What will happen to iOS 5 GM Release when iOS 5 will officially Launch...
What will happen to iOS 5 GM release when iOS 5 will officially be launched on the 12 of Oct, I have installed iOS 5 GM release on my iPhone 4, so will iTunes ask me again to install the update, can anyone help??
- 10-09-2011, 07:04 AM #2
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- 10-09-2011, 11:39 AM #5
I'm pretty sure that, like a few have been saying, that Apple will issue over-the-air updates days after the final release. They will want to get this just right, make sure that this big day doesn't have too many road bumps.
Like I said before, only one time I have seen two GM releases back to back before the final release. But, like Tim said, the GM is what was shipped to iPhone 4S devices, and I assume other devices as well. iPhone 4S may even have a slightly updated build by the time it ships out, or by the time it reaches your hands, if Apple decides they have to do that. Time will tell, I suppose.
- 10-09-2011, 03:43 PM #6
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- 10-09-2011, 05:00 PM #8
Some people were saying i'd have to restore and then upgrade to the final version.
I think i'll put this GM on tonight. How long does it take to install it? Also if I do a backup before I do anything can I clean install the new OS then restore my contacts?
- 10-09-2011, 05:06 PM #9
It doesn't take long, once you download it. And yes, backup just to be safe. I'm thinking, if you've downloaded the .ipsw file, then it will only take roughly 10 minutes to install.
And technically every time you update the iOS (except once iOS 5 is on, over-the-air updates don't require this) you restore to factory settings, then afterwards restore from a backup. If you do it by yourself and not through iTunes, you basically do have to restore. The iOS 5 GM .ipsw file is what you restore to, then after it's finished, iTunes will ask you if you want to restore from a backup or start as a new iPhone.
If you need help installing the update manually via iTunes, let me know. Otherwise, for most folks, it's a lot easier just doing it when Apple lets the general public update.
Last edited by diamonddialogue; 10-09-2011 at 05:11 PM.
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- 10-10-2011, 06:59 PM #21iPhone Beginner
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from my previous experience, i would guess that on wednesday itunes will tell you a new itunes version is available (itunes 10.5) and once u connect ur device to the new itunes, it will tell you a new software version for ur device is available. It might be the same as GM version but it definitely won't have the same serial number (as 9A334 for the GM)
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