Install The Release Build Of iOS 5 Right Now [News]

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If you are impatient and just can’t wait until Apple pushes iOS 5 out to the world on October 12th you can get the final release build now! Apple has put the final build out to developers, and because it is final you do not actually need to be a developer to install it on your phone.

All you need is the latest beta build of iTunes and the latest build of iOS 5. This is a stable release, and is the same one that everyone will be downloading in a few days, so it should not hurt your device in any way (at least no more than it would on October 12th).

Installing iOS 5 is easy. Simply download the correct build for your device from the bottom of this post. Make sure to save the file somewhere you can find it later. Lastly, perform a backup of your phone because it will be wiped clean after.

Open iTunes and Option click (Mac) or Shift click (PC) on the “restore” button. This will allow you to restore from a firmware of your choosing. Choose the iOS 5 build you downloaded and let the phone run though the process just like a normal restore.

After your phone reboots you will have the latest build of iOS 5 on your device. As I said before, this is an official build, so it is safe to install.

Download iOS 5 GM for iPhone 4 (GSM)
Download iOS 5 GM for iPhone 4 (CDMA)
Download iOS 5 GM for iPhone 3GS
Download iOS 5 GM for iPad 2 (Wi-Fi)
Download iOS 5 GM for iPad Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)
Download iOS 5 GM for iPad Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
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Download iOS 5 GM for iPod touch 4G
Download iOS 5 GM for iPod touch 3G

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Comments (72)
  • Diz2626

    it didnt work for me:( i downloaded that unpacking file program or watever and that didnt help. omg i restored my phone and it didnt work so now my phone is all screwed up:( please help omg i dont want all the memory to go away on my phone for nothing

  • ironhedge

    This does not work not only did i have to extract *.dmg file then the *.hfs file to get the ipsw file but the restore says I’m not eligible :( not good…… 

  • Foster

    I keep getting error code 3194? I updated to the most recent iTunes, and downloaded the iPhone 3GS one.

  • RobbyRob Musik

    JUST so everyone on here knows the reasons you are getting errors is because you have to be on iTunes 10.5.7 beta or higher to install this.

  • sethiboy

    done on my iphone 4. Works perfectly!!!

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