iMyfone Unlock setup & firmware Downloader

Apple has introduced its iOS 14 Beta version for the developer to test the performance. It makes a great improvement from iOS 13. The official iOS 14 will be available in September. If you can't wait to experience the newest iOS 14 Beta, and you have achieved a developer membership, you can download iOS 14 IPSW firmware files, which are already available now. (If you are interested in Public Beta profiles, please click here to learn how to download iOS 14 public Beta.) Here we will introduce how to download iOS 14 IPSW firmware files for developer in detail, and give you some suggestions about the upgrading.

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Where to Download iOS 14 IPSW Firmware Files?

To install the iOS 14 Beta or the iPadOS 14 Beta on your iPhone or iPad, you should download iOS 14 IPSW firmware files at first. The iOS 14 Beta of IPSW files is available now, you can simply download it from the Beta Profiles website. Just take the following steps.

Step 1. Go to on your PC or Mac.
Step 2. Scroll down till you see a card with the heading iOS 14 Download, then click on the "IPSW" button. 
Step 3. Look for your Apple device from a device list and click on the "Download" button
Step 4. Proceed to download the firmware and wait till the download is complete.

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Please make sure you download the right IPSW firmware for your device. iTunes will stop the process if it detects the wrong files.

How to Install iOS 14 IPSW Firmware on iPhone?

There are two ways to install the iOS 14 IPSW firmware files. You can choose according to your own situation. Please keep in mind that iOS 14 Beta is still the unfinished version with imperfect performance. There are still have some unfixed bugs, which may crash your iPhone or iPad. We highly recommend you to use your spare Apple device and read Part 3 first to avoid bricking.

1. Using Windows 10 Command Line

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Get your device ready

  • Download iTunes from Apple's official website and install it. Please uninstall your iTunes if it is downloaded from Microsoft Store. Then download it from Apple official website.
  • Download the libimobile2020 zip file from Github. It is used to flash IPSW firmware files over the Windows 10 Command Line.

Steps to install iOS 14 Beta by Windows 10 Command Line

Step 1. Extract the file to a separate folder on the local disk of your computer which is usually C:\.

Extract the file

Step 2. Rename the IPSW firmware file you have downloaded to "ios14.ipsw". Copy and paste the file to the same folder you extracted libimobile2020. 

rename the ispw firmware

Step 3. Launch the Start menu which is in the lower-left corner. Navigate to Windows Command by searching CMD, and tap "Run as administrator".

Windows 10 Command Line

Step 4. Direct the command line prompt to the folder you saved the files. You will use the command of "cd C:\libimobile2020-master".

Windows 10 Command Line

Step 5. Connect your Apple device to PC with a USB cable.

Step 6. Enter the following command to the Command Prompt screen: "idevicerestore.exe -d ios14.ipsw".

Windows 10 Command Line

Step 7. Wait till your device successfully install the restore image.

Step 8. Your Apple device will reboot several times. Once it finished, disconnect your device from your computer.

Step 9. Wait for 15-20 minutes. Then your device will appear "Swipe up to recover" screen.

Step 10. Swipe up to perform data recovery. You will be prompted to enter your passcode twice. Then wait until the recovery process is complete.

Windows 10 Command Line

Step 11. Your Apple device will reboot. Once it is completed, you can enjoy the iOS 14 Beta on your iPhone or iPad.

2. Using iTunes

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Step 1. Launch iTunes on the computer. Connect your Apple device to your computer using a USB cable.
Step 2. Unlock your iPhone or iPad and tap on "Trust" on the screen.
Step 3. After iTunes detected your device, press and hold the Shift (PC) or Options (MAC) on the keyboard and click the "Check for Update" in iTunes.
Step 4. Look for the IPSW firmware you have downloaded and select it.
Step 5. iTunes Will prompt that it will update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 14. Click on the "Update" button to continue.
Step 6. iTunes will begin to update your device. You can monitor the process by the progress bar in iTunes.

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Step 7. Once it is completed, your iPhone or iPad will restart and install. You can monitor the process by the progress bar on your device.

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Step 8. When the installation on your device is finished, your iDevice will reboot. Then you will see a screen appears Update Completed.

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Frequently Asked Questions Before Downloading iOS 14 IPSW Firmware

The iOS 14 Beta is very unstable. Before you download iOS 14 IPSW firmware files, you should refer to the following FAQ to avoid problems.

1. Is My Device Compatible With iOS 14?

Firstly, look through the form below to ensure that your device is compatible with iOS 14. So you won’t brick your iPhone or iPad during the installation process.

Apple Devices
Compatible Models for iOS 14 Beta
iPhone Models
iPhone XS Max / iPhone XS / iPhone XR / iPhone X
iPhone 8 Plus / iPhone 8
iPhone 7 Plus / iPhone 7
iPhone 6s Plus / iPhone 6s / iPhone SE
iPad Models
iPad Air 3 / iPad Air 2
iPad Mini 5 / iPad Mini 4
iPad Pro 3rd Generation / iPad Pro 2nd Generation/ iPad Pro 1st Generation
iPad 6th Generation / iPad 5th Generation
iPod Touch Models
iPod Touch 7th Generation

2. Should I Back Up My Data by iTunes Or iCloud?

We highly recommend you to take a complete backup of the data on your Apple device. In case your data is erased during the iOS 14 Beta installation process.

How to back up data using iTunes:

  • Launch iTunes and update it to the latest version.
  • Connect your Apple device to a computer using a USB cable.
  • Go to the Summary in iTunes.
  • Click on the "Back Up Now" button and wait a while.

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How to back up data using iCloud:

  • Navigate to "Settings > [Your Name]".
  • Tap on "iCloud" button.
  • Tap on "iCloud Backup", then tap on "Back Up Now".

3. Is There Any Other Tips I Should Concern?

  • Please make sure you have enough space for iOS 14 installation: click here to learn how to free up your iPhone or iPad.
  • Charge your Apple device, please make sure the battery is above 50% during the whole process.
  • Please make sure that you remember your Apple ID and password. You may need to log in Apple ID after upgrading to iOS 14.
  • Download iMyFone LockWiper in case your device is bricked after installation.

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