How to Update iOS 5 on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, 3G, iPad 2, iPad

Newly launched iOS 5 is integrated with 200+ new features so we recommend you to upgrade your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to the latest iOS release. Now, if you are looking for the process to update your iDevice to iOS 5 then continue reading this article as it will help you out to do so.

Update iOS 5 firmware

Warning: Users who rely on unlock must stay away from stock iOS 5, as it will update your iPhone base band which is non-lockable at the moment.

How to Update to iOS 5 Firmware


  • Download iOS 5 firmware for your iDevice
  • Download and install iTunes 5 or later on your computer

Method 1


Launch iTunes on your system and connect your iDevice to system through USB


In iTunes left pane select your iDevice


Hold down “Shift” key (Windows) or “Alt”/”Option” key (Mac) and click “Restore” button in iTunes


Browse for your downloaded iOS 5 firmware file from system and select it, and let it complete the restore process and that’s it

Method 2


Connect your iDevice to computer through USB running iTunes


iOS 5 firmware availability message will pop-up, so click on “Download and Install” button there and let it complete iOS 5 install process and that’s it

See also:

Jailbreak iOS5 iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS with RedSn0w

Jailbreak iOS5 iPad with RedSn0w



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