Are there any problems with upgrading to iOs 5 now?

Over on Gizmodo they're written about a way to upgrade to iOs 5 now without a developer account. I have an iPhone 4 on 4.3.2. Would there be any drawbacks to upgrading now?


Most Useful Answer strike  Jun. 14, 2011 at 13:49

if you want IOS 5 on your iphone, just send me your UUID and i can add you to my list.

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 8, 2011 at 11:22

Countless tweets about crashed iPhones and iPods.
Random reboots etc etc... If the launch is 'autumn', this is obviously an EARLY beta.
I'd probably try it anyway, but only if I had an iPhone to PLAY with. Not if my iPhone was my main device.

CTPAHHIK  Jun. 8, 2011 at 11:43

Can you go back to iOS 4 without loosing your data?
I'm sure you cannot downgrade to lower versions with iOS 4.

emmajk42 / MOD  Jun. 8, 2011 at 11:49

Yeah the iPhone is my main device, I probably better not risk it.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 8, 2011 at 12:04

unless your iPhone is jailbreaked and you really know whatcha doing - consensus seems to be to not do it. Unjailbreaked iPhones cannot be restored to an ealier version.

Bubba Shaboo  Jun. 11, 2011 at 22:27

Biggest fundamental drawback is your phone won't actually be able to make any calls :3

strike  Jun. 14, 2011 at 13:49

if you want IOS 5 on your iphone, just send me your UUID and i can add you to my list.

gtvanrooyen  Jun. 16, 2011 at 22:59

unjailbroken devices can downgrade as long as you back up your SHSH blobs first, this will back up the digital signature apple uses to verify your device is elidgble for the firmware you are trying to downgrade it too, to back up your SHSH Blobs use tiny umbrella, your will find this on http://thefirmwareumbrella.blogspot.com/ take into account you can only get Blobs for the firmware apple is currently signing so for instance on the iphone you can only back up 4.3.3 or for the iphone 3g it would be 4.2.1 if i'm not mistaken. you can also create a signed .ipsw file if you are running even older versions of firmware this is a little more in depth and if you wish to know more let me know.


designaw  Jun. 23, 2011 at 11:55

iOS 5 is a beta at the moment and is only released to developers to allow them to test existing apps and develop new apps with the new set of APIs. I wouldn't recommend updating your iPhone to iOS 5 for personal use as there are still bugs to iron out - wait until a golden master is released to us all via iTunes.

ladjig  Jul. 11, 2011 at 21:49

I will not advise u to upgrade to beta. I have heard lots of problem with the beta version....it eats up lots of battery and over heats the iphone and it's cable

master10  Jul. 12, 2011 at 14:00

^^ Lol where did you here that garbage from when its not even out!

CTPAHHIK  Jul. 12, 2011 at 15:36

iOS 5 is widely available, albeit not from apple website. Unless you know how to downgrade from iOS 5 to iOS 4 please wait for iTunes update.


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