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Apple Posts iOS 5 Golden Master Seed for Developers


With the announcement of an October 12 ship date for iOS 5, Apple today posted the Golden Master (GM) release of iOS 5 to developers this afternoon, with a build number of 9A334.

Apple notes that users "must use iTunes 10.5 beta 7 to install iOS 5 GM seed on your devices. iOS 5 GM seed is not available via over the air software update" and encourages users to back up their devices via iCloud before installing the GM.

Apple posted a GM seed of Xcode 4.2 as well, and notes that the GM seed "can now be used to submit iOS 5 applications to the App Store for review."

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42 months ago
This is the most exciting news of today.
Rating: 6 Votes
42 months ago
Completed the install fine with beta 9. Beta 7 would obviously be the minimum requirement.
Rating: 3 Votes
42 months ago

This is the most exciting news of today.


Agreed, can't wait to have this on my iPhone 4.
Rating: 3 Votes
42 months ago

If we do a restore to iOS 5 because of the 3002 error, will we be able to bring our 4.3.5 backups onto iOS 5 or is it all lost?


Back up, restore, then restore from back up. Good to go.
Rating: 3 Votes
42 months ago

Will iOS 5 be a free upgrade? If not, how much???


Yes. Software updates for iPhone and iPad have always been free and have been free for iPod touch since iOS 3.
Rating: 2 Votes
42 months ago
Can we expect a Lion update soon?
Rating: 2 Votes
42 months ago

Clarification: Release notes explicitly state:

No OTA for the GM. You must download it.
"You must use iTunes 10.5 beta 7 to install iOS 5 GM seed on your devices"


Maybe that's just the minimum requirement? It wouldn't make sense for beta 7 to work but not beta 9..
Rating: 2 Votes
42 months ago

VZW iPhone 4 here currently running 4.2.8 jailbroken and using 10.5 beta 9 on a mac... it keeps getting to the point where it verifies with apple then says device is not eligible... I'm not registered as a dev.. i tried in DFU mode as well.. anyone else having this issue??

I'm getting the same error on my wifi iPad 2 as well... (also jailbroken but on 4.3.3)


Check your hosts file. Probably messed up due to TinyUmbrella.
Rating: 2 Votes
42 months ago
Success! iOS 5 GM downloaded, and installed on an iPhone 3GS!:D:D
Rating: 2 Votes
42 months ago

Well please let us know. I'm still downloading the GM release.

Its restoring from my backup now, so is it safe to say I am in the clear?
Rating: 2 Votes

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