Ios 5.1 Manual Update
Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:49 PM
I have a problem, my iPhone decided to restore itself while I was at work. I couldn't do anything to fix it because I needed A) a Wi-Fi network or B) a computer with iTunes installed. So I've been walking around for the last five hours with a nice glass paperweight in my pocket that does little more than tell the time and make emergency calls.
Anyway, I'm home now and I still haven't fixed the problem. I can't activate my iPhone on the iPhone itself because it's not connecting to the activation server and I can't restore the iPhone through iTunes because, eh, stupid iTunes is being stupid.
Now, does anyone know where I can find the iOS 5.1 update on the Apple Support site? I've looked and I can't find it. I need to download the update package and install it manually, it's my best shot at fixing this.
Many thanks in advance.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:14 PM
...Sometimes you just wanna duct tape her mouth and dump her in the hold for a month."
Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:21 PM
Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:26 PM
I've been sent this link through twitter http://gdeluxe.com/i...download-links/ It's a collection of iOS device software updates going back to iOS 4, all linked directly to Apple so I've gone with that.
Hrmm, very strange. I'll have a look around the forums to see if anyone else is having trouble.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:36 PM
This was the only thing I found on Apple Support about the iOS 5.1 update now can anyone see a link to actually download it? Because I can't.
Next question, does anyone know Tim Cook's email address? I want to send him some feedback.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:51 PM
Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:11 PM
I downloaded the appropriate iOS SW update package from this site, then option-clicked the "Restore" button in iTunes and selected the package. From there it was a normal restore. I backed up my iPhone last night so I haven't lost anything.
When I tried updating iOS through iTunes, iTunes first insisted that the software needed to be updated, then insisted that it was up to date!
Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:15 PM
Long time no see! Tim's at email@example.com. He seems to be quite good at replying.
And yeah, can't see a link there. Must ... go ... through ... proper ... channels.
Thanks, I'll get my thoughts in order so I'm not yelling at him. I'm just annoyed that I couldn't fix this problem without a Wi-Fi network or a computer. PC free setup my foot! Where's the "Just make the phone work, I'll sort the rest out later" button huh?
Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:52 PM
Now, it would be remiss of me not to do some self-promotion while I'm here, if you want to find out exactly what happened to my iPhone last week, have a listen to the Exastential Podcast (Where were the doomsday warnings?). If you don't want to find out exactly what happened to my iPhone last week, have a listen anyway.