Installing/Upgrading iOS in iDevices manually using iTunes

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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

.::Pre-Requisites::.

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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