Direct Download iOS 4.2.1 IPSW Files

By Sidharth | Apple


Time to toy around with the iTunes as direct download links of the 4.2.1 firmware are here. All the Apple iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users can download 4.2.1 iOS either from the Apple website, or by clicking on the links given below.

You can download these IPSW files for your iPod touch (2G, 3G and 4G), iPhone (3G, 3GS and 4) and iPad (3G and Wi-Fi). As a word of caution, look at twitter or Facebook updates before upgrading.


Also, on the Apple discussion forum, couple of folks have pointed out minor issues after upgrading their iPhone to iOS 4.2.1. With that said, there are major improvements in this new iOS as well, especially for the iPad users.

Download iOS 4.2 For iPhone

Download iOS 4.2 For iPod touch

Download iOS 4.2 For iPad

Go ahead, and download the iOS 4.2.1 IPSW file. You can also update your device with this latest firmware by clicking on Update on your iTunes.


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(11) comments

slinky April 9, 2011

i renamed the zip to ipsw and it still wont work

ercan gursoy March 30, 2011

when itray to download ipsw 4.2.1 file I cant connect appldndld app. my questions how I can download ipsw file iphone 3g 4.2.1 thanks

Rian March 13, 2011

ive tried renaming the file but it doesnt change anything

Chris January 14, 2011

For some reason its not working for me. when it saves the file it saves it as a folder with a bunch of different stuff in it and not the actual ipsw file. What am i doing wrong?

sazuske January 4, 2011

i already download the ios 4.2.1 but i cannot find the ipsw file..i also cannot find the zip file like you post earlier. please help me

bobby November 25, 2010

Why is it when I download the zip file. The IPSW file needed to plug into redsnow not there. I been having this problem with many sites. Am i missing something or going crazy? please respond

    Steveg November 25, 2010

    Windows for some reason saves the ipsw file with a zip extension. Simply rename the extension from “.zip” to “.ipsw” and you can then select it when you shift restore in iTunes.

      Ryan December 22, 2010

      it worked. thanks! i’ll try the JB now. fingers crossed.

      Vivian February 13, 2011

      What exactly am I supposed to rename? I renamed the Restore.plist, to Restore.ipsw successfully, but when I run redsn0w 0.9.6b2, it says that it does not recognize it. Please help!

        working hard March 12, 2011

        don’t rename the plist file, rename the entire zip file

        Leave the contents alone, don’t unzip… just rename

Mike Wilson November 23, 2010

Thanks for posting these links!

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