Download iPod Touch Firmware / IPSW Files

Oct 30, 2010 - 67 Comments

ipod touch firmware ipsw downloads This is a comprehensive download list of all the firmware files for iPod touch 2G, iPod touch 3g, and iPod touch 4G, with IPSW from 3.1.2 to the current 4.1.0. All of these IPSW files are hosted with Apple and direct linked to their servers. If you have an iPhone, you can download iPhone firmware instead.

iPod Touch Firmware / IPSW Downloads

We are not hosting the firmware files, they are hosted with Apple. It’s best to right-click on the .ipsw link you need and save it directly to prevent your browser from trying to decompress the firmware package on its own.

IPSW 3.1.2 & 3.1.3

IPSW 4.0.0

IPSW 4.0.2

IPSW 4.1.0

IPSW 4.2.1
iOS 4.2 was released as iOS 4.2.1 IPSW, build 8C148:

IPSW 4.3
iOS 4.3 supports iPod touch 3rd gen and 4th gen:

iPod touch iOS 4.3.1 IPSW firmware

iPod touch iOS 4.3.3 IPSW

iPod touch iOS 4.3.4 IPSW

iPod touch iOS 4.3.5 IPSW


iOS 5.0.1 IPSW

iOS 5.1 IPSW

iOS 5.1.1 IPSW

iOS 6.0 IPSW

iOS 6.0.1 IPSW

iOS 6.1 IPSW

This list will be updated as new firmware becomes available for iPod touch.

Looking to download iPhone firmware instead?


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Posted by: Manish Patel in iPhone


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  1. MAC HELPER/ IPOD says:

    ok Shelly i have the same problem ok do what I SAY OK?
    get tinyumbrella connect ur device then ssave us shshs then download it
    after u do that put it on dfu mode
    after that press option 2 times then restore it then open the filmware
    still running tinyumbreala after that done u are WELCOMED

  2. Shelly says:

    I downloaded the latest version of this which was ios 6.1 for my iPod touch 4g. It was very successful downloading. But then when I tried to restore my ipod, it says ipod software update server could not be contacted. Helppppp

  3. HP says:

    Could anyone please help. i have a 2nd generation ipod touch currently on ios 2.2.1. know it can update to 4.2.1 however it doesn’t update through itunes. i have downloaded and saved the 4.2.1 file and saved it as .ipsw however it still doesn’t update the ipod. please help

  4. mirai says:

    How I must do to update my ipod to ios 6 step to step(dummy version)

  5. cristib76 says:

    What is the latest ios for ipod touch 2g?
    5.1.1 it’s gonna work on it?

  6. s says:

    how do i no which one to pick if i have a 4th gen ipod touch?

  7. knaite says:

    The latest jailbreak doesnt work on this ipsw. it hangs on apple logo.
    I had to restore. but its still on this ipsw.
    Please help.
    And one more question, Is this ipsw adultrated? because, the safari skin is black!

  8. rohan says:

    ios 5.1.1 ipod touch 4g does this is error free
    does it requires tiny umbrella

  9. CHRIS says:

    can you tell me the steps to upgrading my ipod 3rd gen firmware to 4.3?

  10. Guru says:

    thank you friend its works me fine !

  11. Tdawg says:

    i still don’t know how to change the .zip to a .ipsw???

  12. jc says:

    can i restore my 5.0.1 ipod touch 4th gen with the same ipsw?

  13. ggggg says:

    If the file is not supported in your itunes, then you have the wrong file for your ipod generation.

  14. Dave says:

    For any one still struggling to understand, you cannot update an ipod to the latest version if you are using an older unupdated itunes.

  15. jon says:

    so, download via bitcommet or watever program u use to download torrents, so it doesent uncompress. then plug ipod into itunes, hold shift n click restore then select ur softwarefrom ur folder it downloaded in and…done! sound

    • Matt says:

      you don’t need to download any torrents or torrent client, the IPSW file can be downloaded directly from the web browser.

  16. vacalouca says:

    very good

  17. bia says:

    does anybody know a link for a 3.1.2 itouch 2G firmware???

  18. ????? says:

    Help, downloaded redsn0w and have it on my computer. Then, since i didn’t have the right ispw, i downloaded the one for 4.2.1 for ipod pod touch 2nd gen. It says it needs something to read it, but it won’t work. please give step by step instructions for windows 7. First time jailbreaker

  19. Bobbi says:

    SOOO~if i’m reading this correctly, i can update the firmware on my ipod. i got this about 2 years ago,and im downloading the newest firmware. If i can’t do this..let me know.

