How to install iOS 7.0.4 update on your iPhone or iPad

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Apple released iOS 7.0.4, which includes a number of bug fixes and improvements.

You can follow these simple instructions to install or update iOS 7.0.4 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Install iOS 7.0.4 update wirelessly Over the Air (OTA):

Before you start the download, plug in your device so the battery doesn’t drain during the update process. It can take anywhere from 15 mins to an hour for the update to download and install, depending on how Apple’s servers are handling the load and your internet connection. You may also want to connect your iPhone to your local WiFi network, so you don’t get charged for downloading the update over your cellular connection.

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Once you are plugged in and connected via WiFi, open the Settings app and tap on General > Software Update. iOS will automatically check for available updates and will inform you that iOS 7.0.4 software update is available.

Tap Download to download the update. Wait for the download to complete and then tap Install to apply the update. If you get tired of waiting for the download to finish (it could take a while) then go do something else. Your iPhone or iPad will continue to download the update and will send you a notification when the update is ready.  Go back to Settings > General > Software Update and then tap Install Now to install the now downloaded iOS update file.

A note to Jailbreakers: if you’ve used evasi0n, OTA updates will be disabled, which is convenient if you plan to delay updating. If do want to upgrade, you’ll have to restore your device via iTunes as described below.

Install iOS 7.0.4 update via iTunes

Some folks prefer to physically connect their iPhone to a computer via a USB cable and update their phone via iTunes. Since you are not dealing with WiFI signal, there is less chance of an error occurring during the download and install process.  Before you plug in your iOS device. take a moment to make sure you are using the latest version of iTunes. Click on iTunes in the menu bar and then click  on “Check for updates.” You can also go directly to Apple’s iTunes download page, which is now allowing you to download iTunes 11.1.3, the most recent version of the media manager.

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Once iTunes is all squared away, it’s time to turn your attention to your phone. Connect your iOS device to your computer using an USB cable. Wait for iTunes to open and connect to your device. Click on your device in iTunes and then click the “Check for Update” button in the Summary pane. If an update is available, iTunes will prompt you to download and install the update. Wait patiently and do not disconnect your device until the update has finished.

Install iOS 7.0.4 update using firmware file via iTunes

If for some reason, the iOS 7.0.4 update isn’t available via OTA update or via iTunes then you need to follow these instructions.

  • Download the appropriate iOS firmware file for your device.

Note: If you need help in identify which iOS firmware file to download based on your iPhone’s model number, check this link and for iPad check this link. After you have figured out which iOS firmware file to download, click on the appropriate link below to download the file.

  • iPad 2 (Wi-Fi) (iPad2,1) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPad 2 (GSM) (iPad2,2) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPad 2 (CDMA) (iPad2,3) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPad2,4 (iPad2,4) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPad Mini (Wi-Fi) (iPad2,5) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPad Mini (GSM) (iPad2,6) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPad Mini (CDMA) (iPad2,7) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPad 3 (Wi-Fi) (iPad3,1) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPad 3 (GSM) (iPad3,2) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPad 3 (CDMA) (iPad3,3) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPad 4 (Wi-Fi) (iPad3,4) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPad 4 (GSM) (iPad3,5) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPad 4 (CDMA) (iPad3,6) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPad4,1 (iPad4,1) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPad4,2 (iPad4,2) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPad4,4 (iPad4,4) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPad4,5 (iPad4,5) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPhone 4 (GSM) (iPhone3,1) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPhone 4 (GSM) (2012) (iPhone3,2) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPhone 4 (CDMA) (iPhone3,3) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPhone 4S (iPhone4,1) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPhone 5 (GSM) (iPhone5,1) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPhone 5 (CDMA) (iPhone5,2) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPhone5,3 (iPhone5,3) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPhone5,4 (iPhone5,4) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPhone6,1 (iPhone6,1) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPhone6,2 (iPhone6,2) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • iPod touch 5G (iPod5,1) version 7.0.4 (Build 11B554a), Download
  • Connect your iOS device to your computer using an USB cable. Wait for iTunes to open and connect to your device.
  • Click on device button to the left of the iTunes Store button in the top right corner in iTunes.
  • Hold down on the option key (Mac) or the shift key (Windows) and click the “Check for Update” button in the Summary pane. Browse to the .ipsw file you downloaded and select it.
  • Do not disconnect your device until the update has finished.
  • If necessary, restore your device from the previous backup and sync with iTunes.

