Download iOS 5 GM Firmware IPSW For iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPod Touch

by Ahmed Omar on October 4, 2011

Apple has just released iOS 5 GM for developers. You can download iOS 5 GM IPSW firmware files for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad 1, iPod touch 4G and iPod touch 3G today, just in case you’re enrolled in the iOS developer center.

Download iOS 5 GM

iOS 5 public software update will be available for download starting from October 12th for everyone. You can get the iOS 5 GM without developer account by hitting the download links below.

Download iOS 5 GM direct links

We’ve removed the links because of copyrighted work.

iTunes needed: Download iTunes 10.5 beta 7.

UPDATE: iOS 5 GM is jailbroken using Redsn0w 0.9.9b3, here’s our full guide. Add me on Google+ for any questions.

UPDATE: iOS 5 for public is now available. Download links official from Apple can be found here and tethered jailbreak guide here.

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  • http://twitter.com/v7nn7  Vinícius Porto ✔ 

    What if i’m NOT enrolled in the iOS developer center, will be my iPhone BLOCKED?

  • Sunapeelakers

    if we download it without a developer acct can we run it?

  • Blabla

    patiently waiting for the uploading is finished…

  • Adam

    No the gm is identical to final release. Unless they changed it, all previous versions did not require a Dev account

  • Bibi

    xd how long does uploading take???

  • Blabla

    @vinicius porto and sunapeelakers, yes you can run it. I did this before with iOS4 GM so..

  • Vinicius Porto

    so please “Blabla”, will I need iTunes 10.5?

  • Dcfcgadders

    you can run it as long as your iPhone UDID is activated with a developer account, there are places on the internet that provide UDID activation services

  • Anonymous

    It’s a GM build, that means it should be the exact same build released to the public on the 12th.

    Therefore it should not have any developer account checking built in.

  • http://twitter.com/v7nn7  Vinícius Porto ✔ 

    thankyou! i’ll try asap

  • Mitch_757

    Does my device need to be jailbroken to install from the direct download links?

  • Jason840414

    Does it mean that It doesn’t require UDID?

    If I had update my iPhone with this link, should I update again on oct. 12 when the iOS5 public software update is released?

  • Pleasedontask

    Will you upload the needed iTunes beta?

  • Jobran Mansour

    i have the same question, i am registered my UDID and i can update, but wondering if i will have to update again next week ?

  • Sven Haverbus

    how long will it take to you upload the files ?

  • charlie

    when will the upload be finished?

  • Mg6101

    In all likelyhood, no. The GM is the final build that will be released on the 12th baring and major faults. Since iOS 2.0 (the first time they seeded betas publicly), there has only been one time in which the GM was not the final build released to the public and it was related to iPad wifi issues. So feel free to install without fear.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=704472904 Matty Crane

    no way i never had to activate all i did was hack lol simeple two line delete in system.plist and i was in

  • Bradley Gee

    The anticipation is killing me! I wonder how big the final release is?

  • http://twitter.com/talabira Stepan

    how long you upload the files ???

  • Adam

    Depends on if it is the final release. If they don’t find anymore major bugs then no there will be no need to update again.

  • mackid

    Is a registered UDID needed to be able to run this?

  • Jobran Mansour

    right, thanks. and what version of itunes i need to have ? there is still no final version of itunes beta, is there any itunes gm ? thanks again

  • gkggkgk

    when will the update be complete?

  • gkggkgk

    i mean upload im sorry

  • JJ

    Is iTunes 10.5 required?

  • Schn

    what is gsm or cdma?

  • Sunil Nair

    Thanks for the upload, can you please upload iPad 1 WIFI + 3G as well. thank you

  • Davide75

    Why the extensions of files is .DMG?

  • http://twitter.com/adventuremundo Vahid

    not downloading anybody having problems ?

  • psc

    gsm = sim carrier
    cdma = non sim card carrier

  • oscar

    so if i dont have a dev account, i can use ios 5 GM without activation issues?

  • Zumixamrm

    I have downloaded the needed dmg file and itunes beta. But what to do now? I dont understand!

  • http://twitter.com/Deraifus Naor Daniel

    The multiupload direct link won’t freaking work. Help?

  • Guest

    Why are the file extensions coded as DMG

    All other iOS5 builds have had the extension IPSW

    As far as I know DMG is a standard Apple Mac extension not a iOS one. Usually the iTunes Beta is coded DMG

  • Anonymous

    Your labeling is a bit confusing, should “iPad WiFi + 3G” actually be labelled iPad 2? Or are those for the iPad 1 models with 3G?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001430872663 Sunny Upadhyay

    Somebody please explain why the iOS file is DMG and not IPSW?

  • Flo350

    don’r work the servers went down

  • marcel

    DMG is Apple Mac installer file

  • FNH15

    Do I need a UDID registered to use iOS 5?

  • User

    My download is running. I guess the servers are on full load and block new requests.

  • Melihkayar

    Can you Activate your Devices ??? Because I couldn’t activate my iphone; they said “server is temporarily unavailible”

  • http://www.matthewtietje.com Matthew

    no.

  • http://www.matthewtietje.com Matthew

    Yes.

  • http://twitter.com/The_Skelly The_Skelly

    If you are on Windows, Open the DMG in a program like POWERISO and then extract the IPSW

  • http://www.matthewtietje.com Matthew

    10.5 beta 9 for mac and/or beta 7 for pc.

  • http://www.matthewtietje.com Matthew

    Nope.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001430872663 Sunny Upadhyay

    Usually you do not need your UDID registered when it’s a GM release.

  • http://twitter.com/The_Skelly The_Skelly

    OK, if you are on a PC and not MAC:

    1: Open the DMG File in POWERISO
    2: Extract the IPSW from the DMG file
    3: Open iTunes 10.5 Beta
    4: Shift Click on Restore
    5: Find the location of the file you extracted

    And that is really all you have to do.

  • Madrigal

    inside the .DMG is the .IPSW.

  • User

    It’s just packed as DMG. This is a kind of image like ISO if you know. Just unpack that image. The file inside is still an IPSW. :)

  • Wouter

    Sunny, standard Apple format. If you need ipsw just download transmac and extract it from dmg.

  • Nasermoore

    NEED SOME HELP.

    Do I need to have a registered UDID to use the iOS 5 GM Build?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001430872663 Sunny Upadhyay

    Thank you :)

  • Gustavoab

    If you don´t know what DMG is, or GSM, this is not your page.. wait for everyone release ..

  • Tiagohmoretto

    when you mount dmg file, will have a IPSW file inside ;)

  • Kaisertheninja

    So, I want this clear.
    Can I download this on my iPad 2 Wifi version without an Developer Account?
    If yes, And there are steps needed to modify the ISPW, Please tell me.
    I need the answer really soon, It’s almost finished downloading! Thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/ericponce95 Eric Ponce

    So far its working on my iPad 2, thank you very much.
    Its still restoring from backup, but it seems as if it’ll work, I’ll confirm in a bit

    I’m not a registered developer

  • Ssaulsbu

    thanks!!!

  • Kaisertheninja

    Do you have an Apple Dev. Account?

  • http://twitter.com/ericponce95 Eric Ponce

    Okay.

    Just finished installing on my iPad 2 Wifi.

    Works perfectly

    No need to modify anything, just extract from .dmg and option+click restore

    You NEED iTunes 10.5 Beta 7, 8, or 9. I used 7

    So excited to mess around with this!!

    Oh. I don’t have a developer account

  • Gordon Gerald2008

    after you download the IOS 5 software on a MacBook pro, how do you get the software on to your iPhone 4?

  • Kaisertheninja

    I LOVE YOU.
    Thank you very much, It’s downloading on my PC, 4 minutes left.
    I am so glad to not have to buy a 99 Dollar thing. Haha.
    Thanks very much!

  • http://twitter.com/EpicOfSyn Nathan Blue

    Does anyone know if this is a upgrade if you are running iOS 4.3.3 or a fresh install of iOS5? Is anyone having issues installing this?

  • http://www.facebook.com/reallyreally21 Calvin Jones

    Eric, are all your files and music etc still on your ipad? reason i ask is because i got iphone 4 and im downloading ios 5 now but im worried all my music and stuff will be deleted after i update. grrr

  • http://twitter.com/ericponce95 Eric Ponce

    Yeah, as long as it’s backed up, everything should get back on.

    All my files are still there

    Btw, this OS is pretty cool

    Make sure you restore though, update will NOT work

  • http://twitter.com/ericponce95 Eric Ponce

    If that thank you was to me, No problem lol

  • http://twitter.com/ericponce95 Eric Ponce

    Extract .ipsw to desktop or something

    option+click restore on device in itunes

    select the .ipsw

    Haven’t tried on iPhone yet though, will in a bit.

