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03-30-2010, 11:23 AM #1Can't find .ipsw after downloading. Pls HELP!
Hi there! I was trying to downgrade my 3.1.3 back to 3.1.2 for me to jailbreak it using blackra1n due to my iphone 3g home button doesn't work and I downloaded 3.1.2 restore but when I tried shift-restore on itunes, I can't find that 3.1.2 restore.ipsw. What should I do? I believed it was downloaded as zip file but I unzipped it but can't see .ipsw. And I need help too on fixing my home button. Please HELP! Thanks,
03-30-2010, 11:26 AM #2
You don't need to unzip. Just Change the file extension from zip to ipsw
03-30-2010, 11:44 AM #3
It was saved on the desktop, I renamed it to .ipsw and went back to itunes, shift+restore and still can't find it on the desktop. what do u think i didn't do right? Thanks!
03-30-2010, 11:47 AM #4
Maybe you need to put it wherever iTunes puts ipsw's by default.
03-30-2010, 11:50 AM #5
How can I go and copy there? Thanks!
03-30-2010, 12:03 PM #6
Also make sure you made it .ipsw and not .ispw or something
03-30-2010, 12:04 PM #7
It's probably because it still isn't the right extension. Windows is crap like that. You'll either need to turn on the showing of file extensions and then change it, or get a proper file browser. I personally use Total Commander.
03-30-2010, 12:11 PM #8
I didn't have any problems just right clicking and
renaming when I did it with windows. But I'm only one person
so are you saying that with windows renaming a file extension doesn't always work properly? Or am I not getting it?
03-30-2010, 12:17 PM #9
I meant that when Windows has a standard setup, you can't simply change file extensions. At least you can't on mine. It'll let you rename just fine, just not the extension part. Not even by right-clicking and selecting properties.
And this is even worse on Vista/Win7 where there's even more 'fool proof' to the whole thing. It's like Microsoft expects their users to be idiots.
Not that I hate Windows. I've always been a Windows user and I'll continue to be one
03-30-2010, 12:21 PM #10
I dunno. I've never had any issues renaming file extensions with any windows OS up to and including XP.
From what It sounds like, it allowed him to change the extension.
03-30-2010, 12:24 PM #11
My guess is he put a ".ipsw" at the end and that it's now called filename.ipsw.zip and that that's the reason he still can't find it.