1. trevorjd14's Avatar
    Neither my 4S or through direct download or iTunes...any mirrored sites safe to get it from?
    03-07-2012 07:54 PM
  2. Jerry5k's Avatar
    I just downloaded on my iPhone4s
    Settings-general-software update using wifi
    Try it.



    Sent into space from my iPhone4s using Tapatalk
    03-07-2012 08:00 PM
  3. trevorjd14's Avatar
    I've tried the OTA...tried through iTunes...tried the direct link through Safari. Can never get it started. My iPhone stays stuck on "estimating time remaining", then shows an error that it cannot connect.
    03-07-2012 08:02 PM
  4. jebulls's Avatar
    I am sure the server is crazy busy. I am having problems also. Be patient and try a lil later!!
    03-07-2012 08:09 PM
  5. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I downloaded an IPSW from here. They're safe. They're direct download links from Apple.

    iOS 5.1 Released [Direct Download Links]
    03-07-2012 08:32 PM
  6. 0pusX's Avatar
    I get an error of "unable to check for updates" other people getting that one too?
    03-08-2012 12:04 AM
  7. Chris B 1364's Avatar
    I get an error of "unable to check for updates" other people getting that one too?
    Me too..... Don't understand it
    03-08-2012 06:23 AM
  8. 0pusX's Avatar
    Well I am at home now, and am doing it through itunes and it seems to be fine......maybe they somehow blocked the ability to do it via phone only for now, and once the mad rush is done they will open it up?? not sure if that is possible or not.
    03-08-2012 06:33 AM
  9. Timhewitt's Avatar
    OTA upgrade works fine for me. Just did several iPads and iPhones.
    03-08-2012 06:53 AM
  10. 0pusX's Avatar
    Strange..... Well my update went through perfectly when done via iTunes. Up until that point though I was getting the same error when attempting to do it over the phone.
    03-08-2012 06:58 AM
  11. taeisme4eva's Avatar
    I gave up on the OTA and did both my iPad and 4S via iTunes. iPad is done just waiting on my 4S to finish downloading.
    03-08-2012 08:18 AM
  12. Timhewitt's Avatar
    Huh. Just now did two iPads and a iPhone. Downloads took about 8 minutes. I'm in Malaysia.
    03-08-2012 08:47 AM
  13. Fausty82's Avatar
    Well I am at home now, and am doing it through itunes and it seems to be fine......maybe they somehow blocked the ability to do it via phone only for now, and once the mad rush is done they will open it up?? not sure if that is possible or not.
    I'm sure that's possible... but it's not what happened. I updated 5 devices (2 iPhones, 2 iPads and an iPod) OTA over the course of the day... I did 2 devices before noon MST... and the other 3 between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm MST yesterday...

    Trust me, nothing was blocked...
    03-08-2012 08:55 AM
  14. Chris B 1364's Avatar
    I wished i could update mine.... Thinking about calling Apple....
    03-08-2012 12:55 PM
  15. rewNATION's Avatar
    I get an error of "unable to check for updates" other people getting that one too?
    same here...
    03-08-2012 01:00 PM
  16. AgentHeracles's Avatar
    I got that yesterday both on the phone and through iTunes, but was able to do it OTA last night.
    03-08-2012 01:07 PM
  17. LyndaP's Avatar
    Tried OTA unsuccessfully several times; all I get from iTunes is never-ending "Contacting the iPhone Update Server." Oh well, I'll try later tonight; it isn't like my iPhone and iPad don't still work just fine without this update...
    03-08-2012 02:08 PM
  18. trevorjd14's Avatar
    does anyone know a trusted mirror server to download 5.1 from? For some reason my internet will not let me get it through any apple related server.
    03-08-2012 03:58 PM
  19. jbuck387's Avatar
    Anyone else still not able to update? I can't update my iPhone 4 or IPad 2. On the iPhone it shows the update but stays on estimating time available for 2 minutes then gives me an error.
    03-08-2012 10:52 PM
  20. Chris B 1364's Avatar
    Same thing for me today also..... But my Dad got his to work this morning.... Lol
    03-09-2012 10:02 AM
  21. rewNATION's Avatar
    i decided to do a reset on my phone and of course the update pops right up after doing that. Sick of having to reset this GD phone just to make it work properly
    03-09-2012 12:00 PM
  22. ShadezOfGray's Avatar
    I've been trying off and on since Wed and get the Software Update Failure on my iPhone & iPad.
    03-09-2012 08:24 PM
  23. LyndaP's Avatar
    I've been completely unsuccessful updating my iPhone and iPad. When connected to iTunes I can't get past "Contacting the iphone/ipad update software server." If I try OTA it fails. I have made sure that my Lion is up-to-date as well as iTunes. I have no idea what the problem is. May have to call Apple.
    03-09-2012 08:32 PM
  24. Gixxer07's Avatar
    If it's the "can not connect to the update server" error, try changing the DNS server to 8.8.8.8. That worked for me.
    03-09-2012 08:40 PM
  25. Judson50's Avatar
    I had to change my DNS 8.8.8.8,8.8.4.4

    Them 15 mins later, iOS 5.1
    03-09-2012 10:05 PM
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