As always, Apple has unveiled the new iPhone along with the latest version of its mobile OS, iOS 6. The latest version of iOS includes more than 200 new changes and features including a new music player, a smarter Siri, Facebook integration at OS level, Passbook, new Music player, a new Maps app from Apple and more.
The iOS 6 update is available for the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, and the iPhone 3GS, along with all the generations of iPad. Owners of iPod Touch 3G and 4G can also download the update for free from iTunes. Alternatively, owners can manually update their device to iOS 6 by downloading and installing the IPSW file.
Below are the download links for the iOS 6 IPSW files for the supported devices -:
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. iPad 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.
Apple recently released iOS 4.2.1 for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. There is a jailbreak available for iOS 4.2.1 too. However, at times, your iDevice could throw problems, which is why it is a good option to backup your SHSH blobs.
However, if you are having problems with your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad after upgrading to iOS 4.2.1 or jailbreaking your device, you can downgrade your device to an earlier version.
If you don’t plan to downgrade your device, you might still have to restore it to an original firmware. If you are having trouble with iTunes, you can download the iOS 4.2.1 firmware directly from Apple. You will find the links to download the iOS 4.2.1 firmware below.
Once you download the IPSW file, you will be able to restore your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to iOS 4.2.1.
The iPhone Dev Team has finally released PwnageTool 4.1. The application uses Geohot’s boot rom exploit to build custom IPSW/firmware files for most of the iTouch devices out there. By creating custom firmwares, users can update their iTouch device to the latest firmware without upgrading their baseband. This will help them in preserving their unlock and update to the latest iOS as well.
As of now, PwnageTool 4.1 supports the iPhone 3G, 3GS (Old as well as new boot roms) running on iOS 4.1 and the iPhone 4 running on iOS4.1 as well. The Apple iPad running on iOS 3.2.2 and Apple TV 2G running iOS 4.1 are supported as well. The iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 4G running iOS 4.1 are supported as well.
At the moment, PwnageTool 4.1 is available only for Mac. Users can read more about PwnageTool 4.1 here.