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iPhone Windows 10 Microsoft Store Firmware location

I’ve just been trying to recover an old iPhone 5s which is stuck in recovery (DFU) mode and whilst I haven’t yet had any luck getting beyond the Apple logo yet, I hope the following information may help others. I installed iTunes on my Windows 10 Professional machine using the Microsoft Store (which now appears to be the preferred way Apple is distributing it) and I connected it up, it saw the iPhone and downloaded the 2.9Gb firmware. I did then try a few other applications to try and fix the Apple iPhone but they needed the firmware – but where was it on my machine? A few sites suggested checking C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes – but that path was empty for me. However, using Windows 10’s resource monitor, I soon spotted the firmware file was at C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Local\Packages\AppleInc.iTunes_nzyj5cx40ttqa\LocalCache\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates\iPhone_4.0_64bit_12.4.7_16G192_Restore.ipsw I suspect the name of the “Package” may differ between iTunes versions, but that should help guide you to the iPhone IPSW firmware file (which I could have also downloaded from – but “guessing” that URL might have been tricky).

iPhone: Jail broke, now what?

By following the very simple guide on Gizmodo on jail breaking by Apple iPhone using QuickPwn on Windows (combined with the list of IPSW firmware for the iPhone 3G from Hackint0sh), I now have a fully jail broken Apple iPhone with Cydia and Installer. The jail breaking was extremely simple and afterwards, all my data and media remained in tack, however I’m now thinking “Why did I bother?”. Ok, I’ve managed to find a “turn-by-turn” navigational GPS system with speech (xGPS on Cydia) and it’s tempting to use it as a modem (however, now I’ve finished moving house, there is now very little need for me to have this functionality:hence I haven’t even bothered doing that yet). So, have you Jail Broken your apple iPhone and if so why, how and which apps have you found worth while? At the moment, when Apple release the next iPhone firmware update via iTunes, I’m not going to bother re-jailbreaking…