5.1 ota

Gaura Mohana

macrumors regular
Original poster
Feb 24, 2011
165
18
Gainesville, FL
Hi
I'm trying to update to 5.1 OTA on my 4s. I was going through a airport, and I started it there. It did some part, and I had to get on the plane.

Now that I reached where I was going, I connected to wifi, and tried downloading.. Now it says "estimating time remaining" and crashes in a minute or two.

What can I do? How can I update? >700 mb is a little big to download here.
 

Arnezie

macrumors 65816
Oct 10, 2011
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Might have to shut it down and restart , do it when you have time to let it complete.
 

AlexIamandi

macrumors newbie
Feb 4, 2011
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Hold both power and home buttons for couple of secounds 'till the screen turns grey. Then release the home button. Connect it to wi-fi, and you'll be good to go!
 

Indecisi0n

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Feb 19, 2012
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Where did you fly to ?
 

superstrikertwo

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Jun 9, 2008
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Try manually updating via iTunes on your computer. Or if you don't sync to a computer but sync to iCloud. Backup to iCloud first then go to Settings.app > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings (note this won't backup music) and then restore from your iCloud backup upon setup and try the update again.

Reseting All Settings might work as well.
 

ericg301

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Jun 15, 2010
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You're not really missing much. I'd wait til your on a stable connection before updating. Otherwise, you're risking a bricking...
 

lordofthereef

macrumors G5
Nov 29, 2011
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Boston, MA
Here come the thumbs down, I can feel it... BUT

What on earth is so important to people about an update that they are doing it at an airport, while away from power (and low battery) etc.? :confused: While traveling, my phone is my lifeline if I need help, or just plain need information; I would never screw with any new software updates (not even apps that I use frequently, as historically we have seen many "break" after an update).

My suggestion to the OP... just do the update through iTunes itself. That should take care of you, I would suspect.
 

cynics

macrumors G4
Jan 8, 2012
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I agree. That's a ballsy move there! I felt compelled to keep the screen awake during the update process. I was even pissed when someone called me mid download. Guess I'm overly anal about that stuff lol
 

jsf721

macrumors 6502
Dec 27, 2011
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Li, NY
Hi
I'm trying to update to 5.1 OTA on my 4s. I was going through a airport, and I started it there. It did some part, and I had to get on the plane.

Now that I reached where I was going, I connected to wifi, and tried downloading.. Now it says "estimating time remaining" and crashes in a minute or two.

What can I do? How can I update? >700 mb is a little big to download here.
You need to charged up and stay above 50% battery and have a good wifi. Had same issue but after plugging in it resumed no issue.
 

Gaura Mohana

macrumors regular
Original poster
Feb 24, 2011
165
18
Gainesville, FL
I agree. That's a ballsy move there! I felt compelled to keep the screen awake during the update process. I was even pissed when someone called me mid download. Guess I'm overly anal about that stuff lol
Hah. Yesterday the OTA kept on crashing... Today morning I tried again, and it worked. So far it seems better then 5.0.1. While the download was going I was also constantly touching the screen to keep it on lol. I just didn't want it to stop once I got to start (that took a while)

Thanks guys..