WHAT IS FLASHING?
The word “Flashing smartphones” is a common thing these days as there is hardly anyone who has not heard it before! It is simply a process that allows one to reprogram a smartphone for one reason or the other.
There are many reasons as to why one would flash their iPhone device and in this guide, we will talk about why to flash and how to flash/update your iPhone device.
REASONS FOR FLASHING AN IPHONE.
To update/upgrade your ios version.
To fix boot loop or iPhone hangs on the apple logo
To fix iPhone getting very slow or lagging.
To fix Network or signal problems.
to erase an iPhone content and security. etc
HOW TO FLASH / UPDATE AN IPHONE IOS USING 3UTOOLS.
In the earlier episode, we learned how to download and install 3utools as well as apple mobile drivers. This is an essential step because if missed then flashing won’t be a success. (view the guide here).
Let’s dive into the process.
Launch your 3UTOOLS software and connect your device to the pc.( internet connection required)
allow trust this pc on your device if prompted. ( For passcode locked or disabled iPhones connect via recovery mode..guide here).
Navigate to the smart flash tab, the available downloads for your device will be listed.
Click download to start downloading the ipsw for your device or you can import it if u had manually downloaded it here.
Before hitting the flash button, Make sure you’ve selected the right mode to flash that is;
Retain user data( flashes without erasing user data)
Quick flash mode (flashes and wipes user data)
Anti-Recovery flash (flashes and fully formats memory).
After clicking the flash button sit back and wait for the device to successfully flash and thus you’ve flashed /upgraded your device software.