You can download any i OS software updates for i Pad, i Phone, and i Pod touch without using i Tunes.There are actually two ways to do this, the first is using the i OS device itself but there are caveats and limitations with that, and then there is the traditional method of downloading the update files directly from Apple without i Tunes, which is particularly helpful for those who rely on download managers or who are just encountering trouble with i Tunes automatic updates.
how to recover data from i Phone in recovery mode” Asked by Traveler in Apple discussions Restoring or updating your i Phone should be a simple process.
You can always download i OS IPSW files without i Tunes, and then update the software using i Tunes itself.
Select your i OS hardware to get a complete list of i OS updates for that device: That’s all there is to it.
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Don’t want to restore i Phone to factory settings with i Tunes because it will erase data on device?