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I want to know where can I find the ota update of my device ios ispw? I updated my device using settings on my iphone! When i do it through itunes i am able to find it in windows explorer in hidden folders, but since I used ota update it doesn't show up? So where can I find the ispw file so I can transfer it to my computer so I don't have to download it again from itunes or website?

asked 23 Jun '14, 19:34

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OTA updates are available here. These are .zip files. How to use them would be your next problem. You need to visit developer's Forum for forther answers.

As stated by you, OTA update is directly on the iDevice. Why should you expect it to be present on your computer!


answered 23 Jun '14, 22:39

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When you update from itunes it shows up in app data in windows explorer! I can then use that to restore to that firmware while it is still the latest firmware. I don't have to download it from website to update another iphone using the same firmware! but using the ota, I can't find it so I had to download the firmware ispw file off a website! That took another hour! I already waited over a hour to get the ota update!

(24 Jun '14, 00:53) unknownjailbreaker unknownjailbreaker's gravatar image

iTunes always downloads full version of IPSW to your PC.

Whereas in case of dot release, OTA file would be incremental file. In case of major release a larger one but still smaller than full IPSW; Downloaded on the iDevice and used.

It should be remembered that Apple makes iPhones etc. which can function, usually, without the use of computers

(24 Jun '14, 03:12) A08 A08's gravatar image
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