1. Daniel Andersson's Avatar
    I tried everything. Other computer (Win 7), other account on my Mac. iTunes 11.0.5 and the 11.1 beta 2. Even changed cable to a standard Apple since I first had a pirate Chineese one. I live in Sweden and as far as I understand I should use the A1428, GSM version. The last desperate thing I did was to try the CDMA A1429 file and guess what. It worked. I'm now on iOS 7 restored and everything seems to work just great.

    -- Daniel
    09-11-2013 04:24 PM
  2. Fausty82's Avatar
    I tried everything. Other computer (Win 7), other account on my Mac. iTunes 11.0.5 and the 11.1 beta 2. Even changed cable to a standard Apple since I first had a pirate Chineese one. I live in Sweden and as far as I understand I should use the A1428, GSM version. The last desperate thing I did was to try the CDMA A1429 file and guess what. It worked. I'm now on iOS 7 restored and everything seems to work just great.

    -- Daniel
    Glad to hear it worked out for you. BTW, the model number is printed on the back of the device - the far right side of the top line below the word iPhone.
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    09-11-2013 04:29 PM
  3. lucythezombie's Avatar
    I am having a similar problem, but my problem is that my firmware comes in a zipped folder. I extracted the contents of the folder, but when I try and restore my phone to the IOS 6, it keeps making me open the folders inside the folder. I don't know how to work this. PLEASE HELP!!!
    09-18-2013 07:12 AM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    I am having a similar problem, but my problem is that my firmware comes in a zipped folder. I extracted the contents of the folder, but when I try and restore my phone to the IOS 6, it keeps making me open the folders inside the folder. I don't know how to work this. PLEASE HELP!!!
    You need to unzip the file with a zip utility. Get 7Zip to do the deed. It will extract the .ipsw file from the .zip container.


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    09-18-2013 08:08 AM
  5. Gracey Adams's Avatar
    My phone is Iphone 4 but I don't know what firmware i should download, please let me know ASAP.
    Thank you
    09-23-2013 08:53 AM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    My phone is Iphone 4 but I don't know what firmware i should download, please let me know ASAP.
    Thank you
    Just connect your device to iTunes, make sure your computer has an internet connection, and after iTunes recognizes your iPhone 4, select to update the firmware. It will download and install the correct iOS 7 firmware for you.
    09-23-2013 08:58 AM
  7. 7break's Avatar
    i'm dealing with same issue,but i read on google that the problem that is in ios 7 is that you cant restore to a lower version so ur stucked on ios 7
    11-14-2013 09:40 AM
  8. Abdul Gana's Avatar
    i'm dealing with same issue,but i read on google that the problem that is in ios 7 is that you cant restore to a lower version so ur stucked on ios 7
    but on youtube , they can
    02-15-2016 06:38 AM
  9. Abdul Gana's Avatar
    5) allow iTunes to extract software and perform the update as it would normally, which it extracts without flaw.
    how to allow itunes?
    02-15-2016 06:40 AM
  10. Abdul Gana's Avatar
    iTunes - Firmware not compatible?-screenshot_11.jpgiTunes - Firmware not compatible?-screenshot_10.jpg , like always, not compatible guys, can anyone fix this?
    02-15-2016 06:44 AM
  11. kch50428's Avatar
    , like always, not compatible guys, can anyone fix this?
    No... Apple is no longer signing those version of iOS.
    02-15-2016 09:43 AM
  12. TyboSmiles's Avatar
    i have an iphone 5 and i am running on ios 10.3.2 and i dont really like ios 1o that much but im trying to restore my iphone to ios 6.0 but it wont let me because it keeps saying my iphone could not be restored cause the firmware file not compatible is there any way i can fix or get thought this anyone.
    08-02-2017 05:47 PM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    i have an iphone 5 and i am running on ios 10.3.2 and i dont really like ios 1o that much but im trying to restore my iphone to ios 6.0 but it wont let me because it keeps saying my iphone could not be restored cause the firmware file not compatible is there any way i can fix or get thought this anyone.
    You can't restore back to an old iOS. Apple no longer signs iOS 6. I'd like iOS 6 on my old 5 as well.
    08-02-2017 06:37 PM
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