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sidefx
Oct 12, 2011, 01:18 PM
Im at work on a fast connection so its better to download here.

AT&T iPhone 4 (GSM)
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-8358.20111012.FFc34/iPhone3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

Verizon iPhone 4 (CDMA)
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-9743.20111012.vjhfp/iPhone3,3_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPhone 3Gs
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-8356.20111012.SQRDT/iPhone2,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPad 1
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-8357.20111012.DTOrM/iPad1,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPad 2
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-9618.20111012.Zxb22/iPad2,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPod Touch 3gen
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/061-8360.20111012.New3w/iPod3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPod Touch 4gen
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/061-9622.20111012.Evry3/iPod4,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

How to install:

1. Locate and download an iOS 5 IPSW file from the web

2. Launch iTunes and Option-Click (Mac) or Shift-Click (PC) on the “Check for Update” button to restore the iPhone

3. Select the iOS 5 IPSW and proceed with its installation onto the iPhone



jonnydowe
Oct 12, 2011, 01:22 PM
Do you have the links for iPad 2 32GB WiFi?

sidefx
Oct 12, 2011, 01:24 PM
iPad 1
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-8357.20111012.DTOrM/iPad1,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPad 2
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-9618.20111012.Zxb22/iPad2,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

androiphone
Oct 12, 2011, 01:27 PM
iPod touch 4th gen: http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/061-9622.20111012.Evry3/iPod4,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPod touch 3rd gen: http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/061-8360.20111012.New3w/iPod3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPhone 4 GSM: http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-8358.20111012.FFc34/iPhone3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPhone 3GS: http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-8356.20111012.SQRDT/iPhone2,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

Applejuiced
Oct 12, 2011, 01:31 PM
Thank you, I was looking for links to download the official ipsw's.

Acronym
Oct 12, 2011, 01:37 PM
should post all of those in the op that way they don't get lost :) thanks though!

Bryguy78
Oct 12, 2011, 01:57 PM
Once you download the file what do you do from there? I am new at this and don't want to wait until I get home.

Thanks

Tinlad
Oct 12, 2011, 02:13 PM
Can anyone provide md5 or SHA-1 hashes for the above files? In particular, the iPhone 4 (GSM) and iPad (original) files?

My Internet connection is extremely ropey at the moment, and so I want to make sure that whatever I download isn't corrupted!

Thanks!

adityashah1989
Oct 12, 2011, 02:17 PM
What if a friend has already downloaded iOS5 for iPad from iTunes, can I copy the ipsw file from his computer to mine and update my iPad as well, without having to download the whole software? If so where do I find the ipsw file on his computer?

Acronym
Oct 12, 2011, 02:34 PM
What if a friend has already downloaded iOS5 for iPad from iTunes, can I copy the ipsw file from his computer to mine and update my iPad as well, without having to download the whole software? If so where do I find the ipsw file on his computer?

yes you can it will be saved here if he is on a PC running windows 7:

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates

or here C:\My documents\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates If he is on anything less then windows I believe not sure for mac's though.

you will need to make your computer show hidden files bly clicking this

eastercat
Oct 12, 2011, 02:34 PM
Instructions in the original post.
Once you download the file what do you do from there? I am new at this and don't want to wait until I get home.

Thanks

billnye97
Oct 12, 2011, 02:39 PM
Thanks, trying through iTunes was killing me.

cjmillsnun
Oct 12, 2011, 03:01 PM
Im at work on a fast connection so its better to download here.

