We already informed you that apple has released the iOS 5 Final firmware update along with the release of airport utility in the app store, icloud.com is live with new updates, launched Find My Friends app. But a lot of users are asking to us that how we can safely install and update the latest firmware in iDevices. So, i have made a guide to do so for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Step 1: First of all, you should Download iTunes 10.5 final for Windows and Mac. You need this version of iTunes that Apple released yesterday, else you want be able to install iOS 5 firmware on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Step 2: Back up your device. If you have been running iOS 5 beta versions on your devices below, regardless of you being a registered developer or a non-developer, it is imperative that you back up your device first before upgrading it to iOS 5 firmware. When you plug in your device, iTunes will prompt you that iOS 5 firmware is available for your device, don’t download and install it before you’ve created a back up.
How To Create A Back up:
*Note: Your device will automatically back up if you it configured to sync with iTunes on your computer.
- Launch iTunes
- Plug in your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
- Select your device from the Devices tab on the left
- Right click, then click on Back up
Step 3: There are two ways that you can use to install iOS 5 firmware on your iOS device. If you want to install it automatically then just backup your iDevice and then Proceed to iTunes and simply click on the Update button.Since the iOS 5 IPSW is going to be well over 700MB, downloading it will take some time. So just sit back and let iTunes do its work. Once download finishes, iTunes will automatically upgrade your device to iOS 5.
Manual Installation of iOS 5 Final
For the Manual installation, you just launch iTunes and press and hold the Shift key if you are on Windows or the alt key if you’re on Mac and click on Restore. A new dialog box pops up asking you to navigate to the path where you have saved iOS 5 IPSW. Select the file from there and click on OK. iTunes will begin restoring iOS 5 firmware on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
So that’s how you install iOS 5 firmware on a supported device. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment down below.
Download iOS 5 Final for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch [Direct Download Links].