Apple Releases iOS 5 For iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch

iOS 5

The wait seemed eternal but we are getting reports that Apple has finally started rolling out iOS 5 – its eagerly-awaited next generation mobile operating system.

Apple had given us sneak peak of iOS 5 at WWDC 2011 Keynote, which includes more than 200 features for iPhoneiPad and iPod Touch users such as revamped Notification system with Notification CenteriMessagePC Free, Wi-Fi Sync, Newsstand, Reminders, deep Twitter integration and lots more.

According to the release notes iOS 5 includes the large list of new features which we will update shortly.

iOS 5 Update

If you can’t live without a jailbroken iPhone then it would be prudent to wait for iPhone Dev Team to release the latest jailbreak tools for iOS 5. You can read our post, which gives the latest status update on jailbreaking iOS 5.

But if you don’t care about jailbreaking or unlocking your iPhone then we recommend you to follow the following steps to install iOS 5 Software Update:

  • Please check our tips (follow this link) to ensure you’re ready for iOS 5 software update.
  • Assuming that your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch is connected to your computer and you have gone through our checklist and ready for the software update, click the “Check for Update” button from the device summary page in iTunes. If your iPhone or iPod Touch is compatible with iOS 5, iTunes will tell you that an update is available for download and will guide you through the installation.
  • Please note that the entire process of downloading the update and installing it is a time consuming process, so please be patient.
  • After you’ve successfully upgraded to iOS 5, you can checkout all the new features listed here.

Update 1:

According to the release notes, this update contains over 200 new features, including the following:

  • Notifications
    • Swipe from the top of any screen to view notifications in one place with Notification Centre
    • New notifications appear briefly at the top of the screen
    • View notifications from lock screen
    • Slide the notification app icon to the right on the lock screen to go directly to the app
  • iMessage
    • Send and receive unlimited text, photo and video messages with other iOS 5 users
    • Track messages with delivery and read receipts
    • Group messaging and secure encryption
    • Works over mobile networks and Wi-Fi*
  • Newsstand
    • Automatically organises magazine and newspaper subscriptions on Home Screen
    • Displays the cover of the latest issue
    • Background downloads of new issues
  • Reminders for managing to-do lists
    • Syncs with iCloud, iCal and Outlook
    • Location-based reminders when you leave or arrive at a location for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4
  • Built-in support for Twitter
    • Sign in once in Settings and tweet directly from Camera, Photos, Maps, Safari and YouTube
    • Add location to any tweet
    • View Twitter profile pictures and usernames in Contacts
  • Camera improvements for devices with cameras
    • Double-click the Home button when device is asleep to bring up a camera shortcut on iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (4th generation)
    • Volume Up button to take a picture
    • Optional grid lines to line up shots
    • Pinch to zoom in the preview screen
    • Swipe to camera roll from preview screen
    • Tap and hold to lock focus and exposure; iPad 2 and iPod touch (4th generation) only support exposure lock
  • Photo improvements for devices with cameras
    • Crop and rotate
    • Red-eye removal
    • One-tap enhance
    • Organise photos into albums
  • Mail improvements
    • Format text using bold, italic or underlined fonts
    • Indentation control
    • Drag to rearrange names in address fields
    • Flag messages
    • Mass mark messages as flagged, read or unread
    • Customise mail alert sounds
    • S/MIME
  • Calendar improvements
    • Year view on iPad and new Week view for iPhone and iPod touch
    • Tap to create an event
    • View and add event attachments
  • Game Center improvements
    • Use personal photos for your Game Center account
    • Compare your overall achievement scores with your friends
    • Find new Game Center friends with friend recommendations and friends of friends
    • Discover new games with custom game recommendations
  • AirPlay Mirroring for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S
  • Multitasking Gestures for iPad
    • Use four or five fingers to pinch to the Home Screen
    • Swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar
    • Swipe left or right to switch between apps
  • On-device setup, activation and configuration with Setup Assistant
  • Software updates available over the air without tethering
  • iCloud support
    • iTunes in the Cloud
    • Photo Stream
    • Documents in the Cloud
    • Apps and Books automatic download and purchase history
    • Backup
    • Contacts, Calendar and Mail
    • Find My iPhone
  • Redesigned Music app for iPad
  • Hourly weather forecast
  • Real-time stock quotes
  • Wireless sync to iTunes
  • Keyboard improvements
    • Split keyboard for iPad
    • Improved auto-correction accuracy
    • Improved Chinese and Japanese input
    • New Emoji keyboard
    • Personal dictionary for auto-correction
    • Optionally create keyboard shortcuts for frequently used words
  • Accessibility improvements
    • Option to light LED flash on incoming calls and alerts for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4
    • Custom vibration patterns for incoming calls on iPhone
    • New interface for using iOS with mobility-impairment input devices
    • Option to speak a selection of text
    • Custom element labelling for VoiceOver
  • Exchange ActiveSync improvements
    • Wirelessly sync tasks
    • Mark messages as flagged, read or unread
    • Improved offline support
    • Save a new contact from a GAL service
  • More than 1,500 new developer APIs
  • Bug fixes

