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How to Update to iOS 5 – iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 2, iPad, iPod Touch

iOS 5 firmware is now available. Following are the steps to update to iOS 5 on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. iOS 5 brings more than 200+ new features to your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch compared toiOS 4.3.5.

IMPORTANT: Those iPhone users, depending on UltraSn0w or Gevey SIMunlock, must stay away from restoring stock iOS 5 because it will update your iPhone baseband and you won’t be able to unlock your iPhone, may be forever.

How To Update To IOS 5

Make sure you’re running iTunes 10.5 or later version. You can download iTunes 10.5 from here and then install it.

*** Not recommended for unlockers

Method 1

  1. Connect your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad to your computer running iTunes 10.5 or later via USB cable
  2. New firmware iOS 5 availability message will appear
  3. Hit the “Download and Install” button.
  4. It’ll download and install iOS 5 on your iDevice.

Method 2

  • Download iOS 5 firmware for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch from here.
  • Open iTunes and connect your iDevice via USB cable
  • Select your device from the left navigation pane on iTunes
  • Hold down the Shift (Windows) or Alt/Option (Mac) key and hit the restore button on iTunes
  • Browse and select the downloaded iOS 5 IPSW file. Let the restore process complete.

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