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Thursday, October 13, 2011

iOS: Official release of the new Apple iOS 5 software



Today Apple has officially released the new iOS 5 software update. The iOS 5 download links are below.  iOS 5 has over 200 new features including, messaging, notifications, and over the air updates. You can either update through iTunes or download iOS 5 IPSW and update.

Download iOS 5 Links

The download links for iOS 5 are below. After downloading you can open iTunes, shift-click on Update and select the iOS 5 IPSW file to update.
The iOS 5 update includes over 200 new features, including the following:

Notifications
§ Swipe from top of any screen to view notifications in one place with Notification Center
§ View notifications briefly at top of screen
§ View notifications from lock screen
§ Slide notification app icon to right on lockscreen to go directly to the app
iMessage
§ Send and receive unlimited text, photo, and video messages with other iOS 5 users
§ Track messages with delivery & read receitps
§ Group messaging and secure encryption
§ Works over cellular network and Wi-Fi
Note: Your browser may download it as a .zip file, if that happens just rename the .zip to .ipsw.

§ iOS 5 Download – iPad 2 (Wi-Fi) - iPad2,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw
§ iOS 5 Download – iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM) - iPad2,2_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw
§ iOS 5 Download – iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA) - iPad2,3_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw
§ iOS 5 Download – iPad (Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G) - iPad1,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw
§ iOS 5 Download – iPhone 4 (GSM) - iPhone3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw
§ iOS 5 Download – iPhone 4 (CDMA) - iPhone3,3_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw
§ iOS 5 Download – iPhone 4S - iPhone4,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw
§ iOS 5 Download – iPhone 3GS - iPhone2,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw
§ iOS 5 Download – iPod touch (4th generation) - iPod4,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw
§ iOS 5 Download – iPod touch (3rd generation) - iPod3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

Steps to install iOS 5 Download

1. Download iTunes 10.5 from here.
2. Download the iOS 5 firmware.
3. Install through iTunes by shift/option-clicking Update and selecting the IPSW file you downloaded.

Jailbreak iOS 5 Download Information

You can currently jailbreak iOS 5 (tethered only, which means you’ll need to jailbreak each time you reboot your device), but no untethered  jailbreak for iOS 5 has been released yet. You should wait for an untethered jailbreak to be released.