iOS 5 GM has been released. How to install/activate it NOW without a developer account.

iOS 5 GM was released two days ago once Apple finished its media event where it announced the iPhone 4S. iOS 5 public version will be available starting from October 12 for all devices but if you’re having itchy fingers (like me) you may want to install it now without the need of a developers account.

Here’s how to do it:

1. Back up your phone via iTunes.

2. Download iOS 5GM for your device from HERE

3. Download and install iTunes 10.5 beta 7 for: Windows 32bit, Windows 64bit, MAC

4. Open iTunes then select your iPhone from the left panel and hold down the option key on a Mac or the shift key on Windows and click the Restore button. Point iTunes to your iOS 5 GM IPSW file you downloaded then wait for iTunes to finish.

5. Restore your device from your backup to get your data back on the new iOS. It will be rebooted once then you’ll get your device ready to use.

6. Enjoy the cool features of iOS5 on your iDevice.

For any questions, feel free to write us or comment below.

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10 thoughts on “iOS 5 GM has been released. How to install/activate it NOW without a developer account.

  1. I managed to get it installed, but it won’t activate. When I try to restore it from a backup, I get an error message.

    “iTunes could not restore the iPhone because a session could not be started with the iPhone.” Help!

  2. What device do you have? Just follow the instructions on the website and should be working just fine. Otherwise, put your device in restore mode (itunes icon on screen) and wait until tonight to have it updated via iTunes. It should work.

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