Apple has, quite surprisingly, released iOS 5 beta 4 in such a short period of time. The last update, iOS 5 beta 3, was only issued about a week back, maybe more and there’s already a new one. Apple, earlier today, seeded a new beta of iOS 5 to the developers, which brings the much awaited over-the-air software updates to iOS.
The last update was released to the developers on July 11, but this new update doesn’t bring much new things to the table. However, it does bring something quite important and useful for all iOS users. Remember, Over the Air Software Updates, the easier way to update your firmware without the need to download those 700-800mb ipsw files. As of now, that’s about the only new thing with this update, which isn’t heavy at all. To update your iOS 5 beta to beta 4 all you need to do is go to Settings>General>Software Update. If you can’t see the update then you could also download it from the developers site. You can also download iOS 5 beta 4 with the Direct Links provided at the end. This is how the OTA updates look like:
To support the OTA update, Apple has also released an update for iTunes 10.5 beta. The beta 4 is required to perform the over the air update, without which you’ll have to resort to your developers account or the direct download links. The amazing thing about the OTA update is it’s size. It only weighs 133 mb, whereas the regular .ipsw file is around 800 Mb.
Visit this page for Direct Download links of iOS 5 beta 4 and iTunes 10.5 beta 4.