Restoring your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to a certain firmware version is something that you perform on a regular basis. Whether it is to downgrade to a lower iOS version or to restore custom IPSW, restoring on iTunes is one of the most basic tasks that you should learn. By default, if you click Restore in iTunes, the program will automatically restore your device to the latest firmware. Of course you don't want that if you want to restore to a specific firmware or a custom firmware one. Here's a brief tutorial on How to Select & Restore Custom IPSW Using iTunes on Windows & Mac.
How to Select & Restore Custom IPSW Using iTunes on Windows & Mac?
For seasoned jailbreakers or Apple users in general, browsing for a particular IPSW is a task that basically comes as a second nature. Custom IPSWs are used to effectively preserve baseband along with other features that you simply can't acquire from a default IPSW file. Being able to select IPSW files is also important when using jailbreak tools. But there are still users that doesn't know how to select custom IPSW files on iTunes. For the benefit of all newbies, below is the command on how to Select & Restore Custom IPSW Using iTunes:
Windows: Shift+Click on Restore
Mac: Alt/Option+Click on Restore
By performing such simple command, this should bring up the browse IPSW menu. Just browse for your preferred IPSW file and iTunes should restore your device to your desired firmware. This is granted of course that Apple is still signing the IPSW that you are planning to restore to.
Again, seasoned users have no use for this particular post and this is more like a simple tip for beginners who have just owned an Apple device. Let us know if you have any questions on how to select and restore custom IPSW on iTunes.
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