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So Apple released iOS5 yesterday, and Apple servers are getting slammed with people trying to download iTunes 10.5 and iOS5.
I downloaded and installed iTunes 10.5, plugged in the iPad, and clicked Check For Updates. "You're on 4.2. You're current!" - it says, or something like that. You would think clicking Check For Update over 100 times would have burned the message into my brain.
I even downloaded the iOS5 IPSW (link below) and tried to Shift-Click Check For Updates, but I got the pesky 3002 error.

Evidently, you can't upgrade your iPad to iOS5 from iOS4.2. It's one of those "you can't get there from here" deals.

You CAN, however, upgrade from 4.2 to 4.3.5, THEN to 5.0. Yay! Hoops!

Download (link below) and upgrade to iOS4.3.5. Once that's done, iTunes will prompt you to upgrade to iOS5.

iOS4.3.5 for iPad1
iOS5 for iPad1

Hope this helps.

db

Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2011 12:03 PM | Back to top


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Doug, Please remove the previous comment as I have put it wrong.

I have tried updating the IOS version few weeks ago with beta version from my developer account .. all looks good , but can't get my xcode to deploy anything as it says wrong version . I have even tried updating to new xcode version. Finally messed up my Ipad and Mac. Let me try with clean reinstall with this

Thanks
Chandra
Left by Chandra Vennapoosa on Oct 13, 2011 12:21 PM

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As I haven't seen it so far and didn't examined let's see what will happen, but as I observed so far in deed Dell company is providing wonderful services round the world which are admirable.
Left by Naqibullah on Dec 11, 2011 4:53 AM

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I need help installing iOS4.2 for iPad1
Left by Imelda Villeza on Jan 16, 2012 12:28 AM

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ahaaa! Very nice find... Excellent. Thanks!
Left by Wesley on Feb 22, 2012 11:01 PM

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I'm trying to upgrade to ios4 but seem to be having trouble on my iPad 1any suggestions.
Left by Frances on Apr 10, 2012 8:34 PM

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Start now
Left by Carlos Morrison on Jun 22, 2012 4:52 PM

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For some reason wen I click on the link it says srry safari can't download this file why why why why why????????
Left by Vaylene on Jul 16, 2012 12:59 PM

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I had a big problem with my IOS on my iPhone.It wasn't being able to see the SIM card therefore I couldn't set it up. My brother fixed it eventually, but with hard work and patience.
Greetings from Mallorca!
Danielle
Left by Danielle on Sep 04, 2012 6:05 AM

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I don't know if my iPad 1 has an iOs and I am trying to install iOs but I don't know how. Can anyone help me?
Left by No name on Jun 30, 2013 11:35 AM

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How do I get the software update in settings to get iOs for iPad 1.
Left by No name on Jun 30, 2013 11:48 AM

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