AT&T iPhone 4
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-8358.20111012.FFc34/iPhone3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

Verizon iPhone 4
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-9743.20111012.vjhfp/iPhone3,3_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPhone 3Gs
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-8356.20111012.SQRDT/iPhone2,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPad 1
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-8357.20111012.DTOrM/iPad1,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPad 2
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-9618.20111012.Zxb22/iPad2,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPod Touch 3gen
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/061-8360.20111012.New3w/iPod3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPod Touch 4gen
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/061-9622.20111012.Evry3/iPod4,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

How to install:

1. Locate and download an iOS 5 IPSW file from the web

2. Launch iTunes and Option-Click (Mac) or Shift-Click (PC) on the “Check for Update” button to restore the iPhone

3. Select the iOS 5 IPSW and proceed with its installation onto the iPhone


Why not alter to say GSM iPhone 4 instead of AT&T? Not all of us are from the US!

Forgeron
Oct 12, 2011, 03:13 PM
Why not alter to say GSM iPhone 4 instead of AT&T? Not all of us are from the US!

I think more Americans would be confused about GSM (they might not understand, and they do understand AT&T) than foreigners would be. Googling "AT&T gsm or cdma" is very easy.

But I guess they could have added both pieces of info. :)

rayjay86
Oct 12, 2011, 03:20 PM
I have the most recent beta version of iOS 5 installed on my phone from a few weeks ago by a friend with a dev account.

When I plug into iTunes it says "your software is up to date". I'm running 5.0 (9A531e) which I don't think is the most current.

If I update using the links you posted will that put me into the newest version?

Thanks

kkamann
Oct 12, 2011, 03:32 PM
My browser downloaded these files and saved them as .ZIP files. Do I need to simply rename them to .IPSW before trying to run the update?

slnko-v-sieti
Oct 12, 2011, 03:35 PM
Re:Renaming .ZIP to .IPSW: Yes, a simple rename should work.

kkamann
Oct 12, 2011, 03:39 PM
May want to modify the OP to inform folks this might happen depending on their browser (I used IE8 at work to download). I imagine this might happen to a lot of people.

kicko
Oct 12, 2011, 03:40 PM
updating from this file will it set iphone up with a fresh install or as an upgrade?

Dhelsdon
Oct 12, 2011, 03:44 PM
Why not alter to say GSM iPhone 4 instead of AT&T? Not all of us are from the US!

I agree, I am from Canada and I wasn't sure which one was which. But you answered my question already. It's a one minute fix and you'll save many people from the confusion.

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updating from this file will it set iphone up with a fresh install or as an upgrade?

It will be a fresh install.

jamestech
Oct 12, 2011, 03:48 PM
I too would like the MD5's (more specifically for iPhone 4 GSM).

Or perhaps a question could be answered for me instead?

I have the GM and would like to know if there is a difference between the GM and the Public release.

The MD5 I have for the GM is:
8ac7ae6a7f6fadbd34ba9abacd15e2dc

**Edit**

I can confirm the MD5 for the public release is the same for the GM... To be clear for anyone scanning over this...

The MD5 and file of the iPhone 4 GSM is as follows...
MD5 (iPhone3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw) = 8ac7ae6a7f6fadbd34ba9abacd15e2dc
Link: http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-8358.20111012.FFc34/iPhone3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

kicko
Oct 12, 2011, 03:49 PM
It will be a fresh install.

thanks, so thats not really an option if you want to perform as an update i guess

kkamann
Oct 12, 2011, 04:00 PM
No offense to dhelsdon, but I would like to seek further clarification on the update vs fresh install question. Are these the EXACT files I would get if I went through the iTunes "Check for Updates" normally like everyone else? All I care about is that these files work exactly as if I got the files the regular way through iTunes.

He might be saying that it's technically a "fresh install" for the OS itself (vs a patch), but it may not mean the entire iDevice is wiped out (including apps/media/data/etc) either. But I'm no expert by any means.

iTundra
Oct 12, 2011, 04:02 PM
Can this be downloaded and run from another directory on a WinXP machine? EG, not enough disk space for 'documents and settings/username/application data/apple computer/*' where it would normally go, but I have several terabytes on attached storage where itunes lib is stored.

