How to Flash iPhone Firmware

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I have never had any device that is easier to update the firmware than my iPhone. For anyone who may not be sure, firmware is basically the ‘software’ that runs a device’s hardware. That’s the easiest way I can think of to put it. Firmware is a computer program that is embedded in a hardware device. As its name suggests, firmware is somewhere between hardware and software. Like software, it is a computer program which is executed by a computer. But it is also an intimate and vital part of a piece of hardware, and has little meaning outside of that particular hardware.

It’s so insanely simple to flash (update) the firmware for the iPhone. When you plug it in (or Dock it), a message will pop up on your Mac that says “There is a new software update for your iPhone. Do you wish to download and install it now?” Click yes… and you’re done.

That’s it. The end. Nothing more to see or do. That’s all, folks. Fini. Period! Seriously… I’m not kidding! There’s nothing more to do.

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36 thoughts on “How to Flash iPhone Firmware”

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  3. My old msi motherboard did this 5 to 6 years ago – it had a little application that you installed after you got windows up and running and it would connect to the net and check to see if new versions of not only the bios firmware but all of the drivers for my motherboard too.

    Once a week it would load up, check and tell me if something new was available, if it was it asked if it could download and install for me. Click yes and away it went, click no and it wouldn’t bother me for another week. I could even pick and choose what I wanted to update, was bloody marvellous and certainly wowed me when I first encountered it… shame no-one else seems to think this would be a good thing to use.

    This isn’t anything new, hell the ipods that preceeded the iphone have been doing it for yonks too.

  4. Way to waste time and tell everyone how to click a button. Awesome. Thanks. I need to go do something worthwhile now because I’ll never get those 4 minutes of my life back.

  5. I can’t believe there are people who have nothing better to do than go online and insult people who try to help you. Get A Life!

  6. I can’t believe there are people who have nothing better to do than go online and insult people who try to help you. Get A Life!

  7. mother fuker you are think taht u have to be funny like a star or waht….
    this guy is an stuped idiot okay he talk about firmware ubtate with i tunes fuck you bitsh

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