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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...
08-06-2011, 01:02 PM #1
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 SettingsThis 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
Last edited by Joshua Tucker; 08-06-2011 at 01:31 PM.
08-06-2011, 01:24 PM #2
Still cannot touch it, will lose my 01.59.00 baseband
08-06-2011, 01:42 PM #3
08-06-2011, 02:08 PM #4
is it necessary to Erase all data if we OTA update? why is it?
08-06-2011, 02:11 PM #5
Hmmm, my iPhone says iOS 5 is up to date when I try to do the OTA
08-06-2011, 02:24 PM #6
08-06-2011, 02:30 PM #7
Just download from Apple!He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
08-06-2011, 02:33 PM #8
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08-06-2011, 02:37 PM #11
Don't pirate Apple software. Mod edit: Listen to Mr. Tucker.
Last edited by Orby; 08-06-2011 at 02:42 PM. Reason: snipping quote
08-06-2011, 02:40 PM #12
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08-06-2011, 03:06 PM #15
Well, I erased all data and now when I try to do it OTA it just sits at "checking for updates"
08-06-2011, 03:07 PM #16
Probably busy servers - mine found and updated fine.He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
08-06-2011, 03:08 PM #17
08-06-2011, 03:09 PM #18
It was for me - and others.He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
08-06-2011, 03:13 PM #19
iDevices: Lots, most jailbroken
Computers: MPB 13" i7 mid 2011, MacBook Air "11 256GB Samsung SSD i7, 4GB RAM, both OSX 10.7.3
I'm a iPhone hacker and Twitter API master.
08-06-2011, 03:37 PM #20
Is it jailbreakable?