It’s Finally Here. iOS 5

iOS 5
Image by Dekuwa via Flickr

As some of you know you, iOS5 was released yesterday (yay for us!). While Blackberry users where busy trying to find their way and some threatening to become iPhone users because of the disruption of service for 3 days from RIM, iPhone users were also busy overloading Apple’s servers trying to get a piece of iOS5. Was it worth it? YES! YES! YES!

I was able to successfully download and install the OS at the 4th attempt. At the 1st attempt, it downloaded the 774.4MB file successfully but the problem was connecting to Apple to verify the software after extraction before installing and this is where many many users got the 3200 error and took to the web to rant. Some people complained they had tried up to 10 times but still no luck. Some said they installed successfully the 1st time. So for any of you who may encounter this error when trying to update, just wait a little or keep trying you just might get it. There is nothing wrong with you device or computer and you do not need to be running OS Lion to update.

So for unlocked devices from Apple and contract users, to get iOS5, you need:

– iTunes 5.0: Perform a software update from the Apple menu on your mac and get the latest version of iTunes which is 5.0. Note: You do not need OS Lion for this. It works on Snow Leopard (10.6.8 was used in this case).

– Device: To run iOS5, you need to have either an iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, iPad 1, 2, iPod touch 3rd generation or 4th generation

To install read Installing iOS5


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