Update 2:

We’re hearing reports that the download speeds have dropped significantly, probably due to a surge in traffic. Hold on folks, it looks like the ride is going to be rough.

Update 3:

Here are the direct download links for iOS 5 for the supported devices:

Update 4:

Users are continuing to report slow download speeds. It’s quite fast initially then it just crawls.

Update 5:

It looks like users are now getting “There was a problem download software ….” error message. It looks like Apple servers are really feeling the brunt of the surge in traffic.

Update 6:

If the download speeds have dropped, cancel the download and try updating your iOS device again rather than waiting, it seems to be fast next time round. It looks like Apple may have added some additional servers to handle the load.

Update 7:

Apple has also released Mac OS X 10.7.2 with iCloud support and Lion recovery update.

Update 8:

Apple has launched iCloud, Migration for MobileMe Services also goes live

Update 9:

If you’re getting error 3200, after the software is extracted, please ensure that your iOS device is connected directly to the computer and not via a USB hub. It seems to have helped solved the issue for Daniel. Thanks Daniel for the tip!

Update 10:

Good new! iOS 5 Can Be Jailbroken Using Redsn0w And Sn0wbreeze

Update 11:

Hope you have gone through our checklist here to get ready for iOS 5 update. For example: it is important that you’ve upgraded to iTunes 10.5.

Update 12:

Some readers are reporting that putting the iOS device in AirPlane mode seems to fix error 3200.

Update 13:

Some users are saying that it worked after trying multiple times. That’s going to be frustrating. It is not clear if it is due to load on Apple’s server or unique to user’s setup, but quite a few users are facing the issue.

Update 14: 

Possible solutions to resolve the 3200 error:

  • Please ensure that your iOS device is connected directly to the computer and not via a USB hub. It seems to have helped solved the issue for Daniel. Thanks Daniel for the tip!
  • Please use the original USB cable that came with your iOS device rather than using cable from third-party accessory manufacturer. It seems to have solve the problem for Karsten. Thanks Karsten!
  • Some readers are reporting that putting the iOS device in AirPlane mode seems to fix error 3200.
  • It is possible that the reason for the issue is due to load on Apple’s server, so keep trying. Some users are saying that it worked after trying multiple times.
  • Try after sometime, hopefully by that time the load would have reduced.
  • Uninstalling the FreeSync app fixed the issue for Eugene. Thanks Eugene for sharing!
Update 15:

It looks like the error is due to the load on Apple’s servers, which means you have two options:

  • Try after sometime, hopefully by that time the load would have reduced.
  • Keep trying, it will eventually work

Update 16:

How to jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS running iOS 5 using Redsn0w

Update 17:

Apple TV Software Update 4.4 (iOS 5) Adds AirPlay Mirroring, Photo Stream, NHL, WSJ

Please don’t forget to tell us how it goes.

