Yup, that’s right readers, you can now upgrade your iDevices to iOS 5. Firstly, I want to thank my friend, Navin for telling me about this and guiding me on how to do it. I won’t be able to wipe a tear if it weren’t for him. Alas, the long awaited OS is finally here.
Before I advance with the details, I would like you to proceed at own risk. I will try to make things as clear as possible here but it’s not guarantee a 100%. If you are afraid, please wait till October 12.
First, you will need to get iTunes 10.5 beta. Although some websites recommend the Beta 9 version, but currently Beta 9 for PCs (Mac lovers don’t boo me) are not hard to be found, so sticking with Beta 7 would work quite well for now. Download the iTunes 10.5 Beta 7 here and then Install it. *After you open the download direct link, please choose the hotfile platform, as that seems to be working. You will be prompt to restart after installing, so make sure you save all of your work and then restart.
Next, time to download the iOS5 🙂 Make sure you download for the make of your phone and not blindly just download any link. The full list of links can be found here. This will take a while, depending where you are, ranging from 40 minutes to 4 hours. You will see a .dmg file on your desktop once it’s done.
After extracting it, please connect your phone to iTunes and sync your newly downloaded apps to your itunes, transfer purchases and backup all the data. Then go back to the Summary Tab. For PC users, please press shift+restore; and for MAC users, please press option+restore and choose the iOS file on your desktop. LVTradegy does guide you on this part as well.
After that just sit back, relax and enjoy. Make sure you restore all of your data back to your phone. You can check out the list of features of iOS 5 here. If you really have to know the full list of the new 200+ features that comes with it, read this great article.
The notification feature is really cool and the interface of keyboard sliding down in iMessage really shows why Apple is the quality. For me, reminders app is the bomb as any thoughts or tasks can be access in a user friendly way now.