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# 109312 17-Sep-2012 18:46
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Does anyone now where to get them compressed? my internet has been running slow lately.

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  # 687330 17-Sep-2012 19:12
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I know someone will correct me if i'm wrong but i believe the IPA file is a ZIP just with the extension changed.

If your looking to do a restore of the version that is currently on the phone i know in the past iTunes used to keep the file on your hard drive. If you have been doing OTA updates then as you can guess these will not be on your computer.

If your asking about iOS 6. It is still in GM release only so you will need a developer account.

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  # 687338 17-Sep-2012 19:20
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DodgeyVibes: Does anyone now where to get them compressed? my internet has been running slow lately.

Can you explain a bit more about what you are trying to achieve? I'm not sure I understand.


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  # 687345 17-Sep-2012 19:23
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i want to have the update compressed so its smaller and i can download it faster. ios 5.1.1 for iphone 3gs is like 687mb i want it compressed say to 100mb so it takes less time.

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  # 687350 17-Sep-2012 19:26
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As noted above, the updates are already compressed. You're can't make them (much) smaller.

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  # 687351 17-Sep-2012 19:27
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DodgeyVibes:ios 5.1.1 for iphone 3gs is like 687mb i want it compressed say to 100mb so it takes less time.

The update is mainly code. Code doesn't compress well. I bet Apple is interested in small updates as possible to save their own money distributing bytes. I doubt you will get anything smaller.

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  # 687353 17-Sep-2012 19:27
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so you can't use winrar or 7zip to compress?


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  # 687369 17-Sep-2012 19:40
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I think if you download iOS updates via iTunes, or web browser, it downloads the full install of that OS.
If you download from the iOS device itself, I believe it will download a delta update, i.e. an incremental update that is much smaller. Someone may know better than me however!



This site suggests the same thing "Note the ISPW files are significantly larger than the delta updates available through OTA software update, and are generally best used by advanced users."

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  # 687381 17-Sep-2012 20:02
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DodgeyVibes: so you can't use winrar or 7zip to compress?

In the time you spent talking about it you could have had it downloaded by now.

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