This is almost too exciting. The final version of iOS 6 has been leaked and any iPhone from the 3 to the 4S can enjoy Apple’s best iOS yet. Here’s how it’s done:
First, download iOS 6
Obvious first step alert. There’s a specific IPSW (iPhone Software) for each device so choose wisely. The download links are below.
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 4 (GSM)
- iPhone 4 (CDMA)
- iPhone 3GS
- iPad (3rd Generation) with Wi-Fi
- iPad 2 with Wi-Fi Only
- iPad 2 with Wi-Fi (Rev. A)
- iPad 2 with Wi-Fi and 3G (GSM)iPad 2 with Wi-Fi and 3G (CDMA)
- iPod touch (4th Generation)
Next, you should most likely backup your device on iTunes before attempting an iOS update. This is just a precaution in case the installation fails or the phone explodes during it’s rebirth. Note: this has never happened but would be cool as hell. Once downloaded, you need to install it. Simple, right?
Secondly, install iOS 6
Pop the IPSW onto a folder on the desktop or wherever. Open iTunes and plug the device into the PC or Mac. Select the phone and right click on the “restore” option. Navigate to the IPSW file and select it. That’s it. Done and dusted. iTunes does the rest. We’ve personally tested this on an iPhone 4 and 4S so it’s good to go. Hit us up in the comment section below if you run into trouble.
Good luck and remember, we take no personal responsibility for effed-up iPhones so install iOS 6 at your own risk. Happy hunting.