A firmware is an IPSW file that contains everything needed to run the core operating system, iOS. Beta firmwares have also been released, but require an Apple Developer account to acquire. To check for updates, iTunes contacts itunes.apple.com.
Apple TV firmwares have two different version and build numbers, which can lead to confusion when referencing them. As such, the internal build number is the best way to refer to a specific firmware.
DFU stands for Device Firmware Update, entering DFU Mode is how you adjust the firmware on your iPad or other iOS device. This can be a helpful trick for troubleshooting some complex issues when you need to perform a DFU restore on iPad, or if you want to downgrade or update the iPad firmware with IPSW firmware files.
The reason most people need to get their iPad into DFU mode is to either perform a jailbreak, or to adjust the iPad firmware IPSW either through an upgrade or downgrade. If you want the latest versions of iPad firmware files you can go here to find the latest iOS versions IPSW firmware files to download.
how do i bypass not knowing an apple id info? my 7 yr old locked herself out ipad mini and i did the recovery through itunes and now it needs apple id to set up ipad. i nor her remember this info. please help!
If you need to download iPad firmware and IPSW files, here are the links to do so. These are the original unmodified IPSW files, for versions 3.2 and up for iPad. You can also download iPhone firmware or iPod touch firmware if you need to.
Hi everybody. i am a novice in this ipad thing, and i have a problem. i have an ipad 1 with iOS 4.2.1, which i jailbroke with green pois0n RC6. After jailbreaking, i attempted to install cydia, at first the ipad shut down and restarted without cydia. On my second attempt, the device hunged with an apple logo and circulating ribbon (dashed) on the screen. Now i cant reboot or do anything with it. Can anybody please help me out? what should i do?
Do you know way for iPad Air 2? I tried downgrade with SunSt0rm but i have new firmware in SEP (Secure Enclave Procesor).Checkra1n is possible way, but checra1n its only modify system and system no need activation.
Hello , i try this method as well and i find-out after try to turn on the device been in DFU mode and shown as apple tv not as ipad mini , anyone can advice something how to solve this type of problem
what is the model of your ipad?The iPad in my experience is very picky about what cables it will restore with. Error 9 is almost always related to the cable, NOT the dock connector/flex cable. Use the official Apple cable if you still have it, or borrow one from a friend.
hello pavel, a couple of weeks ago I had my ipad mini 2 cellular without being able to activate because of ios 11, I had bypass then an acquaintance told me to unlock it and did it, how could it have been possible?
can you please tell me why imessage and facetime doesnt work after changing the serial No, Mac and Bt address on an iPad 4. I have used genuine details from a working iPad but it still doesnt work. The ipad is running the last possible ios 10.3.3 Any ideas please?Thanks
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Could someone please measure the resistance in ohms on both sides of these resistors and publish it? This would help me quite a bit trying to find the right resistors in the new A10 series ipads (A1709 for example)Thanks!
Yes you need to change the wifi ic to the appropriate model for your now wifi only ipad. It is slightly different (but use same pads so can be changed) so the firmware will not work until its changed out. You can find these on aliexpress for about 20 USD
Pavel,Thanks for your hard work here! Something that would be really nice would be the resistance measurement on both sides the resistors so that it would be easier to pinpoint the ones that need to be removed/bridged in future models of ipads
pavel saludo perform the work of icloud on an ipad air a1475 the ipad is perfectly unlocked but you do not want to activate with the latter ios 11.0.1 you tried the same work with another ipad air of the same model and it is in the same situation it is not activated there is solution
Good day, after the process ipad is in recovery (with the screen black) and when I try to update with itunes I get error, before I got error 9, now I always get 4014. Its possible that I done something wrong? If we solve this I will donate 30$ for research to you.
