How to Download and Install iOS 5 Firmware Update on Apple Devices

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Apple’s most awaited OS update is out on 12th of Oct, 2011, it is IOS 5. With lots of new features and look this iOS update brought hype for iDevices like iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iTV. Update list of iOS 5 is quite high as officially it contains more than 200 feature updates. iOS 5 can be installed via iTunes and supportive devices are iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 CDMA & GSM, and iPod touch 3rd and 4th generations. Apple TV 2 has also been updated, but is technically on iOS 4.4 with a custom build of 9A334v.

 

Designated iOS 5.0.1, the update claims to fix that battery longevity bug, and in addition, owners of the original iPad get the additional multitasking gestures (already possible on the iPad 2), everyone gets better synching with documents in the Cloud, and Aussies can more accurately dictate text using voice recognition. There are two ways to update your iPhone with iOS 5 – one is simple straight forward and traditional using iTunes which takes much longer time to complete it second is manual way in which you can download iOS 5 IPSW file directly from Apple server and install it manually.

 

As first one is traditional and simple we will discuss the second method of updating iPhone, iPad etc. with iOS 5 update. In this article we will show you how to update Apple devices with iOS 5 update, use the following steps to update your iPhone –

 

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1. Download the firmware iOS 5 update file for Apple Device from the list below and save it to your computer.

 

iPhone 3GS – appldnld.apple.com­/iPhone4­/041­-8356.20111012.SQRDT…

 

iPhone 4 GSM – appldnld.apple.com­/iPhone4­/041­-8358.20111012.FFc34…

 

iPhone 4 CDMA – appldnld.apple.com­/iPhone4­/041­-9743.20111012.vjhfp…

 

iPad – appldnld.apple.com­/iPhone4­/041­-8357.20111012.DTOrM…

 

iPad 2 WiFi – appldnld.apple.com­/iPhone4­/041­-9618.20111012.Zxb22…

 

iPad 2,2 – GSM – appldnld.apple.com­/iPhone4­/041­-9619.20111012.y34Nx…

 

iPad 2,3 – CDMA – appldnld.apple.com­/iPhone4­/041­-9620.20111012.pnB4r…

 

iPod touch 3G – appldnld.apple.com­/iPhone4­/061­-8360.20111012.New3w…

 

iPod touch 4G – appldnld.apple.com­/iPhone4­/061­-9622.20111012.Evry3…

 

Apple TV2 – appldnld.apple.com­/AppleTV­/061­-9621.20111012.Vgijx…

 

2. After completing download process of IPSW update file connect your Apple Device with Computer using iTunes and click on Devices from the side menu of iTunes. Now hold down SHIFT key (ALT in Mac OS) and click on Restore button. A new window will come up there you need to select your downloaded Firmware iOS update IPSW file. Your Apple device then will start installing required updates. Please don’t touch your device and iTunes software while updating process.

 

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3. After 10-15 minutes, you apple device will be rebooted and will come in stable state. This is the sign of completion of update procedure; you can use your newly updated Apple device for better and refined features of iOS 5.

 

Troubleshooting

 

If you are receiving errors updating to the official iOS 5 firmware, you can try following troubleshooting steps (Try them one at a time, not all at once):

 

• If you are receiving “An internal error occurred.” (3200 or 3004) this means Apple’s servers are too busy to deal with your restore request. Try again later.

 

• Switch USB ports (try USB ports at the back of your computer if applicable).

 

• Restart your computer or try an alternative computer.

 

• Put your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad into DFU mode.

 

• Download TinyUmbrella (Widows, Mac OS), launch it, go into the advanced tab, disable Set Hosts to Cydia, and start TSS server.

 

This is the manual way to update your Apple device with iOS 5 update. The best feature of iOS 5 update is after this update you don’t need to plug-in you device with computer to update your device. Update can be done then via iCloud feature. Seems to be interesting, but this is it for now, hope this article will help you out to update your apple device safely and easily. We are always keen to get your suggestions, so please mention your thoughts and suggestions in comment box below.