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.

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111 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
Rating: 7 Votes
111 months ago
OTA updates have been enabled.
Rating: 5 Votes
111 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.
Rating: 5 Votes
111 months ago
Works fine here
Rating: 4 Votes
111 months ago
It's remarkable to me how many MR users just happen to be iOS devs. ;)
Rating: 4 Votes
111 months ago
OTA!

This is great news :)
Rating: 4 Votes
111 months ago
Far more important than the space saved is that I don't have to resync my phone for nearly an hour to get back my photos, music, and applications the way they were before I moved to the new system.
Rating: 3 Votes
111 months ago

Where is iTunes 10.5 Beta 4 For Windows! i cannot see it in my Dev Center! Someone please stop being ignorant and help me please!??

Equilibrium xx


Someone finally answered, Most on Macrumors are so Ignorant and dont help! And yes this is pee'ing me off! Where is IT!!!!!

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I don't think "ignorant" means what you think it means - just because people ignore whiny cries for help does not make them "ignorant."
Rating: 3 Votes
111 months ago

it's only developers - although it seems they dont even went them installing it currently!


huh?
Rating: 3 Votes
111 months ago
Wifi Sync now works with Windows.
Rating: 3 Votes

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