Thanks,

kicko
Oct 12, 2011, 04:06 PM
No offense to dhelsdon, but I would like to seek further clarification on the update vs fresh install question. Are these the EXACT files I would get if I went through the iTunes "Check for Updates" normally like everyone else? All I care about is that these files work exactly as if I got the files the regular way through iTunes.

He might be saying that it's technically a "fresh install" for the OS itself (vs a patch), but it may not mean the entire iDevice is wiped out (including apps/media/data/etc) either. But I'm no expert by any means.

thats my question and i guess that just made it more unclear :)

Jedi5
Oct 12, 2011, 04:09 PM
Im at work on a fast connection so its better to download here.



iPhone 3Gs
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-8356.20111012.SQRDT/iPhone2,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw


How to install:

1. Locate and download an iOS 5 IPSW file from the web

2. Launch iTunes and Option-Click (Mac) or Shift-Click (PC) on the “Check for Update” button to restore the iPhone

3. Select the iOS 5 IPSW and proceed with its installation onto the iPhone

anyone else have problems with this link and 3GS install?
i've tried this file twice and now both times came up with the "3002" error.
help?

Jibbajabba
Oct 12, 2011, 04:15 PM
wow - download ETA via iTunes for bot iPad and iPhone : 9!!!!! hours.
Downloaded direct files in our datacenter for both in less than two minutes ... gonna be a quick update later on (hopefully).

DieAllianz
Oct 12, 2011, 04:28 PM
what is this?
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-1317.20111012.UVTgr/iPhone4,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iphone4,1? maybe update from Beta?

kkamann
Oct 12, 2011, 04:33 PM
I'm guessing from reading through that 15-page out of control thread about how people can't get their iphone to update and "bricking" their phone, this method is the way to go. I've looked online and there are many other places pointing to these same files as well. I have not seen any pointing to any other ios5 IPSW files. I'm confident that these are the exact same files that all those other folks in that other thread are freaking out about not getting through itunes. I have both IPSWs for my iphone and my ipad in a thumb drive in my pocket and I am about ready to go home.

p.s. One guy on the other thread said he downloaded the file that was mentioned in this thread and it worked like a charm. He didn't say anything about losing his apps/music/pics/etc or having to reload them. That's a good sign as well.

adityashah1989
Oct 12, 2011, 04:33 PM
Getting error 3002 for my iPad. Any help?

oodl
Oct 12, 2011, 04:39 PM
i followed these instructions and updated to ios 5 without any issues. before upgrading, i did a full backup on ios 4. then i did a complete restore to ios 5 rather than an incremental upgrade.

i always made sure to upgrade to the most recent itunes and lion.

i'm on 32gb verizon iphone 4.

concernedone
Oct 12, 2011, 05:59 PM
THANK YOU SO MUCH!

I really hope in the future Apple would allow you to upgrade from a beta to the final release automatically!!!

Beerye3
Oct 12, 2011, 06:15 PM
Anyone happen to know the md5 for the iPad 1 ipsw?

I too would like the MD5's (more specifically for iPhone 4 GSM).

Or perhaps a question could be answered for me instead?

I have the GM and would like to know if there is a difference between the GM and the Public release.

The MD5 I have for the GM is:
8ac7ae6a7f6fadbd34ba9abacd15e2dc

**Edit**

I can confirm the MD5 for the public release is the same for the GM... To be clear for anyone scanning over this...

The MD5 and file of the iPhone 4 GSM is as follows...
MD5 (iPhone3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw) = 8ac7ae6a7f6fadbd34ba9abacd15e2dc
Link: http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-8358.20111012.FFc34/iPhone3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

kkamann
Oct 12, 2011, 06:37 PM
How do you do a complete restore/install vs incremental upgrade with this method? How do you choose between one or the other?

nickn
Oct 12, 2011, 07:29 PM
How do you do a complete restore/install vs incremental upgrade with this method? How do you choose between one or the other?
You don't. All installs are a complete erase and restore. Make sure your device is backed up or you will loose everything.

johnc22
Oct 12, 2011, 07:39 PM
I download files for both my iPhone 4 and my iPad 2 and both result in 3002 error. :(

I'm trying the iPhone through iTunes again as the download speed is now more reasonable. I really hope this is the last time I have to download a 700+ MB :eek: iOS update (OTA deltas, please).