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  • Elmcs74


  • Kasper

    Those who updated with the 5.0 GM for awhile ago.. Should we do the update as well, or is there no need for that?

    • dave

      couldn’t hurt to update ipad as well……

    • Rr

      In the past I knew that the GM version and the public release had minor differences. As a developer myself, I’d rather be on the public release, but I have no idea how to get it. iTunes keeps saying I’m up-to-date. Anyone know how to get this.

      • dfu mode your iphone then connect your usb, itunes will ask to restore & update. Once you hit button pull out the USB.

  • t.

    just updated to iOS 5! one of the best OS’s ever!!

  • KillerPubes

    Can you use the RedSn0w 0.9.9 beta 3 to do a tethered jailbreak like with the golden master release. Has anyone tried this yet?

    • t.

      many people will still be downloading iOS 5 as it has just been released 2 mins ago

    • dave


  • Kwopau

    I started downloading mine at 12:01 PM (Central time zone), that is 10:01 AM in Pacific.

  • You guys were fast to break the news. I’ve been clicking “check for update” every few minutes and literally just got the notice.

    • Key

      you don’t think they had this page “pre-made” and ready submit as soon as they got an OS update notice ?? of course they did…….

    • WritingforProfit: I saw in another post, you asked if anyone else had ordered their 4S via the business premier side of AT&T. I am one of those people. Curious, has your order status changed from “pre-order”?

      • Tomricci

        Ordered mine, 4s 64g, last Friday at 1:18pm est. When I check the site AT&T states “in process” “last updated Oct 9th.” I called and was told I should receive the phone this Friday

      • Yea, I just got an email 30 minutes ago with a fedex tracking number.

  • skyjumper

    downloading now for iphone 4 and ipad 2 cant wait

  • veonz

    It havnt shown up for me yet. still says 4.3.5 on itunes.

    • dave

      it took a couple of attempts for me as i’m sure the servers are smoken …

    • Key

      that’s cause they don’t want you to have it. keep hitting “check for update”

  • Steve jobs

    iOS 5 is awesome !! Already have it on my iPhone 4 🙂 n guys the first OTA is also available !!!!

    • Steven M

      Really? When I choose Software Update it says Unable to Check for Update. An error occured while checking for a software update. Are you on the GM or did you just update today? I am on the GM…

      • Steven M

        Ok, so I just read that users who have the GM need to do a restore in iTunes with the official release. Apparently the GM is different.

        For those who have the official release, what is the version? Is it still 9A334? If so, I don’t like the idea that the GM and official release share the same version, yet are different…

        • Shariq

          I also saw this
          My gm is not being updated I don’t know y
          It extracts the software but after that internal problem

  • Just wonder is update avaible for iPhone 3G or 3G is no longer supported like first iPhone ?

    • AC

      Nope… 3GS and newer…

  • Zed Sefi

    I am unable to download iOS 5 in my iTunes because it is telling me that I’m up to date. I have iOS 5.0 GM installed.

    • Kasper

      Just do a restore if you are on GM

      • Zed Sefi

        Allright I’m restoring at the moment and iTunes started downloading iOS 5 ipsw file 🙂

        But, I tried to save SHSH blobs and my TinyUmbrella couldn’t pull anything from Apple’s server. I do have the SHSH blobs for 5.0 GM, maybe these are the same blobs and that’s why I cannot download them? :/

  • maku

    guys is there any direct link for ios5?

  • Beauty


  • Paul Skinback

    Mega slow download speed

    • Dave

      Disgusting for a multi-billion $$ greedy company to not have enough servers. Have tried over 10 times and used up well over 4 gb downloading and then starting all over again. Speeds slow down to 100kb/s dial up speeds!!!!! I hate Apple. They only copied notifications from Android that’s why I wanted ios 5.0. 100kb/s as I type. My next phone will be an Android. Sick of this.

