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How would I convert a macOS IPSW to a macOS Installer app?

I've been messing around on the internet looking for the older, first Big Sur installers and I've come across an IPSW for macOS Big Sur 10.16 (20A5299w), the first arm64 build of macOS that only ...
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Where can I find Apple's list of IPSWs for Apple Silicon macs?

I've seen multiple sites that show links of links to Big Sur or Monterey software restore files, but none of them explicitly stating their source. I know that iOS, Watch, TV, iPad OS restore files are ...
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Restoring Silicon Mac in enterprise environment

Is there some way to do a full IPSW restore in an enterprise environment? In our case this means no DHCP and behind a proxy. Other machines all have a fixed IP and proxy certificate installed. But ...
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How to recover iPhone SE when stuck in recovery mode without data loss?

My wife's iPhone SE was overloaded with data and hung up while rebooting. Then after attempting to update to the newest firmware, I kept stuck in recovery mode. The problem is, that the iPhone is too ...
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How to find ipsw file on macOS Catalina

I have downloaded latest iOS on my iPhone and it's not installing. It says "no internet" while the internet is working on the device. So I decided to synchronize the iPhone and get access to the ...
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After updating to the most recent OS, I can no longer restore ipsw

Yesterday I used Shift click on "Check for update" and selected an IPSW (version 12.4, which is still signed) and the update put my iPhone into recovery mode but failed to install. Later I tried shift ...
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Is there a way to download the iOS 13 public beta IPSW?

I'm looking for the public beta IPSW (specifically, the iOS 13 public beta 4), so I can update my iPhone via my Mac, instead of over the air. https://ipsw.me does not seem to have them, and Apple ...
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Where can I get public beta ipsw files for iOS?

I tried it via OTA but it failed (stuck at 95% for two hours), so I'm going to reinstall iOS. Because I have to reinstall iOS via Mac anyways, I would like it if I could install beta version in the ...
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Where could be the ringtones, wallpapers located on iOS IPSW package?

I've used and already extracted the IPSW of iOS 11, there are 4 DMG files there, where could that be on that DMG files there, and where exactly insider one of there could I find that such files?
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How can I get a revoked IPSW to install? [duplicate]

I need to get the IOS 10.2 IPSW to install on my iPod Touch to jailbreak it, but there is no JB for IOS 10.3.2, which I recently downgraded to from IOS 11. How can I get it to install?
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Deploying IPSWs to hundreds of Mac Minis

So, here is my situation, At work we have 3 benches, each bench has 32 Mac Minis, each connected to a KVM. We use the Mac Minis to delete the customer data and restore a fresh IPSW to iPods, iPads, ...
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Update iPhones over the air with private server

I've a more than 20 iPhone 5s/6/6s in my company. I normally download IPSW and update using iTunes so that the updates do not take all the internet bandwidth. I would like to know if it's possible ...
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Can I upgrade my iOS using the iTunes restore, but not to the latest version? [duplicate]

Right now, the latest version of iOS is 9.1. Mine is 8.1.2. Can I use the restore option in iTunes to install version 9.0.2 or do I have to update to 9.1 and then downgrade to 9.0.2?
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How to downgrade iPhone 4S from iOS 9.0.1 to iOS 7.1.2? [duplicate]

(Please read the whole question before flaming me) Today I updated my iPhone 4S (Model A1387) to iOS 9.0.1 from 8.4. Since the Wifi doesn't work with either of these versions I decided to downgrade ...
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Can I update to iOS 8.3 using IPSW files? [duplicate]

I recently received an iPhone as a gift. It had not been used in a while, and as such, had been left un-updated on iOS 6.0.1. I am a jailbreak enthusiast, and since there may not be an iOS 8.4.1 - iOS ...
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How to restore jailbroken iPhone stuck in recovery mode without iTunes?

I have a jailbroken iPhone 4 running on iOS 7.1.1. I checked Cydia and updated a few tweaks and since that update, my tweak called "f.lux" wasn't working so I deleted it. After deleting it, I would ...
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Tools to pre-download iOS updates

Is there a tool for OSX or Windows that will automatically download all the current iOS ipsw files? I work at a school and when someone has a problem with an iPad and we need to restore it, we have ...
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How to get rid of iOS 7.x (downloaded but not installed) from 6.x

As I've pointed it out in the question title, my 16 GiB iPhone 4s is getting out of memory due to the fact that it has self-downloaded iOS 7(.1.2) without I'd never asked for. As long as it weights ...
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Can I get the ipsw file off my iPhone 3gs and install it on my iPhone 4s?

I still have my old iPhone 3gs (AT&T) with iOS 6. I have a back up of it as well. I also have a iPhone 4s (Sprint) with iOS 7. Can I grab the ipsw file off my iPhone 3gs and install it on my ...
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Is my iPad 2 a "Rev A"?

After spending some time searching with Google and on developer.apple.com, I still can't figure whether my iPad 2 is a "Rev A" or not (its model is MC979LL/A). How can I know my exact model?
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How can I restore my device with simply ipsw file and iTunes?

I want to restore my iPod touch 4 gen. using a previously downloaded .ipsw file from the web instead of iTunes trying to download it again. I have tried putting the .ipsw file in the ~/Library/iTunes/...
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Erase a 1st gen iPad

I have a 1st gen iPad that I don't know the passcode for. iTunes tells me that I need to enter the passcode before I can use it with iTunes. So I followed some instructions and put the iPad into ...
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What are the direct download links for iOS 7.0?

Direct download (i.e. from Apple servers) links for officially-released iOS firmware versions through 6.1.4 are listed here, with checksums: http://theiphonewiki.com/wiki/Firmware These firmware ...
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Can an .ipsw firmware restore image's origin be verified?

Given an .ipsw iOS firmware restore image, can its origin be verified (e.g. through checking a digital signature) to provide assurance that it is actually from Apple and it hasn't been tampered with?
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Downgrading an iPhone 4 from iOS 6 to iOS 5.1.1 using iTunes with a restore.ipsw file

Can I downgrade an iPhone 4 from iOS 6 to iOS 5.1.1 using iTunes if I have a 5.1.1 restore.ipsw file? I have watched this video on YouTube and was wondering if that works for downgrade. I dont need to ...
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Memory exhaused error in Redsn0w

When I tried to build a custom iOS 5.1.1 firmware (ipsw file) using redsn0w 0.9.12b1 almost in the beginning of the process I receive a message: Custom IPSW creating failed Memory Exhaused What ...
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What is in an IPSW file?

I know that an IPSW is an iOS firmware restore file. When you want to install a beta firmware, Apple ships these. This website stores all old iOS versions in that format. What exactly is in an IPSW ...
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