How to Check the Bootrom Version of Your iPhone (Windows)

Posted June 26, 2010 at 1:35am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 108176 views

These are instructions on how to determine the bootrom version of your iPhone using Windows.

Step One
Connect your iPhone to the computer and put it into DFU mode. If you don't know how to do this you can find instructions here.

Step Two
Press to launch Control Panel from your Start Menu.

Step Three
Press to select Hardware and Sound from your Control Panel window.

Step Four
Press to select Device Manager from the Hardware and Sound window.

Step Five
Double click to expand the Universal Serial Bus Controllers category

Step Six
Right click the Apple Mobile Device USB Driver item and click the Properties button.

Step Seven
Click to select the Details tab.

Step Eight
Select Device Instance Path from the Properties dropdown.

Step Nine
Scroll to the end of the field to locate your bootrom version. It should look something like [iBoot-359.3]

***If you have an iPhone 3GS, iBoot-359.3 is considered the old bootrom. iBoot-359.3.2 is considered the new bootrom.

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briane - July 4, 2010 at 12:22pm
I have followed the instructions, got into dfu quite easily and followed through system/hardware/device manager/apple mobile usb driver and details. There was no option in widows (XP) for \"device instance path\" in the drop dowm menu. Can anybody suggest why not
briane - June 28, 2010 at 4:41pm
Here\'s a stupid question. Assume I have got into dfu mode and have got my bootrom, how do I get out of dfu mode do I just disconnect the phone from the pc and restart it.
Elandre Fourie - July 24, 2010 at 7:27am
Take the cable out and open up ituens connect the device and if your using windows hold down shift and click on restore load the current firmware file you have and just wait...
Mura1250 - June 27, 2010 at 12:25am
hi to all i try many time by using this method but when i chose drive instant path , i did not see the iboot word so.. what can i do?
Ronald - June 26, 2010 at 10:23pm
btw, steps 2-4 can be compressed by just right-clicking my computer and selecting manage. saves the clutter of opened window. (:
Ronald - June 26, 2010 at 10:24pm
oh, i forgot, you\'ll have to select device manger after clicking on manage. d:
islandman47 - June 26, 2010 at 5:34am
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Todd - June 26, 2010 at 9:43am
If you are on IE8, press the compatibility view mode button that is right next to the address bar
iClarified - June 26, 2010 at 11:39am
If you can tell me the ad network I will have it removed immediately.
briane - June 28, 2010 at 4:21pm
Thank you for that info about the compatability, those ads have been pissing me off sooo badly for a while now !!
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