      • fingers21

        Fuck off to android then you twat! People are sick of arseholes like you whinging and threatening to go android! DO IT and stop bothering us! You think we give a shit if you have an iphone or not??!!

  • dcskyline
  • waiting

    LOL still stuck at 8 minutes it was 7 minutes before. I started the download at 10am time frame, and I think it was about 10:05 that I got through. I guess I’ll play some WOW for the time being.

  • Started downloading the update at exactly 18:01 here in UK. I have a pretty fast connection and it reached 450Mb of the 770 in about 5 minutes. Then it started trickling down at 1Kb a second for the last 30 minutes hehe. Not complaining just for your info. F 🙂

  • Mike

    IOS 5 for iPhone 4 is 774.4 MB.

  • Well i grabbed it at like 12:04 central, and it is still going…over halfway done, but still “29 minutes remaining”……been waiting months, whats another half hour i guess…..

  • franko

    just finished only took 45mins

    • Key

      same here…installing now

  • surfmike

    does the siri work when speaking spanish ????

  • Simon

    Great site here, and thanks for the direct links. The downloads are absolutely crawling. 100kb/s 67mb down 2 hours to go….

  • Joaco

    If getting error message when upgrading to iOS5 regarding previous “not-official” installations check this link support for probable fix.

  • Cooper

    I have to wait until I get home from work. With my lame slow DSL, it’s going to take forever. At least this will be the last tethered update and the last one that the entire OS has to be updated.

  • Downloading

    from the direct download link above, I’m receiving 1.5MB/sec

    • Downloading

      now just kb/sec….i was more than half way before it dropped that slow

  • Cooper

    How does the direct download work? I get that you download the file to your computer but then how do you get to install on your iPhone?

  • MrConfident

    My download speed was hella slow, I pressed pause, counted to 10, then press resume… It went back to zero, fresh download which is downloading about 5 mb per second 🙂 iOS5!!

  • Lordkramuk

    Doesnt ssem to be working for me, after “backing up” happens its coming bk with error code 3200
    Any ideas? Happens with restore as well

    • gary gatter

      same problem here. Downloaded ok, then takes a backup of my 3gs, then it says extracting software then I get unknown error 3200

      • Tom

        I got the 3200 error while using my non-standard adapter. I have the mophie power pack. I used the apple standard usb connector and it worked.

    • Cesar

      Having the same problem… downloading again for a fresh start. Let me know how is working for you. Thanks!

    • PasovecPapa

      Same here. 3 times so far…
      iPhone 4, no jailbreak, iTunes on Windows, hosts should be clear…

    • Err

      Not able to update to iOS5 here also. I’m also getting error 3200 after the backing up failure for iPhone 3GS.

    • Alygator117

      Same problem on my iphone 4. I’ve never jailbroen it, have a good internet connection, gets right to ‘verifying restore with apple’ then error 3200. Very irritating, tried 3 times so far. Let me know if someone has help getting past this.

      • Karsten

        Anyone who is having the same problem, (backing up the phone and then going to restore it but it comes up as error 3200) I had the same issue and I just plugged the phone in with my original cord that I got with the phone. I had originally tried it with a cord that I bought at wal-mart, and it didn’t work, so I changed cords to the one that came in the box and it worked like a charm. Try that and let me know if it works for you guys.

    • Collin

      I’m having the same problem!

    • Cesar

      My guess is apple servers are busy… seems to be working fine right now… just about to reboot now… I’ll keep you posted… keep trying thought!

      • Randy

        I was getting the error 3200 for several attempts on the iPad and the iPhone so I changed from one OEM cord to another OEM cord and still nothing, I disabled my anti virus, disabled my windows firewall and ran iTunes as administrator and finally it worked. iPhone is now updating and iPad has already finished.
        After reveiwing the updatelogs they seem to be hanging while trying to contact apple servers.. they are timing out, the timeout must be set very low..

