Today Apple Releases iOS 5 final build for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and 3GS, iPad 1, 2, iPod touch 4G and 3G. iOS 5 is Apple’s next major update for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Apple already mentioned in their iPhone 4S event that iOS 5 will land on October 12th.
iOS 5 will bring more than 200 new features to iOS devices, but some of the major features of iOS 5 are Notifications, Newsstand, Twitter Integration, Reminder Up, More Camera and Safari Features, New split keyboard for iPad, OTA (Over the Air) update, new messaging service the iMessage.
To apply the update, connect your iOS device to your iTunes installation and check for updates. Do make sure to backup your important data and files before you do, just to be sure, but once you have downloaded the update, the software will take care of the rest. Once installed, you can all but kiss goodbye to iTunes for device updates, making you love your iOS device even more.
Jailbreak Users: If you are one of Jailbreak user using iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G or 3G or iPad. Let us remind you that iOS 5 is tethered Jailbreak for now so you have to boot tethered your device every time your device reboots. Members of Chronic Dev Team working on Jailbreaking iOS 5 for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 and they already found 5 userland exploits to Jailbreak 5. It’s just a matter of time when Jailbreakers will release it.
Unlock Users: If you using iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS unlocked with UltraSn0w or Gevey Sim you should stay away from iOS 5 until Hackers give us some insights about it. iOS 5 will definitely upgrade your baseband so you might possibly lose your unlock forever. Stay Hungry Stay Foolish! We,ll Update you more, Stay Tuned!
Download iOS 5 ipsw firmware [Direct Links - Official from Apple]:
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4 GSM
- iPhone 4 CDMA
- iPad 2 (also iPad 2,2 and iPad 2,3)
- iPod touch 3rd gen
- iPod touch 4th gen
- Apple TV 2nd gen (iOS 4.4)
Just so you’re aware, you’ll need iTunes 10.5 installed to get the latest iOS. There’s also an update to OS X coming down the pipes — version 10.7.2 — which officially delivers iCloud to your Mac.