Direct Download iPhone Firmware Links (All Versions)

On November 4, 2009

Below are lists of direct download links for the iPhone Firmware.

You can either use download accelerator (Recommended) such as IDM, DAP, FlashGet, or browser (Recommended: Firefox + download accelerator addon) to speed-up the download process of iPhone Firmware.

Download the IPSW file without iTunes is better than downloading using iTunes.

NOTE: You must keep that the extension of file is .ipsw

IPSW file extension

click Tools OR Press ALT + T on keyboard &rarr click Folder options → click View tab → Make sure that “Hide extensions for known file types” option is unchecked.

Hide Extensions

If you use Safari, you must disable the auto unzip feature.

To install the IPSW firmware file that you have downloaded, read this post: How-to Restore using Shift + Restore method

To download direct IPSW firmware file, click here to find IPSW download links that suitable with your device.

Every time apple release a new iOS, the download links of IPSW firmware file for your device will be available here.

  • Catstar

    will I loose everything on it by doing this? contacts, pics etc?

    • Yes you will. You should create backup.

  • Catstar

    how do i choose which one to download? I don’t know what version this iphone is?? its a 16GB older version I think.

  • catstar

    How do I choose which firmware version to download??
    I have the original US iphone A1203 16G
    Thanks for your help.
    Will all the data be lost when I use this?

    • You can choose based on your iPhone type.

  • jeetu

    Hi, I am downloading restore file for my 2G and its always coming down as compressed zipped file, I am using Internet Explorer. Looking at the comments from others, I tried to rename the file to .IPSW but iTunes does not accept it. Please advice. Thx,Jeetu

  • jeetu

    Hi there, I finally got the .ipsw by unchecking 'hide extensions for known file typeánd then renaming the .zip to .ipsw…and tried to restore, got the below error after the restore was complete and iphone was restarted- iTunes could not connect to this iPhone because an unknown error occured (0xE800000A).. any help please.. ?

    • Adrian

      u can't jailbreak with itunes, i thought i can n messed my iphone .get redsn0w 094 and ipw 312 it'll work but make sure u do a backup and read tutorials about jailbreaking with redsn0w and unlocking with (on) cydia.

  • Faisal

    ASL.dll missing error when i execute blackra1n.exe

    • Adrian

      u have to go to a windows folder after u install it. it's in C partition/ users/ur username/application data/local/temp. and u'll find it
      or just search in computer Blackra1n n u'll find the path above and double click n it'll work

  • i already installed everything but when i turn off ipod touch and when i turn it on only a picture appears. the picture is connect to itunes.
    what am i going to do.?

    • Nilufar

      I have exactly the same problem. I followed the instructions; put the phone in DFU mode. iTunes restored iPhone firmware and the process ran smoothly. iTunes eventually told me that my iPhone has been restored to factory settings. HOWEVER, my iphone screen is still showing a cable conencting to iTunes and i am only able tomake emergency calls.

      I went through the process twice. The same result.

      Is there a final step i am not doing? PLEASE HELP!!!!

      • Adrian

        ppl stop using itunes for updating. your iphones will be useless unless u know how to fix, use redsn0w and appropriate firmware for ur iphone

  • fahim

    i have installed 3.1.3 firmware on my iphone 3gs. when i connect to itunes i get a message saying that my sim is not supported. I live in Bangladesh. what should i do now?

    please help.


  • bobby_p

    i have encountered this error.
    can anyone help me plz ..
    erorr :

    INFO: Version iPhone2,1_3.1.3
    FATAL(__LINE__): Assertion failed (dl.c:198): 0 == (AMDeviceStartService(dev, service, &it, NULL)) (but it was -402653091)


  • albin

    hi, how long i will wait for the rebooting of my device? i just dont know if it still processing or not functioning anymore (i just followed instruction on how to use the redsnow) im now on the rebooting portion. Thanks a lot

  • iphoneman77

    Hi, i have the 1st generation iphone and updated from 1.1.4, should i download that version then?

  • mainguy

    I have an iphone 3gs and today I downloaded the 3.1.3 for it. When I try to shift and restore….. it goes through the process and when its done i get an error code of 3194.
    I updated it yesterday….was this a mistake?
    This phone is an at&t phone and I have tmobile.

    • You cannot downgrade. Must have SHSH Blobs for previous firmware.

  • Sarty

    Very helpful .Thank you so much for your help .I <3 u xD