        • seb

          Ive had the same problem all night, the problem is defiantly with apple servers! they must be getting hammered!

          persevere and you will get there in the end 🙂

  • Esteban Jobs

    mine downloaded in about 10 minutes

  • Key

    Update 7:
    2 Mac updates for Lion released also:
    – Lion Recovery Update
    – Mac OS X 10.7.2 – didn’t read details but includes iCloud stuff

  • surfmike

    just download ios 5 in 15 mim a that is costa rica

  • David.ism

    Downloaded in 14 minutes in Israel.

    Just finished installation.

  • JustBRock

    Any real reason to upgrade from 5.0 GM to official 5.0?

  • DownloadED

    Finally finished after 20 minutes

  • Bullfrog

    I’m almost finished downloading. It has only taken about 5 minutes. Anybody have this installed on a 3gs? Curious about the performance.

  • Dave

    Took me about 3 and a half hours. Once it started to back up and I have a lot of apps that’ll be another hour so I cancelled and am going to bed. Stuff Apple and their primitive iOS. Spent half the night got nothing. Have a 2mbit connection. I’ll stick to my Xoom Android tablet. This is my LAST Apple product. Once my iphones off contract that’s it. Innovation? I think not. They can stuff their ios 5.0 you know where. They’re way behind widgets and Honeycomb.

    • fingers21

      Fuck off to android then you twat! People are sick of arseholes like you whinging and threatening to go android! DO IT and stop bothering us! You think we give a shit if you have an iphone or not??!! Apple are leagues ahead of the game, your just to stupid to admit it!

      • Dave

        I’ve got 2 iphones and I used to have 3. So I’ve used iphones for over 3 years and was an Apple fanboy, fanatically so until I tried Android. Apple is way behind. I mean way, way behind. With iOS 5.0 you guys are just now able to perform updates over the air. I updated my Android over the air 2 months ago over the internet in a few minutes. This took 3 hours.You guys got widgets yet? Everything you do you have to open apps. I just look at my screen and I can see weather, stocks, news at a glance. can your Ios do that?

  • Alistair

    Downloaded update and now getting error 3200 when installing, iPhone 4

  • Alistair

    No idea what i did to resolve this issue 3200 but now it is updating. Strange.

  • wesselzz

    error 3200 for the second time now, i think it is because everyone is downloading at the same time the servers are kinda broken/smoking!

  • Deano

    Also getting error 3200 on iphone 4, any ideas?

  • Dominik

    Ich bin aus Österreich und habe das selbe Problem Error 3200

  • Karen

    I’m also getting error 3200… just updated my iTunes software, restarted my computer… now trying a different USB port. Grr. Trying to update mine before my boyfriend gets home so I can rub it in his face!

    • Esteban Jobs

      lol u can rub it in my face

    • Juan

      How is ur update did it it work?

    • Juan

      Can i rub my d** on your face

  • For those who receive 3200 error, just turn off the phone. After that turn it on and update IOS. Works like a chark. Good luck !

  • xophe

    error 3200: put phone in airplane modus.
    Thanks for tip on other forum.

  • …like a charm. Sorry.

  • Aelesas

    Also getting the 3200 error. Backs up iphone 3gs, starts extracting files, then get the 3200 error couldn’t restore. What’s going on?

  • Marcello

    I also getting error 3200 24123542135 times when I try to update my iPod touch 4… I am from europe

  • sms

    3200 Error iPad 2

  • Andres

    Error 3200 on CDMA iphone 4…after it extracts the software this pops up

  • Daniel

    I had error 3200 3 times. I changed the USB port my cable was plugged into to one in the back of my PC tower and then it worked 1st time.

    Don’t know if this will help anyone else but thought I’d let you know just in case

    • That worked. Thanks for the tip.

    • Cesar

      Not realized until now but it was in airplane mode and just worked fine!

  • Marcello

    am turning off / then ON =( not working

    source of problem could be few million apple users trying to update on the same time.

  • Marcello

    error 3200 server problem be patient

  • Steve A

    If you get 3200 error just keep trying, eventually it will work. Had to try 10 times on mine, but now updating ok.

