iOS 4.2.1 GM to Official iOS 4.2

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MACWINT, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. MACWINT macrumors newbie

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    Will i be able to update to the official iOS 4.2 today if i have already updated using the iOS 4.2.1 GM last week? Or are they both the same?
     
  2. anjinha macrumors 604

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    They're the same.
     
  3. petvas macrumors 601

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    Now that the question was answered, I wonder how many people will ask the exact same thing :)
    I am sure we will see ten more threads about that.
     
  4. purpleclad macrumors member

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    So I'm assuming if I downloaded just the first GM, iTunes will see the public release as new version that is available for download.?.?
     
  5. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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    Anyone have a direct link to download the update?

    I have the beta 4.2 (not 4.2.1) and iTunes is telling me I already have the latest version and does not update. I need the direct download link so I can manually update.
     
  6. RagingGoat macrumors 6502

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    iOS 4.2 Beta 1 to Public Release

    I have the first beta of 4.2 on my iPad Build # 8C5091e. I'm not a registered developer but got the files and installed it when the beta was first released. When I go to update my iPad to the public release it tells me my iPad already has the latest software installed. How can I get the public release on there?
     
  7. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    It's not going live till 10am Pacific time (That's in an hour).
     
  8. chrfr macrumors 603

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    You'll need to wait like everyone else– it's not yet been released.
     
  9. RagingGoat macrumors 6502

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    I read that but it tells me that 4.2 is the latest and that it's already installed. That's why I was wondering about it. I guess I will try again in an hour or so.
     
  10. telefunkal macrumors newbie

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    I'm having this problem also, updating from 4.2 beta 3 iTunes simply says that I am already up to date. Could anyone help?
     
  11. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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    4.2 isn't out, so an "update" won't do anything at the moment

    If you can't upgrade normally from a Beta/GM to the final build then do this

    Go here

    http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/

    When they post a link to the official 4.2, download it and then (alt/shift + click) to upgrade to the newest 4.2. This website does NOT host any betas/GM's, but only LINKS to official apple firmware from apple.com
     
  12. telefunkal, Nov 22, 2010
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  13. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    *Bangs head against wall* Does anyone read!?
     
  14. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    I was going to write the same exact thing...
     
  15. jonnyb098 macrumors 68020

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    I agree. One would think that if someone has the technical "know-how" to both find and manually upgrade to 4.2.1 that they wouldn't be getting click happy on the update button. THIS MEANS ITS NOT AVAILABLE YET PEOPLE! Apple didn't magically block the "check for update" button from working on your computer. :p
     
  16. emil10001 macrumors newbie

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    I have been click-happy on the update button, and it just noticed that the update was there. So, I'm pulling it down now!
     
  17. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

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    Could someone confirm what the build number is for the final 4.2? is it really the same as the 4.2.1 GM for sure?

    Something strange happened to me with 4.2.1 GM. Last night I was customizing settings and working on it without any problems. This morning, it prompt me for an unlock password, which I never setup.
    In the end, I had to reset and restore from backup; I only lost the customizations I did last night. :(

    I don't recall ever enabling unlock password, but if I did, then there's a bug, as I didn't actually typed a password on it, and it wouldn't let me unlock it with a blank password either. Anyone willing to try this??
     
  18. telefunkal macrumors newbie

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  19. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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  20. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Weird, the iPad1,1_4.2.1_8C148 file I got a few days ago was 578MB, and today's release is 551MB. What happened?
     
  21. alfmoonspace macrumors member

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  22. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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    No, you are wrong. I did a normal "check for updates" and my 3GS and iPhone 4 both updated to 4.2.1.
     
  23. petvas macrumors 601

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    I saw that too. Maybe I should update..The same goes for the iPhone 4 update file.
     
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  25. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

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    I have downloaded the new file and it's identical to 4.2.1 GM. I use the diff command in the terminal to compare both files.

    I also noticed that during download, Safari reports a larger file size, but once it completes, both files are identical. I think Safari is miscalculating the file size.
     

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