Can I download 4.3.3 from somewhere other than Itunes?
Do you have to download current softward from Itunes. I always have issues with Itunes on my work computer (probaby due to network settings and yes I realize I should have set up my phone through my home computer...blah..blah..blah..but I didn't). Anyway, can I download it from another site onto my phone? I'm not having any issues with my phone, but I thought I'd go ahead and download 4.3.3. and get current.
Thanks for any help.
- 05-25-2011, 07:49 AM #2
If it's a work supplied phone you could speak to your network admins about your iTunes and iPhone problems. Or possibly even get them to update it for you, with their admin accounts they should have no restrictions on their computers.
- 05-25-2011, 08:05 AM #3
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- 05-25-2011, 09:51 AM #7
Jailbreaking doesn't matter at all with any of this stuff. If the content plays in iTunes it will play on the iPhone; the source does not matter at all. Probably less than 5% of the many many GB of media I have came from iTunes.
I'm also team pure for life.
- 05-25-2011, 09:51 AM #8
You get to choose. Here are the steps:
Backup/sync your phone
Download FW to desktop
Open iTunes, hold Shift and click Restore, or Option and Restore on a Mac. (Not Update.)
Browse to your downloaded ipsw and choose it.
iTunes will load the new FW.
When done it will ask if you want to set up as new or restore from backup. Choose backup to reload your data and settings.
- 05-25-2011, 09:53 AM #9
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- 05-25-2011, 01:23 PM #11
Depends on what you mean by "restore." When updating to a new firmware, yes—you can use Shift+Restore to load a newer ipsw. But once that is done you usually "restore from backup," which just takes the data from your OLD firmware backup and applies it to your new firmware—giving you back your bookmarks, mail settings, etc.
The only situation where it might not work is if you downgrade—say from 4.0 to 3.1.3—and then try to restore your settings from the 4.0 firmware.
- 05-25-2011, 01:42 PM #13
Great! So all your mail settings and so on are there? (That's usually the "restore from backup" part—iTunes will prompt with something like "this phone has been recently synced with this computer" or something similar to let you use a recent backup.)
Just ask if you have other questions.
- 05-25-2011, 01:58 PM #15
Search on Google or Bing "felixbruns firmware". Choose the firmware you want to update to. You have to choose the latest firmware on felixbruns! Save the firmware to your desktop and make sure it is a IPSW file. Some machines change the .IPSW to .zip. If it does, save it and change the .zip to .ipsw. After that's done, plug your iPhone into iTunes and hold down shift & click restore. After that, find the firmware you want to install. And let the iPhone restore and it should be done. I hope this helped!