  • Kaisertheninja

    It was, Haha.
    Right now, Syncing my Data, And I’m going to restore.
    Bro, I can’t wait.
    Does it have voiceover for iPad? :D

  • Anonymous

    when i try to update i get “not eligible for requested build” so yeah i’d say you do need a registered UDID

  • Dtdschmidty

    i need help finding itunes 10.5 beta 9 for PC

  • http://twitter.com/ericponce95 Eric Ponce

    Nope :/ lol

  • http://twitter.com/ericponce95 Eric Ponce

    There’s a link directly below the article

  • Guest

    if update to the gm build without a dev account will it mess up my iphone?

  • soony

    well i tried it with the ipad2 wifi, downloaded beta 9 and 7 , tried both and got error 3002, so its not willing to update? what to do? its on a mac book pro

  • http://twitter.com/ericponce95 Eric Ponce

    Try restoring, make sure it’s backed up

  • DDagman

    So Siri voice activation doesn’t work on the iPad 2? Is this just for the GM build or will it not be supported for the actual iOS 5 either?

  • faraz khan

    Will I get cydia on iPad 2 wifi after restoring to iOS5?

  • Pol

    I got error 3194 i using iTunes 10.5b7 for win32

  • http://www.matthewtietje.com Matthew

    you will have to restore your jailbreak. Cydia and all its tweaks will disappear until you jailbreak again.

  • http://www.matthewtietje.com Matthew

    That is correct. No Siri on iPad 2.

  • http://www.matthewtietje.com Matthew

    Eric is correct. You’ll have to backup and choose “Restore” rather than “Upgrade”.

  • http://www.matthewtietje.com Matthew

    Shouldn’t.

  • http://www.matthewtietje.com Matthew

    Yes you can install without a dev. account. be sure to back up the iPad, then open iTunes 10.5 beta 7, 8 or 9 and option click “Restore”. Find the ispw file and sit back.

  • Anonymous
  • http://www.matthewtietje.com Matthew

    No.

  • David Findley

    Pol – I did too..well for the 64 bit version, I just reran the install and it worked just fine. Using Beta 7 as we speak.

  • Superstonned_555

    Is the jailbreak available for iPad2 iOS5?

  • soony

    yeah, i just did update instead of restore :-D i was to excited. all works fine and i have restored the backup. top work !!!!

  • Nesh

    Bro, will this work on ipad 2 wifi + GSM ?

  • Dagman

    Will siri only be integrated with the new iPhone 4S? I was under the impression that every device that can run iOS 5 will be able to use Siri.

  • Justinjj507

    is this the beta or gm also do i need my udid activated for this?

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Too Great man

  • Kaisertheninja

    Nope. I was hoping the same for my iPad 2.
    Sorry, it’s because the iPad 2 is the only iDevice with the A5 chip/processer inside, So. No current jailbreak at the moment..
    I looked for about an hour, So there are none at the moment.

  • Dtdschmidty

    i didn’t see it…

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.dryman David Dryman

    Is iTunes 10.5 Final out yet?

  • http://www.facebook.com/reallyreally21 Calvin Jones

    Gr8. Downloaded everything for the update, So i just install itunes 10.5 beta, and click restore and locate the ipsw i just extracted? And that’s it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/zacdrums Zac Soliz

    This download says its going to take 8 hours.. wow.

  • lmartinezpr

    got error iPhone can’t be restored? any ideas…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laurence-Reeves/1483403144 Laurence Reeves

    does anyone have better links? Its taking hours for me to download on a 30mb connection…

  • Ejwnyc

    hi

  • Asdas

    So again im asking, do i need an developer account to install the ios 5 gm on my iphone 4?
    thx for your help

  • Ejwnyc

    idk if this will work but try to update your iTunes to beta 9 then update. I’m trying that now.

  • Kaisertheninja

    Try a different place, Like Megaupload! :D

  • Alejandro Delgado

    Just one question to be sure… iPhone 4 work 100% with this GM even if your not a developer?

  • http://twitter.com/gleamingcubes danny damore

    where can i get the beta?

  • Asdas

    I would like to know the same thing!!! is there anyone to tell us?
    please

  • Marx

    Is anyone using this on a iPhone 4 with AT&T? and…does it update the baseband?

  • Anonymous

    Hi, I got my iPad 2 wifi + 3G by my college, and I would like to know if it’s GSM or CDMA, I’m pretty sure they bought it on the french apple store, and we only have iPhone 4 GSM, it’s maybe the same thing for iPad…

  • Kaisertheninja

    It’s stuck on the loading bar on the iPad.. Any tips? :/
    iPad 2 Wifi.

  • Marx

    Eric Ponce
    Collapse
    So far its working on my iPad 2, thank you very much.
    Its still restoring from backup, but it seems as if it’ll work, I’ll confirm in a bit

    I’m not a registered developer

  • http://twitter.com/ericponce95 Eric Ponce

    Broke my sim I think :(

  • Anonymous

    does anyone know if you will lose your gevey sim unlock?

  • Kaisertheninja

    Ouchy.

  • Anonymous

    If you’re using jailbreak to have sim unlock, you’d better don’t try this version and wait !

  • Asdas

    How? What’s your prob with the sim?

  • Anonymous

    Not the jailbreak unlock the gevey sim unlock. Does it work with that?

  • Marko

    .. hey! so if i understand i do this: 1. backup 2. restore the iOS5 ? Will i still have all sms etc on my iphone?

  • Its Simplywilliams

    does this work for iPhone 4 verizon?

  • Anonymous

    Are you on iOS 5 beta right now ?

  • Anonymous

    All your messages are in the back up, after backing up your iPhone, you should have it like it was when you did the back up, except all files you’ve synchronized ( music, videos, apps )

  • Jay

    having trouble installing on my ipad 2 wifi , i backed up and restored then i shft + restore and then selected the ios5 file all was going swimmingly then i got an error and then i got stuck on the loading bar on my ipad

  • Anonymous

    Damn, my iTunes version sucks, recently I wasn’t able to restore my iPhone on iOS 5 beta 7, after a week looking for the solution, I finally succeed by restoring under windows, and now, it’s doing the same sh*t with the GM… Rahhhh

    Edit : I have iTunes 10.5 beta 7

  • Anonymous

    Verizon is CDMA, so it seems so

  • Amazing Iceman

    Which one is for iPad 1 GSM ? The one there links to the iPad 2 GSM file, which I don’t believe it’s the same!

  • Anonymous

    iPad 1 has only one version, CDMA and GSM are only for iPad 2
    Look at the top of the page on apple’s website screenshot

  • NUT BUSTA

    okay i have a stock CDMA iPhone 4, never been jailbroken, currently running iOS 4. I just download a a beta iTunes listed above? as well as the CDMA build? Then install the beta and restore from the iOS 5 gm i just downloaded? HEELLPPP

  • Anonymous

    To install the GM for an iPhone 4 CDMA download :
    -iTunes beta 7, 8 or 9 ( all works )
    -iOS 5 GM for iPhone 4 (CDMA)

    Then plug you’re iPhone on the iTunes version you’ve just download, make a back up
    Press alt + restore and look for the iOS 5 GM for iPhone 4 (CDMA) in your download ( it’s in a dmg, extract it you’ll have something like that “iPhone3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw” not exactly the same because I’ve a GSM iPhone ( built is the same 9A334 )
    Voila !

  • Jay

    i downloaded itunes beta 7 from a torrent as i couldnt via the links above and just wondering what written on the about section on everyone elses itunes beta 7 as i feel i might have the wrong one just need to check via someone elses .

  • Bronko Buster

    Is your UDID registered at Apple as a Developer Device? If not, Golden Master won’t run on your iDevice

  • Jay

    i was under the impression that it wasnt needed on the golden master

  • Anonymous

    You don’t need a registered UDID for the GM…

  • lllcal23

    @NUT BUSTA, click on “iphone” and then hold shift and update…..then choose the ios 5 file you downloaded.

  • Anonymous

    Is someone know if ( of course with JB ) we can have Siri on iPhone 4 ? Don’t wanna throw 630€ ( 837$ ) for the iPhone 4S

  • Usman Meer

    @Bronko Buster you are wrong i did not got Developer account i just download iOS5 Gm and install on my iphone4 and its work fine so guys go a head and install

  • Justin Morel

    I get the message “this device isn’t eligible for the requested build.” Im on iphone 4 with gsm. Any work arounds to this problem

  • Anonymous

    After update my iTunes to 10.5 beta 9 it works perfectlly

  • http://twitter.com/ericponce95 Eric Ponce

    Idk, doesn’t recognize it, even when I restored to 4.xx

  • http://twitter.com/gleamingcubes danny damore

    do you have a windows x64 link?

