Recently we saw the release of iOS 6.1.2 to fix a few bugs, mainly issues with Microsoft Exchange and battery drain problems. 6.1.3 has just been released in public release form to iOS users and it is here to fix a potentially serious flaw that has been discovered in iOS 6 – one that allows anyone with a few minutes to be able to get past the passcode lock on any iOS device and access the information stored on it. Now that iOS 6.1.3 has been released to the public you have 3 options on how to download it:
Method 1 : OTA
This is the most common method. On your Home screen select Settings > General > Software Update. As soon as the new firmware is ready to update you will be able to do it from here.
Method 2 : Through iTunes:
Make sure your device is connected to your computer with the USB cable and open up iTunes on your desktop. You will get a message appear that tells you of a new firmware update. Select Download and Update and the firmware will update.
Method 3 : Download IPSW
When the new firmware is available you will be able to download it directly on to your computer – we’ll give you the link at the right time. Then, open iTunes and makes sure your device is connected. Check to see that your device is listed on the left hand side of the iTunes screen and select it. If you are using Windows, hold down the Shift key, for Mac users, Alt – Option and select Restore option in iTunes. You will then need to find the IPSW file you downloaded – select it and your device will restore with the new firmware.
- iPhone 5 GSM
- iPhone 5 CDMA
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 4 GSM
- iPhone 4 CDMA
- iPhone 3GS
- iPad Mini (GSM, CDMA, Wi-Fi)
- iPad 4th-generation (GSM, CDMA, Wi-Fi)
- iPad 3rd-generation (GSM, CDMA, Wi-Fi)
- iPad 2 (GSM, CDMA, Wi-Fi)
- iPod touch 4th-generation
- iPod touch 5th-generation
A word of caution to those who intend to jailbreak their device after the update. In the first place, do not update to iOS 6.1.3 if you already have a jailbroken device – let the dev teams determine if it will interfere with the jailbreak first. If you are given the go ahead to update your device you will need to jailbreak again afterwards so don’t update OTA – it tends to have a bad effect on the jailbreak tool.Sponsored Links
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Posted by Nathan on - 19 March 2013