Install (Windows)

Requirements

Quamotion builds of libimobiledevice support a wide range of devices and versions of Windows.

iOS Devices

Quamotion builds of libimobiledevice for Windows have been tested with the following iOS devices, with firmware up to iOS 13.2:

Device Supported Versions
iPod Touch 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G
iPhone 1G, 2G, 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6+, 7, 7+, 8, 8+, X, XR, XS, XS Max, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max
iPad 1, 2, 3, 4, Mini, Mini 2, Mini 3, Air, Air 2, Pro
Apple TV 2G, 3G, HD, 4K

Windows

Quamotion builds of libimobiledevice for Windows support Windows 7 and above.

Apple Application Support

On Windows, libimobiledevice relies on the Apple USB drivers for iOS devices. In practical terms, this means you will need to install iTunes on your Windows PC before you can use imobiledevice on Windows.

iTunes is available from Apple.

Here’s what we recommend you do:

  1. Go to the iTunes Download Page
  2. Download and install iTunes on your computer

Developer Disk Image

Most of the libimobiledevice utilities do not require the Developer Disk Image.

You may need the Developer Disk Image for your iOS device. To obtain the Developer Disk Image, follow these instructions:

  1. Download Xcode, for example from https://developer.apple.com/xcode/downloads/, and install it on a Mac.

  2. The developer disk image is located by default in the Xcode installation folder under XCode/Contents/Developer/Platforms/IPhoneOS.platform/DeviceSupport/<iOS_version_number>/, where iOS_version_number is the iOS version of the device that you want to test.

    You need to copy two files for the developer disk image, DeveloperDiskImage.dmg and DeveloperDiskImage.dmg.signature.

You may also want to check the Issues section of the libimobiledevice project.

Installing Quamotion builds of libimobiledevice for Windows

Follow these steps to download and install the Quamotion build of libimobiledevice for Windows:

  1. Go to the Download page, and download the Quamotion build of libimobiledevice for Windows.
  2. Unzip the Quamotion build of libimobiledevice for Windows.