There is so much discussion going on about iOS 5 these days that the anticipation is pretty much sky-high to see what is fact and what is fiction about this update. Almost a fortnight ago the much awaited iOS 5’s fifth beta version was released and we covered its installation procedure in detail. The folks over at Apple are certainly not sitting idle, and have rolled out the next beta version for developers. Yes, the iOS 5 (Beta 6) is out. Got a jailbroken device? Read on to find out how to get the beta 6 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
It is strongly recommended that you try this procedure only if you have a genuinely unlocked device and developer account. Even then, don’t forget to read the disclaimer.
- Head to the download link given below and get the appropriate version of the .ipsw file matching your device.
- On the same page from where you downloaded the .ipsw file, scroll down to find iTunes 10.5 (beta 6).
- Install the iTunes you just downloaded.
- Now you have all the required files for applying the update. Connect your iPhone (or whatever iDevice you are using) to your desktop system via USB cable.
- Run the iTunes software (if it doesn’t run by itself on connecting the device).
- Create a complete back up for your iDevice. This is a vital step as you will need to revert back to your previous state once iOS 5 makes it’s final release.
- Navigate to the Restore button present in iTunes. If you are a Windows user, hold the reset button and press Shift key on your keyboard. Mac users have to use Alt.
- Point the software to the ipsw file you downloaded in step 1.
iTunes will work its magic and you will have the beta 6 running on your iPhone before half an hour. It is up to the user to decide whether the latest beta version’s changelog is hefty enough to warrant an upgrade. There are no major changes in the beta 6, although there are some significant bug fixes and performance improvements.
Jailbreak is already available for this latest update, via RedSn0w 0.9.8b5 (the same version used to jailbreak beta 5). Follow our installation guide on using RedSnow 0.9.8b5 with the minor addition that you have to apply the beta 6 ipsw this time.