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    Question Need help with iOS 6 install:

    This is NOT EASY. I've been at it for some time now and am about ready to call it quits. Jailbreak was MUCH easier.

    That said, I registered my UDID (legal way) and followed ALL this instructions that were listed here: http://www.imore.com/2012/06/11/inst...-xcode-itunes/

    I have been stuck at the the iTunes method (#2 direction) for some time, as my computer running Windows 7 will not open that Beta when I press Ctrl+Alt (even tried just the Shift key), but the only thing that opens when I press Restore is the actual option to restore. What can I do at this point to get this to work? I downloaded the Beta version from my FireFox browser. I can open the the window that shows that file but nothing happens. (I'm starting to wish I had left this alone).
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    Is the file a .dmg or a .ipsw that your trying to load?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garz View Post
    Is the file a .dmg or a .ipsw that your trying to load?
    It says "DMG" in the window box.
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    Try the iTunes method... less complicated.
    "If you settle for less, you'll settle for anything."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dryland View Post
    Try the iTunes method... less complicated.
    That is the method I'm trying to use and isn't working.
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    The dmg contains the ispw correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    It says "DMG" in the widow box.
    ok thats your problem. The .dmg and really all dev stuff is meant for Macs. You can install a beta on windows but it will take extra work. You need to remove the .dmg and make it a .ipsw file and that can be done with TransMac. They do offer a free trial. Just google them. This is what I use to do when I had windows and it works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    That is the method I'm trying to use and isn't working.
    I apologize... for some reason I thought I read Xcode somewhere in your post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garz View Post
    ok thats your problem. The .dmg and really all dev stuff is meant for Macs. You can install a beta on windows but it will take extra work. You need to remove the .dmg and make it a .ipsw file and that can be done with TransMac. They do offer a free trial. Just google them. This is what I use to do when I had windows and it works.
    Or just grab an ispw by other means....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dryland View Post
    The dmg contains the ispw correct?
    Not sure. I'm only seeing "DMG File".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    Not sure. I'm only seeing "DMG File".
    As Garz stated, Windows can't natively open DMG files.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garz View Post
    ok thats your problem. The .dmg and really all dev stuff is meant for Macs. You can install a beta on windows but it will take extra work. You need to remove the .dmg and make it a .ipsw file and that can be done with TransMac. They do offer a free trial. Just google them. This is what I use to do when I had windows and it works.
    The iMore instruction page should have mentioned this for windows users. I've never used TransMac so I'm not sure what to do, but I'll look into it.

    Thanks for trying to help guys.
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    A ipsw can probably be found on the net. Very slow downloads though. If you download from the portal, you will need a program like TransMac to strip the .dmg. Windows can't do it on its own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    The iMore instruction page should have mentioned this for windows users. I've never used TransMac so I'm not sure what to do, but I'll look into it.

    Thanks for trying to help guys.
    Yes they should have. I don't get involved on what is put up the blogs. I only help in the forums.
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    Irish Rose, I sent you a PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garz View Post
    A ipsw can probably be found on the net. Very slow downloads though. If you download from the portal, you will need a program like TransMac to strip the .dmg. Windows can't do it on its own.
    I looked at TransMac, they want $40 to download it. I already spent enough on this Dev account, not going to spend any more..... Hubby will kill me when he finds this out as it is, tech stuff is expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dryland View Post
    Irish Rose, I sent you a PM.
    Got it, Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garz View Post
    Yes they should have. I don't get involved on what is put up the blogs. I only help in the forums.
    Thanks, Garz, I appreciate it.
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    I'm having the same problem using the iTunes Method, it won't let me to open to the .ipsw file, it just does the actual restore. Running Windows 7, latest itunes version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormchaser528 View Post
    I'm having the same problem using the iTunes Method, it won't let me to open to the .ipsw file, it just does the actual restore. Running Windows 7, latest itunes version.
    Yeah, I'm seeing the same after getting the correct ipsw link. Still won't open it.


    I'm going out for a while, time to take a break. Maybe it will work when I come back. :o
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    Make sure you have iTunes version 10.6.3 installed.
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    It's version 10.6.3.25
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    you guys do know you have to point to the ipsw using the iTunes method

    Windows: hold shift, click on Restore (browse and find the iOS 6 beta)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLiNK View Post
    you guys do know you have to point to the ipsw using the iTunes method

    Windows: hold shift, click on Restore (browse and find the iOS 6 beta)
    Yes this will work as long as the right file has been downloaded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    I looked at TransMac, they want $40 to download it. I already spent enough on this Dev account, not going to spend any more..... Hubby will kill me when he finds this out as it is, tech stuff is expensive.
    Do they still do a free trial? At least let us know once your up and running on whatever method you take.
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