1. hpcomputergeek's Avatar
    I really wonder why this is happening. I can't wipe because I have a whole bunch of wedding pics on my iPad that I took with the iPad2. A restart won't even work at all. If anyone can help me please! iOS 5 beta 4 expires on 08/31/2011 and I have to update before then. I really need my iPad and if I get locked out I will will loose all of those pics. Please help if you can! Someone told me via iMessage that they didn't have to wipe their iPhone to do this.
    08-06-2011 09:24 PM
  2. ghostface147's Avatar
    I really wonder why this is happening. I can't wipe because I have a whole bunch of wedding pics on my iPad that I took with the iPad2. A restart won't even work at all. If anyone can help me please! iOS 5 beta 4 expires on 08/31/2011 and I have to update before then. I really need my iPad and if I get locked out I will will loose all of those pics. Please help if you can! Someone told me via iMessage that they didn't have to wipe their iPhone to do this.
    You can't just email those pics or plug your iPad into a computer and take them out?
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    08-06-2011 09:30 PM
  3. itsalexaye's Avatar
    you dont have to wipe your iPhone. but don't you have all the pics in photo stream? then they will be restored once you wipe. and 8/31 is like 3 weeks away. surely you can get the pics off by then.

    and why didnt you post this on The iOS Empire - Forums
    08-06-2011 09:31 PM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    I really wonder why this is happening. I can't wipe because I have a whole bunch of wedding pics on my iPad that I took with the iPad2. A restart won't even work at all. If anyone can help me please! iOS 5 beta 4 expires on 08/31/2011 and I have to update before then. I really need my iPad and if I get locked out I will will loose all of those pics. Please help if you can! Someone told me via iMessage that they didn't have to wipe their iPhone to do this.
    That's why Apple tells you NOT to put beta software on a device that you use daily. It's meant for BETA TESTING. #justsaying
    08-06-2011 09:33 PM
  5. itsalexaye's Avatar
    That's why Apple tells you NOT to put beta software on a device that you use daily. It's meant for BETA TESTING. #justsaying
    Also meant for devs!
    08-06-2011 09:34 PM
  6. hpcomputergeek's Avatar
    you dont have to wipe your iPhone. but don't you have all the pics in photo stream? then they will be restored once you wipe. and 8/31 is like 3 weeks away. surely you can get the pics off by then.

    and why didnt you post this on The iOS Empire - Forums
    Yea you do. Plus photos won't email. And I got more than 10 pics on my iPad.
    08-06-2011 09:45 PM
  7. hpcomputergeek's Avatar
    I just need a way to install iOS 5 beta 5 on my iPad without a wipe. (via OTA)
    08-06-2011 09:46 PM
  8. hpcomputergeek's Avatar
    Also meant for devs!
    You're not a dev and you're saying this. You got iOS 5 and you're not a dev.
    08-06-2011 09:48 PM
  9. UGAstorm's Avatar
    your best bet is to find a beta 5 .ipsw and update through iTunes. back up your device before you update.
    08-06-2011 09:57 PM
  10. itsalexaye's Avatar
    Yea you do. Plus photos won't email. And I got more than 10 pics on my iPad.
    i installed without wiping so no you don't several other people have also.
    08-06-2011 10:43 PM
  11. itsalexaye's Avatar
    You're not a dev and you're saying this. You got iOS 5 and you're not a dev.
    I am a dev, just not an iOS dev.
    08-06-2011 10:44 PM
  12. Fausty82's Avatar
    Yea you do. Plus photos won't email. And I got more than 10 pics on my iPad.
    First, you CAN email the pictures off the iPad.

    Second, why not attach the iPad to you computer and sync the photos onto your PC?

    Third, no you don't. I promise you that I did not wipe my iPhone or my iPad when I upgraded.
    08-06-2011 10:57 PM
  13. itsalexaye's Avatar
    there is also the thing called Photo stream, right? that will sync between all your devices.
    08-06-2011 11:10 PM
  14. ghostface147's Avatar
    Yea you do. Plus photos won't email. And I got more than 10 pics on my iPad.
    Plug your iPad into a PC and it can show up as another disk drive. Browse to the DCIM folder and copy/paste the photos out of there.
    08-07-2011 01:40 AM
  15. Ipheuria's Avatar
    OP is not responding when he's been told a bunch of times to take the pictures off the iPad. You gotta love people who want to bend the possible to fit their tiny little specific scenario. I want to install beta 5 over the air without wiping, syncing, backing up or taking my pictures off the device lol.
    08-07-2011 08:37 AM
  16. hpcomputergeek's Avatar
    It still won't show up for me.... I wonder why it's not showing up for me. It is 8:26 AM CST and it's still not showing up.
    08-07-2011 09:27 AM
  17. Ba6636's Avatar
    Is B5 available for OTA on your device? If so, you should be able to download it without wiping.
    08-07-2011 09:32 AM
  18. Ba6636's Avatar
    What current OS version do you have now?
    08-07-2011 09:36 AM
  19. hpcomputergeek's Avatar
    Is B5 available for OTA on your device? If so, you should be able to download it without wiping.
    It won't show up on my iPad. And I am on beta version 4 of iOS 5. I keep on getting the message that my iPad is up to date. I have an iPad 2 btw.
    08-07-2011 09:38 AM
  20. Ba6636's Avatar
    Maybe try restart? I dont know. Or just wait a while. Its still to new to know all the nuances.
    08-07-2011 09:40 AM
  21. Ba6636's Avatar
    I DID notice that once upgraded to itunes B4, a setting badge appeared, alerting me of the OTA update availability.
    08-07-2011 09:41 AM
  22. Ba6636's Avatar
    Itunes B5 in meant. Sorry.
    08-07-2011 09:42 AM
  23. hpcomputergeek's Avatar
    Maybe try restart? I dont know. Or just wait a while. Its still to new to know all the nuances.
    Restart didn't help. Tried that yesterday. Maybe it's Apple's servers? I just need the update before this beta expires.
    08-07-2011 09:43 AM
  24. hpcomputergeek's Avatar
    Itunes B5 in meant. Sorry.
    So you're saying if I upgrade to beta 5 of iTunes and sync it will probably show the update?
    08-07-2011 09:44 AM
  25. Ba6636's Avatar
    No it showed in B4, but the alert just happened to show up one i sinc'ed to itunes B5. Probably just a coincidence, but i thought i would mention it. Have you reset your your dev portal terms and agreement lately?
    08-07-2011 09:49 AM
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