1. Hipon's Avatar
    Hi there! I was trying to downgrade my 3.1.3 back to 3.1.2 for me to jailbreak it using blackra1n due to my iphone 3g home button doesn't work and I downloaded 3.1.2 restore but when I tried shift-restore on itunes, I can't find that 3.1.2 restore.ipsw. What should I do? I believed it was downloaded as zip file but I unzipped it but can't see .ipsw. And I need help too on fixing my home button. Please HELP! Thanks,
    2010-03-30 08:23 PM
  2. Effenpig!'s Avatar
    You don't need to unzip. Just Change the file extension from zip to ipsw
    2010-03-30 08:26 PM
  3. Hipon's Avatar
    It was saved on the desktop, I renamed it to .ipsw and went back to itunes, shift+restore and still can't find it on the desktop. what do u think i didn't do right? Thanks!
    2010-03-30 08:44 PM
  4. Effenpig!'s Avatar
    Maybe you need to put it wherever iTunes puts ipsw's by default.
    2010-03-30 08:47 PM
  5. Hipon's Avatar
    How can I go and copy there? Thanks!
    2010-03-30 08:50 PM
  6. Effenpig!'s Avatar
    Also make sure you made it .ipsw and not .ispw or something
    2010-03-30 09:03 PM
  7. dhamien's Avatar
    It's probably because it still isn't the right extension. Windows is crap like that. You'll either need to turn on the showing of file extensions and then change it, or get a proper file browser. I personally use Total Commander.
    2010-03-30 09:04 PM
  8. Effenpig!'s Avatar
    I didn't have any problems just right clicking and
    renaming when I did it with windows. But I'm only one person

    so are you saying that with windows renaming a file extension doesn't always work properly? Or am I not getting it?
    2010-03-30 09:11 PM
  9. dhamien's Avatar
    I meant that when Windows has a standard setup, you can't simply change file extensions. At least you can't on mine. It'll let you rename just fine, just not the extension part. Not even by right-clicking and selecting properties.

    And this is even worse on Vista/Win7 where there's even more 'fool proof' to the whole thing. It's like Microsoft expects their users to be idiots.

    Not that I hate Windows. I've always been a Windows user and I'll continue to be one
    2010-03-30 09:17 PM
  10. Effenpig!'s Avatar
    I dunno. I've never had any issues renaming file extensions with any windows OS up to and including XP.

    From what It sounds like, it allowed him to change the extension.
    2010-03-30 09:21 PM
  11. dhamien's Avatar
    My guess is he put a ".ipsw" at the end and that it's now called filename.ipsw.zip and that that's the reason he still can't find it.
    2010-03-30 09:24 PM