Ponderous
Oct 12, 2011, 07:44 PM
Getting error 3002 for my iPad. Any help?

Same error on my vzw iPhone 4

Jaben3421
Oct 12, 2011, 07:44 PM
I got my Apple TV updated, gonna brave an upgrade for my iPod, than my iPad, & maybe my iPhone. Wish me luck! ;)

nickn
Oct 12, 2011, 07:46 PM
I download files for both my iPhone 4 and my iPad 2 and both result in 3002 error. :(

I'm trying the iPhone through iTunes again as the download speed is now more reasonable. I really hope this is the last time I have to download a 700+ MB :eek: iOS update (OTA deltas, please).

There's no reason to download the update over and over. The servers are being hammered right now which means there's nothing you can do about it. You'll just be wasting bandwidth for no reason.

Ponderous
Oct 12, 2011, 07:47 PM
I download files for both my iPhone 4 and my iPad 2 and both result in 3002 error. :(

I'm trying the iPhone through iTunes again as the download speed is now more reasonable. I really hope this is the last time I have to download a 700+ MB :eek: iOS update (OTA deltas, please).

Same here. How should I try again? I start iTunes and click update and it goes to backing up and the status bar never moves.

uefigs139
Oct 12, 2011, 09:08 PM
For anyone using one of those links and have a slow download rate, pause the download and resume it. I did this a few times and finally got a connection that is maxing out my connection.

kring
Oct 12, 2011, 09:15 PM
The instructions are incorrect. you MUST copy the IPSW file to the iTunes software update folder or you will keep getting the 3002 error.

here's the proper file location for Win7
C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates

as soon as you copy, then click the update button and you'll be off and running!

peedub
Oct 12, 2011, 09:57 PM
No offense to dhelsdon, but I would like to seek further clarification on the update vs fresh install question. Are these the EXACT files I would get if I went through the iTunes "Check for Updates" normally like everyone else? All I care about is that these files work exactly as if I got the files the regular way through iTunes.

He might be saying that it's technically a "fresh install" for the OS itself (vs a patch), but it may not mean the entire iDevice is wiped out (including apps/media/data/etc) either. But I'm no expert by any means.


Exactly the same file as if you were doing an update, or a restore.

If you place the file in ~/Library/iTunes/iPhone software update/ (or something along those lines, I'm at work at the moment) you can then click on update in itunes, and it will use the file you put there.

mkss55442
Oct 12, 2011, 10:08 PM
The instructions are incorrect. you MUST copy the IPSW file to the iTunes software update folder or you will keep getting the 3002 error.

here's the proper file location for Win7
C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates

as soon as you copy, then click the update button and you'll be off and running!

I'm still getting the 3002 error. Update...I thought I still had to do the Shift-Click step. After following your instructions exactly, the update went fast. Much faster than the 8 hours estimate I was getting through iTunes. Thanks for the tip.

alexpja
Oct 12, 2011, 10:11 PM
Also, on a Mac...

option-Update and updating to the iOS 5 IPSW you have downloaded will also work, as I couldn't update to the iOS 5 GM from beta 7 using an OTA. All info will still be on the iDevice.

(Alt-Update for Windows? Haven't used Win in a while)

I'm still getting the 3002 error.

Unsure if you are getting this because of:

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/10/12/error_3200_massive_ios_5_demand_hinders_apples_servers.html

dontspamjay
Oct 12, 2011, 10:13 PM
Option Click Restore not Update

Ponderous
Oct 12, 2011, 10:19 PM
I tried the tip about placing the Ipsw files. I discovered the same sized file that iTunes had downloaded on prior attempts today. I deleted that and replaced with the downloaded Ipsw from the apple server. Same error.

