6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 13, 2013 12:52 PM by Detective Grandma
koklam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm helping a friend to upgrade his iPad 2 GSM to iOS 5.1.1. We downloaded a version online

iPad2,1_5.1.1_9B206_Restore.ipsw

But for some strange reason iTune cannot upgrade the iPad to this version.

 

Where can we download the proper iOS 5.1.1 for his iPad?

 

No, iOS 6 is not an option as it has no Google Map and Youtube.

 

Also, is it possible to maintain iPad without iTune? It's the slowest and buggiest software in my computer.

 

Thanks.


iPad 2, iOS 5.1
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (42,280 points)

    koklam wrote:

     

    I'm helping a friend to upgrade his iPad 2 GSM to iOS 5.1.1. We downloaded a version online

    iPad2,1_5.1.1_9B206_Restore.ipsw

    But for some strange reason iTune cannot upgrade the iPad to this version.

     

    Where can we download the proper iOS 5.1.1 for his iPad?

     

    Older versions of th software are no longer supported. Even if you can find them, iTunes won't verify them. Sorry.

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (104,060 points)

    You can't update to iOS 5.1.1 on an iPad 2, iOS 6.0.1 is the only version that is 'signed' by Apple for it.

     

    For YouTube there are alternatives e.g. google have an iPhone optimised app and they are apparently working on an iPad version, and there is Jasmine, and your friend could try accessing the mobile version via Safari : http://m.youtube.com

     

    For maps, Nokia are reportedly working on a maps app (and there is their website) and there is google maps via Safari (http://maps.google.com).

     

    Not sure what you mean by 'maintaining'. You can only use iTunes to sync music, films, tv shows to the iPad's Music and Videos apps.  Other apps may allow you to copy content to/from them via your wifi network, and some also support Dropbox and email.  You can also backup to the cloud.

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10 (81,835 points)

    This is my theory ....

     

    Apple doesn't support downgrading the software and Apple may not be signing the "upgrade" that you are trying to apply, so matter what you try, it may not work unless you update all the way to iOS 6.0.1. The iPad is being recognized by its serial number and therefore a non supported upgrade may not work.

  • Ralph9430 Level 6 Level 6 (15,270 points)

    You need to move on past old versions of the iOS. As explained there are adequate substitutes for the YouTube app. And there have been many reports of a new Google Maps app with turn by turn navigation in the works.

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (46,535 points)

    iOS 5: Updating your device to iOS 5 or Later

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4972

     

    How to install iOS 6

    http://www.macworld.com/article/2010061/hands-on-with-ios-6-installation.html

     

    iOS: How to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4623

     

    If you are currently running an iOS lower than 5.0, connect the iPad to the computer, open iTunes. Then select the iPad under the Devices heading on the left, click on the Summary tab and then click on Check for Update.

     

    Tip - If connected to your computer, you may need to disable your firewall and anitvirus software temporarily.  Then download and install the iOS update. Be sure and backup your iPad before the iOS update. After you update to iOS 6.x, the next update can be installed via wifi (i.e., not connected to your computer).

     

     Cheers, Tom

  • Detective Grandma Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks to ALL. It worked.