Download iPad Firmware & IPSW

Nov 2, 2010 - 35 Comments

ipad ipsw firmware download If you need to download iPad firmware and IPSW files, here are the links to do so. These are the original unmodified IPSW files, for versions 3.2 and up for iPad. You can also download iPhone firmware or iPod touch firmware if you need to.

iPad Firmware & IPSW Downloads

These .ipsw files are hosted on Apple’s servers, it’s best to right-click the file you need and “Save As” to prevent some web browsers from trying to extract the file as an archive.

iPad IPSW 3.2.0, 3.2.1, 3.2.2

iPad IPSW 4.2.1
iOS 4.2 for iPad was released as iOS 4.2.1 build 8C148:

iPad IPSW 4.3
iOS 4.3 is available for iPad 1 and iPad 2:

iPad iOS 4.3.1 IPSW firmware

iPad iOS 4.3.3 IPSW

iPad IOS 4.3.4 IPSW

iPad 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 IPSW and firmware is released.


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Posted by: Manish Patel in iPad


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  1. yalew says:

    I have ipad (wi-fi + 3G ) version 5.1.1 can l update to ios 9.1.2

  2. adrian says:

    Hi guys pls help me. I both an iPad4 GSM on eBay with a given firmware malfunction problem. When i connect the iPad4 GSM to my MAC and iTunes is up and running, the iPad will be recognized but but i’m getting the message to run this iPad in recovery modus which i tried but somehow after 5 min i’m getting a msg telling me that im not connected to the internet (wrong – i am) and i can not restore my iPad. Please help me. Thank you!

  3. bond says:

    i want to unjailbreak my ipad 4(wi-fi) so i have dloaded the firmare from the list above. so what to do next when im in dfu mode????

  4. Andrew Rough says:

    IOS 6.1.2 has been release, when can we expect it to be available here?

  5. Norkay says:

    please tell me which IPSW 6.1 should i download to jailbreak Ipad with retina display 32 gb A6X processor.?

  6. vejdani says:

    hi, thanks for these links :)
    how can i recognize if my ipad 2 wifi is Older version or Newer version?

    • Rivet79 says:

      I was trying to figure that out to. I cant really figure that out either. I was guessing it has to do with the day it was made?

  7. CAV says:

    The 5.1.1 ipad3 GSM version did not work here.
    iTunes said it is not a compatible firmware version.
    It seems the GSM and CDMA IPSW files are swapped.

  8. Devansh jain says:

    HELP!!! Itunes says file is corrupt omg i am so frustrated i spent so many hours for this download some people please help

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  10. Ibrahim says:

    Hi everybody. i am a novice in this ipad thing, and i have a problem. i have an ipad 1 with iOS 4.2.1, which i jailbroke with green pois0n RC6. After jailbreaking, i attempted to install cydia, at first the ipad shut down and restarted without cydia. On my second attempt, the device hunged with an apple logo and circulating ribbon (dashed) on the screen. Now i cant reboot or do anything with it. Can anybody please help me out? what should i do?



  11. Drewskie says:

    Any news on when 5.1 will be available here for download?

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  13. steve says:

    i have a iphone 3g withe version 4.2.1 w/firmware 05.15.04 how do i unlock and use with tmobile

  14. Jose says:

    why are none of my ipsw files not being recognized?? i have used multliple ipsws for ipad 2 wifi and i want to downgrade to 4.3.3 using redsnow.

  15. Dave says:

    Why oh why can’t Apple give us links to these themselves on their website? iTunes becomes ‘unresponsive’ so Windows 7 shuts it down in the middle of downloads. Thanks Apple for being overly difficult with your ‘it justs works’ mentality.

    • cool_kau says:

      I agree that apple does not officially provide these links for the obvious reason of people screwing up.

      But you can take heart in the fact that these download links point to the apple server.

  16. darcuz says:

    If u can’t change .zip files to .ipsw, (Windows!) make sure you’ve got “hide file extensions for known file types” set OFF in folderoptions.. then just rename to .ipsw
    Have a good one!

    • Mark says:

      I successfully renamed the .zip files to .ipsw following your suggestion and the files are on my desktop. How do I get them to the iPad2? What’s the next step? Thanks in advance!

      • Devansh jain says:

        on windows connect ur idevice to the comp then open itunes hold shift key and click check for update/update browse to where it is downloaded then it will be installed on your i device

    • Mark says:

      Please disregard my previous question. Initially, when I double-clicked the file on my desktop, iTunes was opened but nothing happened. Afterwards, I verified I’m using the most up-to-date version of the program. Eventually, it dawned on me to temporarily disable my anti-virus software, as it usually requires me to take an action each time I connect the iPod to the computer. After taking this step, I was actually able to successfully update the iPad from iTunes itself and then turn back on the anti-virus software.

  17. bernard masanque says:

    Error message prompts “Unable to recognize specified IPSW”. Message appears for all downloaded ipad 2 ipsw files in this website. what seems to be the problem here? thank you very much.

  18. Sidhikh says:

    i have one ipod. till version.. is 3..2.2(7b500).. ican’t restor. on updae showing error..3194. plz help me because my ipod not in arabic

  19. yen says:

    yaho!!!!!!!! thanks download was better here…

  20. san says:

    can anyone tell me why i can not change zip file to ipsw file?

    • Guy Brenner says:

      Because it will not work…..Use Safari 5 to download IPSW files. Windows has a problem with this and will download as a zip….Safari will not do this….it will be an IPSW file

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  24. someGuy says:

    what improvements does the iPad firmware provide? My biggest pain point with the iPad is the flaky wireless connection.

  25. rahmy says:

    I really just want 4.2… can’t come soon enough

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