  • Anonymous

    French ?

  • CrazyFool923

    i got the same message,, idk what to do !

  • http://twitter.com/akadmks1 Andre G.

    Just installed using the iOS 5 GM on an iPhone 4 (GSM) using iTunes 10.5 beta 7 w/o a developer account.

  • Betatester030

    LOL, it worked on my iphone4 just restored to ios5 and synched my old backup! nice nice!! w/o a Dev Acc!!!

  • Asdas

    i’m restoring my iphone, so far i also have no carrier symbol…..

  • Anonymous

    Using iTunes beta 7 or an another ?

  • Jessielemieux

    oui moi

  • DUNPHY

    Got error 14… any ideas?

  • CrazyFool923

    is itunes 10.5 beta 7 supposed to be in another language ? because it is when i downloaded it

  • bishop

    can you give some instructions

  • Anonymous

    Et tu as un problème ? Ou c’est pour le plaisir de dire que tu es français ?

  • Betatester030

    Used itunes_10.5_beta_7_for__64bit_windows

  • Ramiroroblesrrr

    Do u have the file for windows???

  • CrazyFool923

    nevermind i switched the language but it still says “this device isn’t eligible for the requested build”

  • H4ndgun

    are u able to make calls and connect to carrier? are u on ATT?

  • H4ndgun

    are u able to make calls and connect to carrier? are u on ATT?

  • Anonymous

    I’ve just installed it and yes, I can call, text, go on internet… And no i’m on a french operator, but it changes nothing

  • Anonymous

    Ok, with iTunes beta 9, it works on iPad 2 !

  • http://twitter.com/apocalypse rafael apocalypse

    So I’ve downloaded both iOS 5 GM and iTunes 10.5b9, installed iTunes, than backed up my iPhone 4.3.5 and then tried a restore from the ipsw iOS5 GM.

    After installing the iOS5 my iTunes alerted me that it was restoring my iPhone to Factory settings and than restored using my last backup. Now I still have iOS 4.3.5…

    How do I install iOS 5GM on my iOS 4.3.5 iPhone 4, without having a developer account?

    Cheers!

    RA

  • http://twitter.com/apocalypse rafael apocalypse

    Sorry, my bad…

    I’m already with iOS 5 :D

    thanks!

  • DUNPHY

    Error 14…..

  • Jessielemieux

    I get the message “this device isn’t eligible for the requested build

  • Konsolenmasterfreak

    Anyone here with an iPad 2 (3g+GPS – GSM Version)? I can’t get location based reminders to work. I only see “remind me on a certain day”. What am i doing wrong? LocationServices are activated and properly working in every other app (like maps). Reminders is not even asking me for permission.

  • Davidson2384

    im stuck i need the ispw file for iphone 4 but im using windows i keep getting mac ones can anyone help

  • Jessielemieux

    non moi sa marche pas non plus
    jai un erreur I get the message “this device isn’t eligible for the requested build.” Im on iphone 4 with

  • Jay

    Finally got it working on my iPad 2 :d

  • Loveforapple12

    Doesn’t work. When restoring iTunes says an unknown error occured (21)

  • Konsolenmasterfreak

    Is location based reminders working for you? I just see “remind me on a day”

  • Anonymous

    Installe iTunes beta 9, normalement il est en français si tout va bien, et ça devrait fonctionner.

  • Konsolenmasterfreak

    Does location based reminders work for you? I only see remind me “on a day” on my iPad 2 (3G)

  • fXE20170

    Got to the reminder you created. Click on it to see its details/options. Where it says “remind me” there is a never to the right. Click on never. Your location option should be the second option.

  • Calvin

    i cant seem to download itunes beta 7 all go to rapidshare website which is fuck up canot download at all

  • Jbidwal

    anyone have any luck updating an unlocked gsm iPhone 4? i got it to load the os but it tells me invalid sim, sim lock, insert a sim from a valid carrier.

  • Jessielemieux

    sur pc il existe pas

  • Jessielemieux

    si tu a msn et que tu peux maidé svp jessielemieux@hotmail.com

  • Konsolenmasterfreak

    All i see is “On a Day”.

  • Richy01698

    when i down load ipsw do i need to rename it to ipsw

  • Brendonwlf

    help im trying to update my ipod 4g to ios 5 gm its giving me the 3194 error msg how do i get it to update have itunes10b7 i think i installed it and everything so it should be that vr.

  • http://twitter.com/ericponce95 Eric Ponce

    Me too, idk what to do, just ordered a new sim from ATT lol

  • Loveforapple12

    Scratch that, Got it to work. Thanks ALOT!

  • Terror_adagio

    Was your phone unlocked or locked to your carrier?

  • http://twitter.com/ericponce95 Eric Ponce

    Mine was locked to ATT, and I have an ATT SIM

  • Terror_adagio

    Here is the correct update procedure:

    1. Download the correct file. If you have a sim pick the GSM one, if no sim pick CDMA.
    2. Update to at least Itunes 10.5 beta 7. Restart your computer after it is done updating.
    3. Perform a backup (sync) of your phone (takes about 2-3 minutes in iTunes depending on the data on your phone)
    4. Extract the DMG file and put the extracted file somewhere you can easily find it.
    5. Hold shift+click Restore and it will ask you to find the file you extracted. This completely wipes the phone.
    7. Then after it applies your backup and starts loading in your apps, photos, music, books and other data just like you had it before. You won’t lose any data at all it just takes a bit longer than doing an update does.

  • http://twitter.com/ericponce95 Eric Ponce

    No, you just need to extract (i.e. mount if in Mac)

  • Vitortoscano

    hey, your ipad is gsm or cdma? my one is gsm and appear the follow advertisement: An unknown error occured

  • Arnell

    How Do You Extract It? Its Not Zipped, Its Just The Dmg File

  • Jbidwal

    mine was unlocked, factory unlocked

  • Falconchan98

    Hey urs an iphone4 Gsm?

  • Richy01698

    got it i used power iso

  • Strike

    i pressed alt + restore and all it did was restore my iphone. how do i try to install it through itunes?

  • Terror_adagio

    What version of itunes?

  • Brncofan7

    Justin … I got around this by launching redsn0w and doing the following (note that I am jailbroken):

    1. choose boot into DFU mode, going through the steps to get in in the proper mode
    2. launch iTunes, you’ll get a message that you can only restore
    3. Did the option+restore (Mac), browsed for the IOS5 ipsw file

    From there the restore worked like a champ, when it came back up, I was able to choose my last backup point from earlier this evening and all my stuff is there.

  • http://twitter.com/ericponce95 Eric Ponce

    10.5 beta 7

  • http://twitter.com/ericponce95 Eric Ponce

    It worked fine on my iPad 2, just messed up my iPhone though :(

  • Erthan

    Same thing for me. iPhone 4 GSM.

  • Erthan

    Nevermind I forgot to install the iTunes beta

  • bob saget

    got it SWAG

  • Brendonwlf

    i still cant get it to work i restarted my computer i have an ipod 4g 4.3.3 jb ??? i get a error msg 3194

  • Thibz

    Worked fine for me on my iPhone 4 GSM (french carrier SFR)
    1-Restore iPhone with itunes 1.4 (don’t try to “update”, it won’t work and will give you an error)
    2-When restore is finish, itunes will tell you that you need itunes 10.5
    3-Download iTunes 10.5 beta 7/8 or 9 and install

    At this point, you can either activate your phone over wifi or with cable (I’m guessing you’re still in front of your mac/pc so i recommend cable)

    4-Once pluged in, your iPhone will sync from backup (if you made one of course)
    5-Wait for sync to be over (or just go ahead and play with iOS 5 while it finishes ^^)
    6-Aaaannndd…. You’re done :)

    Everything is working fine for me: text, 3G, calls, notifications etc…

    Config: iPhone 4 GSM, iTunes 1.4 (to restore) and now iTunes 1.5 beta 7 (will update to beta 9 soon), Mac OSX Lion.

    I hope it will work for you!

  • Machinchi

    iOS 5 Gm works perfect on my iPhone 3gs

  • Brendonwlf

    i u[rgared to the 10.5 beta 7 and im trying to upgrade to ios 5 from 4.3.3 but it wont let me for some reason i do the shift and right click on restore and everything

  • Circpro

    I continue to receive activation server temporarily unavailable?

  • JosephLicea

    I’m downloading the GM now but I was wondering, if my iPad 2 is WiFi+3G but I haven’t signed up for the 3G portion yet, would I download the GSM or CDMA file?

  • Wyeth1995

    I think you have to have 4.3.5

  • Brendonwlf

    it will bring up the error msg everytime =/

  • Terror_adagio

    Were you using 4.3.5 prior?

