During the weekendApple released the iOS 5.0 beta 5 firmware update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. iOS developers can download iOS 5 beta 5 from the iOS Dev Center or simply update to iOS 5 Beta 5 software OTA (over the air) by going to General -> Software Updates in the Settings menu.
Looks like we will be seeing an iOS 5 GM release really soon. It seems as if Apple has been releasing all their betas really quickly. Maybe after iOS 5.0 beta 6, Apple will release iOS 5 GM software and then finally release the final iOS 5 once the new iPhone is announced.
Download iOS 5 Beta 5 Links
The download links for iOS 5 beta 5 are below. You must have an Apple Developer account in order to download.
- To install iOS 5 beta 5 using over the air software update, you must first erase all content and settings on your device by choosing Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. Over the air software update can be initiated on devices running iOS 5 beta 3 and later by choosing Settings > General > Software Update.
- Be sure to backup your devices using iTunes 10.5 beta 4 or through iCloud backup prior to installing iOS 5 beta 5. After installing iOS 5 beta 5, you can restore your device using either iTunes 10.5 beta 5 or through your iCloud backup.
- This version of iOS is intended only for installation on development devices registered with Apple's Developer Program. Attempting to install this version of iOS in an unauthorized manner could put your device in an unusable state, which could necessitate an out of warranty repair.
- Devices updated to iOS 5 beta can not be restored to earlier versions of iOS. Devices will be able to upgrade to future beta releases and the final iOS 5 software.
- Xcode 4.2 Developer Preview cannot be used to submit apps to the iOS or Mac App Store. Continue to use the publicly released version of Xcode to compile and submit apps to the App Stores.
- A pre-release version of Apple TV Software is being provided in order to test AirPlay functionality with your iOS 5 apps.
- Xcode 4.2 Developer Preview, iOS 5 beta, iTunes 10.5 beta and Apple TV Software beta are pre-release software and are considered Apple Confidential Information and are subject to the terms of your iOS Developer Program License Agreement. Unauthorized distribution or disclosure of Apple Confidential Information is prohibited.
- As part of this pre-release iOS beta software, Apple will be collecting, using, storing, and analyzing diagnostic and usage logs from your device in order to improve the product, unless you opt-out. The location of your device may also be sent to help Apple analyze wireless or cellular performance issues (e.g. the strength or weakness of a cellular signal in a particular location).
- iPad 2 iOS 5 Beta 5 (Wi-Fi)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G iOS 5 Beta 5 (GSM)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G iOS 5 Beta 5(CDMA)
- iPad iOS 5 Beta 5 (Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G)
- iPhone 4 iOS 5 Beta 5 (GSM)
- iPhone 4 iOS 5 Beta 5 (CDMA)
- iPhone 3GS iOS 5 Beta 5
- iPod touch (4th generation) iOS 5 Beta 5
- iPod touch (3rd generation) iOS 5 Beta 5
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