iOS5 GM Upgrade

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mixstar336, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. mixstar336 macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2007
    Will users of iOS beta be able to ota to the GM when it is available or will it need to be a complete install to move to the GM?
  2. AIP5 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 2, 2011
    I'd imagine it has to be an iTunes update since you're basically updating the entire OS, right? Kind of like iOS 4 to iOS 5. That way, any bugs left from the betas are wiped out of the iPhone.

    Not a developer here though, so not 100% sure.
  3. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2008
  4. Tom8 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2010
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    It won't be OTA, the facility to do OTA updates isn't present in iOS 4.X

    They could spin it as "Give your sync cable one last hurrah, because you won't need it where we're going!" with the whole iCloud, iTunes in the Cloud, WiFi sync & OTA updates in iOS 5
  5. boss.king macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    Don't you need the sync cable to charge the phone to do wifi syncing though?
  6. al256 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2001
    Automatically? Yes.

    Manually? No.
  7. budd1elee macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2011
    That has nothing to do with the question. While you are correct, OTA updates aren't possible within iOS4.x, you have to be a developer to install the GM's and thusly would likely already have one of the iOS5 betas installed, giving you that capability(assuming beta 4 or newer). Will it be available OTA? Who knows, Apple may require a clean install but, that has nothing to do with not having the capabilities.
  8. ah123 macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2011
    OP asked about going from iOS 5 beta up to GM, not from 4.x to GM.

    Anyway, I'm so happy I have a busy day ahead so that I don't sit here refreshing MR every 5 seconds!

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