When iOS 7 was finally announced, it was to a mixture of cheers and jeers. While some love the new look, others are not overly fond of it. It does pack a lot of new features, although many of these are quite similar to current jailbreak tweaks.
Image : iOS iOS 7 Download
One question on all lips concerns the untethered jailbreak utility. In short, yes there is one. You can download iOS 7 for iPad via iTunes, OTA or by downloading the IPSW. See our tutorial on how to carry out all of these methods.
iOS 7 Installation Method 1 – OTA :
The first one is the OTA method which doesn’t require a pc or a mac to install iOS 7
- Open Settings
- Tap General
- Tap Software Update
- Your device will now check for the updated firmware, just tap on Download and Install
- Your device will restart on the new beta firmware when the install is complete.
OTA or Over The Air Downloads are generally smaller in size since they only update the essential changes to the existing firmware . Where a full ipsw file can be upto the size of 1.5 Gigabyte , an OTA can be around 250 MegaByte .
iOS 7 Installation Method 2 – iTunes :
You can also go down the IPSW and iTunes route .
- Download the relevant iOS 7 IPSW
- Connect your computer and iPad and open iTunes
- Go into Device Summary [Image of iPhone used for illustration purpose only . Completely applicable for iPad’s ]
- Hold down the Shift key [ Option for the Mac ] and click on Update in iTunes at the same time
- Browse to the iOS 7 ipsw file downloaded earlier
- iTunes will now update your iPad to iOS 7
- You will see the Apple logo and it will show you the update progress bar along with the Apple Icon .
iOS 7.1.2 Download for iPad and iPad Mini :
- iPad 4 Wi-Fi
- iPad 4 Wi-Fi + GSM
- iPad 4 Wi-Fi + CDMA
- iPad Mini Wi-Fi
- iPad Mini Wi-Fi + GSM
- iPad Mini Wi-Fi + CDMA
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + GSM
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + CDMA
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi [Rev A]
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G [GSM]
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G [CDMA]
Very Important : Converting DMG to IPSW Format
Windows users are going to face a problem related to dmg compatibility on Windows system. For them , there is a simple solution to Convert DMG to IPSW format by extracting the ipsw file from the encrypted .dmg file they downloaded .