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07-26-2011, 01:48 AM #1
How to find these IPSW's in OS X LION Please Help
Ok I've found my library folder in os x lion. Now when I go into the iTunes folder there is no second folder for the iPhone Software Updates... Where has this folder gone? Rather than download the IPSW twice I would like to copy from that iPhone Software Updates Folder into somewhere else?
Thanks for the time
07-26-2011, 02:57 AM #2
They download to "User folder" > Library > iTunes > iPhone Software UpdatesUntil the next time… And if I help you out, give me a "Thanks!" Thanks!
07-26-2011, 07:05 PM #3
like i said it OS X Lion 10.7... There is no folder, I know it like that in previous versions but I'm asking where to find ipsw in LION.
07-26-2011, 07:27 PM #4
Sorry, I don't have 10.7 and assumed it would be in the same location. Try Spotlight .ipsw. It might also be in the Library folder of your drive.
Otherwise, download untouched .ipsw files from here: iPod, iPhone and iPad Firmware DownloadUntil the next time… And if I help you out, give me a "Thanks!" Thanks!
07-26-2011, 09:25 PM #5
That is because in Lion Apple finally hid the important folders from users because to many times people would just delete random stuff they think they don't use. So to get to library just hit shift-command-g and it should let you enter path and just enter the path normal to the library.
07-27-2011, 12:05 AM #6
Yes thanks for the help but its still not there. I have already done this and even made a shortcut for the library folder. It has an iTunes folder but that only has iTunes plugin. No iPhone Software Update folder. I can't find where in LION I can get the ipsw's from so I don't have to download the file twice.
If anyone actually uses LION and has been able to find where the ipsw's are PLEASE PLEASE TELL ME. I want to save the older ipsw's because when I go to download 4.3.5 now it will erase the 4.3.3 ipsw's there. I have three 4.3.3 ipsw's files I don't want to lose but cannot find the dam folder they are kept in in LION.
Again thanks for your guys time in trying to help!
07-27-2011, 12:29 AM #7
I will look at it when I get home. I know where to find it but at work right now. We have a storm rolling in so not 100% that I will get a chance when I get home either.
07-27-2011, 12:56 AM #8
It's still in the same location. Like cer0 already mentioned, in Finder, hold shift-command-g and enter in the folder location directly.
For Example, type:
[Hard Drive Name]/Users/Username/iTunes
then, when you get to that folder, you can choose to go to the ipod, ipad, iphone software update folders where you will find the corresponding .ipsw files.
07-27-2011, 01:08 AM #9
I was wondering if the folder was hidden now. One can use TinkerTool to show hidden files/folder: TinkerTool: DescriptionUntil the next time… And if I help you out, give me a "Thanks!" Thanks!
07-27-2011, 01:25 AM #10
I can see it fine using the shift-command-g option. I go to library/iTunes/ In there I can see my software updates in separate folders for each devices. Looking at it right now.
All you have to do is type ~/Library in the shift-commad-g
07-27-2011, 01:30 AM #11
07-27-2011, 01:34 AM #12
You need to be in users directory not the hard drive directory; like the users library. Type what I posted in there.
Last edited by Cer0; 07-27-2011 at 01:37 AM.
07-27-2011, 01:35 AM #13
FIXED!!!! Thanks HEAPS Cer0. I thought I was doing correct but I copied and pasted from your post and bang I have my folders. Still confused as the why when I was doing it I couldn't get it. Using your post it worked. Oh well thanks again and thanks very much!!!
07-27-2011, 01:38 AM #14
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07-27-2011, 01:44 AM #15
11-15-2011, 08:46 PM #16
Hit shift-command-g then paste this in there: ~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates
If there is nothing in there then you haven't downloaded an update.
11-16-2011, 02:24 AM #17
LionDesigner allows you to permanetely show the Library folder: Download Lion Designer for Mac - Change the design of Launchpad, Dashboard, and Mission Control. MacUpdate.comUntil the next time… And if I help you out, give me a "Thanks!" Thanks!
11-16-2011, 06:36 PM #18
Or without using software you could just open terminal and use this command:Code:
chflags nohidden ~/Library/
11-16-2011, 06:38 PM #19
11-16-2011, 06:39 PM #20
True. But it also adds an extra program for a one time use. That's my pet peeve.