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Siciliano611
Oct 5, 2011, 10:22 AM
I have tried to see if the OTA software update works, or at least tells me there is no update and all i get is "unable to check for update...an error occured while checking for a software update"...everyone else havign this issue?



Cougarcat
Oct 5, 2011, 10:33 AM
Yes, I imagine it's because they haven't enabled the software update servers yet. Wouldn't worry about it.

steveza
Oct 5, 2011, 10:37 AM
OTA updating is not supported for the GM - it's in the release notes. You need to do a restore through iTunes.

Siciliano611
Oct 5, 2011, 10:48 AM
i need to do a restore? I installed the same iOS5 GM that everyone else did yesterday that is supposedly the final release coming out next wed.....

steveza
Oct 5, 2011, 10:54 AM
i need to do a restore? I installed the same iOS5 GM that everyone else did yesterday that is supposedly the final release coming out next wed.....Ahh, I get what you are saying now, I thought you were trying to update to the GM OTA.

Yes I get the same message, I suspect that means that OTA will not be available to upgrade to the public release.

rorschach
Oct 5, 2011, 10:56 AM
Ahh, I get what you are saying now, I thought you were trying to update to the GM OTA.

Yes I get the same message, I suspect that means that OTA will not be available to upgrade to the public release.

Well, this is the public release barring some show-stopping bug. Like Cougarcat said, it's undoubtably because the software-update servers aren't online yet.

jomo25
Oct 5, 2011, 11:01 AM
I'm wondering if the GM version will still allow OTA updates as the official release will. I assume it will since its supposedly the same firmware as will be released (assuming no major issues).

And I know there's no way to test since there are no updates as of yet.

But I'd hate to upgrade with the GM, and have to re-install later. Thus, I may just wait the week to be sure.

steveza
Oct 5, 2011, 11:04 AM
Well, this is the public release barring some show-stopping bug. Like Cougarcat said, it's undoubtably because the software-update servers aren't online yet.True, but the public will not be using the OTA method to get it. OTA updating is a feature of IOS 5 so anyone with IOS 4x will have to use iTunes first.

Various IOS 5 betas either did or did not support OTA updates (I can't remember which ones right now) so it seems likely to me that the upgrade from GM to public release will also be a restore.

deeddawg
Oct 5, 2011, 11:05 AM
Like Cougarcat said, it's undoubtably because the software-update servers aren't online yet.

Which is most likely because it's still not a released product. I wouldn't worry about it unless it's still there after the official drop on Oct 12th; and even then until there's an update to be downloaded I don't think it's worth worrying about.

it seems likely to me that the upgrade from GM to public release will also be a restore.

If the build doesn't change, according to other posters, there should be no reason to do an upgrade to the public release from the GM. However anyone loading the GM should be aware that they may need to do a restore at some point.

steveza
Oct 5, 2011, 11:13 AM
If the build doesn't change, according to other posters, there should be no reason to do an upgrade to the public release from the GM. However anyone loading the GM should be aware that they may need to do a restore at some point.True. We'll have to wait until 5.1 comes out to see what is required.

mkaen
Oct 12, 2011, 01:13 PM
Still getting this as of today. Should we be concerned?

barnetty
Oct 12, 2011, 01:17 PM
it is my understanding that the GM build == the official launch version so I wouldn't be concerned.

deeddawg
Oct 12, 2011, 01:20 PM
it is my understanding that the GM build == the official launch version so I wouldn't be concerned.

For grins, I downloaded the final for iphone4 GSM. MD5 checksum matches the GM.

AMDENCO
Oct 12, 2011, 02:18 PM
For grins, I downloaded the final for iphone4 GSM. MD5 checksum matches the GM.

so you just downloaded the offical release today and are still getting the error?

Tinny
Oct 12, 2011, 03:27 PM
so you just downloaded the offical release today and are still getting the error?

No, he just said that the GM is exactly the same version that popped out today

Anyway, I still get the error message when checking for OTA upgrade, and I'd like to know if the ones that installed the 'official' ios5 version are getting the same message.

grapes911
Oct 12, 2011, 03:30 PM
If you are on iOS 5 GM or today's release (which are the same) then you have nothing to upgrade to. I wouldn't be worried. Some of the betas worked fine with OTA. I'm sure it's all good.

charliehifi
Oct 12, 2011, 03:39 PM
My OTA updater now says I have the most current version.

Tinny
Oct 12, 2011, 03:49 PM
My OTA updater now says I have the most current version.

Mine too! 10 minutes ago it was different.
Perfect, that's what I expected

LIVEFRMNYC
Oct 12, 2011, 03:58 PM
OTA updating is not supported for the GM - it's in the release notes. You need to do a restore through iTunes.

Talk about misguided info .........

3bs
Oct 12, 2011, 04:04 PM
Mine is now showing this too. I guess people on GM don't have to worry.

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