Installing/Upgrading iOS in iDevices manually using iTunes


Installing or Upgrading iOS is an easy task when you have high-speed internet. But when you have a dial-up or low bandwidth connection, and nowadays Apple Servers are overloaded with download requests, it’s a tough task for the users.
Warning: The Install process will erase all the data in your device. So, Kindly backup your data to your iTunes or iCloud before proceeding . I cannot be held responsible for your data in any way!

I’m taking you through the process directly


Install the Download Manager and start downloading the update file using the Download Manager. Download Manager helps you to pause/resume the download.Once the download completes, keep it handy in a known folder.

.::Installation of iOS::.

  • Install the iTunes software and connect the device to the Computer/Laptop through the cable that came with it
  • iTunes will get opened once you connect or Open iTunes manually
  • [Optional for New Install users] Click ‘Check for Update’ and click ‘Cancel’ in the Download popup window
  • Once you see a screen like below, hold Shift key(Option Key in Macintosh) select Restore or Update i’Device’
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  • A popup window opens and asks you to select the OS file(*.ipsw)
  • Select the downloaded latest Updatefile(*.ipsw))
  • Then press ‘Ok’ and you’ll see the update starts in your iDevice(Apple logo comes up with a progress bar
  • Once the installation is done, you’ll see a screen like below to start your Apple Device Activation
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  • That’s all folks!! In-case you have any doubts, you can always ask me!!

Tested Environment:
iTunes: 11.3.1 for Windows 64bit
New OS: iOS 7.1.2
Base Operating System: Windows 8.1 64bit

18-Oct Update:
Upgraded iPhone 5S with iOS 8.0.2. Works flawlessly.

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