  • Dimitri

    Same prob here (error 3200). Did try it now for about 6 times, but still no luck. Guess i’ll have to wait till the apple servers can handle the load.

  • Has anyone signed up for a new email address? If so, how? I’m still in the process of updating to ios5.

    Going from a tethered jailbreak of 4.3.5, I was having problems. I’m resetting my iphone from the settings and will try again.

    I tried it from DFU mode and that failed too, so hopefully the reset will do it.

  • Rasbk

    I also have the error 3200, how can i get the new software on my 3GS?

    • Steve A

      keep trying! looks like a server load issue.

  • Alan

    For all you people getting the 3200 error.. SWITCH YOUR PHONE TO AIRPLANE MODE!! That did it for me..

  • fingers21

    Wifi Sync is still slow, as it was in Beta. Hopefully Apple address this soon. I also only seem to be able to add new contacts to icloud, and not the contacts I already have in my phone.

  • james king

    ive downloaded the software, but when i try to install it on the phone i get an “internal error has occured” message.. no number or anything.. This is annoying

  • Dimitri

    Restarted my ipad 2 and put it in airplane mode, but still no luck 🙁

  • Folks, please check the updates in the post, we’ve been providing you with more info to fix issues like 3200 error.

  • Asger

    Hmmm, also getting that damn error, trying on my other PC in a minute

  • elmcs74

    i keep getting an internal error after it backs up my iphone 4 any one else have this problem ? how can i fix it

  • Balu

    No matter what do you do with the cable or with the computer…JUST KEEP TRYING!!! I’ve tried 423424 times.

  • Specter

    Switched to airplane mode, no luck, still getting error 3200. already on my 5th try 🙁

  • appleblows

    Apple is F’ing useless. Been trying to update for hours. They should have prepared for this many people trying to update. First they bring out the 4s and then they S*it on you while you waste hours of your day trying to load IOS5. F U Apple.

  • Jack

    So what is the text in the 3200 error? I am getting an Error that simply states that I have an “Internal Error” and software can not be installed on my iphone4. I dont know what to do since it does not explain what the error is. Any help?

    • elmcs74

      i have the same problem please help

  • james king

    I assume that the no error code “there was an internal error” pop up after extraction is also a server issue…

    The traffic on their networks better be cleared up later and I better be able to run iOS 5 on my phone by tonight or im ganna storm their store! Demanding they toss my salad

  • Karsten

    Anyone who is having the same problem, (backing up the phone and then going to restore it but it comes up as error 3200) I had the same issue and I just plugged the phone in with my original cord that I got with the phone. I had originally tried it with a cord that I bought at wal-mart, and it didn’t work, so I changed cords to the one that came in the box and it worked like a charm. Try that and let me know if it works for you guys.

    • james king

      if you fix your error code it is probably just that you got lucky..not because you changed the cord or put it in airplane mode..

      the server selected you… you got through to the server….thats what im guessing

      • Karsten

        The error code 3200 has nothing to do with the server. You get that error code AFTER you have already downloaded the update and while you are trying to extract the software off your phone. Therefore the server has nothing to do with it.

        • james king

          not necessarily true.. Apple servers must approve the install of OS software on your phone..

          isnt this the reason we have SHS Blobs with cydia?????

          am i missing something here?

    • Jack

      did that and nothing

  • Johny

    Airplane mode worked for me. Thanks.

  • ClearlyBlind

    Is it possible that the reason for error 3200 is due to a jailbroken iphone?

    • Karsten

      I have a jailbroken phone, got error code 3200, then i switched cords and it was fine. So no, I don’t think that it has anything to do with having a previously or currently jailbroken phone. My buddy has never jailbroken his and got the same error, then i gave him my cord and it was fine

  • fas

    the Best ios ever, but too slow downloads.

  • Steve

    Worked after the 6th try after plugging into a different USB port on my laptop.

  • Jack

    So I got it to “work” and then got an error as it was rebooting that crashed the phone.