  • Alex Chesser

    Terror I have a iPhone 4 GSM and have followed all your instructions to the letter.
    I get to the point I am supposed to hit shift+click to select the extracted file, however instead of letting me choose, it wants to make me re download the current version of iOS4 (which is already on the phone). Has anyone seen this or know how to get around it? Seems I am very close but just having issues selecting the right file.

  • czzerbs

    error message :/

  • Keagan Peterson

    i have an iPhone 3GS running 4.3.5, if it messes up my phone, how do i fix it?

  • JosephLicea

    Just finished with my iPhone 4.. worked flawlessly, thanks.

  • Burner911

    The iPhone is not authorized for the required build? What am I doing wrong?

    Please answer

  • http://twitter.com/ericponce95 Eric Ponce

    Yup

  • http://twitter.com/ericponce95 Eric Ponce

    I must’ve restored like 50 times lol. This is annoying. And I doubt the new SIM will help

    The error at the bottom of the “The SIM card inserted does not…” screen is:

    ErrorKey: SIM_LOCKED
    MessageKey: ALEndPointErrorPage.SIMLocked
    PageClass: class com.apple.cds.deviceservices.pages.itunes.iTunesResponseErrorPage

  • Daddysake133

    I dont get the “shift + click” where do i click this?

  • Liljoe23

    does the IOS 5 update mean that ur device is jailbroken?

  • iPhone 4S

    can someone please upload the files on filesonic or fileserve?

    thank you!

  • Liljoe23

    IOS 5 GM

  • Frequencyshifta

    Worked flawlessly on my iPad 2 (16GB WiFi). Thanks

  • Disparager

    its OPTION or ALT key not Shift. At least on my new MBP that’s what did it.

  • MrDrobo

    you are getting the error because you’re not using the required version of iTunes, not because the UUID is not provisioned.

  • Liljoe23

    is that like jailbraking the fone when u do the GoldMaster?

  • http://www.interdesigns.us Heriberto Interiano

    same here

  • Dekar

    Works Perfect, AT&T

  • Anonymous

    I just installed the GSM version for the iPhone 4 and it works without a hitch!

  • Anonymous

    Yes on AT&T and it works just fine.

  • Anonymous

    If you’re on a mac it’s alt-click on the restore button instead of shift-click.

  • TIGOS

    Same here!

  • Sebbonnot

    its not shift click, its either options click or control click

  • Shaneludgate

    same….

  • Atkinson62

    What are the steps to do this? I DL what I think is itunes beta 7 and the iOS 5 firmware file – now what?

  • Blazer_217

    You press shift on your keyboard, and click on restore.

  • Keagan Peterson

    FLAWLESS LADIES AND GENTS FLAWLESS

  • Sean

    so i have an ipad 2 32gig wifi + 3g just purchased a few weeks back, came with 4.3.5, will this ios5 work for me or do i have to wait til the 12th? sorry, newb

  • Sean

    At&T*

  • InvIncIble

    PLEASE HELP: Do I need to Jailbreak? Will I be able to upgrade the OTA upgrade on 12th? Will it effect my prior App purchase?

  • Ben575z

    How do you get the DMG file to be a ipsw file?

  • roadcarver

    Able to restor to iOS 5 GM but I my backups are not being offered in iTunes to restore my data.

  • Sunapeelakers

    No Siri?? And no location based reminders? Plus no notification center or apple weather. Wtf. I get the notification pull down but not the center with weather and no Siri….

  • Anonymous

    extract with TransMac

  • roadcarver

    I fixed it by restarting my puter again. Restoring now.

  • roadcarver

    If you have a Win PC use PowerISO.

  • roadcarver

    Siri is only for the 4s unfortunately, similar to voice recognization on the 3GS which the 3G did not support. I cannot comment on the notification though.

  • Funkeruski

    When I hold option and click restore, I get the message that my iPhone could not be restored because the firmware is not compatible. Anyone else getting this?

  • Magana_1770

    same please help someone

  • Shaneludgate

    yes still waiting for some help….

  • Anonymous
  • help

    downloaded itunes and the right ios for my ipod touch 4g and when i restore i dont see any files i can pick and when i extract the files from .dmg file i also see nottin i can choose for a restore or upgrade

  • Anonymous

    iOS 5 can be Jailbreak By .9.9b3 now

  • Celinebryan

    I am on 4.3.3. Got error 3194 every time i tried to restore to ios 5 gm. Do i have to update to 4.3.5 first? Please help.

  • help

    Never mind my extractor was not giving me the ipsw or what ever its called used PowerISO to extrack it Restoring to ios 5 now!

  • alf

    for those having problems with “this is not eligible for upgrade”

    follow these steps: resolved my issue and now im enjoying my ios 5 gm :)

  • Jbidwal

    I’m having the same issue, mines unlocked. I just got back from the apple store and they even tried to replace it but we get the same error (they had to do some sort of data transfer for the unlock to stay)! its something to do with apple’s end. It seems like they are blocking activation, I’m not sure how to fix this.

  • Ben575z

    What should I do when error 14 comes up?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001430872663 Sunny Upadhyay

    mate, did you restore or update?

  • Celinebryan

    could you please post the steps

  • taaayaa

    i have an iphone 4 and im NOT a developer. will my phone calls and texting and internet and stuff still work if i install this??

  • Ben575z

    Seems I should try a different USB cord or port. Trying that now.

  • Shaneludgate

    if you have access to a windows computer download the beta 7 and restore with that. odd but it worked. I just used parallels.

  • Zac

    Error 14 anyone? Trying to update Iphone 4 CDMA

  • AudiGuy

    I just upgraded to IOS5 on my iphone and ipad. I am not a beta tester and my UDID was not registered anywhere. Everything went fine. I was a beta tester for IOS 4, one thing that I learned is the GM is always golden and if you have a jailbroken/unlocked phone. You can upgrade, but you have to set up your phone as a new device. If you do not, after the upgrade, itunes will try to restore the backup copy of a unlocked/jailbroken phone on a regular phone. This will brick your phone.

    If you are jailbroken/unlocked it is imperative that you setup as a new phone and then sync everything back to it.

  • IPOD DEV

    Sweet, I found out it has software update via settings. that will be helpful :)

  • None

    use 7zip

  • Magana_1770

    what steps?

  • taaayaa

    if you dont have a dev account and you upgrade your iphone 4, will calling and imessage and everything work? along with text messaging , data services etc?

  • Zac

    I’m trying to do an Iphone 4 CDMA and I get error 14 when trying to do Ios 5. Followed all the instructions so far

  • Magana_1770

    no parellels or windows

  • http://www.facebook.com/pradeep.dasarathan Pradeep Dasarathan

    Is it safe to activate icloud on the ipad?. Not sure anybody any ideas?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001430872663 Sunny Upadhyay

    FLAWLESS! :D

  • Falconchan98

    can ur idevice turn off and on after the upgrade of the ios5 GM?

  • Falconchan98

    can anybody reply me on this pls?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1478208780 Shubham Gaba

    works great on my iphone

  • http://twitter.com/rizuani rizuani

    NO Siri in iOS 5 GM on iPhone 4

  • Jamesjustin22

    how do i get the downloaded file onto my iphone 3GS?

  • daSHOOB

    Does anyone have a solution to the “could not be restored because the firmware file is not compatible” problem yet? I can’t seem to get around this. I have upgraded my iTunes and restored my iPhone already and it is still giving me problems. Any suggestions?

  • http://twitter.com/parkavekev kev m☫

    Does any one know if it updates the baseband? Dont want to have to start using a gevy chip.

  • Tylergrw

    That’s because Siri will only be available on the iPhone 4s. A classic apple move to get people to upgrade!

  • http://wpleet.com WordPress Elite

    It’s still in beta. It’s only available for iPhone4S “for now”. Maybe on final version it will be available on iPhone4. I don’t see any problem not putting it to iPhone4 or iPad2 because it share the same hardware as iPad2.

  • Freeman654

    Yes it can

  • Freeman654

    I dont believe so. I went from 4.3.3 to iOS 5 beta 1 a while bak

  • http://twitter.com/IGL_MaK Sajid Maklai

    Hey Im not a developer can i upgrade my iPhone 4 and GM means this is the same file which will come out on 12th OCT to public right??

  • elanmike

    iPhone 4 – AT&T (=GSM). Updated to iTunes Beta. Reset. Extracted .ipsw file from DMG to desktop. Option (Alt) Click Resotre, elected .ipsw file on desktop and voila! iOS5. Pefect! This is awesome

  • bn

    Could someone mention why I would download this? Would the public release of iOS 5 be paid or something?

