You aren't a developer but you want to test iOS 5, then this is for you. All iOS 5 firmware ipsw files have been uploaded for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4G, iPod touch 3G, iPad 1, iPad 2 and Apple TV 2G. Download iOS 5 using direct links below which are better than torrents. Please note that this is iOS 5 beta 1 for SDK, and no there is no jailbreak available for the public for iOS 5 for now. However, iPhone Dev Team have jailbroken iOS 5 using Limerain exploit developed by iOS hacker Geohot, but no ETA has been given yet.

Note : Your iDevice needs to be activated, activate iOS 5 without a developer account here or bypass the entire activation process here. Installing this firmware on a non-activated iDevice will make it useless.

Download iOS 5 Direct Links :

Apple TV 2G (4.4, 303.55MB)

iPad 1G (669.66MB)

iPad 2 (WiFi, 677.89MB)

iPad 2 (GSM, 685.17MB)

iPad 2 (CDMA, 691.77MB)

iPhone 3GS (609.2MB)

iPhone 4 (GSM, 730.2MB)

iPhone 4 (CDMA, 744.01MB)

iPod Touch 3G (578.16MB)

iPod Touch 4G (717.74MB)

iTunes 10.5 (Mac OS X, 71.55MB)

iTunes 10.5 (Windows x86/32-bit, 72.48MB)

iTunes 10.5 (Windows x64(64-bit, 74.07MB)

Error : If you are getting "This device isn't eligible for the requested build" error when restoring to iOS 5, try this : 

1) Open Terminal and type sudo nano /etc/hosts

2) Find this line

3) Type in front of it  #

4) Press Ctrl+O to save your hosts file and press enter.

5) Try restoring again.

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