Over-The-Air iOS Software Update Saves 700MB of Downloading

iOS 5 Beta 4 is the first software update to be downloadable using Apple's new over-the-air updating system. As noted by @iam_lost, "iOS 5 beta 4 over-the-air update is a mere 133 MB, compared to the chunky 824 MB .ipsw file."

iOS 5 OTA Upgrade
The over-the-air software update only downloads code that has changed or been updated in the update, thus making for a much smaller download. In this case, 691 MB smaller.

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crisss1205 Avatar
145 months ago
Sounds good but so far I haven't seen anyone who got OTA updating to work yet.

I have, "< 1 minute remaining"
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mikefla Avatar
145 months ago
Sounds good but so far I haven't seen anyone who got OTA updating to work yet.
I just did it. Works fine and it's fast. I guess Apple has those Data Centers cooking at full speed. Very nice. Kudos to them!

-Mike
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Beaverman3001 Avatar
145 months ago
my iPad updated OTA no problem. but my iPhone was hanging. so I restet it. now settings crashes everytime I open it. I'm gonna have to reinstall from my Mac. which will take a good hour with all the music I have on there. fml. this was supposed to be easier.

Beta for a reason :rolleyes:
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
swinneyn Avatar
145 months ago
glad to see I'm not the only one encountering difficulties... Been stuck at "<1 minute remaining" for about 15 minutes, the phone rebooted itself at one point but apparently has not updated.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Beaverman3001 Avatar
145 months ago
Been stuck at < 1 minute for a while now :/
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
acslater017 Avatar
145 months ago
Sweet. Between OTA updates, Wi-Fi Sync, and iCloud, sooo many of the everyday iPhone hassles will be taken care of. Can't wait to see what Apple's got in store for September - I'm still holding out hopes for some great voice activation features!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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