Urgent - need internet to upgrade to iOS 5?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by numegil, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. numegil macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2009

    I'm currently running one of the iOS 5 beta builds (beta 7), and my phone is jailbroken so that I can use internet tethering. I'm leaving for a week long trip today, so I need to update to the real iOS 5 before I leave since the beta expires on the 20th.

    The complication is that my phone is currently my only source of internet (tethering). So I can download iTunes and the iOS 5 firmware no problem, but I'm wondering if I would need internet at any point after that, since once I start installing on my phone, my only source of internet disappears.

    Is internet on my Mac needed for any registration type stuff, or is all done strictly on the phone over 3G?

  2. Saberon macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008
    Yes you need internet to "verify the restore with Apple"
  3. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Coffee shop, library, friends house. Their must be WiFi access somewhere nearby.
  4. numegil thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2009
    Yeah, that's probably what's gonna end up happening.


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