  • MisterExx

    No it’s not paid. It’s just if you want to get it before the actual release

  • help

    i updated my ipod but not my ipad its on 4.3.3 and its Jailbroken Love ios 5 already.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1391797783 Dee Sierra

    Hey Everyone – I got mine to work just fine Here is what I did – (very simple). I am using a mac running snow leopard and an iPhone running 4.3.4.
    1. I downloaded itunes 10.5 beta 9 from this post.
    2. Updated my old itunes to version 10.5b132
    3. I downloaded the iOS5 AT&T version from this post
    4. once downloaded to my “downloads” folder, i connected my iphone to itunes
    5. backed up my iphone
    6. then i “option + clicked” on “restore” and selected my ipsw file i just downloaded.
    7. it installed and restored my iphone perfectly and now i’m running ios5!

  • Leandrefaucher

    the post said you need itunes beta 7. and you did it with beta 9. should i try with beta 9?

  • 22chris Ortiz

    iPhone 4 CDMA, went to restore and tried upgrade to iOS 5 gm but it says it’s not compatible.
    Wth do I do ? Helppppp! :/ yes I have iTunes 10.5 beta 7

  • Sam Eastwood

    Worked like a charm as terri said.

    Here is the correct update procedure:

    1. Download the correct file. If you have a sim pick the GSM one, if no sim pick CDMA.
    2. Update to at least Itunes 10.5 beta 7. Restart your computer after it is done updating.
    3. Perform a backup (sync) of your phone (takes about 2-3 minutes in iTunes depending on the data on your phone)
    4. Extract the DMG file and put the extracted file somewhere you can easily find it.
    5. Hold shift+click Restore and it will ask you to find the file you extracted. This completely wipes the phone.
    7. Then after it applies your backup and starts loading in your apps, photos, music, books and other data just like you had it before. You won’t lose any data at all it just takes a bit longer than doing an update does.

    I agree it took a hell of a long time over a normal update, but it all works!

  • Jr_831

    Anyone that has been successful updating to iOS 5 on (CDMA) please list instructions because i can’t get around the errors.

  • http://www.facebook.com/migonecorp Jonathan Mig

    and if you don’t have developer account, is it work?

  • noriko

    sooo, all u did just jailbreak it with the new itunes? you dont do it with redSnow at all? all u did just “option + clicked” on “restore” and select new ipsw thats it? no redSnow? am I right?

  • bee

    hi, but it means that you have to set up all apps from 0, losing all previously saved data ? There’s a way to set up a new iPhone and then restore saved apps ?
    Thank you (sorry for my english :) )

  • Jay

    Still no jailbreak for iPad 2 ? I thought being as this is release version or as close as it can get for the mean time , that dev would have been all over this wanting to be the first to jailbreak iPad 2 on iOS 5

  • Schouboe

    Hey Dee..

    This does not work on my mac. What can I done wrong ..?
    I have Lion, Itunes beta 9 and Gm IPSW ..

    But I get this error 2003 ..? what should I do ..?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marc-Sperlbaum/1543473776 Marc Sperlbaum

    What does sim pick mean? i dont know which file i have to download :-( does it mean that the iphone is unlocked? i use a iphone 4 unlocked by factory

  • Coollook7

    I will try to upgrade the firmwares of iPhone and iPad. It is expected to be interesting !!

  • Liebbe

    tengo un iphone 4 gsm y siempre me da erró 3002, alguien me puede ayudar?, gracias.

  • Impe83

    guys when I extract the .dmg file I dont see any .ipsw file inside, but some folders and stuff like 0.ddm, 1.Apple_partition_map and so on… whats wrong??? im on win7

  • nani

    what’s the difference between

    iOS 5 GM for iPhone 4 (GSM)
    iOS 5 GM for iPhone 4 (CDMA) ???

  • Lars9220

    just installed iOS 5 GM for iPhone 4 (GSM) no problems at all works perfect :-)

  • Impe83

    hey lars, when u extract the .dmg file, u see directly the ipsw file?

  • Joseperezparedes71

    Dale a Restaurar en lugar de a Actualizar

  • Lars9220

    Yes, i just copy it to my desktop! I used poweriso :-)

  • Schouboe

    As far as I can understand it. you need beta 7 iTunes for Windows and beta 9 for Mac .. am I right ..?

  • becosemsaida

    @ Impe83: Just use POWERISO (google it.) and you’ll be fine. Trying to install it now on my 3gs

  • Toniman27

    i have windows and i need a ipsw file. please help

  • Jtkinder57

    on a macbook and i downloaded ios 5 gm, how do i extract on a mac, PLEASE HELP

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Chavez/100000217711752 Daniel Chavez

    How long did the restore take to finish?

  • Schouboe

    how did you do it ..?
    I have tried several times without success;-(

    I have a Mac with Lion. Itunes beta 9 and downloaded GM IPSW from IMZDL.
    I have a developer account and I have a beta version of iPhone

  • Famavi

    como se saca el dmg.file? con que programa el win zip?

  • Grum

    Just installed on my iPhone 3GS. The GM is alot more smooth!
    But ill still buy iPhone 4S:)

  • Jtkinder57

    i have a mac, help

  • Helping

    the GSM is that works on carriers like AT&T.
    the CDMA is that works on Verizon.

  • becosemsaida

    All went well, i am now one of the many with IOS5 GM, just have to jailbreak to get my apps back………
    Thanks all for helping us out with sharing your ways to do this.

  • Kaisertheninja

    Is it possible to downgrade my iPad 2 (Wifi only Version) to 4.3.5 without anything?
    Because I couldn’t JailBreak it on 4.3.5.. And I never had 4.3.3 to use Jailbreakme..

    So. Is it still possible for me to downgrade from 5.0 GM to 4.3.5 on my iPad 2? I have no SHSH Blobs saved, Not an Apple Developer.
    And PS: I got My iPad 2 on 5.0 GM on Windows WITHOUT A DEVELOPER ACCOUNT! If you want to know, Just comment.
    But I REALLY need a answer for my issue, Thanks!

  • Kaisertheninja

    Here is the guide to download iOS 5 GM on the PC (For Windows 7, It probably works for others.. but I have windows 7)
    And before you say anything/ask..
    YOU WILL NOT NEED A REG. UDID TO DO THIS.
    I TRIED THIS, IT WORKED ON MY IPAD 2 WITH WIFI ON MY WINDOWS 7 PC, I AM NOT A DEVELOPER!!
    THIS WILL WORK FOR YOU!!
    1) Download the iTunes 10.5 Beta 7 in the link provided above.
    2) Download your corresponding ISPW for your iDevice, In my case I have an iPad 2 Wifi, So I downloaded the Wifi only version.
    3) After downloading, Download a ISO manager, Like the program “Power ISO”. Just download it and install it. You might have to restart after that, But hey, it’s worth the time for the iOS 5!
    4) Open the ISO with Power ISO, And extract the ISPW inside to the desktop.. (And if it asks to register, Just say no, And go with the free version.)
    5) Open up iTunes (Beta 7, 10.5) And put your iDevice in DFU Mode.
    6) To put your device in DFU mode, Do these steps:
    Hold the power button for 3 seconds, and hold the home button with it, for about 10 seconds.
    Then release the power button, Continue to hold the home button, And you will hear a beep/sound on your PC, Indicating it’s on DFU mode and connected.
    7) Finally, Hold Shift + Click “Restore” on iTunes, And browse to your desktop (Or wherever you put the IPSW after you extracted..) and click okay! 8) It should be downloading, Just sit back, Relax.

    Bad things happened?
    Try these steps..

    A: If you downgrade, And on your iDevice is on the loading bar, And stuck on it, Then try switch Apple Cords/Power cords for your iDevice, And delete and re download iTunes for your correct Bit.
    ^ This happened to me, And I fixed it using that method! :D

    B: If you can’t upgrade it, Well, You just can’t! You have to back up, Then restore your iDevice.

  • Asdasd

    con un mac

  • Kjhasfcv

    mount the dmg, i think

  • Jkovarnik

    hello, i have a problem i install ios5 – all working – but i have a problem with backup – i haven´t restore from backup in itunes – win7, 10.5 … Can you help me pls?

  • Mike

    Huh… has anyone else gotten “The iPhone cannot be updated because the firmware file was corrupt?” error? I’ve downloaded a couple of the GM firmwares from multiple sites, and the error is still coming up. I have iTunes 10.5 b9 installed and a newly restored iPhone 3gs.

  • goolie

    so for no issues buddy

  • Rawjurdawjur

    I was having problems installing iOS 5 GM on my mac even though I downloaded the correct iTunes and everything. I decided to try installing it using Windows and voila! It worked flawlessly. So I guess if you can try windows (iTunes 10.5 beta 7) to install the GM.

