In our last post we announced upgrading our iPhone 4 to iOS5 and here is a simple tutorial on how we did it.
For iOS 5 upgradation you will need iTunes installed on your Pc or Mac , iOS5 beta firmware , iPhone 4 / 3GS , iPod , iPad , iPad2 , Connectivity cable and ways to get your UDID registered with Apple.
After you have downloaded iOS5Beta from one of muitiple torrent and files sharing sources, connect your iPhone or other compatible iOs device to your PC or Mac and start iTunes and make a backup of your phone as all data on first startup could be gone.
Go to your phone in Devices in iTunes and while pressing CTRL on PC and Alt/Option key on Mac click Restore and point it to the downloaded iOS 5 beta firmware .
After a while your iOS device will be updated.
Now comes the difficult part , if you don’t have your UDID registered with Apple , forget that the phone will work. So meanwhile the phone is updating , find a resource to register your UDID, we at SenseApplied will be a soon lauching a promotion to register a number of UDID for free ( market price is around US 7.00)
Once the iOS device is updated, you will be greated with the opening splash screen of iPhone and after that asked for your language , location and WiFi Connection . I updated the phone in my office and due to WiFi restricition was stuck with a dead device, but when I connected the phone to iTunes , it got activated and I was able to use my cellular provider’s data network.
So folks it’s very easy to upgrade to iOS 5 , just remember once you are on iOS5 , there is no turning back to iOS 4 neither iOS5 is publicly jail breakable so upgrade at your own risk. (iOS5 is now Tethered Jail breakable )