloaded through iTunes.


However, before updating or restore iOS with IPSW, some users forget to backup their device, which lead to the miserable data loss. Here, we highly recommend you using Tenorshare iCareFone to manage, backup and restore iOS data without iTunes restrictions or jailbreaking.

How to Restore iPhone, iPad from IPSW without iTunes?

Have you met situations like, your iPhone/ipad might got stuck when you are trying to restore or update them from IPSW, or see an error, alert when using iTunes. You can try to restore iPhone, iPad from IPSW without iTunes by using Tenorshare ReiBoot, a professional tool to uses the IPSW file to restore your device back to its original state thus to fix various kinds of iOS stuck.

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Step1: Launch Tenorshare ReiBoot and connect your iPhone to computer. Then scroll down to “Fix All iOS Stuck” on the main interface.


Step 2: If you have not downloaded the firmware before, you can click on “Next” button and specify a path in your computer to save the firmware file. Then click “Download” button to start downloading the IPSW file.

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Step 3: After downloading. Hit “Start Repair” to have your stuck iPhone/iPad/iPod repaired.

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Step 4: Once the repair done, your iPhone/iPad will automatically reboot and everything will get back to normal.

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Just free download this top IPSW Files Installation restore tool Tenorshare iCareFone to restore your iPSW files, enjoy!

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