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A lot of people have been asking how to restore here's my guide :

First back up your phone, you can follow these steps to do that

iTunes Method :

  1. Connect your phone to iTunes
  2. Click on your iDevice
  3. Click backup and your done!

iCloud Method :

  1. Click on settings
  2. Go to iCloud and Back up
  3. Hit backup, your done!

Put your phone in DFU mode by following these steps :

  1. Plug your phone into your laptop
  2. Power off your phone
  3. Press the home and power TOGETHER for 10 seconds
  4. Release the power button but KEEP HOLDING THE HOME for another 15 secs

iTunes should now see your device in DFU mode, if not repeat the steps again. Now you need to get the firmware for your device. Below are some reliable sources :

  1. They've been doing firmware for ages!
  2. iDownloadblog Very good source, comes directly form apples servers.
  3. TheiPhoneWIKI Officially recommended wiki that downloads the files directly from apples servers!
  4. Most reliable one I've used!
  5. IPSWDownloader Easy step-by-step wizard to get the right IPSW for you

    Just hit restore and it'll work! No need for the custom firmware..

    Right your nearly there, open up iTunes and click on your device. Click Shift+Restore (Windows) or Apple+Restore (Mac) and browse to the iPSW file! It should start restoring now!

    Tips :

    • For any iTunes restore errors go here
    • If iTunes still doesn't recognise your device then check your USB ports and try a new cable. ;)

    I hope I helped! I'll mark this as community wiki so you can correct my answer! Please keep the code in html5 thx

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asked 05 Apr '14, 04:59

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closed 05 Apr '14, 06:05

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very nice :)

(05 Apr '14, 05:05) WalterWhite WalterWhite's gravatar image

Thx, I'll add some more firmware links soon

(05 Apr '14, 05:05) Aphex Aphex's gravatar image

Erm why not just let itunes download the firmware and retore .....don't see point in downloading and searching for Ipsw yourself with shift restore. If your talking custom firmware .....think it'd be useful to add a few major steps that are missing.

(05 Apr '14, 05:08) Tilerone Tilerone's gravatar image

True but sometimes it's better to do it that way

(05 Apr '14, 05:08) Aphex Aphex's gravatar image

it's like driving to work, there is no wrong way as long as you get there. :)

(05 Apr '14, 05:10) WalterWhite WalterWhite's gravatar image

Yeah I'm adding about backup

(05 Apr '14, 05:14) Aphex Aphex's gravatar image

@tilerone yeah but this isn't a custom firmware guide...

(05 Apr '14, 05:14) Aphex Aphex's gravatar image

Might as well let itunes do all the work..... No point downloading Ipsw yourself it serves no purpose and prevent users downloading wrong Ipsw.

Just thinking your making a very simple process more complicated.

(05 Apr '14, 05:23) Tilerone Tilerone's gravatar image

I've added it now ;)

(05 Apr '14, 05:26) Aphex Aphex's gravatar image

@tilerone maybe they are doing a iOS 6 jailbreak and need the 6.0 IPSW

(05 Apr '14, 05:26) Hamza_ Hamza_'s gravatar image


(05 Apr '14, 05:28) Aphex Aphex's gravatar image

That's not the title of the guide.... It's a simple restore guide....but whatever

(05 Apr '14, 05:34) Tilerone Tilerone's gravatar image

Yeah I know

(05 Apr '14, 05:34) Aphex Aphex's gravatar image

The question has been closed for being "Solved" by WalterWhite, 05 Apr '14, 06:05 is another good site


answered 05 Apr '14, 05:18

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(05 Apr '14, 05:26) Aphex Aphex's gravatar image

not a problem

(05 Apr '14, 05:28) firechaos firechaos's gravatar image

Added it

(05 Apr '14, 05:30) Hamza_ Hamza_'s gravatar image


(05 Apr '14, 05:31) Aphex Aphex's gravatar image

Sorry @aphex, iv put your edits back on!

(05 Apr '14, 05:38) Hamza_ Hamza_'s gravatar image

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