Trouble downloading iOS 5.. Very strange

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Katzel, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Katzel macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I want to download iOS 5. The download isn't automatically prompted for me when I open iTunes, so instead, I click "CHECK FOR UPDATE" in the "iPhone" section of iTunes. However, whenever I click it, a message appears that says "The version of the iPhone software (4.2.1) is the current version."

    I have an iphone 3GS.

    Any suggestions? :/
     
  2. Katzel thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. brkaus macrumors newbie

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    You need a 3GS or 4 to update. A 3G (or older) will not accept the new IOS. Your sure it is a 3GS?

    Otherwise, I wonder if you have to go to 4.3.5 first?

    Also, do you have the latest itunes?
     
  4. brkaus macrumors newbie

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    How to tell iphone model - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3939. Look at the pictures to be sure. My model number doesn't match the web page I have a 3GS with model MB715LL
     
  5. Katzel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Same, mine is MB63 something... what does that mean? Can I not download iOS5?
     
  6. brkaus macrumors newbie

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    Look at the pictures of the phone back and confirm the type. If it is a 3G then it will not upgrade past 4.2.1.

    A 3GS would have the memory amount listed on the back case under the words iPhone. If it is a 3GS it should upgrade.
     

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