Note : Works even on iPhone 4 and 3GS. (Main Difference from Usual guide is in step 10 )
Disclaimer : I mean no harm to Apple Inc. and I’m doing it just as a hobby. This exploit has been derived (A little modification) from original exploit by Mert Erdir
disclaimer 2 : I claim no responsibility for any damage that occurs to your iDevice. This has been tested by me on an iPod Touch 3rd Gen.
Disclaimer 3 : You can only use iOS 5 without syncing it with iTunes. This exploit is still recognised by iTunes and it won’t let you sync it with iTunes.
Disclaimer 4 : If you like this guide, please consider activating my UDID for free since I don’t have a paypal account.
Well, whenever you search for how to install iOS 5, you only get search results for the iPhone 4 hack, which unsurprisingly doesn’t work on any iPod Touch. That’s because it uses the emergency call function, which is not present on any iPod Touh (3G or 4G).
So here I present to you a method to install iOS 5 Beta 1 (ONLY Beta 1) on your iPod Touch (3rd and 4th Gen)
Step 2. Download iOS 5 (IPSW) for your device from here (Direct Links)
Step 3. Now install iTunes 10.5 .
Step 4. Connect your iPod Touch to the computer and let it backup.
Step 5. Now go to your iPod > Settings. There while pressing the shift key (On windows) and the Option key (on Mac) press restore.
Step 6. Select the iOS 5 ipsw for your iPod (or iPhone or iPad) and click select.
Step 7. Let iTunes update your iPod touch.
Step 8. Once it is updated just follow the on screen instructions until you reach the point where it tells you that activation failed.
Step 9. Now triple click the home button to activate voice over (If you are using an iPod Touch 3rd Gen, you might want to have the headphones plugged in).
Step 10. Now touch the clock on top and it will tell you the time.
Step 11. Now place 3 fingers on top of the screen and drag them down (you’ll find videos of that on you tube). This will open the notification center, where the stocks app and weather app will be open. double touch on any of those and it will open the respective app.
Step 12. Now press the home button and you will have landed on the iOS springboard 🙂
Enjoy the wonderful (albeit a little buggy) iOS 5 Beta 1 !