Let us know how it goes in the comments. Hope this helped and feel free to drop us a line in the comments below.

  • Lanie Crawford

    I’ve tried several times, but after updating to io7 on my ipad 2, It will not complete setup. It just keeps restarting the setup. So now my ipad is unusable!!!! Please email at Flutterbyflyhi@aol.com as I probably won’t find this board again to check for the solution.

  • Don Jon

    Are you able to flash an iPhone 4s with an iPod iOS?? I changed carriers awhile back and want to use it as a iPod. Can this be done with the instructions above?

  • http://tabletsmanuals.com/ ipad manual

    I’m done with the installation of the new ios-7 using the guide that you share and it was totally awesome.. I was successfully installed the latest update to my phone using the steps that you shared.

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      We’re glad it helped!

  • melvin

    can i install the ios 7 on 3gs

  • Little Moose

    hi There, i got, used ipad 2 but somehow previous owner forgot to remove his account from Find my iphone app.
    Can I restore without signing in his old Apple ID? Because it is asked everytime i try to restore with itunes. Currently I am unable to activate this iPad.. Any help will be appreciated highly……..

    • Sandaru

      i’m having the same issue friend :(

    • Jason Cardoz

      Factory reset, or DFU mode should fix this!

    • Tejas

      you need the id and password of the previous owner !!!!!!!i was having the same problem >>>its upon your luck now<<<

    • johack

      did u do a backup before

  • Roy

    Kan ik ios 704 inst op een ipad 1

  • Dylan

    can’t get it to work

  • Rohit Gupta

    Hi! I have got Iphone4g but Its to slow & I can’t get connect with Icloud From my account . will you help me!!!!

  • Simon Petri

    I have just downloaded the firmware for my iPhone 4 and there is no ipsw file. Can anyone help?

  • KrazyKen

    Is there a update for iPad 1 ? To ios7 Please email me at kwoolums@msn.com thanks
    I’m running 5.1.1

  • daisy

    i tried to update however its say couldnt be updated,any solution?

  • krissy

    does not work for sprint iphone 4s. currently have ios7.0.6 and tried to revert to ios7.0.4. :9

  • Alenkon

    its not working with my ipad 2. tried to restore but had a msg ‘error 3004′. help
    email alenkonelvis@gmail.com

  • Yevgoons

    How can i install 7.0.4 if 7.1 is already available? Im on 7.0.2 now

    • vapno

      im wondering the same thing but im on 6.1

    • PauloCastilhoMC

      Simple. Just download any IPSW installer from the internet and make it “restore” your device to that version. By the way, iTunes will NOT work with this tutorial at all, since Apple isn’t signing other versions than iOS 7.1 now.

      EDIT: There doesn’t seem to be any… I guess there is ONE way I know works, but that requires iOS 5 and redsn0w to “restore” your device to the specified IPSW…maybe it works with other iOS’ too, but I have only tested with iOS 5.1.1. Good luck though! Whoops, iOS 7 is not supported by redsn0w jailbreak. Better use something else.

      • Nikul Desai

        @paulocastilhomc:disqus
        I am on iOS 5.0.1 jailbroken. Can I update to 7.0.6 and not 7.1 and then jalibreak? I have tried so many different things and no success yet.

        Thanks

  • milan

    can you install the file in ipad without itunes??
    please help asap
    thanks

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