So, I deleted the file. Restart pc and hard restart iPhone. Try again. This time it prompts to download the update since the file is missing. After the 10 minute download it again goes to backup my iPhone and it again hangs. I don't get it. How is the backup caused by apple's servers being slammed? I'm missing something here.

Maschil
Oct 12, 2011, 10:19 PM
Exactly the same file as if you were doing an update, or a restore.

If you place the file in ~/Library/iTunes/iPhone software update/ (or something along those lines, I'm at work at the moment) you can then click on update in itunes, and it will use the file you put there.

http://webtrickz.com/where-does-itunes-storesave-iphone-software-updates-or-firmware-files-on-windows-mac/

that is the best explanation i have seen

Applejuiced
Oct 12, 2011, 11:21 PM
Im sorry if this is a dumb question but why no links for the 5.0 ipsw for the 4S?

tanneritekid
Oct 12, 2011, 11:33 PM
Im sorry if this is a dumb question but why no links for the 5.0 ipsw for the 4S?

cuz its already on the phone???

:confused:

Applejuiced
Oct 12, 2011, 11:43 PM
cuz its already on the phone???

:confused:

What if someone wants to do a restore to their 4S?
They will still have to download the ipsw.

sidefx
Oct 13, 2011, 04:31 AM
I installed the ipsw file from my desktop the option click allows you to select the file from anywhere. I have always down that for all my major updates. My home connect slows to a crawl on major release days...

I do not have the links to the 4S that's why its not here...

Tesyz
Oct 13, 2011, 04:33 AM
The update for the iPad 2 is the same than the iPhone, why ?

androiphone
Oct 13, 2011, 06:36 AM
What if someone wants to do a restore to their 4S?
They will still have to download the ipsw.

it's not out yet, when it is released I will be able to find the link.

The update for the iPad 2 is the same than the iPhone, why ?

really?

ps way to source me for the ipod touch and 3GS links :p

Sweetfeld28
Oct 13, 2011, 10:23 AM
This might be a dumb question...

I downloaded the GM iOS 5 release for my VZW iPhone 4, last week, after being posted to LifeHacker.

Is the GM, same as the release version? Someone told me they are different. The GM was the one supplied to developers. Could someone tell me the version number that was released yesterday so I can compare.

My version number is: 5.0 (9A334)

Thanks!

bobbyjangkins
Oct 13, 2011, 10:51 AM
Is the ios5 link for the ipad2 for the 3G or wifi?
Or do they both use the same file?

adildacoolset
Oct 13, 2011, 11:44 AM
I think more Americans would be confused about GSM (they might not understand, and they do understand AT&T) than foreigners would be. Googling "AT&T gsm or cdma" is very easy.

But I guess they could have added both pieces of info. :)

How about iPhone 4 AT&T (GSM)

sidefx
Oct 13, 2011, 01:08 PM
Im at work on a fast connection so its better to download here.

AT&T iPhone 4 (GSM)
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-8358.20111012.FFc34/iPhone3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

Verizon iPhone 4 (CDMA)
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-9743.20111012.vjhfp/iPhone3,3_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPhone 3Gs
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-8356.20111012.SQRDT/iPhone2,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPad 1
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-8357.20111012.DTOrM/iPad1,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPad 2
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-9618.20111012.Zxb22/iPad2,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPod Touch 3gen
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/061-8360.20111012.New3w/iPod3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPod Touch 4gen
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/061-9622.20111012.Evry3/iPod4,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

How to install:

1. Locate and download an iOS 5 IPSW file from the web

2. Launch iTunes and Option-Click (Mac) or Shift-Click (PC) on the “Check for Update” button to restore the iPhone

3. Select the iOS 5 IPSW and proceed with its installation onto the iPhone

Is everyone happy now?

