Just a Penguin

Just a Penguin provide services for users of Apple's iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV and Apple Watch.

The iOS 9 release: or, Why I Love CloudFlare

In September, Apple Released iOS 9 to the public. It's their best release ever (as every new release is - kudos Apple). It was also ipsw.me's best month to date. All of the previous traffic records for the site have been broken: most concurrent visitors on the site, most…

A (delayed) April Fools from Apple?

As you may know, I recently added Apple Watch support to ipsw.me. Today I checked the source file for the updates and saw a new OTA file that my updaters had not picked up, so I modified them to add it, and announced it via twitter. (The file seemed…

A look back on 2014

Here's something of an end of year brag from Just a Penguin. These stats are correct as of 30th December 2014. Just a Penguin had 1,084,096 unique visitors this year, with a total of 21,146,497 page views. IPSW Downloads (launched 28th September) had 774,812 unique…

IPSW Downloads

Firmware Links is moving forward under a new name and domain. With the release of iOS 8 by Apple, I started thinking about the Firmware Links pages. They have become so vast, expanding hundreds of pages (if you look for specifics, like /ios/7.1.2 etc.). The data Firmware…

All the Firmwares!

A new tool to download all the firmwares linked to on this website, written in golang. It has been open sourced here. Download binaries here. $ ./download --help Usage of ./download: -c=false: just check the integrity of the currently downloaded files -d="./": the location to save/check IPSW files. Can…

Firmware Keys

Recently it seems many people have discovered the Firmware Keys pages on the IPSW Downloads site. I've been getting a lot of questions about them, so here is an explanation. Firmware keys are used by jailbreak developers to access parts of an IPSW file allowing them to do research, or…