  20. ajinkya says:

    i am not able to download ipsw file after 574 mb it stops and say unexpected error. help it happned twice

  21. Adrian Rivera says:

    i have the latest version of ipod touch. what ipsw i need to use . please answer me. Thank You!

  22. mary says:

    Have a 3rd and 4th generation ipod on our itunes account but can’t update through itunes…keep getting a timed out error. Which version should I download to put in the folder..thanks

  23. Malachi says:

    how do i update my 1g 2.2.1 to 4.0

  24. mary says:

    What version would you download if you have both a 3th and 4th generation ipod touch on your itunes account…or do you download both. Thanks

  25. faisal says:

    thanks bro………it works woo hooooooooooo

  26. yourmammassofat says:

    sorry french(pardonne)

  27. rveiga says:

    tenho o ipod touch de 32G com a versão 4.3.3, sera possivel passar logo para a ultima versão. e tambem sera possivel baixar a versao do ipod touch 4G? ajudem-me

  28. noltdog says:

    i didnt know my IPSW so i had to download it and its taking forever anybody know a faster way?

  29. QWERTYUIOP says:

    im having the same problem with the 5.0 for 4G please help

  30. MAGZ says:

    I have try over and over downloading the 4.0 filmwares for my 2g ipod touch and when I click update it says that the 2.2.1 is the current software and when I click shift and update and click the iPod2,1_4.0_8A293_Restore.ipsw and then enter it says the filmware is not compatible. Please HELP

  31. chaz says:

    once you save the update, how do you get it on your ipod to update it??

  32. nick says:

    how do i actually apply the update to my ipod?

  33. chris says:

    Hi,i tried to change it to .ipsw ,but its showing , i cannot delete the .zip coz its not shown,how do i change it?


    • newmick says:

      if you on windows follow this path

      start>control panel>appearance and Themes (sorry xp version)>folder options>view>*uncheck* hide extensions for know file types

      then change .zip for .ipsw

    • Loppity Doo says:

      Here’s a tutorial on how to change from zip to ipsw, all you need to do is rename the .zip extension to .ipsw

  34. jake says:

    how do i change the .zip file to .ipsw

  35. iPod_dUd3 says:

    you have to rename the zip file to a .ipsw file and it should work

  36. PS says:

    Hi guys

    I downloaded the zipped file but did see any one with ipsw. what am i supposed to do?

  37. Gian says:

    thanks for this.. itunes always fail when downloading the update..

  38. dan says:

    erm it dosent seem to work :-/

  39. Loki says:

    Please help. I downloaded the update for ipod touch 4G, yet I still cant get it to upload onto my ipod. Obviously Im doing something wrong or leaving something out.

  40. JohnEA says:

    Oh, and this is after a lot of attempts to do it via iTunes; each time it timed out.

  41. JohnEA says:

    Hmmm. I finally got the file downloaded, renamed the file to .ipsw (tricky in M$ DOS prompt as it has a “,” in the name), ran the update. It extracted the files, contacted Apple and got told that “This device isn’t eligible for the requested build.” Error 3194. I sent the “product improvement” file to Apple. I have also kept a copy of the file.

    Itunes is the latest 10.2.2 downloaded today; iPod is 4G; current s/w is 4.1 as bought a few months ago. Any ideas?


  42. rock says:

    is resume supported while downloadin via dwnlod manager????

  43. Friend says:

    I’ve tried it. It works perfectly for all versions. After you download the ispw firmware that had given from them or you can search from the web engines, do not extract it. Open the File, Click File, And Click Save Archive Copy As. And type .ispw at the end of the sentence before saving. And Done! You get an ispw firmware without cracking your brain. Try it!

  44. Pankaj says:

    i have downloaded 3,1_4.1_8B117 Restore.ipsw for ipod touch 3G. but when i tried to upgrade it with itunes an error msg comes that “firmware not compatible”
    plz help

  45. Person says:

    this doesnt work it is saved as a zip file and when i decrompress it or open it it has a bunch of different files and none are ipsw. Help!!!!!!!!!

    • Manthan says:

      Don’t decompress the file. If it comes as .zip, rename to a .ipsw file……………..then restore it………….it should work.

  46. Jarheadis says:

    Im sad…I have to wait 3 hours to even start my jailbreak because i CANT find my Current software for redsn0w to help me

  47. […] unmodified IPSW files, for versions 3.2 and up for iPad. You can also download iPhone firmware or iPod touch firmware if you need […]

  48. Adude says:

    Whats this?

    • Manish says:

      You can use IPSW files to downgrade back to older versions of iOS, or upgrade to newer versions if you are running an old OS.

      They’re also fun to explore if you’re interested in the inner workings of iOS, jailbreaking, etc

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