  • http://twitter.com/steveclifforduk Steve Clifford

    Installed iOS 5 GM on my iPhone 4 on the 3 Network in the UK and no problems! Used My Macbook Pro with iTunes 10.5 Beta . Will do my iPad 2 3G later… Note UK uses GSM.

  • http://twitter.com/steveclifforduk Steve Clifford

    GSM is used in the UK also…

  • http://twitter.com/steveclifforduk Steve Clifford

    I had an issue with restoring a backup anyone else? I just had to set it up as a new phone…

  • Ben

    How do you install the iTunes 10.5 Beta, if you download it it installes then will not open in windows 7 64bit. Is this because i am not in the developer program?

  • AP

    Hi,

    I am trying to help a friend on the phone.

    Took him through the same steps I took when updating to ios 5 gm, but there is a small problem.

    I had an iCould backup and fully restored all my settings and apps etc just fine.

    My friend backup his phone and restored from the ios 5 gm .ipsw. When going through the setup process on the phone and selecting the restore from itunes back option, it tells him to connect to itunes, but when he does it doesn’t actually do anything.

    Is there anyway to restore all the settings from the backup he has created before restoring to GM?

    Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    So I have iOS 5 GM up and running on my phone. Everything is working great, but when I go to Settings > General > Software Update, I get an error that says “Unable to Check for Updates, An error occurred while checking for a software update.” On beta 7 I would get a nice message that said something like “software is up to date.” Is anyone else getting the “Unable to Check for Updates” error with the iOS 5 GM?

  • Brendonwlf

    ON IPOD TOUCH 4G i keep getting the error msg that my device is not eligble for this restore

  • Grum

    Yes, i have same problem, but there is no upgrades anyway, so dont care about it:)

  • Schouboe

    Hello

    Am I the only one who can not update to IOS 5 GM on my iPhone ..? using a mac book pro with Lion,?

    I have a developer account

    Hope that you can help me;-)

  • Brendonwlf

    i even have 4.3.5 it is not jb i just restroed it and everything to factory settings i put it into dfu mode and i still am not having any luck i keep getting the error msg i have itunes 10.5 beta 7 on my windows 7 idk what im doing wrong??????/

  • Anonymous

    I’m not too worried about, I just get really paranoid when things don’t work like they should.

  • Drenky

    What version of itunes are you using .. make sure the beta version 9.
    run the DFU mode, and option + click restore..

  • Drenky

    What version of itunes are you using .. make sure the beta version 9.
    run the DFU mode, and option + click restore

  • Schouboe

    I have Itunes beta ninth. ;-)

    when I try and update write iTunes error 3002

    Hmmm, you will not explain this DFU ..? how and so on ..?

    Maybe it’s that I lack to do: – /

  • Sunapeelakers

    How do I get back to 4.3.5??

  • Brendonwlf

    i cant run itune 10.5 beta 9 on windows 7????? i have it in dfu mode also and i press shift + right click on the restore button but it will not work =(((( please help

  • AP

    Anyone? He is using windows by the way. So when he selects to restore from itunes, it tells him to connect the phone to itunes and when he does itunes back it up as usual, but the the connect to itunes message remains on the iphone’s screen.

  • Hawkzero11

    Use itunes beta 7 instead

  • Hawkzero11

    The wireless software updates are not currently running untill October 12

  • Bing

    GSM is europe, CDMA is USA

  • Schouboe

    I have tried but without success :-(

  • Adriaen

    Just followed steps pretty near the top posted by Kaisertheninja… was gonna do it that way anyways..!! but yeah, it worked :)

  • Blckaapl

    CDMA = No SIM Card
    GSM = With SIM Card

    ;P

  • Bill Gates

    In iPad 2, Reminders doesn’t have a location option. On YouTube demonstrations of Remonders, I see Home, Work, or iCloud on their list. Anyone know how to enable it? Thanks!

  • Mlgbballstar

    ok so i have the iphone 4 for ATT and have jailbroke my phone before, and all that stuff,
    and i live in the US, so do i click ” iOS 5 GM for iPhone 4 (GSM)” or “iOS 5 GM for iPhone 4 (CDMA)”
    ????
    help!?
    whats the difference!!?

  • Jason Leavy

    i have my UDID registered for my iphone 4 for ios 5 but do i need to do anything to my ipad 2 wifi before add ios 5 to it? i dont want to brick it

  • Brentjwarner

    Where is the Cards App and Find my friends App? Did the install, but not seeing the apps.

  • Mr Meehoff

    it is work

  • Bill Gates

    I think both will be available from app store next week.

  • Mlgbballstar

    help!?

  • Mlgbballstar

    helpppp!!!!

  • Bradhayman93

    CDMA is for the Verizon iPhone, if your using yours on AT&T Use the GSM build.

  • Spencerands

    AT&T = GSM. Verizon = CDMA

  • Dlazzeri1

    gsm is At&t, cdma is verizon

  • Mike

    seriously? lol. GSM is the sim card version (AT&T). CDMA is verizon.

  • Anonymous

    Great

  • Dom

    cdma dude, gsm is for verizon etc

  • Mlgbballstar

    ok thnx guys

  • Anonymous

    Anyone know where to find Apple TV ios 5 Beta? Need it to enable airplay mirroring. Thanks

  • john

    does anyone know if itunes will be able to update regularly after the final version is released?

  • Juanradelgado

    PLEASe ONLY ONE QUESTION:

    anyone works ios5??????

  • ACMB

    Lots of people making similar mistakes: make sure you RESTORE to new ipsw, not UPGRADE. Otherwise you will get the err:3002

  • Danny

    The iTunes 10.5 beta 7 32 BIT download isn’t working. Anyone have another link?

  • Jennacunningham1210

    Has anyone tried thsi ios 5? I had it a few months back but it didn’t work properly.. Will siri come with this? or just on the iphone 4s.. please rrespond asap

  • Danny

    Siri at the moment is only for the iPhone 4S.. However, jailbreakers are trying to get it to work with the iPhone 4.

  • Uspetrolon

    I have installed iOS 5 on my ipad2 and there is NO option for Siri. I have held down the Home button and even tried a search – nothing. Anybody else no if this is supossed to work?

  • darthdurden

    I’m getting invalid checksum error after downloading the .dmg

  • Hvkhedekar

    siri is only for iPhone 4s

  • Skiveall

    Thanks, just the info i need’ed

  • Firerx

    I attempted restore several times pm iTune 10.5. beta 7. no go. it just hangs in ITunes.

  • http://twitter.com/steveclifforduk Steve Clifford

    Are you doing a restore or upgrade? You need to do a restore….

  • Camachiux

    Hello, I jailbreaked but Cydia is not working, i had no errors jailbreaking, and my Iphone4 GSM with IOS5 GM is rebooting normally… have you had the same issue?

  • Skylined69

    Just done this on Windows 7 and it’s working great, if you get the error 1603 when restoring then close iTunes and unplug your phone or pad then go to Start> control panel> administrative tools > services > apple mobile devices press stop the service the press restart the service and try again that’s what worked for me.

  • Skylined69

    Just found out today Siri is iPhone 4s only that was in the small print of an e-mail I got from apple advertising the new phone.

    Sucks

  • iDev

    Having an issue with my iPad 2, im able to update to os 5, but when it comes to loading up my backup, it doesn’t load anything but all the apps that I had installed before… With none of my info in them. If u know what I mean. Tried restoring multiple times and kicked it into DFU mode and also tried different backup files but all does the same thing. Anyone else experiencing this problem?

  • Willgeneration

    HI

    if i download the GM, will iTunes recognise the final release on the 12th october?

    THANKS!!!!

  • iDev

    Also wanted to add that I’m running iTunes beta 9

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ERLF2YSCO6QHJ67G3FXL5U47E4 krustycola

    If you don’t know, then GM is not for you.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ERLF2YSCO6QHJ67G3FXL5U47E4 krustycola

    GM = final version.

  • Chris

    all worked well. can confirm it works on iPhone 4, restored everything, got iCloud setup, can make calls, text everything is normal.

    got it working with iTunes Windows 64 Bit. At first, iTunes did not run when I double clicked it. I tried repairing the install and that didn’t work. After several restarts, I eventually uninstalled iTunes and then reinstalled and it works straight away.

    USE TRANSMAC TO GET IPSW FILE FROM DMG IF YOU ARE USING WINDOWS!

  • Kilprity

    ACMB YOU FUCKING GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jnth871

    Thanks but why no ipad 2 3G?

