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How To Identify iPad Models and Download iOS Firmware File

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Senefey Jone at
20 Oct 2016

To download correct ipsw firmware file for your iPad,you need to identify your iPad model at first,many users ask which firmware file for their iPad mode,this article teach you how to identify your iPad modes and choose the correct iOS firmware file to download based on your iPad model.

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Which iOS Firmware File to Download based on your iPad Model

You can find model number on the iPad’s back cover as highlighted below.

iPad model on its back shell

Refer to the table below to identify which iOS firmware file to download for your iPad model.Let's teach you how to how to identify iPad models to download correct firmware.

For example: You need to download iPad3,4_7.0.2_11A501_Restore.ipsw file the 4th generation iPad with Wi-Fi model with model number A1458 for iOS 7.0.2 software update.

Model Model Number Identifier
iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi only) A1566 iPad5,3
iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular A1567 iPad5,4
iPad mini 3 (Wi-Fi only) A1599 iPad4,7
iPad mini 3 (Wi-Fi+Cellular only) A1600 iPad4,8
iPad mini 3 (Wi-Fi + Cellular, China) A1601 NA
iPad Air A1474 iPad4,1
iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular A1475 iPad4,2
iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular (China) A1476 iPad4,3
Retina iPad mini Wi-Fi A1489 iPad4,4
Retina iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular A1490 iPad4,5
Retina iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular (China) A1491 iPad4,6
iPad mini Wi-Fi A1432 iPad2,5
iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular A1454 iPad2,6
iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular (MM) A1455 iPad2,7
iPad (4th generation) Wi-Fi A1458 iPad3,4
iPad (4th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular A1459 iPad3,5
iPad (4th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular (MM) A1460 iPad3,6
iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi A1416 iPad3,1
iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular (VZ) A1403 iPad3,2
iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular A1430 iPad3,3
iPad 2 A1395 iPad2,1
iPad 2 (CDMA model) A1397 iPad2,3
iPad 2 (GSM model) A1396 iPad2,2
iPad (Wi-Fi) A1219 iPad1,1
iPad (Wi-Fi + 3G) A1337 iPad1,1

iPad 4:

There are three firmwares for iPad 4: “iPad 4 WiFi”, “iPad 4 GSM”, “iPad 4 CDMA”

Model A1458 -> Download “iPad 4 WiFi” firmware
Model A1459 -> Download “iPad 4 GSM” firmware
Model A1460 -> Download “iPad 4 CDMA” Firmware

iPad Mini

There are three firmwares for iPad Mini: “iPad mini WiFi”, “iPad mini GSM”, “iPad mini CDMA”

Model A1432 -> Download “iPad mini WiFi” firmware
Model A1454 -> Download “iPad mini GSM” firmware
Model A1455 -> Download “iPad mini CDMA” firmware

iPad 3:

Three firmwares: “iPad 3 WiFi”, “iPad 3 GSM”, “iPad 3 CDMA”
Model A1416 -> “iPad 3 WiFi”
Model A1403 -> “iPad 3 Wifi +CDMA”
Model A1430 -> “iPad 3 Wifi +GSM”

iPad 2:

Four firmwares for iPad 2: “iPad 2 WiFi”, “iPad 2 GSM”, “iPad 2 CDMA”, “iPad 2 Wifi Rev A”

Model A1395 (Non-new processor) -> Download “iPad 2 WiFi” firmware
Model A1396 -> Download “iPad 2 Wifi + GSM” firmware
Model A1397 -> Download “iPad 2 Wifi + CDMA” firmware
Model A1395 (New Processor, 32nm) -> Download “iPad 2 Wifi Rev A” firmware


① We can easily identify the iPad 2 GSM and CDMA, because GSM with a Slot, no slot for CDMA.

② How to identify whether your iPad 2 using 32nm processor: Go to Settings -> General -> About -> Diagnostics & Usage -> Diagnostics & Usage Data, just click one data to view the third line “Hardware Model” information. If it shows iPad2, 4, then it is the so-called 32nm processor.

Based on the identifier for your iPad model, you can download the appropriate iOS firmware file or iOS software update for your iPad in the below download page.

Download iOS firmware file for iPad

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