iOS 5.0.1 Released [Download Links]

Nov 10, 2011 - 66 Comments

iOS 5 Download via OTA Update

iOS 5.0.1 has been released to the public, the update addresses the battery problems that were associated with iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S, but also brings multitasking gestures to the iPad 1 and resolves several other bugs and issues. The update comes as build 9A405 and is highly recommended for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users running the newest iOS.

Download and Update to iOS 5.0.1

There are several ways to get iOS 5.0.1:

  • OTA Preferred method: download through Over-the-Air update by tapping on “Settings” > “General” > “Software Update” and then tapping on “Download and Install”
  • Download from iTunes: launch iTunes and you will get an update notification

If you’d rather download and install the firmware yourself and you know how to use IPSW files, use the links below.

iOS 5.0.1 Direct Download Links

These are direct download links from Apple’s servers. Right-click and “Save As” to avoid problems:

For those wondering, GSM is generally AT&T and CDMA is generally Verizon.

The brief release notes are as follows:

– Fixes bugs affecting battery life
– Adds Multitasking Gestures for original iPad
– Resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud
– Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation

From our own experience, iOS 5.0.1 makes a significant difference in battery life. How does it stack up for you?


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Posted by: Matt Chan in iPad, iPhone, News


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  1. Annoymous says:

    I am not sure I want to jailbreak but the risks and stuff and it would really help if you could reply to tell me the safest program to use thnx!

  2. Matthew says:

    How once youve installed the setup to downgrade from 5.1.1 to 5.0.1 how do you do the rest to restore it?

  3. fernando says:

    this doesnt work ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  4. AGX says:

    i want normal ipad 2 ios 5.0.1 downlolad not ipad 2 wifi please !!!

  5. danehsa says:

    what is OTA . and whenever i go to my genearal setting my ipod 4th generation dosent have softwearupdate.

  6. andi says:


    when i try to go to dfu mode, it keeps saying “device not detected”. been doing it many times. kept on failing.

    please help
    thank you

  7. Raja says:

    i am updating my i phone 4s …… was factory unlocked and jail breaked …i will lose all the apps that i installed through installous?
    and what else i will i want to resolve bettery issues!
    Please help

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  10. Raihan Ahmed says:

    Hello!!!how can I get the software update on my iPhone 4 White GSM????plzz quick help

  11. w0rd says:

    I currently don’t have internet besides my iPhone cause I live in the country. I was wondering if it’d be possible to download a ipsw file using a file downloader then transfer the file using iTunes and then restoring my iPhone to that file without Internet connected go my laptop? Or would that be too risky? Can it be done? Thanks in advance

  12. an0ugh says:

    i have an iphone 4…which is a factory unlock, so which one shud i download…the CDMA or GSM one
    i live in maldives and i am using the Dhiraagu carrier

    Need an answer quick!!

    • Thinmint says:

      If you use a sim card, you are GSM

      • an0ugh says:

        oh thanks a lot……btw then what is CDMA for? just curious

        • Doctor Freeman says:

          Code division multiple access (CDMA) is a wireless radio technology which only works in a specific region. For instance, if you have a US CDMA phone, taking it to a foreign country will result in it not working until you bring it back to the US.

  13. Angel H says:

    If You Download The Thing, Will You Plug Your IPod In And It Updates?

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  17. prasad says:

    guys any help please cose im trying 10000 times to jailbreak my iphone4 ios 5.0.1 with redsn0w 0.9.9b8 and 0.9.9b7, and there still showing this ipsw is not supported by this version of redsnow???
    Pls any help or idea how should i fix this

  18. Timi says:

    guys any help please cose im trying 10000 times to jailbreak my iphone4 ios 5.0.1 with redsn0w 0.9.9b8 and 0.9.9b7, and there still showing this ipsw is not supported by this version of redsnow???
    Pls any help or idea how should i fix this?

  19. kevin says:

    just tried to update to ios 5.0.1 and it bricked my iphone :s, i managed to get it back by reinstalling ios 5.0.0 but as far as i know i didn’t do anything wrong :s, any idea, i got to the preparing iphone for back up and then it crashed and stayed in DFU mode :s, does it matter if i have a jailbroken ios 5.0.0 and then going to a non jailbroken ios? please help and OTA doesn’t say i have a update, nor does my itunes…..

  20. amir says:

    still have battery problem on my ipod touch! seems it doesnt work at battery at all.