Hi. On ipad 1475 air 1 i removed the resistor many times but this time itunes recognises ipad as an iphone. I only find it on ipad mini until now but never on other ipad. Any help? I did donation Pavel almost 2 years ago when i first found your blog. I Will do again after i will test solution on ipad pro and air 2. Thx in advance
I pad Air 2 10.3.2. working with bypass! (I messed something up, now all I see is a grey and white screen, what did I do wrong, it respond to touch, i can hear voice over saying all the setup steps as I navigate said the welcome to your new ipad in itunes and everything, but I cant see JACK, in other words NOTHING! what did I mess up? any help would be appreciated.
hi Firsty would like thank you this great work !!am working on the ipad air 2 i have manged to make the jumper at the location and and installed the wifi only ios .i need some help from regarding the next steps
hi,i have lga60 chips received from aliexpress as working on ipad2 new version (emc2560).i desoldered the original chips and found that the board have all 60 pads, but the original nand is lga52.the middle row of pads not soldered.my question is: should i soldered the middle row of pads of the new chips or not?thx!
Hello greetings from venezuela thanks to all your informations about bypass in ipad learned to do in all the indicated models without being technician in iphone the verda I feel very grateful for I am living of this so many thanks auque I would like to do it in iphone again thanks
Hello greetings I am from venezuela and eh followed all your step in the explanations of the icloud in supported ipad models and I left perfectly well I can say that I am an expert thanks for the information mail [email protected]
hello , you have find any solution for ipad air 2 unlock it from icloud and fix the wifi on ios 9.3.4?? ipad is stuck on dfu mode with ios 9.3.1 but after restore from itunes the ios 9.3.3 show error 3194 , maybe last firmuware relase is 9.3.5 and , 93.4 can instal only in ipad.who can help us?
Hi everyone i have problem with ipad 2 3g by mistake i remove the resistor r1204 ..and now ipad is detecting as iphone and no software for this iphone error in itunes so i need help how to solve it out for ipad 2 3g i want to remove r1205 but by mistake i remove the r1204 so please guide me asap or email me solution ([email protected]) thanks in advanced
I have an iPad that's stuck on the Apple logo. I tried restoring it in DFU, recovery mode, and cooked-up custom firmware, all with the same result. The screen just keeps turning on and off on the Apple logo, and can't seem to get past it. The phone just keeps throwing error 9. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. The only other thing left to do is to change the ic. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you.
There are hundreds of incidents reported on the Internet with this same problem. The root cause is Apple Computer has come up with a way to cause early obsolescence of perfectly functional products. They have taken advantage of their customers who have not updated the iOS in their products in a timely manner. It is not possible to perform a direct update from iOS 4 to iOS 9. A device must be progressively updated through iOS levels of 5, 6, 7, and 8 before updating to 9. The error code 9 problem started in October 2015 when Apple removed their signatures from all down level firmware. The signature is required to verify and validate a proper update. This action on Apples part effectively burnt the bridge for updating units at or below iOS 7. The firmware still exists, but is now unsigned rendering it unusable. Any device that has a down level iOS that requires progressive updating, though the hardware works perfectly is now rendered useless. Pretty clever on Apples part.
You are 100% correct! Its not a hardware issue and legally if Apple knows the IOS cant be upgraded should be explained as much. This is criminal to tell customers its a hardware issue knowing you cant upgrade from IOS 4 tethered. This I see as the criminal part of misleading instead of saying we cut off the firmware signature authentication and you cant upgrade. People truly belief its a faulty unit not to consider putting the unit in a recovery loop rendering the unit a brick unless you get out of recovery.
That also is an issue if they support 9.2 for Ipad2's regardless of version you have. We still should have the right to upgrade. I have 4 ipads and 2 are IOS 4.3.3. the other 9.2. My small kids were using so I never upgraded, yes that's on me but to just cut us off and now the apps don't work as they keep upgrading is a shame.
Jailbreaking your iPad 2 allows you install the latest iOS firmware, as well as themes and apps developed by the jailbreaking community that are not available from Apple or the App Store. To jailbreak your iPad 2, you must first determine which jailbreak software is compatible with your device, then install the software and use it to jailbreak your iPad.
Semi-Restore is a tool that was developed by CoolStar that allows you to re-restore an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad back to the current iOS firmware version it is currently running without the need to have saved SHSH Blobs or APTickets. It supports all firmware versions from iOS 5.0 to 6.1.2 and is available for Windows, Mac OS X and soon Linux. 2b1af7f3a8