How To Update To iOS 5 On iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 2, iPod Touch

iOS 5 is the most advanced version of iOS with over 200+ new features. So, if you have been using iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad, iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G, then it is highly recommended to update to iOS 5.

Once you upgrade iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch to iOS 5, you would be experiencing some of the features of iOS which you have always wished for but never used.

Before you upgrade to iOS 5, there is a piece of information that we would like to share. If you want to unlock your Apple device in the future, then please do not update to iOS 5 because it will update it to the base band which is currently unlockable.


Make sure that you upgrade your iTunes to iTunes 5 or later version on your computer.

And you also need iOS 5 files. Below are the download links,

Download iOS 5 for iPhone
iPhone 4S
iPhone 4 (GSM)
iPhone 4 (CDMA)
iPhone 3GS

Download iOS 5 for iPad
iPad 2 (GSM)
iPad 2 (CDMA)
iPad 2 (Wi-Fi)
iPad 1

Download iOS 5 for iPod Touch
iPod Touch 4G
iPod Touch 3G

METHOD 1 – Update To iOS 5 On iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 2, iPod Touch

Launch iTunes on your computer and connect your Apple device to it and wait until it detects the device.

Once you see your device on the left panel of the iTunes, hold Shift key and click on Restore button on iTunes if you are working on Windows. And if you are on Mac, hold Alt or Option key and click on Restore button.

Now navigate to the location where you have downloaded the iOS 5 firmware for your respective Apple device. And then wait while iTunes update to iOS 5.

METHOD 2 – Update To iOS 5 On iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 2, iPod Touch

Here is another method. Technically speaking, there is not any difference between these two methods. It is just that the later one does things automatically.

Once you connect iTunes to your computer, it would pop up an update pop up asking if you want to Download and Install the iOS 5. Just click on that button and let it take care of rest of the things.

These are the two easiest methods to update to iOS 5 and pimp in your Apple device with all your latest features.

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October 14, 2011 by: Prasanth Chandra

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