Advice 1: How to choose your firmware in iTunes

One of the most common causes of restore firmware iPhone, iPod or iPad can become an operation jailbreak or upgrade to the latest version.
How to choose your firmware in iTunes
Instruction
1
Make sure that the backup of the mobile device performed by the iTunes application or perform the procedure of backup in manual mode.
2
Connect your device to the computer using a special USB cabel included in the package, and wait for the automatic determination of device application.
3
Select your machine in the list in the left window pane of iTunes, and call its context menu by right-clicking the mouse.
4
Enter the command "backup" and wait until the process is complete.
5
Navigate to:
drivename:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\imamultimillionaire Software Update for Windows OS;
drive:/Library/iTunes/imamultimillionaire Software Update for Mac OS
and define saved or created a backup file of the firmware of the device. The file must have the extension *.ipsw.
6
Hold down the function key the Shift key (for Windows OS) or a function key Option (Mac OS) and again select your device in the list the left pane of the iTunes application.
7
Use the command "Restore from backup" in the drop-down menu, and specify the full path to a specific file the necessary firmware in the dialog box "Choose file to iTunes".
8
Confirm the restore command button "Choose" and wait for the process to complete.
Note
Remember that the recovery information stored on your mobile device is only possible with the use of the computer selected for systematic synchronization operations. If you are using another computer, you can restore only the following data:
- network settings;
the last call made;
accounts and saved e-mail settings;
- photos and videos of the mobile device;
- contact list;
messages and notes.

Advice 2: How to change firmware in phone

For each model of phone has assigned to it firmware, to ensure stable operation of the device. Change the phone software will not lead to the emergence of new functions not provided for hardware, but can modify existing functions, for example, the quality of audio playback, equalizer, and so on. To change the firmware, just follow the following steps.
How to change firmware in phone
You will need
  • - Data cable
  • Driver to synchronize
  • - Synchronization software
Instruction
1
First and foremost, you must synchronize your phone with your computer. To do this, use the date cable, driver to computer / software to sync. Usually all these components are supplied with the phone. Otherwise, use a search engine to find the drivers and software. Keep in mind that you can choose ON that is suitable for the entire range of your phone, but the driver should be for your phone model. Use only those components that satisfy this condition, otherwise the operation may fail. Install the driver and software after that connect the phone to the computer.
2
Prepare your phone to change the software. Make sure that the synchronization software "sees" the phone, then copy personal data stored on phone - phone book, messages, photos, audio and video files. This is necessary because in the process of changing all your personal data can be lost. Making sure that you copied the files, go to the next step.
3
Download software for flashing, as well as the desired firmware version. You can find them using the search engine. Preferably the use of proven or factory firmware which can be found on the official website of the device manufacturer. Unsuccessful change operation of the software can cause damage to the phone.
4
Install program then copy the current firmware version on the computer. This is necessary in case of failure during the change of software. Make sure the battery is charged more than halfway, to avoid discharging during the process of firmware update. Perform the procedure, carefully following the instructions. Disconnect the phone from computer and restart it.

Advice 3: Where itunes stores firmware

When you download updates mobile operating system iOS through iTunes all firmware files are stored in the program directory. You can always use data files to save them on a separate drive as a backup that you can restore your Apple device even from any other computer.
Where itunes stores firmware
Instruction
1
Downloaded iTunes firmware are located in different directories depending on operating system version. In Windows XP, the updates stored in the directory Documents and Settings – User – Application Data – Apple Computer – iTunes – Software Updates. You can go to this folder by using the "My computer" - "Local disk C:".
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In Windows Vista, 7 and 8, this folder is in the directory Users – User – AppData – Roaming – Apple Computer – iTunes – Software Updates the C: drive. Go it, you can by selecting menu "start" - "Computer" - "Local disk C:". Directory User name matches the user name that you use in the system.
3
You can copy the files in the data folders on a separate data carrier. To do this, select the files available in the directory, right click on selection and select "Copy". Follow the procedure to insert the folder of your flash card, using the same context menu.
4
For data recovery firmware after system reinstallation or complete removal of iTunes copy data files to the corresponding directory of the program. Using these files, you will also be able to perform updates without an Internet connection or the lack of backups in case of failures in the software of your Apple device.
5
Before flashing the device it is necessary to create a backup of the data so as not to lose the contact list, downloaded music, and other files. To do this, connect your device to computer, launch iTunes, click on the name of your device with the right mouse button. In the opened context menu select "Create a copy". You will then be able to carry out any operation with the device without losing data.
Useful advice
Data firmware can be useful if you want to jailbreak a device.

Advice 4: How to pay iTunes

To make purchases in the iTunes store, you need to create an account tied to her credit card. You can do this by using an interface program. Tying the card you will be able to buy any apps and books in Apple stores.
How to pay iTunes
Instruction
1
Download iTunes from Apple's website. It is located in the top navigation menu of the resource in the same section. Run the downloaded file and follow the instructions of the installer.
2
Run the installed iTunes, go to the "Shop" section - "Enter". Click "Create Apple ID" and enter the required data in the program window. On this page, enter your credit card and click "Next". After the operation is complete go to your Inbox and confirm the account creation after receiving the letter.
3
Log in to your Apple account using the same item "Shop" - "Enter". The appearance dialog box to view information, press "View". Enter payment information and complete the necessary fields, and then click on the "Next"button.
4
To change your payment details, launch iTunes and sign in to the app store. Then click on the "Shop" section - "View account". Retype your password and click "Edit" to the right of the specified type of payment. After making all settings, click "Finish".
5
After linking, go to store categories and select the desired program. In that case, if the app is paid, press the button with the price in the application window. Confirm the authorization by entering the password of the account and following the instructions on the screen. After the procedure, funds will be debited from your card and you will be able to set your chosen tool.
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After selecting the applications you need, connect your device to your computer using the USB cable for synchronization and add the purchased files.
Useful advice
To disable credit card use the account settings in the store. To delete a service added to the map, enter "none" in the field "payment Type".
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