Risks for loading iOS 5 GM?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by njaremka, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. njaremka macrumors 6502

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    if i decide to load iOS 5 GM now instead of waiting for the official release, what are the risks? will i be able to load the official release when its available? or will i be screwed?
     
  2. rkahl macrumors 65816

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    Unless you purchased the developer plan from Apple, your serial number will be recorded and iPhone service will be disconnected.
     
  3. Xenc macrumors 6502a

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    The GM is the same as the official release, byte for byte. There is no risk to you or your phone when it comes to installing it. Acquiring it without a developer subscription, however, may be risky!

    Note that you won't need to upgrade next Thursday - nor will you be able to - as you'll already be running the exact same version of iOS 5 that will be released.

    This is not true.
     
  4. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    don't listen to this guy.

    the GM is safe to install and is the same as the one that will be released on the 12th unless they have a 2nd gm which is unlikely.
     
  5. pasipple macrumors 6502a

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    Ditto...
     
  6. rkahl macrumors 65816

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    What are the risks involved?
     
  7. njaremka thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks. i have the files downloaded, including itunes 10.5 beta 9, just not sure about actually doing it yet. it would be my first "tweak" to my iphone. ("tweak" => not official os load)
     
  8. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    Nothing. I loaded it onto my iP4 yesterday and it is working flawlessly. I'm really digging the notification center.
     
  9. Xenc macrumors 6502a

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    There are no risks. I was alluding to downloading the files illegally, which is always risky for many reasons, of course.
     
  10. njaremka thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i understand that downloading a file that does not come from apple may lead to getting a file that wasnt specifically made for my phone. this is also why i asked.

    if i decide to restore my iphone after the official is released, will the os file be downloaded from apple and give me the official version?
     
  11. BFW122083 macrumors 6502

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    You'll be fine, I've been using ios 5 since beta 2 (yes I have a paid dev account). You'll like it :)
     
  12. djinn macrumors 68000

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    Only risk you might experience are some apps crashing or won't open until they get updated to support 5.0. I've only had two of my apps not work; not crucial. Hopefully those will be all updated here in a week or so.
     
  13. DMVillain macrumors 6502a

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    The only thing you risk is saving time by not having to wait when everyone tries to download 5.0 at the same time on Wednesday. I would do it myself, but i require unlock #
     
  14. Lopes macrumors 6502

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    No risks, it works like a charm. In fact iOS 5 makes my iPhone 4 work MUCH faster and more fluid on the animations and transitions.

    Have a quick question with wifi sync though...I can initiate it manually, but it never does it automatically when I plug it in at night to charge...anyone have any experience?
     
  15. BFW122083 macrumors 6502

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    It won't sync to iTunes automatically, but will back up to iCloud automatically if you have that option enabled.
     
  16. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Exactly.

    OP, I sent you a PM.
     
  17. goonie4life9 macrumors regular

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    (Hopefully) Easy Fix

    I had (what I am assuming is) the same "issue." To ensure the phone syncs, check the "Open iTunes when this iPhone is connected" box on the iPhone Summary screen in iTunes.

    Hope that helps!

     

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