iOS5 IPSW Direct Download Links

The much awaited iOS5 update for the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G/4G, and iPad 1/2. iDevice owners can download and install the update using the latest version of iTunes (v10.5).


Alternatively, iDevice owners can directly download the update from Apple’s server, and then install it manually using iTunes. iPod Touch 3G owners can download iOS5 from here, while 4th generation iPod Touch owners can download iOS5 from here.

AT&T (GSM) iPhone 4 owners can download iOS5 from here, and Verizon’s iPhone 4 customer should head over to this link. iPhone 3GS owners can download the needed IPSW from here. ┬áiPad 1 and iPad 2(GSM) owners, can download iOS5 from here and here respectively. iPad 2 Wi-Fi and CDMA owners can download the iOS5 IPSW file from here and here. Apple also released iOS 4.4 for the Apple TV 2G which can be downloaded from here.

Before downloading the iOS5 IPSW file, users should make sure that they are on a fast and stable internet connection since each IPSW file is >700MB in size.

49 thoughts on “iOS5 IPSW Direct Download Links”

        1. If you get the 3002 error perform a restore instead as my iPhone4 wouldn’t allow a update. Hold down SHIFT and Click RESTORE and then open the ISPW file and perform the restore. Make sure you back up your iPhone first though or you will loose all your settings etc.

  1. the links you provided download some zip file not an ipsw file. Neither there is any ipsw file inside the zip. Tell us please how can we download direct ios 5 ipsw.

    1. Just change the rename it to .ipsw insteaad because that is the file turned into a .zip by (I’m guessing because other browsers usually don’t do this) internet explorer

    2. On Windows 7 the files download with a .zip extensions. Just rename the files with the correct .IPSW extension and it will work fine.

      Thanks for the direct download links Rajesh.

  2. there are three downloads for the ipad 2. One for wifi, one for gsm and one for cdma. Your link points to one for wifi and I have gsm.

  3. Hi, Thanks for the info, I have downloaded and change the name of zip file to ipsw file, it’s readable by itunes. However I got the error 3002. How should I do pls?

    1. Make sure you are using the “Restore” option in iTunes rather than trying to do an upgrade or you will get the 3002 error (at least that was the case with my 3G iPad 2).

  4. i have an iphone 4 but am wondering which one to download? im in Australia and im with tesltra. why is there different files. it makes no sense.

  5. I have been trying all day over and over, but this made it so fast and easy. The itunes download says “server connection timed out” but this is so easy, and I thank you so much!

  6. These downloads are going to take 5 days! What am I supposed to do? Wait that long? And when I try to do it on my iTunes, it shows an error message saying that there was an error while downloading. I’ve tried to download this for over 5 times! Please help!

  7. I have a problem too when I tried to update my iPad2 with some .ipsw file with 724MB with this name “iPad2,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore”. The error number is #14. I didn’t jailbreak my iPad2 before I tried to update. Any ideas?

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