Thursday, October 13, 2011

How to Update iPhone3GS to iOS5

Updating iPhone 3GS to iOS5 was not an easy thing to do:
  • Removed 6GB+ stuff from the device: apps, videos, books, music
  • Cleared 20GB free disk space at MacBook Pro
  • Installed all Mac OS updates released AFTER iTunes update
  • Reboot
  • Try to update for umpteenth time
That took about 3 hours on late Wednesday night and 2 hours on early Thursday morning with 5 hours sleep in between.

Pro tip: make sure you don't have any wake up alarms setup to tricker during update! It's e-x-t-r-e-m-e-l-y annoying to listen to the alarm, while not being able to shut it down. I had to skip Apple ID phase just to SHUT-THE-FC*K-UP clock alarm. Don't really care what did I screw up.

It was either that or introducing iPhone to my fine-tune hammer. Very close call (after all those hours wasted to fail with update).

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