r2k76
Oct 13, 2011, 04:53 PM
I'm happy got my phone updated works fine. thanks

robby818
Oct 14, 2011, 12:54 PM
Option Click Restore not Update

Yes, this was my mistake. You have to restore (erase the phone and re-copy your data after the OS has been upgraded) and not merely update the phone. I believe update is an option if it is a small upgrade, for ex. iOS 5.1.

androiphone
Oct 14, 2011, 02:57 PM
as promised, now it has been released, here is the iPhone 4S 5.0 firmware:

http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-1317.20111012.UVTgr/iPhone4,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

spanglersplace
Oct 17, 2011, 06:54 PM
I just downloaded the iPhone3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.zip file from cydiahelp.com and it creates a folder with these files in it..

Fireware - Folder
018-7879-364.dmg
018-7923-347.dmg
BuildManifest.plist
kernelcache.release.n90
Restore.plist

I see no IPSW file, help me, what do I do with these?

androiphone
Oct 18, 2011, 05:44 AM
the iPhone3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.zip is the ipsw you need to rename it to iPhone3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

Voina
Oct 22, 2011, 02:32 AM
Im at work on a fast connection so its better to download here.

AT&T iPhone 4 (GSM)
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-8358.20111012.FFc34/iPhone3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

Verizon iPhone 4 (CDMA)
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-9743.20111012.vjhfp/iPhone3,3_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPhone 3Gs
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-8356.20111012.SQRDT/iPhone2,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

--------------------

DATELINE SUNDAY MORNING 8:51am PT...

I used the link given above and the download is still working! It's more than halfway done and says it has 5 hours and 35 minutes remaining! Thanks for the link. I will post the results later.

V

iPad 1
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-8357.20111012.DTOrM/iPad1,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPad 2
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-9618.20111012.Zxb22/iPad2,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPod Touch 3gen
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/061-8360.20111012.New3w/iPod3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPod Touch 4gen
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/061-9622.20111012.Evry3/iPod4,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

How to install:

1. Locate and download an iOS 5 IPSW file from the web

2. Launch iTunes and Option-Click (Mac) or Shift-Click (PC) on the “Check for Update” button to restore the iPhone

3. Select the iOS 5 IPSW and proceed with its installation onto the iPhone

OKAY, so my question is:

I am downloading the link shown for the iPad 2. Is that the same software that needs to be in iTunes so that I can then put iOS5 on my iPad2?

If so, I sure hope this works, because even though I'm on DSL (nothing faster is available where I live), I have gotten errors for TWO DAYS trying to download the update. It will say at the beginning that it estimates the time to download as 20 hours. This time it got about halfway done, said there were 7 hours remaining, and then the error message ("...stopped [error -3256]") comes up.

I sure hope it works, and I sure hope that I am downloading the right software for the right purpose.

Thanks,

V. :confused:

Voina
Oct 22, 2011, 10:57 AM
I thought I was putting the Sunday Morning post below my original email. But it went above. I tried to edit, cut and paste it, but I couldn't scroll in the edit window. Sorry for the confusion!

V

Voina
Oct 22, 2011, 02:59 PM
DATELINE SUNDAY AFTERNOON 1pm:

Okay so the download stopped several times BUT when I told it to start again, it started from where it left off rather than starting all over like it was doing in iTunes! So now it says it has completed 595 or 707 mb have been completed. It estimates 2 hours and 38 minutes remaining. It says the rate it is downloading is 12.1 kb per second. Good ol' DSL!

Thanks again for the help with giving us those links!

V.:):D

UPDATE SUNDAY LATE AFTERNOON:

Now it wants a FIRMWARE UPDATE before it will let me do anything with the SOFTWARE UPDATE (that I think I successfully downloaded finally). HELP! Where do I get the firmware?

uaecasher
Oct 22, 2011, 03:37 PM
Thanks for sharing (y)

Voina
Oct 22, 2011, 04:28 PM
Okay, so it finished downloading using the direct link. I did the Option-click on Update in iTunes and it said I couldn't install because I did not have the right FIRMWARE. Now, I know from perusing this thread earlier that SOMEWHERE on here is a link to the firmware update. But I couldn't find it. I googled it and found one and am downloading it now in Safari. It says it has 9 hours and 27 minutes remaining.

