iOS 6 – iOS 6.1.6 Download

iOS 6 is here, and it’s bigger and better than any previous iOS version. It is bringing some incredible features to the table, and it marks the turning point of Apple beefing up security and improving the performance of their operating system. It’s ready for download right now, and we’re going to show you how to do it.

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Let’s go

Active iOS 6 Firmware:

Right now, there are few firmware versions being supported actively:

Expired Firmwares:

And these are the expired versions:

  • iOS 6
  • iOS 6.0.1
  • iOS 6.0.2
  • iOS 6.1
  • iOS 6.1.1
  • iOS 6.1.2
  • iOS 6.1.4

It is possible to downgrade to these versions but not in the normal way – we’ll be telling you how to do it later. If you do try in the normal way, you will get an iTunes 3194 error with a message that says, “Device is not eligible for the requested build”.

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Moving on

How to Download iOS 6:

iOS 6 can be downloaded in one of the following three ways but, first, you need to prepare for the download. The first thing you need to do is ensure that you are running the latest iTunes version:

  1. Open iTunes and click on the Help menu
  2. Click on Check for Updates and wait – iTunes will see if there is an update available itunes-update-mac
  3. If there is, instructions will appear on your screen – follow them

Next, back your data up – you can do this through iTunes or iCloud. Lastly, disable the following features before you update – you can enable them again later:


Method 1: Over the Air (OTA)

This method is the quickest way but it is not recommended for those intending to install a jailbreak in the near future:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Settings ios settings icon
  2. Tap on General > Software Update
  3. When the update is found, tap on Download>Install
  4. Leave your device to update – it will reboot when done iPhone-4-iOS-6

Method 2: iTunes

  1. Connect your device to your computer and open iTunes
  2. Choose the Device Summary for your device and click on Update itunes-update-iphone
  3. Click Install and wait; your device reboots when the update is done

We’re not done yet

Method 3: iTunes with IPSW

  1. Download the IPSW file that goes with your specific device (see below)
  2. Plug your device into your computer and open iTunes
  3. Click the Device Summary for the device being updated
  4. On your keyboard press the ALT (mac) or SHIFT (Windows) key and click on Restore in iTunes simultaneously itunes-restore
  5. Navigate to your IPSW file and click on it ipsw-ios
  6. Click Install and wait; again, your device will reboot when it’s done

It couldn’t be easier

iOS 6.1.3 IPSW Links:

iOS 6.1.4 IPSW Links:

iOS 6.1.6 IPSW Links:

 Downgrade Your iPhone:

As mentioned, there is a way to downgrade your iPhone or iPad to an earlier iOS 6 version, and we’ll tell you how to do it in the guide linked below:

How to Jailbreak iOS 6:

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There are a few jailbreaks available for iOS 6; click the link below to find out all the details and guides on installing them:

And we’re done

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