3 Replies Latest reply: May 10, 2012 9:04 AM by AppleGeek1990
Vince-DFW Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My wife (in New Delhi) has never been able to complete an iOS update due to slow and unreliable Internet

connection. So, her iPad2 WiFi is still at 4.3.3 iOS rev.

 

Can I update her directly to iOS 5.1.1 using the appropriate .IPSW file, or, do I need to apply all of the

updates in sequence?  I have the files, and I know the process. This will be a manual update.

 

Many thanks to the community for the help!

 

Vince


iPad, iOS 5
  • 1. Re: Update iOS from 4.3.3 directly to 5.1.1?
    AppleGeek1990 Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)

    As long as you have the full .IPSW file (combo update - should be pretty large) you don't need to do the other updates to it (the .IPSW 5.1.1 file includes those updates).

     

    Sounds like you should be good to go!

  • 2. Re: Update iOS from 4.3.3 directly to 5.1.1?
    Vince-DFW Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have this file:  "iPad2,1_5.1.1_9B206_Restore.ipsw"  it is 746,419 KB in size.

    Is this the 'combo' file you referred to?

    Thanks!

    Vince

  • 3. Re: Update iOS from 4.3.3 directly to 5.1.1?
    AppleGeek1990 Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)

    Yes, actually any .ipsw file you have will be the complete 'combo'. The only thing you need to be careful of is to make sure that your wife's iPad is the EXACT same model as yours (I assume you have the .ipsw file becuase you updated your own iPad with it). It must be the same model and same type (wi-fi only vs 3G). I don't think the storage capacity matters though. Each .ipsw file is different depending on the model so as long as the models are the same you shouldn't have any problems. Otherwise, you'll just need to download the different .ipsw file for her iPad.