iOS 4.2 Download Available

Nov 22, 2010 - 20 Comments

ios 4 2 download

The highly anticipated iOS 4.2 update for iPad and iPhone has been released for public download. This update is particularly enticing to iPad owners because it brings the full iOS 4 feature set including multitasking support and folders to the iPad. iOS 4.2 includes AirPrint for wireless printing, and AirPlay for wireless content streaming to all compatible devices. Additionally, owners of newer iOS hardware will gain free access to “Find My iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch” which helps to locate missing hardware.

Download iOS 4.2

The free iOS 4.2 update will be available first through iTunes, if launching iTunes doesn’t automatically alert you of the software update, you can do the following:

  • Plug your iOS device into your computer
  • Launch iTunes
  • On the iOS device summary screen, click on “Check for Update”
  • Follow the instructions to download and update to iOS 4.2

Remember to backup your device before proceeding. The release of iOS 4.2 is actually iOS 4.2.1 as build 8C148. If you are having problems with the iTunes update, you can use iOS 4.2.1 direct download links from Apple instead.

iOS 4.2 Compatibility

The iOS 4.2 update is compatible with the following hardware: iPad, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch 2nd gen, iPod touch 3rd gen, iPod touch 4th gen. Missing from the list is AppleTV, which will get a modified iOS 4.1 update that includes AirPlay. You will need iTunes 10.1 to download and install the iOS 4.2 update on your device.


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Posted by: Manish Patel in iPad, iPhone, News


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  1. ashish says:

    iphone 3g
    ios 4.2 update link
    plz give me update link
    && iphone 3g tips…
    &&wifi sattings

    thank u…

  2. can i download it for my laptop windows vista ? if yes then what to do afther that plz any1 kindly reply me :))

  3. davide says:

    ciao volevo chiedervi un informazione ….. se era possibile avere un programma per convertire IOS 4.2 , che è un file (ipsw) in un file apk?

  4. Rizwan says:

    Press the Shift key(in Windows) or the option key(in Mac OS X), click on the Restore button.

    Now browse to the iOS 4.2.1 IPSW file and select it.

    That’s it! Your iPad will now be updated to iOS 4.2.1.

  5. wael says:

    hey i downloaded iOS 4.2 on my computer and then what ???
    i’ve update it to the archive of my iTunes but i don’t know what to do after it to update it to my iPhone 3G if anyone knows please reply and thx :):)

  6. jamesl says:

    I cant get it i have itouch 1st gen and i would like it any ways? (if not then can someone tell me apple are makeing 1 for my appld)

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    So 99% of the time when you’re watching the video on your tiny droid screen your wasting a TON of storage space just so that on occasion when you tether your phone to your television you can feel good knowing you’re watching 1080p video. Have fun with that… but on the bright side, you’ve got sd cards so you can just store each movie on one

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  18. reaper says:

    hi i looked in itunes and it say no update is availible

    i have a ipod touch 4g

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