Anyone Update iPhone 4 to IOS 5 Successfully ????

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by harcosparky, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. harcosparky macrumors 68020

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    Has anyone updated an iPhone 4 to IOS5 without problems?

    I am putting it off because of problems reported here and elsewhere, but I realize that all to often only the people with an issue speak out and those who are successful do not.


    Thanks
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Thousands if not millions have upgraded successfully.
     
  3. ftored macrumors regular

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    Yeah i woukd guess millions. I did it 2-3 days before its release and never looked back. :)
     
  4. PaulyD macrumors 6502

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    As above, millions have without issue. I have personally done 3 iPhone 4's without issue
     
  5. kolax macrumors G3

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    Apart from losing all my folders, upgrade was fine.
     
  6. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

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    Really?

    Forums are to address problems and issues, not necessarily to praise and talk about non issues. So there are millions of users who have successfully upgraded to iOS 5 without issue and continue to have no issues with iOS 5 or any of the new Apple services. I upgraded 5 devices to iOS 5 without issue.
     
  7. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a

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    Had no issue here. The only "problem" I had was getting the upgrade to download due to the massive load on the server from everyone downloading iOS 5 on the first day :p
     
  8. dmrowley macrumors 6502

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    My upgrade went without a hitch...took a few attempts to authenticate on launch day. Working perfectly for the wife now. I just bought a 4s, and she got my hand-me-down....
     
  9. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    This is exactly right. I even got my 3GS updated to iOS 5 on the first try.
     
  10. taedouni macrumors 65816

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    The only issue that I ran into was due to server overload on Apples end. (I upgraded during the first day)
     
  11. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

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    Install was incident-free here with all eligible iOS devices: iP 3GS, iP4, iPod touch4 and ipad2.
     
  12. blueroom macrumors 603

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    I did it on release day, aside from the servers being overloaded it went swimmingly.
     
  13. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I upgraded my iPhone 4 the day iOS 5 was released. I had no problems whatsoever.
     
  14. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    Aside from taking a stupidly long time to download (possibly from the servers taking a beating). And losing all my contacts for about an hour (untill I dicked with the iCloud settings and backups).

    It went successfully. (Eventually)
     
  15. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I'm at 50-50.

    My iPad, wife's iPad and daughter's iPhone updated without problem. My iPhone, wife's iPhone and son's iPhone needed to be wiped and redone (set up as new) since iTunes sync would hang at the last step and never finish.

    The sync hang as been reported tons of times on here and on Apple's discussion board, but the various solution suggestions never worked.
     
  16. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    iPhone 4 and iPad 1 both upgraded seamlessly when the GM was released. Both are on 5.0.1 now using OTA update.
     
  17. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I thought I had issues with gmail, but it was actually me. I updated and i love it!
     
  18. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    Happily running 5.0.1 on my iPhone 4 and iPad here :)
     
  19. DerekTS macrumors regular

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    No, Nobody that owns an iPhone 4 has upgraded. iOS 5 has never been downloaded yet :rolleyes:
     
  20. QQQQ2 macrumors newbie

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    Yes I had no problem upgrading at all
    However the battery life really sucked

    So.I used Ifaith 1.32 and created a 4.3.3 with my saved blobs and redid it back to 4.3.3

    The trick is using Itunes 10.3 and putting Iphone in Pwned Mode after a backup


    I was also able to go back as far as 4.01
    It is a lot easier and faster than The Tny Umbella way

    If anyone needs a detailed howto please let me know
     
  21. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    Jailbreak…there's a forum for that
     
  22. Anonymouslives macrumors 6502

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  24. kinkino1l macrumors newbie

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    Upgrade went perfect.

    Bad thing is my battery runs out quickly now.

    My battery goes down 10-20% while i sleep every night. So its about 1-4 % per hour. But if i use it, the battery drains like 10-20% an hour, sometimes even more.

    I would stay away from 5 if you dont need any of the features and want to save battery power.
     
  25. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Every iDevice I own is sitting on 5.0 waiting for the new untethered jailbreak demoed (but still a work in progress) by MuscleNerd

    All working great, even the one iPhone4 on tethered jailbreak
     

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