Apple has officially released full and final version of iOS 10.2.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. You can now get fully working download links of iOS 10.2.1 IPSW files for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch to manually install iOS 10.2.1 final version on compatible device. You can also keep these iOS 10.2.1 IPSW download links safe for later use, especially if you are into iOS jailbreak. Officially released iOS 10.2.1 IPSW download links are given below in this post, which you can use to install iOS 10.2.1 final version on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Download iOS 10.2.1 final version IPSW links for iPhone / iPad & iPod Touch from the direct download links given below.
Before the release of this final version of iOS 10.2.1, Apple rolled out a series of iOS 10.2.1 beta versions to test new features before making them officially available to iOS users worldwide. But the iOS 10.2.1 beta versions are available to only developers and users who are registered on Apple’s Development program. However, now iOS 10.2.1 along with all new features is officially available for anyone with compatible iOS device to download and install via OTA update or IPSW install method.
This iOS 10.2.1 update is released only a few days after the release of previous iOS 10.2 full version, which means it would over ambitious on our part to expect major new features in this update. Logic suggests that this update mainly concerns with bug fixes and performance improvements bits to ensure increased security and stability of the iOS system.
The fact that Apple pushed only a handful of beta update before releasing the full iOS 10.2.1 update seems a clear indication that nothing radical is becoming a part of this iOS update.
In iOS 10.2.1 update, Apple has addressed Auto Unlock issue which cause iOS device to unlock when Apple Watch is off the user’s wrist has been resolved through improved state management. Another issue concerning Contacts that allows a maliciously crafted contact card to terminate application has been taken care of through improved input validation by fixing the parsing of contact cards. Moreover, issues linked with Kernel, Libarchive, WebKit, and WiFi have also been fixed in this iOS 10.2.1 update.
Download iOS 10.2.1 Final Version IPSW for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
OK, now that you know everything about the new changes in iOS 10.2.1, see how you can update your device on to the latest iOS version to enjoy new features. There are two ways of downloading iOS 10.2.1 on your compatible device: first is the straightforward OTA (over-the-air) update method. For that, simply head over to Settings > General > Software Update to download the iOS 10.2.1 update. Make sure your device battery is over 50% charged otherwise OTA update process won’t start. This battery charge requirement acts as a check put in place by Apple to make sure that your device doesn’t die down during the installation process. Tap on Download and Install button to start the download process.
There’s another way of downloading and install iOS 10.2.1 on your device and that is via IPSW links given below. The OTA update method above may be simple and quick but it’s not without its flaws. Sometimes faulty or broken installation files gets downloaded and installed on your device via OTA update resulting in issues later on. But with manual installation method using IPSW download links, there’s no such problem. Save IPSW file also comes in handy when the jailbreak exploit for that firmware version is released for public, as it allows users to downgrade to that iOS version provided it’s still being signed by Apple.
Download IPSW link for your device from the links below and save it on PC. Make sure your PC has the latest iTunes installed on it. Also, create a full backup of device data on iTunes or iCloud. Now, connect your device to PC via USB cable and launch iTunes. Click Restore iPhone button on iTunes while pressing and holding the SHIFT key (Windows) or the left Option key (MAC) and select the IPSW file you downloaded from the link below. iTunes will now connect your device to Apple’s servers to verify the firmware version and will start the restoration process. Once completed, restore backup from iTunes or iCloud and that’s all.
Direct Download Links For iOS 10.2.1 IPSW:
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (WiFi)
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (Cellular)
- 9.7-inch iPad Pro (WiFi)
- 9.7-inch iPad Pro (Cellular)
- iPad Air 2 (6th generation WiFi)
- iPad Air 2 (6th generation Cellular)
- iPad Air (5th generation WiFi + Cellular)
- iPad Air (5th generation WiFi)
- iPad Air (5th generation CDMA)
- iPad (4th generation CDMA)
- iPad (4th generation GSM)
- iPad (4th generation WiFi)
- iPad mini 2 (WiFi + Cellular)
- iPad mini 2 (WiFi)
- iPad mini 2 (CDMA)
- iPad mini 3 (China)
- iPad mini 3 (WiFi)
- iPad mini 3 (Cellular)
- iPad mini 4 (WiFi)
- iPad mini 4 (Cellular)
- iPhone 5 (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (GSM)
- iPhone 5c (CDMA)
- iPhone 5c (GSM)
- iPhone 5s (CDMA)
- iPhone 5s (GSM)
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 7 (iPhone9,1)
- iPhone 7 Plus (iPhone9,2)
- iPhone 7 (iPhone9,3)
- iPhone 7 Plus (iPhone9,4)
- iPhone SE
A reminder for the fans of iOS jailbreak that there is no jailbreak support currently available for the iOS 10.2.1. So if you upgrade iOS to v10.2.1, do so knowing full well that when the iOS 10.2.1 jailbreak exploit does indeed get released, you won’t be able to downgrade after Apple terminates official support for iOS 10.2.1 version.
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