How to Install iOS 5 Beta 5 on your iDevice

Ali Raza
Aug 7, 2011

If you don’t want to perform an over the air update for iOS 5 Beta 5 then follow this simple guide on how to install it using iTunes. You can check the compatibility of iOS 5 Beta 5 from here.

Step 1: Download iOS 5 Beta 5 ipsw files for your iDevice and  iTunes 10.5 Beta 5.

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Step 2: Plug in your device and run iTunes 10.5 Beta 5.

Step 3: Backup your device.

Step 4: Mac users should press alt and click restore while windows users will press shift and click restore in iTunes.

Step 5: Locate the ipsw file of your device and begin restore.

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iTunes will take 10 minutes or so to install iOS 5 beta 5 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Note: If you are using a software unlocked or jailbroken device then stay away from the update.                                           If you have a factory unlocked device then you may proceed without any worries.