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

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

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