How to restore custom IPSW with libimobiledevice

How to restore custom IPSW with libimobiledevice

This week some new information and improvements how to restore custom firmware many people are helping and find new methods. Using libimobiledevice to restore custom firmware is not new method we know people have tried many month ago, also myself i have tested since this came out new idevicerestore.exe version in January 2015 .

On this tutorial the developers are not using purplerestore to inject the edited package but libimobiledevice, a software for mac, windows and linux. On this version , is working on windows versions with all steps. i will add a description of the commands. try on windows .

you will need again :

The Apps used:  Google it easy to find
– iDecryptIT:

– Trans Mac

After get all soft installs copy all to C:/

– my Libi: imobiledevice-1.2.0-r3

also you can download ipsw already edited files renamed ( )

here are some custom firmware for iphone 4s and 5 .

i advise you make your own to be sure all is ok.


iPhone 4S iOS 8.3


Also @Baogatn make some ipsw so you can try your custom firmware you can try

follow those instructions :

The most important commands to remove icloud follow example, I restore the iphone 3,1 firmware after renamed. here we will use libimobiledevice
you need to follow step by step command :

unzip the files imobiledevice-1.2.0-r3 and make a folder in (call libi) c:\
open CMD and enter the command:
1. cd C: \ libi and press Enter
2. C: \ libi> idevicerestore.exe -u –udid 0xxx6669e024c0c380f6b728421645afbd97bb4b -c iPhone3,1_7.1.2_12F70_Restore.ipsw and press Enter and then you can sit and watch the fall of iCloud.

I use tinyumbrella to fix some error run tss server you also probably need itunes 11.4 or 11.5


for adicional information to get restore try this video, solve some errors from libimobiledevice



thanks for all info from Baogatn, unjailme

you can download more custom firmware here

other reference UPDATED