Download And Install iOS 5 On Your iGadget [How-To]

Apple has just released iOS 5 and you can download and install it now on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch right now.


iOS 5 Supports The Following Devices:

  • iPhone 4S (Shipped with iOS 5)
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPad 2
  • iPad 1
  • iPod Touch 4G
  • iPod Touch 3G

How To Upgrade to iOS 5?

  1. Download and Install iTunes 10.5
  2. Download iOS 5 IPSW for your device from the list provided below
  3. Connect your iDevice to your computer via USB and iTunes hold (Alt in Mac) (Shift in Windows) and click on the ‘restore’ button then direct it to iOS 5 you downloaded. The installation process will begin and you can have some pop-corn until the process is completed.

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PS: Unlockers should stay away from this jailbreak.

iTunes 10.5 Released For Windows & Mac [Download Links]

iTunes-10Yes, you guessed it! iTunes 10.5 final version has been upped for download in preparation for the new iPhone, iPod Touch devices, iOS 5 and iCloud.

Apple gives us a full list of the updated in its changelog:

What’s new in iTunes 10.5

  • iTunes in the Cloud. iTunes now stores your music and TV purchases in iCloud and makes them available on your devices anywhere, any time, at no additional cost.
    • Automatic Downloads. Purchase music from any device or computer and automatically download a copy to your PC and iOS devices.
    • Download Previous Purchases. Download your past music, TV, app, and book purchases again, at no additional cost. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they are no longer on the iTunes Store.
  • Sync with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5.
  • Wi-Fi Syncing. Automatically sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iTunes any time they’re both on the same Wi-Fi network.

Over the past few months, about 9 iTunes beta versions have been seeded to the developers and now its all cooked and ready to be served. You can download it automatically through iTunes or follow the link below for both, Mac and Windows.

Download iTunes 10.5


Download iTunes 10.5 Beta 9

Apple has released iTunes 10.5 Beta 9 version which is supposed to be the last of the iTunes 10.5 seeds as the final version is going to be released very soon. For Devs who would like to try it our for themselves, please follow this guide to download and install iTunes.

iTunes 10.5 beta 9

Release Notes & Known Errors:

-“Scan and match” feature is not yet complete.
-Some tracks on your PC may not be recognized by iTunes Match even if the tracks are available in the iTunes Store, and those tracks will be uploaded to the users’ iCloud storage.
-Some tracks may also be mis-matched to a different version of the same song on the iTunes Store.
- Music can only be added to iCloud from one computer at a time.
- Updating an iOS device to iOS 5 beta 7 may result in music failing to play. Users should turn off iTunes Match in settings and then turn it back on to restore functionality.

iTunes 10.5 beta 9

Download iTunes 10.5 Beta 9 For Mac

Jailbreaking iOS 5 Beta 6 via Redsnow

Our readers must be aware of the release of iOS 5 Beta 6 on Apple developer’s website. We should tell our trusty hacktivating readers that the iOS 5 beta 6 can be completely jailbroken, using the latest version of Redsn0w, on all devices except the iPad 2.


Most of you must know that Redsnow is very easy to use (if you can follow instructions) and has a user-friendly interface. For users who are new at hacktivating, just follow our guide and you’d be good to go. All you’ll need to upgrade to iOS 5 beta 6 is the Beta 6 firmware file as well as iTunes Beta 6, which you can get from Apple’s developer site. You can read our guide on how to jailbreak using Redsn0w here.

Download Redsn0w 0.9.8b5 for Windows
Download Redsn0w 0.9.8b5 for Mac

iTunes 10.5 Beta 6 Release for Registered Apple Developers

iOS 5 Beta 6 has been released but in order to sync iDevices having iOS 5 Beta 6, you’ll need iTunes 10.5 Beta 6 which is also, only available to registered Apple developers.


This release can be downloaded legally by registered Apple developers. Membership for Apple developer’s account can be attained with a fee of $99. By being a legal member, you can get your hands on pre-released iOS versions, developer’s tools and documentation. The subscription to these accounts can be gotten by Apple developer website for minimal charges of $99. We strongly recommend our readers to get their iTunes app legally in order to be on the safe side.


Note: iDevices running earlier versions of iOS will not be able to sync on this iTunes update.

Download iTunes 10.5 Beta 6 For Windows And Mac

A short while earlier, Apple launched iOS 5 beta 6 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod. Along with this, Apple iTunes has released 10.5 Beta 6 for Mac and Windows. Registered developers in the Development Program can now download iPhone beta 6 IPSWs IOS 5 and 10.5 beta 6 from iTunes Portal Developers.

The beta firmware and software can not be accessed if a user is not registered in the iPhone Developer Program (costing $99 per year) because beta firmware for both devices and IOS software iTunes for Windows and Mac is strictly intended for developers.

Registered Developers can download iTunes files 10.5 Beta 6 for Windows and Mac through the developer portal, where all relevant files can be easily found.

Download iTunes 10.5 beta 6 for Windows 64 bit
Download iTunes 10.5 beta 6 for Windows 32 bit
Download iTunes 10.5 beta 6 for Mac