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Thursday
Oct062011

How to get iOS 5 for FREE (no developer account)

iOS 5 GM (gold mastered) is finally out for developers. What does this mean? Well the iOS GM build is the same software they will release to everyone on the 12th and you don't need a developer account or a jailbreak to activate it. Be aware though, I take no responsibitily if this messes up your device and I did not upload these firmware files. For the download links and guide check inside the post.

 

 

Downloads: (via imzdl.com)

iOS 5 GM:

iPad 2 (CDMA) iOS 5 GM

iPad 2 (GSM) iOS 5 GM

iPad 2 (WiFi) iOS 5 GM

iPad iOS 5 GM

iPhone 4 (CDMA) iOS 5 GM

iPhone 4 (GSM) iOS 5 GM 

iPhone 3G[S] iOS 5 GM

iPod Touch 4 iOS 5 GM

iPod Touch 3 iOS 5 GM

iTunes 10.5 Beta:

Mac

(This winodws versions are beta 7, the latest version for windows. I cannot confirm this works!!!)

Windows 32bit

Windows 64bit 

How To Install:

1. Download the iOS 5 GM version below for your device and save it to your desktop.

2. Download the iTunes beta for you computer. I only have a Mac link right now.

3. Sync everything on your device to iTunes. DO NOT BACK UP OR RESTORE TO BACKUP. (or "YOU WILL LOOSE EVERYTHING" - Voldemort.)

4. Install iTunes beta 9.

5. Plug in your device, go to the tab for your device in iTunes and then hold the Shift or Option key while clicking the restore button in iTunes.

6. Now select the iOS 5 firmware you downloaded earlier.

7. Give it some time to install and you should now have iOS 5 installed on your device. DO NOT RESTORE TO BACKUP, MANUALLY CHECK EVERYTHING YOU WANT SYNCED AND SYNC YOUR DEVICE. :D ENJOY!

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Reader Comments (104)

Can you do a Video on this? Please... Thank You

October 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDiamond

I like the Voldermort quote! Cleve! :)

October 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRobert K.

how trustworthy are these downloads...as far as not messin up the idevice....:NOTE: im a fan and use ur site quite often

October 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJB

they are pretty safe but sometimes itunes does give errors when restoring. just make sure you back up everything and then if you have problems you can just restore and sync it back.

October 6, 2011 | Registered CommenterTy Moss

preciate man..much obliged

October 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJB

Will it upgrade the baseband?

October 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterabginga10

DO NOT BACK UP OR RESTORE TO BACK UP.

Sync everything to iTunes and once you're done restoring manually check everything again to sync it. Otherwise it will not sync everything to your device.

October 6, 2011 | Registered CommenterTy Moss

Yes, it will update your baseband so make sure you preserve it using sn0wbreeze or PwnageTool!

October 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVinhSon

how do we do that

October 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchris w

WHen i clicked restore, it just restored it without updating, what happened?

October 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBS

Do we install itunes beta 9 or 10?

October 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndy

what's the difference between GSM and CDMA?

October 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

I can show you guys how to put ios 5 GM on a iphone 4 if you guys what just go to me YouTube channel an post a comment at YouTube.com/andystechhelp

October 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

Your the best this worked and i'm very happy using IOS 5 thanks to you

October 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBryan Ramirez

It wiped my iphone, says it going to take 3 hours to restore and update. WHY! WHY!
total of 4 hours wasted.. thanks.

error 21 message.

October 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermike

Ty i think you need to do a vid...fur the ones who r confused n stuff lol....i personally wood feel safer seein sumone else do it....altho i think i got it

October 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJB

So I just upgraded and didn't have any of my contacts and I want to downgrade back. How do I downgrade back down to 4.3.5?

October 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrandon

thanks ty worked perfect! so siri is not included right for iphone 4 right?

October 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoy Bals

Awesome Ty! It worked for me very easy just followe the steps and bam! you have iOS5 in your iPhone! Thanks again man.

October 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRob

seems like it worked for EVERYONE EXCEPT ME!! WHY!
i downloaded it.
i went to itunes
help option and clicked restore
selected the ios5 download
said error 21 message my phone is wiped clean
AND !!!!! i have to wait aparently 3 hours till its fixed and its currently 11:33pm.
why ty, why

October 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermike

wheres the mac iTunes download?

October 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjoefiddy

can anybody conform windows works?

October 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRichard G

Thanks so much!!! Windows 32 bit on the iphone 4 gsm works perfectly!

October 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Worked great

October 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJB

ill restate...wrked perfect with windows...just DO NOT RESTORE TO BACKUP AND OR BACKUP

October 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJB

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