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iOS 13 is a latest iOS update of the moment. iOS 13 is quite different from iOS 12. iOS 13 is not yet available to the public only for Beta Tester.
One of the best new features of iOS 13 is the Dark Mode
Introducing iOS 13
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone XR
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPod Touch (7th gen)
How to install iOS 13
- Intall iTunes
- Download the IPSW File
- Download the Patcher
- Install iOS13
Step 1 – Download / Update iTunes
To install iOS 13 you must have the latest version of iTunes. If you don’t know how to check the iTunes version or don’t know how to update iTunes, click here.
If you do not have iTunes installed on your Windows you can install it from the Apple website.
Step 2 – Download the IPSW File
Download the IPSW file for your Apple device. Note that you need to install one for your version, not another.
- iPhone SE – Mirror
- iPhone 6s – Mirror
- iPhone 6s Plus – Mirror
- iPhone 7 – Mirror
- iPhone 7 Plus – Mirror
- iPhone 8 – Mirror
- iPhone 8 Plus – Mirror
- iPhone X – Mirror
- iPhone XR – Mirror
- iPhone XS – Mirror
- iPhone XS Max – Mirror
Step 3 – Download the Patcher
To patch the downloaded IPSW File, you need to download the free Patcher created by Devjam81. The Patcher works only with Windows.
Setp 4 – Install iOS 13
1. Extract libimobile2019-master.zip file
Extract/Unzip the contents of libimobile2019-master.zip file to a separate folder in the C:\ drive of your PC.
3. Rename, Copy and Paste the iOS 13 IPSW firmware file
Rename the iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 IPSW firmware file to something like
ios13.ipsw and Copy/Paste the files into the same folder where you extracted the libimobile2019 files in the Step above.
4. Launch Command Prompt as Administrator
Open Start menu on your PC, type CMD, then select Run as administratorfrom the right panel.
5. Set libimobile2019 directory as the folder path in CMD
Direct the command line prompt to the folder where we saved the files in the step above. On our PC, the folder location is
C:\libimobile2019-master, so we’ll use the following command below:
But you may have used a different folder name, so change the command accordingly. Basically, it’s
6. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the PC
Connect your iPhone or iPad to the PC with a USB to Lightning cable.
7. Flash the iOS 13 IPSW firmware
Issue the following command in the command prompt window to finally flash the iOS 13 Beta to your iPhone.
idevicerestore.exe -d ios13.ipsw
Let your device install the restore image. If your device boots up fine, skip to the next step.
If not, you may be getting the following errors in the command prompt window:
ERROR: Unable to send iBEC component: Unable to find device
ERROR: Unable to send iBEC to device.
ERROR: Unable to send iBEC
Side note: iTunes will show up when your device is in recovery mode. It’ll ask you to either Update or Restore the device, but you need to click on the Cancel button.
To fix iBEC errors, follow the instructions below.
Keep your iPhone connected to the PC. Open Device Manager on the PC (search for it in the Start menu), then expand the Universal Serial Bus devicesdropdown, you should see the Apple Recovery (iBoot) USB Composite Devicelisted.
Right-click on Apple Recovery (iBoot) USB Composite Device and select “Uninstall device”. Also, tick the “Delete the driver software for this device”checkbox on the confirmation popup.
All three Apple Mobile device entries under Universal Serial Bus devicesshould disappear.
Now disconnect, and then re-connect your iPhone.
Wait for 5-10 few seconds to let Windows reinstall device drivers, then issue the restore image installation command again in the same CMD window.
idevicerestore.exe -d ios13.ipsw
This time, you won’t see the iBEC errors.
When the installation is complete, you’ll get a
Status: Restore Finishedmessage.
Recover your data
You may get an Apple logo with a white screen, and it may reboot a few times. It’s normal. Disconnect your device from the PC, and give it 15-20 minutes to finally get to the “Swipe up to recover” screen.
Do a Swipe up, enter your Passcode (twice) then let the device recover your data. This might take another 10-15 minutes. The screen will go black in a minute or so, but it’ll be working in the background. You can (single) press the power key to turn on the screen and check Data recovery progress.
After successful data recovery, your device will reboot one last time and then you will have iOS 13 running on your iPhone or iPad.
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