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With the recent release of an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 a plethora of people are updating their iDevices. Some using the OTA mechanism, others by plugging into iTunes. If you haven’t already downloaded the firmware update then you’ll often find iTunes will time out at these busy periods. Thankfully, as always, it’s possible to download those massive firmware files directly from the big fruit and it’s faster too!

iPhone

5.0.1 (3GS): iPhone2,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw
5.0.1 (4 GSM): iPhone3,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw
5.0.1 (4 CDMA): iPhone3,3_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw
5.0.1 (4S): iPhone4,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw
5.0.1 (4S) [9A406]: iPhone4,1_5.0.1_9A406_Restore.ipsw

iPad

5.0.1 (iPad 1): iPad1,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw
5.0.1 (iPad 2 Wi-Fi): iPad2,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw
5.0.1 (iPad 2 GSM): iPad2,2_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw
5.0.1 (iPad 2 CDMA): iPad2,3_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw

iPod Touch

5.0.1 (3G): iPod3,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw
5.0.1 (4G): iPod4,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw

Once you’ve got the file, simply hold down shift and click the restore button in iTunes for your device and manually point to the firmware file you’ve downloaded.

To all those opportunist DCMA lawyers in the States, may I remind you that the linked files are on Apple’s servers and are NOT copies or reproductions of the Apple files so please don’t waste your time sending me DCMA notices.

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