what to do when 4.2 releases official

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    Hi all
    Sorry for my dumb question and bad english.

    I'v installed 4.2 GM and iTunes 10.1 beta on my pc.
    My question is, what du I do when Apple releases 4.2, how do I install the final ios4.2 on my iPad when im running af GM/beta software?

    Do I have to downgrade to 3.2.2 or willl itunes automatically install the new ios? and what about iTunes ??

    thanks
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    Actually, GM can be expected to be identical to the final version that will come out soon (if they don't find the mega-super-ginat bug in the last moment).
    Therefore, you don't need to do anything on the iPad.
    You'll need to update iTunes, but usually, your system will tell you when the update is available.
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    I'm really new to iPad myself and I was wondering do update notifications come on the iPad or is it when a new version of iTunes is released? Do you have to hook up your iPad to iTunes to see the notification release or do you get a message OTA?
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    When you hook your iPad up to iTunes and select your iPad, you will see this (or something like it) in the middle of the screen --


    [​IMG]

    The actual date will probably be different, but you can always press the "Check for Update" option at any time. If an update is available, you will be given the option to either download the update and install it later or update and then install immediately after it is done.

    As far as iTunes, you will get a message on the screen telling you that an update is available.
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    aww...man, Scott.

    I was gonna help these two. Hell0000000!! Would have been my 7th and 8th.:(

    Can't you helper harder questions? :D
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    Sorry babe.... hookbill asked this question like 2 hours ago so I figured he was getting anxious for an answer. I know you are working on your Junior Moderator Merit Badge so I will wait a little longer next time!
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    OMG. That is hilarious!!
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    I didn't know there was a JMMB available. :)
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    Will iTunes be looking for 3.2.2 when it updates ones iPad to 4.2? I would suspect that the minor problems that have been referenced [assuming those of you with developer licenses have fed back the lproblems] will be corrected, thus changing things?
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    Well ~ there is.:eek:
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    With the discovery of the Daylight savings bug, the official relase may well be different from the GM. Just a thought?
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    I doubt it. Daylight savings time has already passed so now they have until Spring to come up with a fix.
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    They did acknowledge this though and say it would be fixed in 4.2. If this was discovered after 4.2 went to GM then that would suggest the official 4.2 will be slightly revised.
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    What does GM mean?
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    gold master
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    EDIT: pelinca posted their answer as I was typing mine!

    Googely Moogely ??? Actually, it stands for Golden Master... for real! I looked it up on the Internet!
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    Sweet, can I be a junior to the junior... i.e. you?
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    Of course!!

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