Apple announced that iOS 6 with all its software updates and new features will be released on September 19, but if you’re impatient, you can update it now in our devices without waiting for Apple to officially put the update via iTunes.
The process is simple and does not require much technical knowledge, simply follow the instructions to the letter. I just upgraded my iPad 2 and it works perfectly, but it is worth reminding that it is always necessary to take certain precautions, such as having the battery sufficiently charged and make a backup to recover all of our data in case something went wrong.
To backup you must connect the device to your computer using iTunes as you would normally do.
Download iOS 6
These versions have been published by a developer with access to the Golden Master version, which is identical to the final version to be released next week. This allows anyone to download iOS 6, even when you do not have access to Apple Developer Center .
It is important to rely on the latest version of iTunes, you can download it by opening the application or by downloading it on the Apple website.
Choose the version for your device:
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 4 (GSM)
- iPhone 4 (CDMA)
- iPhone 3GS
- iPad (3rd Gen) with Wi-Fi
- iPad (3rd Gen) with Wi-Fi and Celular (AT&T)
- iPad (3rd Gen) with Wi-Fi and Celular (Verizon)
- iPad 2 with Wi-Fi Only
- iPad 2 with Wi-Fi (Rev. A)
- iPad 2 with Wi-Fi and 3G (GSM)
- iPad 2 with Wi-Fi and 3G (CDMA)
- iPod touch (4th Gen)
To install iOS 6 on your device, follow these instructions:
- Open up the disk image (.dmg) and find the iPhone Software Update file (.ipsw) for your device. Drag it to the desktop, or a folder of your choosing. (Windows users will need a tool like 7-Zip to do this, and will need to open the .hfs inside the .dmg as well.)
- Open iTunes and connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, to your computer.
- If your device isn’t automatically selected in iTunes, select it and go to the “Summary” tab.
- Hold down the option key (OS X) or the shift key (Windows) and click the Restore button. Browse to the .ipsw file you downloaded, select it, and wait for the update to finish.
- If necessary, restore your device from backup and sync with iTunes.
That’s it. If you follow those steps, you’ll be up and running iOS 6 in no time.
Note: For problems, just select the ‘Restore’ and find the file that corresponds to the last backup you’ve made.