By the time I get iOS 5 installed, iOS 6 will be out!!!

V.

Voina
Oct 22, 2011, 04:41 PM
i followed these instructions and updated to ios 5 without any issues. before upgrading, i did a full backup on ios 4. then i did a complete restore to ios 5 rather than an incremental upgrade.

i always made sure to upgrade to the most recent itunes and lion.

i'm on 32gb verizon iphone 4.

Did you have to install a FIRMWARE UPDATE prior to the iOS 5 update? Mine is asking me for that. I'm running Lion, trying to get iOS 5 on my MacBook Pro and my iPad2 (and iPad1 some day). I can't find the link for the firmware update now. I thought I found it, but it was an old update 3.2.1 or something.

HELP PLEASE?!
:mad::confused:

Voina
Oct 22, 2011, 05:55 PM
I installed the ipsw file from my desktop the option click allows you to select the file from anywhere. I have always down that for all my major updates. My home connect slows to a crawl on major release days...

I do not have the links to the 4S that's why its not here...

Did it make you update your firmware? I was only able to successfully download the ipsw file using the direct link, and I Option-Clicked on "Restore" in iTunes, and it said it couldn't install because my FIRMWARE wasn't up to date. When I run Software Update it says my software is up to date. I, too, am running Lion and trying to install on an iPad2. :confused:

Voina
Oct 22, 2011, 09:40 PM
Going on DAY THREE of trying to get iOS5 on my ipad2. I downloaded from the direct link after two days of failure during 19-20 hour download predictions. But when I try to bring that into iTunes (including putting it in the Users folder for mobile apps, it gives me this message:

Oh great. It went up in the cloud (my screen shot) and I don't know how to get it. Anyway it said the firmware was not compatible or something.

Would someone PLEASE give me a clue?!

I'm begging!

V

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And now it's downloading a 376.3 mb. iPhoto update that says it will take 7 hours!

I give up.

C N Reilly
Oct 22, 2011, 10:32 PM
Would someone PLEASE give me a clue?

Are you absolutely certain you have the latest version of iTunes installed? Not a beta of 10.5, but the current stable release (should show up in "About iTunes..." as 10.5.0.142)?

Also, check this thread:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1166545

shanmugam
Nov 4, 2011, 06:31 PM
thanks for this thread, OP.

MaxBurn
Nov 9, 2011, 05:45 AM
as promised, now it has been released, here is the iPhone 4S 5.0 firmware:

http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-1317.20111012.UVTgr/iPhone4,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

Thank you, could someone move this to the first post? IMO really shouldn't be buried on page 3.

WinkyMacRumors
Nov 17, 2011, 07:24 AM
Im at work on a fast connection so its better to download here.

AT&T iPhone 4 (GSM)
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-8358.20111012.FFc34/iPhone3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

Verizon iPhone 4 (CDMA)
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-9743.20111012.vjhfp/iPhone3,3_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPhone 3Gs
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-8356.20111012.SQRDT/iPhone2,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPad 1
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-8357.20111012.DTOrM/iPad1,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPad 2
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-9618.20111012.Zxb22/iPad2,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPod Touch 3gen
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/061-8360.20111012.New3w/iPod3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

iPod Touch 4gen
http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/061-9622.20111012.Evry3/iPod4,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

How to install:

1. Locate and download an iOS 5 IPSW file from the web

2. Launch iTunes and Option-Click (Mac) or Shift-Click (PC) on the “Check for Update” button to restore the iPhone

3. Select the iOS 5 IPSW and proceed with its installation onto the iPhone

Thank you for your help.