1. sMhsn's Avatar
    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 07:58 AM
  2. Timhewitt's Avatar
    The GM release is what's being installed at the factory for new phones. You won't do anything special when it's available through iTunes.
    10-09-2011 08:04 AM
  3. sMhsn's Avatar
    Hmm I see thanks man, one more thing when I am clicking Software Update in settings menu it says "Unable to check for Update" again and again is that because of this GM release or its something else?, thanks again!
    10-09-2011 08:07 AM
  4. Timhewitt's Avatar
    The update server appears to be not running
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    10-09-2011 08:12 AM
  5. diamonddialogue's Avatar
    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 12:39 PM
  6. daneg's Avatar
    Will you have to restore to the old version 4.whatever then upgrade to final. or will the GM just update to whatever is new?
    10-09-2011 04:43 PM
  7. ProfessorTripp's Avatar
    Will you have to restore to the old version 4.whatever then upgrade to final. or will the GM just update to whatever is new?
    The GM is what is installed by default on new phones. You won't have to do anything unless apple has an update for it since it was installed on the new phones.

    You'll just have to wait and see.


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    10-09-2011 05:19 PM
  8. daneg's Avatar
    The GM is what is installed by default on new phones. You won't have to do anything unless apple has an update for it since it was installed on the new phones.

    You'll just have to wait and see.


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    Thanks,

    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 06:00 PM
  9. diamonddialogue's Avatar
    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 06:11 PM.
    10-09-2011 06:06 PM
  10. daneg's Avatar
    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.
    Alright. I have it downloaded on my windows pc but i'll send it over to my MBP and install it on there since that is how i normally connect my iphone.

    How can i restore my contacts then?
    10-09-2011 06:08 PM
  11. diamonddialogue's Avatar
    Just make sure you do a backup on iTunes prior to installing the update. Your contacts should be included.
    10-09-2011 06:13 PM
  12. daneg's Avatar
    Just make sure you do a backup on iTunes prior to installing the update. Your contacts should be included.
    Awesome thanks. Hopefully the one I downloaded is the right one haha
    10-09-2011 06:15 PM
  13. Joe McG's Avatar
    Awesome thanks. Hopefully the one I downloaded is the right one haha
    Make sure you are installing build number 9A334. That is the GM. There are some expired betas floating around which say they are the GM...


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    10-09-2011 10:09 PM
  14. daneg's Avatar
    Make sure you are installing build number 9A334. That is the GM. There are some expired betas floating around which say they are the GM...


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    When I look under the file properties it stats it's "iOS_5_GM_seed_iphone_4_cdma__9a334.dmg"

    Is there another way to tell for sure?
    10-09-2011 10:53 PM
  15. Timhewitt's Avatar
    Settings - General - About
    10-09-2011 10:59 PM
  16. jeffrey1027's Avatar
    Does the baseband update? I require an gevey unlock sim for me and need the bb at 4.10.0
    10-09-2011 11:02 PM
  17. Rodeoz's Avatar
    Does the baseband update? I require an gevey unlock sim for me and need the bb at 4.10.0
    Yes. The baseband gets updated.
    10-09-2011 11:13 PM
  18. melwan's Avatar
    I'm assuming you are with Verizon? If no, the version you got is for CDMA which works only on Verizon iPhones.

    If you are on another carrier using SIM card, you need the GSM version. Just a heads up
    10-10-2011 12:54 AM
  19. Garz's Avatar
    Thanks,

    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?
    Gold Master means its the final version
    10-10-2011 01:25 AM
  20. daneg's Avatar
    I installed the GM. It shows up as 5.0 (9A334) is this true GM? I shouldnt have any issue on weds right?
    10-10-2011 07:56 PM
  21. isrararrafi's Avatar
    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)
    10-10-2011 07:59 PM
  22. daneg's Avatar
    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)
    I should just be able to update the phone then right from itunes right? I wont have to wipe/restore to a new version will I? Just click "update", right?
    10-10-2011 08:10 PM
  23. Fausty82's Avatar
    I should just be able to update the phone then right from itunes right? I wont have to wipe/restore to a new version will I? Just click "update", right?
    That's correct. Clean, simple, almost "Apple-like". And for the minor updates (5.0.1, 5.0.2, etc) you can always do an Over The Air (OTA) update. Go to SETTINGS / GENERAL / SOFTWARE UPDATE
    10-10-2011 08:13 PM
  24. isrararrafi's Avatar
    ^^like he said..

    my itunes (beta) just game me a message saying after 99 hours it will expire
    10-10-2011 09:31 PM
  25. Rodeoz's Avatar
    The "Store" icon on newsstand is still not activated in the GM build I have on my phone. I think there has to be some sort of an update tomorrow to activate it?
    10-11-2011 01:55 AM
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