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    Restoring an Ipod Touch firmware to an earlier release

    Trying to restore my son's Ipod Touch from OS4 to 3.1.2 and I have followed the guides online.

    However every time I download the firmware I want, it downloads and saves as a zip file and when iTunes goes looking for it it can't find it cos it's not a .ipsw file !!

    Anybody got any ideas ?

    Cheers

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    Extract the zip file first before you try restore?

    danzab;8971029

    Extract the zip file first before you try restore?



    exactly... right click the zip and do extract here

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass;8971055

    Just extract the zip file, is this thread a joke?



    Sarcasim !

    I unziped the file with winzip, but there is not a .ipsw file packed in there !

    Rename the original .zip file to end in .ipsw hope this helps

    trinaandlee;8972004

    Rename the original .zip file to end in .ipsw hope this helps



    this is correct all you have to do is change the file extension from .zip to .ipsw, you might need to make sure that you have "hide extensions for known file types" unticked in c:\, tools, folder options, view
    just search for it untick and then you will see the file extensions to enable you to change them
    hope this helps
    Scotty :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    trinaandlee;8972004

    Rename the original .zip file to end in .ipsw hope this helps



    Cheers spot on worked a treat

    :thumbsup:
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