Apple Releases iOS 5 (Beta 5) – [UPDATED X10]

Apple Releases iOS 5 (Beta 5) – [UPDATED X10]


Following the release of iOS 5 (Beta 4) on July 22, Apple has tonight released iOS 5 (Beta 5) to developers of its ADC. The update is now available from developer.apple.com and OTA for those running iOS 5 (Beta 3) or later.

Continually updating after the break.

[Update] – This version carries a build number of 9A5288d.

[Update 2] – From the release notes.

The version of iTunes that comes with Beta 5 cannot sync devices that have the beta 4 software installed. To avoid this problem, do the following:

1. Sync any devices that have Beta 4 installed to the version of iTunes that came with beta 4.

2. Upgrade iTunes to the version that comes with Beta 5.

3. Connect the device and install the Beta 5 software. (Understand that you might see a failure to sync error when you first connect the device.)

4. After installing the beta 5 software, restore from your the backup you made in Step 1.

[Update 3] – Apple warning to non-developers.

This version of iOS is intended only for installation on development devices registered with Apple’s Developer Program. Attempting to install this version of iOS in an unauthorized manner could put your device in an unusable state, which could necessitate an out of warranty repair.

[Update 4] – Screenshots, (via MacStories).

[Update 5]Apple Releases iTunes 10.5 (Beta 5) To Developers

[Update 6]Apple TV Software (Beta 4), Now Available

[Update 7] – As noted by Engadget’s Christopher Trout, Apple mentions the use of multiple iCloud accounts in its iOS 5 (Beta 5) release notes, although it is unclear if this “feature” will make iOS 5 GM.

Strangely, the beta 5 release notes mention the possibility of multiple iCloud accounts, but we’re not entirely certain how that will work, or whether or not it will make it to the final release.

[Update 8] – Reports of some bugs with Assistive Touch in this build.

Reader George, writes:

Slight bug with Assistive touch. If you try it on the lock-screen and press a certain place, it locks up the whole touch-screen making you need to reboot it by holding home + power buttons until it reboots as the power off slider does not even work.

[Update 9] – Multiple reports coming in that the delta version of iOS 5 (Beta 5), which weighs in at 128MB, is failing to show up in Settings > General > Software Update for some iOS 5 (Beta 4) users.

[Update 10] – There appears to be some confusion among some users over how to install iOS 5 (Beta 5) over-the-air. Some users are reporting success without having to take their devices back to factory settings, while others are claiming it is necessary to do this.

Either way, to restore your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to factory settings you’ll need to head to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings.

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