  • http://twitter.com/Waltuhhh Walter Taylor IV

    I keep getting error code 1600 any suggestions and advice? on VZW iPhone 4. Anyone been successful with getting it working on VZW? thank you

  • Jasonrn2000

    Just a warning… Not sure what I did wrong, but I have Win 7 x64. Had ios 4.3.3 JB with iphone 4. Tried to restore to stock firmware first, then do the ios 5. Was using itunes beta 7 for 64. It got through 3/4 of restore, then gave error code (1). Phone got stuck in a Recovery loop. Now I’m bald trying to fix it. Finally got it to stock ios 4.3.5

    During the fixing attempts, I tried loading ios 5 – but got the error that my device was not eligible for restore.

  • salvatore

    It is. Not only in Europe and UK but in Germany aswell. I heard something about Finnland to!

  • Isaac

    I’ve fallowed steps but when I go Update I keep getting message from iTunes:
    “An unknown error occurred (3002)”

    When I go Restore I gett error message 3194.

    What now?

  • salvatore

    iPad maybe as it’s a different platform, but no other phone. Think skype for android. You can use a mirror to talk with someone if you only have a front camera. 3GS get’s no Facetime :)

  • Raderj2

    Isaac I am having the same problems!!! And idk why! Everyone says u don’t need to be a dev so I don’t understand why it’s not working for us

  • Raderj2

    Isaac I Am having the same problems! I don’t know why it’s doing this!

  • rahul

    Need help. Keep receiving this message:
    the iphone could not be restored because the firmware file is not compatible
    any idea’s on what can be done to get past this issue?
    Downloaded iTunes 10.5 beta 9 from here too.

  • Taylorhyphenjones

    Just be clear, i have ios 4.3.3 iPhone 4 AT&T i am downloading the iswp, and itunes beta 7, i will simply hold shift and select the iswp and restore and should have no problems. correct?

  • Isaac

    It’s seems that non dev have some problems:
    From iTunes error message 3002 & 3194 when Update/Restore.

  • Isaac

    same here :(

  • http://twitter.com/Waltuhhh Walter Taylor IV

    my iTunes freezes when trying to start/set up my iPhone… any help?

  • Taylorhyphenjones

    can someone provide a step by step. there is literally non on the internet.

  • JosephBr12

    Hi, i have a factory unlock iphone 4, if i upgrade to os5 ill have no problem with baseband and such? And it doesn’t matter if i had cydia on it?, it wouldn’t mess up the upgrade?

  • http://twitter.com/Waltuhhh Walter Taylor IV

    I installed the iOS but unable to restore my backup any ideas?

  • Jr_831

    How did you get it to work on the VZW iPhone?

  • http://twitter.com/Waltuhhh Walter Taylor IV

    I went through hell trying to get it to work. first I got the 3194 error, used tiny umbrella and started getting the 1600-1601 error, then I used redsnow… then back to sn0wbreeze then back to redsnow and it finally worked… with a lot of uninstalling and reinstalling of iTunes also. Once I got the 3194 error gone everything came into place!

  • JosephBr12

    I Just installed ios 5 on my iphone 4 and it sync with my itunes but is still on connect to itunes.. i can see my carrer and signal, but if i press home button it just let me do an emergency call, start over, wifi settings and cancel.. i need help!!!

  • Its Simplywilliams

    okay it works flawlessly, i’m worried about the final release on the 12th, will i be able to download it or will this gm seed mess it up?

  • Chris

    the links for iPad 2 3G (posted here as “Download iOS 5 GM for iPad Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)”) doesn’t work. Too many people downloading and the page times out. New upload link?

  • Glen

    I have upgraded successfully and working fine, may I check with you guys, do you have the iMessage??

  • Anonymous

    I cant restore my backup, help me

  • Anonymous

    my screen is not loading after the jailbreak started. it is stuck on the black screen with the white words. i have been waiting for 20 mins and it has not stopped

  • Csmucny

    Just put it on my Verizon iPhone 4 without any hiccup or issue to speak of using Windows

    -Download itunes 10.5 beta 7, the proper version of ios 5 for your iphoe/ipad, and transmac (transmac is a program i used to extract the ios 5 ipsw file from the dmg file). On a quick sidenote, if you have any questions about transmac, the ispw, dmg file, or how to do/use any of the following, then you SHOULD NOT be doing this in the first place. So for the sake of everyone here. Stop asking questions. This process is EXTREMELY simple if you know what you are doing.

    -Once all that is downloaded. Install transmac and use it to extract the ISPW file.
    -Install itunes 10.5 and restart your computer.
    -Once restarted open itunes and plug in your iphone/ipad and perform a backup.
    -Place your iphone/ipad in DFU mode. Once again, if you don’t know what DFU mode is then you probably should not be doing this.
    -Shift+Click on RESTORE (Do NOT click on update. Many of you are having problems because you are trying to update your phone, YOU MUST RESTORE IT)
    -Find where you extracted your iOS 5 GM ISPW file to and select it
    -Let iTunes do it thing. BE PATIENT
    -Once finished your phone/ipad will be running iOS 5 GM
    -At this point itunes will prompt you to either set up your phone as a new phone or restore it using a backup. Most of you will be like me and want to restore it from a backup
    -Once restored from the backup. Follow the iphones on screen instructions asking you to set up some of the new features in iOS 5.
    -Once your done with that you phone will be setup and all your settings, contacts, photos, music, etc. should be restored. However, you apps likely will not be (mine were not)
    -DO NOT PANIC. Simply go to the apps tab in itunes and sync your apps back to your phone. All of your app data should be preserved.
    -Once you done doing that. VOILA. You phone is back to the way it was and is now running iOS 5 GM

    Keep in mind not all features will be there or will work. It is not the final release. No SIRI will not be there. It is an iphone 4s exclusive. The camera button on the lockscreen is missing. Newstand is not fully functional yet. The new CARDS app and the FAMILLY AND FRIENDS app are not included in the firmware. They will be apps available to download in the app store at the time of the official release of iOS 5, much like ibooks was.

    Oh yea. One last thing. When you are syncing your apps back to your device do not be surprised or panic when some of them dont sync back properly. You will see a message saying somewhere along the lines of “xxxx app failed to sync”. It happened to a couple of mine. Im not 100% sure why, but im guessing its likely because they arent yet compatible with iOS 5.

    For those of you with questions after reading this. Don’t bother trying this. Your wasting your time and you are potentially going to harm your device. It is going to be released officially in less than a week and you can VERY VERY VERY EASILY update then.

  • Seen

    do i need to edit the host file for win7 x64?

  • Seen

    I keep getting error 3194, was trying real hard on my iPad 2 WiFi…

  • Matt

    Does anyone have an issue with SMS? I can’t send without an error saying my inbox is full. I tried to restore to my last backup to no avail. I’m running the GM on my 16GB 3GS….I REALLY need text messaging…it worked yesterday.

  • Thefugitivemind

    im having issues with not receiving SMS messages. Im on iPhone 4 GSM. Installed ios5 GM successfully, everything works apps, photos etc…just can’t receive text messages…any thoughts?

  • Thefugitivemind

    im having the same issue…seems that there is no fix for it yet…its frustrating…

  • Matt

    it looks like I sent one off, but, I asked someone to send one to me, and it’s not come through.

  • RoozHD

    Is it not working?

  • RoozHD

    Will we be able to get the REAL update when it comes out?

  • Thefugitivemind

    Yeah no SMS…I can send but cannot receive. I can Hard reset and the texts will show up but i have to do that every time…

  • Thefugitivemind

    if you hard reset you will be able to see the texts…but you have to do that every time….

  • Matt

    Didn’t work…

  • RoozHD

    Dude. Do you regret it? I’m scared to do this. Like I can wait a week, but I want it so badly.

  • Thefugitivemind

    it took a few times for it to show up….i dont know what else to do…i might try to restore as new and see if texting works

  • RoozHD

    Yeah, I’m not doing it. How are you guys going to get back to the previous IOS..

  • Luckie_816

    Installed NoOO Problem!! Thanx

  • RoozHD

    Do you receive texts?

  • Solid5654

    It is .dmg
    Do I have to change it to .ipsw or GMs are always .dmg ????

  • Windivious

    what about error 3194?

  • Lee

    Tried everything, it doesn’t work on iPad 2 3G GSM….

  • Lee

    Tried everything, it doesn’t work on iPad 2 3G GSM….

  • http://twitter.com/Waltuhhh Walter Taylor IV

    Try installing it while running Tiny Umbrella, that is how I got rid of the 3194 error.

  • http://twitter.com/Waltuhhh Walter Taylor IV

    Try installing it while running Tiny Umbrella, that is how I got rid of the 3194 error.

  • Roperickey

    Work like a dream….Thank’s

  • Roperickey

    Work like a dream….Thank’s

  • Mex

    what part of EUROPE you dont know?

  • Mex

    what part of EUROPE you dont know?

