[Update] iOS 5 Beta 4 Over the Air Update Works Over 3G or WiFi

Update: Here are a few OTA upgrade notes:

– The update requires at least 50% battery or connection to a power source. My update was ‘frozen’ at about 85% when I was at 20% battery life, but once I plugged it into a power source it resumed.
– Jailbroken users on iOS 5 won’t be able to do the OTA update
– OTA update seems to have erased videos/photos after it’s finished. Syncing in iTunes should restore your old pictures. Or, just wait and iCloud will bring them back.

We were just sent some screenshots of the iOS 5 Beta 4 over the air install. It’s a ‘delta’ update, which means only what’s new is installed and not the entire OS. At 133MB, the update can be installed over 3G and WiFi.

 

 

Details sent to us indicate that installs have been pausing or slowing down near the final minute. This could be due to overwhelming strain on Apple’s servers, but right now it’s too early to tell.

 

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  • William

    Correct, the last 10% took longer than usual…and I thought it was stuck at one point.
    However, the software installed and reboot in the end.

  • William

    Correct, the last 10% took longer than usual…and I thought it was stuck at one point.
    However, the software installed and reboot in the end.

  • Same here.

  • Same here.

  • Same here.

  • Anonymous

    Updated two phones this evening.  First one got stuck near the end for at least ten minutes.  Second one updated right away.  Strain on the Apple servers must be slacking off already.  Updating my iPad by a wired sync as I’m moving that one from Beta 3 to Beta 5.

  • Anonymous

    Updated two phones this evening.  First one got stuck near the end for at least ten minutes.  Second one updated right away.  Strain on the Apple servers must be slacking off already.  Updating my iPad by a wired sync as I’m moving that one from Beta 3 to Beta 5.

  • Anonymous

    Updated two phones this evening.  First one got stuck near the end for at least ten minutes.  Second one updated right away.  Strain on the Apple servers must be slacking off already.  Updating my iPad by a wired sync as I’m moving that one from Beta 3 to Beta 5.

  • I thought my over-the-air upgrade was stuck also, and I was so tempted to reboot it, but I didn’t, and lo-and-behold it did finish..

  • I thought my over-the-air upgrade was stuck also, and I was so tempted to reboot it, but I didn’t, and lo-and-behold it did finish..

  • I thought my over-the-air upgrade was stuck also, and I was so tempted to reboot it, but I didn’t, and lo-and-behold it did finish..

  • Sparky

    Anything new and interesting?

  • Sparky

    Anything new and interesting?