How to Directly Install iOS 7.0.4 IPSW Firmware on iPhone

iOS 7.0.4 has now been made available for download via iTunes and OTA.  The new update to iOS 7 contains a number of fixes and improvements.  The main one is a fix for FaceTime call failure that some people have been experiencing. It’s only a small update, 37.6MB in total so there won’t be too much else included in it. Here’s how to download iOS 7.0.4 .

OTA

No computer needed, just your iOS device.  This is not recommended for those who intend to use the untethered jailbreak utility when it becomes available.

  1. From your device home screen, open your Settings app
  2. Select General and then Software Update ios 7 ota update
  3. A search will commence for the new update.  If you don’t want to use up your cellular data, make sure Wi-Fi is enabled
  4. On the pop-up download message, tap on Download and Install ios 7.0 (1)
  5. Your device will reboot to complete installation.

The next two methods require the latest version of iTunes and your USB cable.

iTunes

  1. Connect your PC and iOS device together with the USB cable
  2. Launch iTunes
  3. Choose the correct device if you have more than one listed itunes device summary ios 7
  4. Open Device Summary and click Check for Update itunes update
  5. Click on Download and Install on the message tha appearsitunes 7.0.4 download
  6. iTunes will proceed to update your iOS device to 7.0.4

IPSW with iTunes

  1. Download the firmware that corresponds to your device [see links below]
  2. Connect your iOS device to your PC
  3. Open iTunes
  4. Open Device Summary
  5. Press the SHIFT key (alt on the Mac) and hold it down while clicking on Update in iTunes
  6. Navigate to the 7.0.4 IPSW firmware you downloaded [links below]itunes restore ipsw
  7. Leave iTunes to upgrade your iOS device to the new firmware.

iOS 7 was only designed to support newer devices and, as such, the only iPod Touch that is supported is the 5th Generation.  For those of you that have the 4th Generation iPod Touch, Apple has released iOS 6.1.5 to fix the FaceTime calling issue.  You can download that from here.

As always, if you are planning to jailbreak iOS 7 do not download this update until the dev teams gives you all clear to do so. Follow us on TwitterFacebook and subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date with the latest news.

iOS 7.0.4 Download Links:



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