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  • iOS 5 Beta 5, iTunes 10.5 Beta 5, Xcode 4.2 Beta 5, and AppleTV Beta 4 Released


    Updating and using the iOS 5 beta will be done at your own risk. Please be wary of the consequences and risks of using a beta firmware.

    Today, Apple has released beta updates for all their enterprise products: iOS 5, iTunes 10.5, Xcode 4.2, and AppleTV. With the exception of iOS 5 beta 4 and AppleTV, all the other applications were updated to support the newly released iOS 5 beta. According to the release notes, this update should bring some much-needed improvements and bug fixes.

    Just like iOS 5 beta 4, you can download it over-the-air. However, to do OTA, you must do this first on your device:

    Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Contents And Settings

    This will erase all the data on your device - make sure to backup first before doing this (if applicable). From here, you can use the OTA feature on iOS 5 beta 3+ firmwares.

    You can also go the "original" route and just install iOS 5 beta 5 with the IPSW file. Make sure to do it in this order:

    • Backup/sync your device on iTunes 10.5 beta 4
    • Restore your device to iOS 5 beta 5
    • Update iTunes 10.5 to beta 5 and sync your backup with iTunes, or even iCloud


    All supported devices for iOS 5 beta 5 are listed in the picture below:



    Remember, as discovered on iOS 5 beta 4, the OTA update detects components on your device if jailbroken and will refuse to update. In order for you to upgrade from a jailbroken device, you must restore to your current stock iOS 5 firmware, and upgrade via the IPSW or OTA.

    To download the IPSW file for iOS 5 beta 5, or any of the other above released betas, visit the Apple Developer site. You must have a registered developer account to have access to these beta downloads.

    Sources(s): The Next Web, Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS 5 Beta 5, iTunes 10.5 Beta 5, Xcode 4.2 Beta 5, and AppleTV Beta 4 Released started by Joshua Tucker View original post
    Comments 70 Comments
    1. mawinget's Avatar
      mawinget -
      I just upgraded to iOS5B4 doing it the way that Apple recommends. phone came back up, and I can get into the stock factory programs. But, I'm unable to open any of the apps that I've purchased through the App store. Anybody have any thoughts or suggestions?

      Thanks!


      I am NOT jailbroken.

      ETA: Fixed the problem.. Downloaded a new app from the store and the others started working then.
    1. Fhsjaagshs's Avatar
      Fhsjaagshs -
      I had some major issues with ios5 beta. beta software is rather buggy and DO NOT USE IT. I am actually a developer, and I can port a whole app to a new firmware in about an hour.

      BUT AlertScript does work on iOS5.
    1. JHoffy1's Avatar
      JHoffy1 -
      Got everything working. I can tell you that Restore from iCloud did not work for me. THat's what caused my phone to lock up in the first place.
    1. Shackelstar's Avatar
      Shackelstar -
      I downloaded iOS 5 beta 5 OTA yesterday and since then I have not been able to receive any text messages.
      I did not erase all content and settings before I updated because the update showed up fine without it. Could this have anything to do with my text messages not coming in?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Yes.
    1. Shackelstar's Avatar
      Shackelstar -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Yes.
      For real?

      How do I fix it?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Why are you surprised that you have problems if you don't follow the instructions?

      Try a clean restore.
    1. Shackelstar's Avatar
      Shackelstar -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Why are you surprised that you have problems if you don't follow the instructions?

      Try a clean restore.
      Alright I did that and it is still not working :/
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      What network? Did it work on b4?
    1. Shackelstar's Avatar
      Shackelstar -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      What network? Did it work on b4?
      AT&T. And yes it worked fine with b4