ipsw?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by killaserg, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. killaserg

    killaserg New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    what is ipsw? im new with ipod touches idk what that is
  2. GrooveMachine

    GrooveMachine Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,741
    Likes Received:
    11
    Device:
    iPod touch
    The file extension of iPod and iPhone firmware. IPSW is short for iPhoneSoftware or iPodSoftware.
  3. nikj14

    nikj14 Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,313
    Likes Received:
    0
    Device:
    iPhone 3GS (Black)
    the firmware file to is to update/restore your ipod, it would be about equal to an actual OS install disc that u would get with a computer/service pack upgrades in the desktop computer world.
  4. bluchchavez

    bluchchavez New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    0
    Device:
    2G iPod touch
    its the extension for the frimware
    so just like .doc is the extension for a office document .ipsw is the extension for the apple firmware
  5. Ipwnnubletz

    Ipwnnubletz Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,952
    Likes Received:
    0
    Why would you comment again?
  6. Cyanidepoison

    Cyanidepoison Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1,076
    Likes Received:
    2
    It is Apple being retarded by changing the file extension on a zip file to something else.

    It is just a zip file.
  7. DaAlmighty1

    DaAlmighty1 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
    Messages:
    458
    Likes Received:
    0
    Device:
    2G iPod touch
    It's to confuse the not-as-tech-savvy people so they don't screw themselves up by unzipping it then saying OMG mah ayepod willn't re-store!
  8. dim3000

    dim3000 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    284
    Likes Received:
    0
    Basically an ipsw file is a packaged file containing the iPod/iPhone firmware.
    The firmware may be thought of as the Operating System files.
    Just like when you install Windows or something you copy files from a CD,
    iTunes copies file from the firmware to the iPod.

    Every time you restore your iPod or put on a firmware update you must have a ipsw.

    Hope that clears some things up...

Share This Page