Away from home updating?

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  1. BetsyMePoocho macrumors member

    BetsyMePoocho

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    Our satellite internet provider does not allow us enough daily bandwidth to update to iOS5. We are only allowed 400Mb download in a 24 hour period and the download speed is about 1Mb/second.

    i am planning a trip to a friends house who has high speed internet, unlimited download, and the current version of iTunes. At her house, using her iTunes, can I upgrade my iPad to iOS5?

    Thanks!
     
  2. fuxl macrumors member

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    The update is only like 40Mb if you do it over the air!
     
  3. BetsyMePoocho thread starter macrumors member

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    We have not installed the original iOS5 yet. We are still on the previous iOS.

    Is the 40mb an update to the already installed iOS5?

    We saw that to install the actual iOS5 was something like 700Mb...
     
  4. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    iOS 5 must be done thru iTunes, then the update to 5.0.1 can be done OTA.
     
  5. BetsyMePoocho thread starter macrumors member

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    OK, back to the original question...

    Can I update my iPad to iOS5 at my friends house via her iTunes?

    Or does it need to be done through iTunes on my own computer? (which we cannot accomplish due to restrictions from our internet provider).

    Thanks.
     
  6. mattburley7 macrumors 68020

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    bring your own computer to your friends house and go on there wifi and download iOS 5 via iTunes?
     
  7. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    yes bring your computer and do it otherwise everything will be erased. OTA Updates though are small once you iOS 5!
     
  8. BetsyMePoocho thread starter macrumors member

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    I am actually 1000 miles from friend's house so I will not be taking my computer there, just the iPad when I visit.

    What will be 'everything erased' if I try to update the iPad to iOS5 through friend's computer?

    Thank you for your help.
     
  9. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Holy crap! I wouldn't be paying for an ISP like that, personally.
     
  10. BetsyMePoocho thread starter macrumors member

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    Retired to a very beautiful rural place.
    Only ISP option is what we have.
    It works fine for all of our needs (e-mail, shopping, etc) EXCEPT downloading big stuff.
     
  11. donnaw macrumors 65816

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    You can update via her computer. If she has iTunes already installed just be sure to sign her out of the store and sign yourself in. Also be sure to backup your iPad before updating. Then you can update.

    She may need to do some cleanup afterward to remove your backups etc from her computer but you can do a search and locate the backups and delete them.
     
  12. OneMike macrumors 601

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    you can also pause and resume downloads. I haven't tried this over a 24 hour period so I'm not sure if there is a session limit.

    If not you can do t xxxMB in the first 24 hours. Pause it in iTunes and finish the rest later.
     
  13. BetsyMePoocho thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you very much donnaw and OneMike That was very helpful information!

    Would you happen to know how many Mb the iSO5 update actually is?

    We are reckoning that by pausing the download, and disconnecting from the iTune computer, we should still be able to use the iPad as we have not installed anything as of yet, right?
     
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  15. Wolffie macrumors regular

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    This is what I did for my Aunt.
    I downloaded iTunes and the *.ipsw file for her ipad2
    then took the data on a USB drive and loaded it on her computer and installed
    No issues. Make sure the USB drive is formatted in FAT 32 so all computers can read the files.

     
  16. BetsyMePoocho thread starter macrumors member

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    Wolffie and mattburley7 thank you very much!

    Looks like you have provided the solution to our problem.

    We appreciate your input.
     
  17. The General macrumors 601

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    Yeah, or find a torrent for the firmware package and use that. You can definitely pause and resume torrents.
     
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