  • james king

    lol it is not hard to see why apple is “cutting the cord”

    this system to update iOS devices is shit… glad this will be the last time i have to do it

  • frustrated

    tried updating many many times. kept getting the 3200 error and read that people just kept updating until it finally worked. so i was doing that and my ipad2 went into recovery mode but i can’t restore it because of the stupid 3200 error. anybody have any ideas?

  • Eugene

    I had to Uninstall the FreeSync app. Once I did that, everything worked fine.

  • Visnus

    put it in flight mode fixed my problem with 3200 but not swiching to usb.

  • aman

    Hei, try with airplane mode guys.. works perfectly…

  • james king

    Tried to update my ipad, after finishing the software download for ipad version of iOS 5

    “The iPad” cannot be restored at this time because the iPad software update server could not be contacted or is temporarily unavailable.

    Apple gets a FAIL for today.

    there servers have probably totally crashed at this point

  • Denis

    Have 3194 error while extracting – iPad 2 wi-fi. Any tips? Last iTunes, fully charged.

  • Asger

    OMG shit doesn’t work!

  • Jack

    Okay so I got a new error it is “The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (3004).” and this happened as it was trying to reboot so it crashed the phone and now it is in recovery mode. I keep getting the same error every time I try to Restore it. 😛 any ideas? I cant even use it anymore.

  • szeri

    its possible to update with baseband 06.15 ?

  • Dimitri

    Yessss finally worked after a zillion tries. I think it’s just the servers that are too busy all the time. Just keep trying and eventually you will succeed!

  • Asger

    I’ve tried for a couple of hours now, still won’t update

  • james king

    it just works

    • Asger

      haha! 🙂

  • Simon

    update on speed: Curiously the ETA remained 2 hours exactly for more than 2 hours, the DL speed just fell and fell. Finally, I was disconnected because I had left my router under a blanket on the sofa, and it was completely melted! I switched it off, cooled it down, switched it off, and it worked! I restarted the download as suggested and now I’m getting 600kb/s upwards… hope to have my phone updated tonight

  • frustrated

    it finally worked! after being in recovery mode, i just kept trying to restore and it finally worked.

  • Nick

    Airplane mode worked for me…update is completing as I type this

  • Hank

    Turning off my firewall seems to have solved my error 3200.

    Now i’m waiting for it to restore from a backup, and it says “Time Remaining: About 2 hours”. Did it take this long for anyone else?

  • downloaded iso5 but now its not letting me extract it. any ideas what to do?

  • ClearlyBlind

    This is ridiculus. It’s been like 5 hours now. I finally got past 3200 but now i’m getting all different kinds of errors (3014) and my iphone seems to be stuck on the start up apple logo or their little spinning loading icon….

  • Daniel

    Yes! With iOS 5 you can delete individual calls

  • Simon

    besides from a melted router, it worked out.

    First try: I got error 3014
    Tried again…worked like a charm…. Now restoring from backup.

    Next: Jailbreak

  • gary gatter

    Right, almost 5 hours and many attempts later and ios 5 is installing on my 3gs. Like many people I was getting error 3200, so followed advice on here and other sites and kept trying, after about 10 or so tries it finally worked!

  • Asger

    Goin’ to do it tomorrow, which id in 1minute

  • Matt

    Guys, if you have ever used a custom build for restoring (read: jailbreak), check your hosts file and remove the line with… (Search online how to edit the hosts file) then restart and try again!

  • fingers21

    32 hours to download for my partners 3GS?!!!! I think that’s taking the piss just a little!

  • Veonz

    It worked for me when i turned off my firewall.

  • Mr X

    Update 16 links back to the same page.

  • elmcs74

    shit is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! after like 3 hours im finaly on IOS 5 and its the best

  • james king

    got it running on my 4 after many attempts.. now trying for ipad.. hopefully it will only take 16 attempts this time instead of 32

  • HotRod

    Turn ON Airplane Mode!!!! worked after 4 hrs and 50+ attempts on iphone4, 3GS and iPad 2 on the first try.

