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    Exclamation [Warning] ipsw manual restore/update failure

    If you have downloaded an ipsw (iPhone-iTouch System Software) from a direct apple link and not from iTunes itself, do not unzip it and zip it back. It has the .ipsw extension, but in fact, it is a zip file

    The problem is that the zipped back ipsw might be different (MD5,SHA1 or whatever) .
    Then when you will manually restore/update in iTunes, it will fail.
    I used several zipped back ipsw files and got failure every times and after used an original ipsw and the retore/update worked.

    Mac users using Safari should disable the "Open Safe files after downloading" feature in Preferences>General as it will unzip this file automatically, so you will think you'll have to zip it back again.

    All users: make sure the ipsw file you download is from Apple. If you download it from a website/torrent/ftp... you cannot guess if the guy who put it there did the unzip/zip manipulation.

    I think many users, without knowing it, have faced restore/update issues because of this.



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    Well, for mac, just delete the unzipped folder and restore the IPSW file from the trash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotFound View Post
    Well, for mac, just delete the unzipped folder and restore the IPSW file from the trash.
    do you have the instruction for Window XP, which link is currently working for firmware 1.1.1 restore? i need help with this step. everytime i extract the file, a message appear " The Path 1_1.1.1_3A109a_restore does not exist or is not a directory" please let me know, thanks

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    download it here

    http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=22056

    but dont extract it!!
    Last edited by Former Bender; 01-10-2008 at 01:50 PM. Reason: Modified link, this thread is here just to explain the ipsw/zip issue.

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    on windows, open a folder, go to tools, folder options, view, and then turn off hide file extensions for known file types

    you will see if its saving as a zip or ipsw... more than likely its a ipsw on windows.


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    Question !!!!

    I have a 2nd gen iTouch and am running xp for my os. When I try to restore with the file i get a message that says "The iPod could not be restored because the firmware file is not compatible" please help.

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    Default ipod touch 3g

    need the ipsw files to the ipod touch 3g 3.1.2 firmware

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrkimus View Post
    need the ipsw files to the ipod touch 3g 3.1.2 firmware
    thats right

 

 

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