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

iOS 5 firmware update is now available for download. These are the steps to update to iOS 5 on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. iOS 5 brings 200+ new features to your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch compared to iOS 4.3.5.


IMPORTANT: Those iPhone users, depending on UltraSn0w or Gevey SIM unlock, 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.

iOS 5 Supports

  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPod Touch 4G
  • iPod Touch 3G
  • iPad 2
  • iPad 1

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.

Fix errors

How to: Fix error 3194

iOS 5 Guides

How to: Jailbreak iOS 5 with RedSn0w
How to: Preserve iPhone 4, 3GS Baseband While Updating to iOS 5
How to: Unlock iOS 5 iPhone 4 with Gevey SIM
How to: Unlock iPhone 4, 3GS iOS 5 with UltraSn0w
How to: Enable WiFi-Sync in iOS 5 to Wirelessly Sync iPhone with iTunes

8 comments… add one

moekrunz October 13, 2011, 5:03 am

i tried to update my iphone 4 and an error 3200 appeared, and i tried to update my device manually by restoring the file and another error appeared that the server is temporarily unavailable any help??

jakes55dsl October 13, 2011, 5:02 pm

After jailbreaking on my iphone4 cydia icon shows white and if i click on it it opens and closes.how can i fix this?

whiteghost October 14, 2011, 1:09 am

jakes55dsl You must run jailbreak again and just click boot tethered and cydia should return!!

Help October 13, 2011, 9:47 pm

If I use tinyumbrella to keep baseband, Will my gevey sim unlock still work with ios5? Thanks.

dhrumil patel October 13, 2011, 10:13 pm

i install iOS 5.0 in my iphone 3Gs,and i also install ipad baseband 06.15.00 but no network ultrasn0w error not working …
help
help some budy plz…

chanda October 14, 2011, 8:03 pm

How abt Ipod Touch 4G ? does it work properly after upgrading version iOS 5? and do we need to jailbreak it or not after run iOS5?

chanda October 16, 2011, 1:26 am

beware! do not install new ios5… many cydia are not compatible with ios5… if your phone is working leave it alone!

dennisdear October 18, 2011, 5:42 am

iTune 10.5 can’t connect to my iPhone 4 & iPad 2 ?
Please help !!!!

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