As expected, Apple has released the iOS 4.1 firmware update for iPhone and iPod Touch with loads of new features including Game Center, High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography and others. You can direct download iOS 4.1 or update using iTunes 10.


Note: Jailbreakers and unlockers should stay away from iOS 4.1 as there is NO jailbreak for iOS 4.1 at the moment. Also, the baseband gets updated which will nullify your carrier unlock.

Download iOS 4.1 [Direct DOwnload]

Once you download the ipsw file, you can install it manually by going to iTunes, then hold “Shift” key and click on “update” button. Locate and select iOS 4.1 IPSW file. Now let the iOS 4.1 install complete.


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  • Jdogg13

    I didn’t realize this would delete all my music and apps. Doh!

  • Jdogg13

    I didn’t realize this would delete all my music and apps. Doh!

  • Chris

    I didn’t realize this would delete all my music and apps as well. Surely this can’t be right? Thankfully I haven’t tried it yey, I’m just going off the above comment.

    • Raju

      assuming, the comment is not a troll, it doesn’t delete if updated properly (Note – it’s ‘update’ and not ‘restore’). In any case backing up on iTunes is bare minimal thing to do.

  • Ladysparkle

    But you can re-sync your apps & stuff. Right?

  • Declan

    zips are password protected

  • Reader

    Well in the downloaded files title it says “restore” so yes you will lose all apps n music.

    • Raju

      According to Apple, the file is meant to be used when restoring the firmware, but then people don’t really follow what Apple asks them to do, right?

  • stino

    cant find the ipsw file

  • sterling

    There isn’t an ipsw file

    • Raju

      The file might get renamed to .zip, just rename it back to .ipsw

  • Vertigo

    It worked great! Thanks:)

  • payne

    sory.i cant found file name iSO or iSO 4.1.ipsw
    im using ipod 4 btw.hw?

  • nnoouurraa

    can i update that now even when a newer version is released because i have tried it and it gave me an error

  • unzo

    i already download the file but couldn’t find the .ipsw file.. The downloaded file is in .zip. How i use this?? thx

    • Raju PP

      rename it to .ipsw and it will work fine.

      • Xx_187_xX

        how do you do this??? how do u find it??

  • Dan

    I have tried downloading this file a number of times now and i have followed the steps, but it keeps saying “could not be restored because the firmware file is not compatible”. Help?

  • marriana

    hi,i accedentally pressed the reset botton and deleted everything,my iphone3gs is only showing apple logo & can not be recognised,what can i do.plz help

  • Jeff garis

    Trying to download apps to my I pod says I need iso4.1. But don’t know how to download it

  • Garamugam

    when i hold the shift button then press restore i cant find the file…where is it? please help.