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06-23-2009, 11:36 AM #1
How to Download iPhone Firmware .ipsw with Safari
So in the last few days I have received countless messages of people asking why their downloaded .ipsw doesn't work. I have also seen the same question asked on the forums in many many threads. The vast majority of the time it is because they used Safari to download the .ipsw and Safari decided to go ahead and extract it.
If you are using Safari and want to download a .ipsw follow this guide to change a setting and everything will be good.
Go to the menu bar (top of your screen) and Click Safari.
Go to General.
Uncheck the Open "safe" files after downloading box.
Close preferences and find your firmware here and download it.
Yes, after you spend 15 seconds unchecking a box in Safari it never unchecks itself and will allow you to download firmware for the foreseeable future.
Note: Safari will probably label the download .ipsw.zip. Delete the .zip
06-23-2009, 11:50 AM #2
Thanks Cash, This will really help people.
06-23-2009, 11:51 AM #3
i find it a bit easier just to use firefox, but what ever works
Last edited by mysteryskater125; 06-23-2009 at 02:30 PM.Have they released the jailbreak in the app store yet?
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06-23-2009, 12:08 PM #4
I've always had that option un-ticked. I never want my downloads to open automatically.
06-23-2009, 12:20 PM #5
Same, and @mystery, IE blows (I thought everyone knew that by now), and Safari 4.0 on a mac is more likable than FF.
06-23-2009, 12:36 PM #6
im still trying to figure out how its easier to download and install another browser vs unticking a checkbox. /shrugs
06-23-2009, 12:47 PM #7
06-23-2009, 12:49 PM #8
oh cool, I had no idea about that, I've always just downloaded em with firefox.
06-23-2009, 01:10 PM #9
I've always used safari....All you have to do is download the file, then open up the trash, and there is your firmware file (you do have to remove the .zip at the end first though)
06-23-2009, 01:15 PM #10
06-23-2009, 01:22 PM #11
thanks for sharing this valuable trick.i used orbit downloader and it worked pretty good.
06-23-2009, 01:24 PM #12
FYI I had a same problem on internet explorer, I went ahead and downloaded the file from a different source, just google it
06-23-2009, 02:04 PM #13
Literally takes 2 seconds to just add .ipsw to the end of the file...FF and IE Blow in my opinion...notice I said OPINION
06-23-2009, 02:06 PM #14
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06-23-2009, 02:28 PM #15
It makes things so much easier when downloading and just surfing the web
plus all the add-ons
but i've never really been a big fan of Safari on any computer.
Last edited by mysteryskater125; 06-23-2009 at 02:29 PM. Reason: added quoteHave they released the jailbreak in the app store yet?
06-23-2009, 05:34 PM #16
anyway, lets not turn this into another cliche browser wars thread.
im sure the info given by threadstarter came in handy for many,
Last edited by 305; 06-23-2009 at 05:37 PM.
06-23-2009, 08:17 PM #17
personally i have been using safari in getting my ipsw. i guess it would be better for people to stop bashing or comparing which browser is better. firefox users, why cant they skip this thread and move on this doesnt involve their preferred browsers anyway. Safari users start changing your preferences and move on as well.
lets put and end to this...
06-24-2009, 01:47 AM #18
06-24-2009, 03:48 AM #19
Thanks for the great info on this lingering issue.
06-24-2009, 09:37 AM #20
wow that is way to much ... just take the zip file out of the trash and edit the name so it ends in IPSW... simple as that
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