  • mike

    try to update iphone 3gs on ipad baseband and now my phone wont find a sim card idk wat to do

  • Shy

    Hey everyone, great website, can anyone tell me how I know who of my contact have iMassage? I’ve tried to search in apple support but I just got there overview, thanks guys

    • Shy

      It was really simple, just when i’m gonna massage someone that have imassage the screen change automate.

    • Shy

      It was really simple, when I’m gonna SMS someone with imassage the text screen is change automatic

  • Dea

    Keep getting error 3194 or server is unavailable what do I do ahhhhhhhhh

    • Denis

      Same here with the Ipad 2 (wi-fi) – did reinstal iTunes, used original cabel…’s getting annoying…

  • Dea

    An getting a headache

  • Cooper

    Just started the download. It is claiming it will be done in 71 minutes. I hate my shitty DSL.

  • Apel

    if i use sn0wbreeze or tiny umbrella to preserve baseband can i use gevey?

  • it’s ok. i mean, i’m not impressed with the lock screen, I hat that lock screen. I thought you could have the “notification center” on your lock screen default. I miss my “Lockinfo” already. Not really sure how I feel about ios5 yet.

  • Dea

    Taking a break tired of the error message I think my head my explode lol who would have thought everybody in the world would b downloading at the same time? Naughty apple u should have been prepared 

  • Dea

    Seriously any suggestions on errOr 3194. It’s not a server issue and I dOnt know what to do

  • Kray-Z

    This has to be the most updates on a single page that you guys have ever done lol (bar live blogging lol)

  • roberto

    I get: An error occurred while backing up this iPhone (-48). Would you like to continue to update this iPhone?

    I heard others had this problem too.

  • Mickey

    Installed iOS5 onto my iPhone 3GS 32GB old bootrom! this OS is so much faster then iOS4 and awesome. Not only that but since I got the old bootrom I get unthedered jailbreak thanks to sn0wbreeze which is sweet 🙂

  • rocky

    I got error 3002 on my iPad 2 , Please help :'(

  • rocky

    Another solution :1. Be sure you have iTunes 10.5 installed
    2.Download iOS 5 IPSW specific to your device, save it somewhere that is easy to find
    3.Launch iTunes 10.5 and then…
    Mac users: hold down the OPTION key then click on “Restore”, locate the aforementioned IPSW file
    Windows users: hold down the SHIFT key and then click on “Restore”, point iTunes to the downloaded IPSW file

    • Dea

      Nope still got error 3194. I am just bout to give up I don’t know what else to do

  • fas

    iOS 5 for iPad 2? How much MB?

  • Follow these steps to fix error 3194:
    Download TinyUmbrella from
    Launch it.
    Click on the “Advanced” tab.
    Uncheck “Set Hosts to Cydia on Exit”
    Click on “Apply Changes”
    Reboot your PC/Mac.

    • Denis

      Had this 3194 error for almost a day – and finally fixed it by removing last line in host file (after using previously sn0wbreez).

  • heather

    ok so i got my iphone updated but i didn’t get the imessage app or the new lockscreen, so whats up with that? anyone else have problems like that?

  • AdamsMoon

    i’ve downloaded the iphone 4 ios 5 ,now it’s stuck in the restore about 65% , please i need help .

  • Esteban Jobs


    the problem im having is that i have all my notifications (i.e. texts, facebook, reminders) set as banners. when in lock screen mode im still getting the bubble instead of the banner. i have tried reseting all the notifications back and forth but never get banners. syncing to itunes did not help. sometimes they show as banners in lock mode if the message comes thru, then i hit the lock button it will turn from a bubble to a banner. i havent seen this reported anywhere yet and was wondering if anybody had a similar issue.

    • Esteban Jobs

      Also in the Reminders App it seems that i only have the option to set a reminder for a certain day and have no option to set a reminder when i arive at/leave a certain location, ive seen this option in videos and it has been noted as a key point for this app. Anybody else??

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