Apple Seeds iOS 5 Beta 4 to Developers, Over-The-Air Updating Going Live

Apple today seeded the fourth beta version of iOS 5 to developers, continuing progress on the next-generation mobile operating system for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch set for public release in the fall alongside iCloud. The new version is listed as Build 9A5274d.

iOS 5 Beta 4
We've yet to hear word of specific changes in the release, although it does appear that Apple has also issued it as an over-the-air update for those running iOS 5 Beta 3, although users are reporting errors when trying to access it via that method. We'll provide updates as more information surfaces.

Update: Over-the-air updating seems to be working now, and saves nearly 700MB of downloading vs. the full size download.

Update: BGR has the full change log.

Update: Several readers pointed out that to perform an over-the-air software upgrade, the iOS device must have at least 50% battery life left, or be plugged into the wall charger or a computer.

Top Rated Comments

Skika Avatar
164 months ago
I am not a developer and i get excited every time a new beta is released:D.

Makes me feel closer to iOS5
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pjhamill Avatar
164 months ago
OTA updates have been enabled.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
EvanLugh Avatar
164 months ago
"iOS 5 beta 4 can be installed using over the air software update from devices that have iOS 5 beta 3 installed. Over the air software update can be initiated by choosing General > Software Update in Settings."

Edit: it doesn't appear to be working just yet.



NEW: If you are doing a OTA software update from beta 3 to beta 4, you will need to re-sync your photos with iTunes.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kariya Avatar
164 months ago
Works fine here
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GeekLawyer Avatar
164 months ago
It's remarkable to me how many MR users just happen to be iOS devs. ;)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pink∆Floyd Avatar
164 months ago
OTA!

This is great news :)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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