iOS 5 on my iPad2?

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by epiciphonehack, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    Should I update my iPad 2 to iOS 5? How do you do it without a UDID? Why shouldn't I? Does it void the warranty? If you guys could just help me with this because I've been trying to figure this out forever, but never got a straight answer. If you guys could give me some info, that would be great.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    #2
    Don't update to iOS 5 now, it'll be a waste of time, the official update should be out soon sometime this month.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    I have yet to see anyone claim to have done it without a UDID. I agree, wait a couple weeks and you can get it for real.
     
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    thewitt

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    You cannot install the beta without registering your UDID. It's intended for developers to test code against, NOT for use on production devices.

    -t
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Except this isn't a beta, it's a GM. And yes, you can install it without a registered UDID, just like all other GM builds before it :)

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    GM = official final version unless something very weird happens
     
  6. macrumors member

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    Do u know where can i find the GM already?
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Loving iOS 5 even more than jb iPad 2. Google is your friend to find iOS 5 GM.
     
  8. macrumors member

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    Just upgraded to iOS 5 right now on my iPad2 (not jailbroken, and without a registered UDID), piece of cake without any hiccups. UDIDs are now irrelevant when it comes to using iOS 5 before the public release.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt I will be updating my iPad2 to iOS 5 next week because I don't think it will be jailbreakable for quite some time. If I could downgrade my iOS back to 4.3.3 after trying 5.0, I might. But that's not happening, so guess I will stick to updating my iPhone 4 only. I hate that I might be waiting months again for a new jailbreak.
     
  10. macrumors member

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    I think you're wrong, as the JBers have had plenty of time to prepare for this. I would not be surprised at all if the untethered JB comes out the same day as the public release of iOS 5.
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    Just wait until October 12th when Apple release it officially (I think that's the date they said :p!) :D.
     
  12. pasipple, Oct 5, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2011

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    pasipple

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    I just installed IOS5 GM on my iPad2...works great...very easy...and I'm not JB'k on the iPad so no concern about that.

    You will need iTunes 10.5 beta 9 (latest)...
    http://www.etech9.com/itunes-10-5-beta-9-windows-mac-download/#more-338

    and IOS5 GM...
    http://www.macpost.net/1815/download-ios-5-gm-ipsw-for-iphone-ipod-touch-ipad-2/

    I just wanted to get a jump on IOS5...I believe IOS5 is the best IOS upgrade in the history of the iPhone...lots of cool new apps and features...

    I'll install the official IOS5 on October 12th...
     
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    ECUpirate44

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    Your link to iTunes 10.5 beta 9 for mac is broken.
     
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    pasipple

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    Just tried it and it worked for me. Near the bottom of the webpage you have the choice of PC or Mac...
     
  15. macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_6 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8E200 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Hmm... Im not able to update my ipad2. I have the right gm ios and correct itunes version, but when i click restore it extracts the firmware but then fails when it trys to validate with apple. What am i doing wrong...
    Any tutorial or list up to show the correct steps?
     
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    pasipple

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    Place the firmware file on your desktop. When you restore you need hit the option key from the keyboard and then hit the restore button on iTunes simultaneiously. Then locate and select the firmware on your desktop. That should be it. ITunes will take some time to process the restore and then it will be installed on your iPad.
     
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    ECUpirate44

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    Trying to update to iOS5 GM, my itunes keeps saying my iPad is not eligible for the requested build, but I'm positive i have the right ipsw. iPad 2 on 4.3.5, running OSX 10.7.1. iTunes 10.5 beta 9. Also tried on beta 7.
     
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    pasipple

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    Don't have an answer to your problem...

    I installed iTunes 10.5 beta 9 and IOS5 GM and it runs flawlessly on my iPad2 and iPhone4...also using OSX 10.7.1. Perhaps you got a bad ipsw? Might try downloading it from another site.
     
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    ECUpirate44

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    I've tried tons of them lol. So frustrating.
     

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