(Last Updated On: April 24, 2016)
If you run Windows and can’t install iOS 9.3.2 beta with the DMG file you downloaded, try this easy fix.
Apple had just released iOS 9.3.2 beta 2 to registered developers. It can be downloaded over-the-air or directly from Apple’s Developer Center.
If you have a PC running Windows, you may encounter a problem when trying to restore or install iOS 9.3.2 after downloading the iOS 9.3.2 beta firmware.
DMG files are native on Mac OS. These archived or zipped files are commonly used to hold OS X programs. Opening DMG files on a Mac system is easy: just double click the file to mount it and that will reveal its contents.
However, on Windows, users cannot open DMG files by default. If you need to install iOS 9.3.2 Beta file, you need to extract the .IPSW file contained within the DMG file.
How to Extract iOS 9.3.2 beta IPSW from DMG File
- Download and install 7-Zip which is a free open source program for Windows capable of opening almost any archived file including DMG files.
- Launch 7-Zip, then click File > Open. Browse to iOS 9.3.2 Beta DMG file to open it. You can now see the files contained in the archive.
- The IPSW file is located within the .hfs file.
- Extract the IPSW from the .hfs file by clicking the “Extract” button, then tell 7-Zip where to save the IPSW file.
Just 4 steps to get you going!
You still can test drive iOS 9.3.2 if you haven’t done so by registering your device’s UDID. If your device is not registered, you won’t be able to install any beta firmware!