Downgrading iOS5 GM to iOS4 so I can upgrade to iOS 5 today!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Spooner83, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Spooner83 macrumors regular

    Spooner83

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    How do i do this? My iPad 2 isn't jailbroken and I don't want to jailbreak it. I downloaded the iOS5 GM last week and want to downgrade to iOS4 so I can update officially to iOS5 today when it get's released incase there were any bugs tat were fixed. How do I do this?
     
  2. Gatteau macrumors 6502a

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    Why do that? Go right from GM to the final release.
     
  3. Spooner83 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh cool, you can do that? Awesome!
     
  4. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a

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    The GM is the final release. If it wasn't we would've seen a second GM.
     
  5. Gatteau macrumors 6502a

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    GM is final, just not to the public. You can also keep the GM til 5.1.
     
  6. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    The GM is the same build that is going to be released today. (If history is any indication)

    There's no point at all in downgrading just to upgrade to the same software you're running now.
     
  7. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    If(like me), you're a little OCD about things like this, Just backup and then choose to restore. iTunes will download the firmware again(assuming the GM you have, isn't stored in the default location).
     
  8. koen macrumors member

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    I'm amazed that you don't know that as a developer.
     
  9. Spooner83 thread starter macrumors regular

    Spooner83

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    I'm not a developer, you didn't have to be a developer to download the iOS 5 GM! It was open to everyone, I'm suprised u didn't know that!
     
  10. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    You are incorrect. The GM was only available to developers until today.
     

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