  • Kekiden

    Hey, Why not uploadd the package also to mediafire? downloading 80k/sec is REALLY frustrating at 80M connection.

  • Kekiden

    Hey, Why not uploadd the package also to mediafire? downloading 80k/sec is REALLY frustrating at 80M connection.

  • Shi_m2ayar

    iphone 4 restore error code 14 .. how can i fix this problem help plz

  • Shi_m2ayar

    iphone 4 restore error code 14 .. how can i fix this problem help plz

  • Jasonrn2000

    I fixed this error by removing the cydia server in my hosts file. All went well after that. Followed Csmucny instructions.

  • Jasonrn2000

    I fixed this error by removing the cydia server in my hosts file. All went well after that. Followed Csmucny instructions.

  • DomRod4130

    worked perfectly

  • DomRod4130

    worked perfectly

  • Dylan Grow

    what is the password for itunes???

  • Dylan Grow

    what is the password for itunes???

  • Davidurface

    No GSM is with a sim card AT&T, T-Mobile ect. CDMA is without Verizon, sprint etc.

  • Davidurface

    No GSM is with a sim card AT&T, T-Mobile ect. CDMA is without Verizon, sprint etc.

  • Joel Welch

    You don’t need transmac if you are using a Mac. I’m using Mac OS X 10.7.1 (Lion). When you download the .dmg file, just open the .dmg file and copy the ISPW file to your Desktop. Backup your iPhone as in the steps Csmucny says. You do not have to place your iPhone in DFU mode. Once the phone is backed up, simply hit the Option key on your keyboard and select restore. iTunes will open up finder to your Desktop. Select the ISPW file and hit Open. Follow the rest of the Csmucny instructions from “Once restored from backup”. Cheers!

  • Joel Welch

    You don’t need transmac if you are using a Mac. I’m using Mac OS X 10.7.1 (Lion). When you download the .dmg file, just open the .dmg file and copy the ISPW file to your Desktop. Backup your iPhone as in the steps Csmucny says. You do not have to place your iPhone in DFU mode. Once the phone is backed up, simply hit the Option key on your keyboard and select restore. iTunes will open up finder to your Desktop. Select the ISPW file and hit Open. Follow the rest of the Csmucny instructions from “Once restored from backup”. Cheers!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000254437991 Amendeep Singh

    how do you use SIRI?
    on the 3GS

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000254437991 Amendeep Singh

    how do you use SIRI?
    on the 3GS

  • Prady

    installed and working fine in Unlocked , Unjailbreaked iphone4 on vodafone india
    -No probs in sending receiving sms
    -No issue in voice calls
    -No issues in sending receiving emails
    -No issues in wifi synch
    -Best thing is custom ring tones and even custom vibration pattern ( usr can define how the vibration should happen)
    as others said
    ##No Siri
    ##News stand not activated

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1047189067 積信洪

    ThE firmware is not compatible- -

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1047189067 積信洪

    ANYONE CAN HELP ME ,PLEASE TT

  • Mrbornoc

    where is the download link of ios 5 gm

  • Who

    installed once, no issues. SIRI will not work, of course. NEWSSTAND not working YET, of course. in short, perfect. thanks! tweeted about this site over and over.

  • DaiPhoneMeister

    The new voice feature, SIRI, is only on the iPhone 4S. It is not compatible with any other iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Sorry to disappoint.

  • DaiPhoneMeister

    Try clicking on the file you downloaded and it should extract a .ipsw then you find the .ipsw via the restore button on iTunes for Mac.

  • DaiPhoneMeister

    I believe so. I also believe that it will be an over-the-air update via the Software Update in the settings menu.

  • DaiPhoneMeister

    You should be able to download it, and it should be offered as an over-the-air update.

  • DaiPhoneMeister

    I believe it will. I believe it may also be offered as an over-the-air update via the Software Update panel in the Settings Menu.

  • User

    Help i cannot open mine itunes 10.5

    any suggestion

  • Beybey

    Hey, I need help :( My laptop crashed and I had to have it reformatted. I lost my itunes where all my files in my ipad is backed up. I downloaded itunes again and authorized it and had all my purchased items synced. The problems is i can no longer sync the photos and songs I had synced from my original itunes. I want to update my ipad to ios5, but Im afraid I might lose the unsynced photos and music in my ipad. Will I lose the files? If yes, Is there anyway I can prevent it?

  • Aleefshaikh

     remove all summerboard apps!! which yu hav downloaded from cydia

  • It Caveman52

    If all else fails try this:

    First, connect the iPhone to a computer (Mac or PC) running iTunes 10.5, using the cable. Turn the phone off if you can (I couldn’t but this trick worked anyway). Hold the power button on the top and the home button on the front down at the same time for precisely 10 seconds — no kidding, time it with a watch. At 10 seconds, release the power button but keep holding the home button down until the computer sees the iPhone.

    Now you should be able to do a normal restore. It’s a big update, so expect it to take a good, long time.

    DFU means Device Firmware Update. If a restore using Recovery Mode doesn’t work you will want to use DFU Mode as a last resort. When placing your iPhone into DFU Mode it does not load the OS before attempting the restore

  • Kjaye719

    Was there any resolution with this issue?  I’m having the same problem.  Just got back from AT&T.  They gave me a new SIM card, but I’m still getting the same error message.

  • Geoff

    Thank you so much for this. I wasted so much time before finding this super helpful post.

  • Sidak

    can you tell me where is ipsw located when i download it from direct link. thank in advance.

  • andy celis

    quick question.. I currently have version 4.3.3 and unlocked my phone using gevey for 4.3.3 as well… if i udate to iOS5..will gevey still unlock my phone?

  • Danielgarzar

    How do u remove Curia as your hoast??

  • Danielgarzar

    I’m having a problem I’m using a iPhone 4 on 4.3.3 and unlocked using gevey sim on baseband 4.10.1 (i think) I have downloaded iOS 5 and redsnow beta 5 to make a custom ipsw and put my phone in dfu mode and selected the No BB custom firmware but I keep getting a error saying my phone isn’t eligible for requested build? Anyone know what I’m doing wrong? Plz help 
    Danielgarzar@gmail.com

  • Moises_mads

    Alguien a instalado el IOS5 a un iPad 2 con iOS 4.3.5 de fabrica???

  • Abu Yousef

    For ppl using “Gevey SIM” go for Sn0wbreeze 2.8.

  • Rmvictom5

    i have a sprint iphone 4.. which ios should i download the one for veerizon or the one for at&t?

  • Austin_j_young

    Im having trouble with the just boot step. Everything went perfect but when its rebooting at the end it just keep flashing between the apple symbol and the loading symbol and nothing happen. What should I do?

  • Giggy

    is this an update to 5.0 or 5.0.1? i was told to got to 5.0 but to avoid 5.0.1.

  • Johann

    I got error 3194 i using iTunes when ios 5 download. It stops just before finishing err -3259

  • Rahulvarma2002

    i have aiphone 4 and its jailbreak.. i have downaloded iso 5 but do i need to jail brk it again?

  • http://photographya.info/best-baby-photography/ Elena Smith

    pissed of stuck with iphone :( nothings wrking to get start it :(

  • samiam713

    WHy does the ispw firmware I download not look like the music box shown in all the instructions and not work?

  • samiam713

    You have to add some script to the end of your host file. go to youtube and type “error 3194″ and they explain it very clearly.

  • Johann

    I have disabled Kaspersky Anti Virus before I have started the download. This solved the problem and IOS 5 was installed successfully.

  • eddey

    i tried rebooting my iPhone 4 running on ios 5 using ibooty but it get stuck on the apple logo, then i tried using rednow but it also got stuck on the pineapple logo… can somebody help me out???

  • Daxsc

    where can i find ios GM ??????

  • Zeeko88

    i downloaded the .ispw file from the internet and i cant run it on i tunes !
    how can i update my iphone os to 5 using my downloaded file

  • sajan

    thanks a lotttttt bro its working

  • Lanh772001

    how can i upgrade iphone 4 from ver 4.3.5 to 5.0.1 and keep old firmware.? help me pls.

  • Jan Westenraad

    Hey, i am having alot of trouble jailbreaking my iphone 4s. Firstly, i have probaly downloaded the ios 5.1 update 4 times now, i want to kow firstly how can dl the update and save it on my flash and when i restore my iphone can i press shift+restore and select the update from my flash? cause it doesnt work, and its is the right update file (iPhone4,1_5.1_9B179_Restore). Secondly ihave trouble going in to dfu mode. when i dont do it right(which is everytime) the iphone wants me to restore it again hence the 4 time update dl. Please any1 help?

  • Devansh

    same here with ipad 2 SUM ONE HELP US!!!

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