Apple has recently released a new beta version of iOS 5 as iOS 5 beta 5 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This release is for developers and developers who have already registered, they can log in and have access to iOS 5 beta 5 from their developers account.

Ever since iOS 5 beta 4, every iOS 5 beta update is now OTA. That means if you hae already installed iOS 5 beta 4 on your iOS device, iOS 5 beta 5 can be installed over the air. First confirm that you are connected to the WiFi network then go to which is followed by General and then tap on Software Update.

iOS 5 beta 5 will be more than 100 MB so you have to wait for some time keep patience or it depends on your internet connection.

Over-the-air (OTA) updates mean that you do not need to download the complete iOS 5 beta 5 ipsw, if you are already on iOS 5 beta 4. After that you just need to install the changes on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

As you already know the registered Apple Developers can have access to these updates from their Developers accounts. For a normal user, they have to wait for few hours when the iOS 5 beta 5 files will be available to download from other sites or file sharing or from torrents.

It has been reported that Apple is terminating few developers account which are reported as they are selling iOS 5 UDID activations online.

Here is another important note that if your iPhone is jailbroken on iOS 5 beta 4 then the updates of iOS 5 OTA will not work on your jailbroken device. In that case if you want to install and get iSO 5 beta 5 update on your device, it is recommended that you should do a clean iOS 5 beta 4 restore on your device and then go a head with the latest iOS 5 beta 5 OTA update.

If you are willing to download and install iOS 5 beta 5 OTA on your iOS device, first of all you have to remove all the data and settings from your iOS device. It is a good experience that first you backup your device on iTunes. Then move into the and tap on General. Scroll down and tap on Reset which is followed by Reset All content and Settings. You will see restrictions password so if you have not changed that, the default password will be four zeros. Use four zeros as password enter them and remove all content and settings from your iOS device.

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