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  22. Rune says:

    Perfect update direct via Iphone and WIFI !!
    Earlier update to iOS 5 on my 3GS drained the battery to nothing in less than 2 hours, making the device very hot !
    After the update to iOS 5.0.1 I seem to have got a brand new Iphone: Battery capasity much better than the original, seem likely to have been 100% better ! ?

  23. Lee says:

    After installing ios 5.0 on my 3gs the calendar would hang for many seconds after trying to add an entry. Installed ios 5.0.1 and the problem has gone away.

  24. Anne says:

    what’s the difference between iPhone 4 GSM and iPhone 4 CDMA?? My iPhone’s from verizon

    • Doctor Freeman says:

      GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications, typically seen on carriers such as ATT) will work worldwide.

      CDMA (Code division multiple access, seen on various carriers including Verizon) will only work within a specific region. For instance, a US CDMA iPhone will only work in the US, and one bought in Japan will only work in Japan, etc.

  25. Giles says:

    I too 3 days to restore my 3GS after the iOS5 update, had to manually install it to my wifes 4, now the OTA 5.01 tried to install and crashed everything, made me plug into iTunes and restore and update, which has failed yet again, and yes I have rebooted, turned off firewalls and security, not that I like that, still nothing works, installing manually now, if this doesnt work out comes the Nokia again, and iPhone goes in the bin!!!!!!!!!!!

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  27. Lee says:

    OTA update is working fine for me. And I got a 40+MB of delta update. :)

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  29. clasqm says:

    The new multitasking swipes on the iPad1 don’t come up automatically. You have to go enable them in Settings.

  30. heshsesh says:

    Hopefully now that the 1st update to iOS5 has arrived they will release the UNTETHERED jailbreak!

  31. Nic says:

    Hmmmm less than 5 hours and I’m down to 57%. Two short calls and 2 short texts. I’m turning locations off and stopping pushing data. Doesn’t seem to have helped.

  32. Brandon says:

    Mine did it on it’s own. A notification popped up on my iPhone 4s. It took literally 3 seconds.

  33. Gocsan says:

    My 4S never had any battery issues in the first place. The 55mb update seems to have caused my time zone location service to stay on! I don’t think this is normal and probably will end up draining my battery rather than improving it. Will try to update it again with the full firmware download and see how it goes.

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  35. Barry Smoot says:

    my iPhone doesn’t connect to my car bluetooth anymore =(

  36. Nidaros says:

    Killed my Slingbox Media Player. No longer connects.
    hmmm!!! I’ll try to reinstall the app I guess.

  37. guanlik says:

    not working on my jailbroken ios 5.0…
    guess needs to download 700+mb and rejailbreak it…

  38. Nic says:

    Worked fast and perfectly on my ATT 4. Now to see how long the battery lasts. I turned everything on and now I’m waiting . . . . . . . .

  39. Chris says:

    I have a white Verizon iPhone 4. I remember Apple said that the OTA updates would be done so that they don’t require much data so people with data caps wouldn’t have to worry abou getting a 700MB file (as is the size of the ISPWs).

    If so, then why does my iPhone say I HAVE TO CONNECT TO A DAMN WIFI NETWORK TO DOWNLOAD THE UPDATE. MY DATA PLAN IS UNLIMITED (got it before they introduced caps)

    Stupid Apple. =/

    • Matt says:

      The OTA wi-fi limitation is likely imposed by carriers and not by Apple, kind of like the whole Facetime over 3G thing

      • Chris says:

        I remember that Cydia had a paid app that removed the 20MB 3G restriction, so I always figured it was Apple. But if you guys can all download it, is it possible that it’s 20MB for Verizon but say, 50 for AT&T? I don’t know, but I have an unlimited data plan, White iPhone 4 (16GB), Verizon Wireless, and here is a pic of what I’m getting:

    • SeattleSam says:

      I could not agree with you more: Stupid Apple. I cannot believe my daughter wastes her money on Apple crap. These products are worth-less than half of the non apple devices that cost half as much. That means they’re 4 times more expensive than they’re worth. And since they frequently don’t work, they’re actually worthless.

      Android forever…

      • JanS says:

        I agree, one time Apple, newer more. This is why:
        Note: You cannot transfer photos that you synced to your iOS device from another computer. You can only transfer photos or videos that you took or saved on the iOS device.

        Retarded Apple

        • greg webb says:

          yes you can…. download a program called IFUNBOX…. u can strip any I-device of all media and copy it onto other I-devices…. it will in effect mean you can have 20 copies of the same files on 20 different devices…. enjoy

  40. canadachris says:

    OTA failed. 790MB download through iTunes just started.

  41. auburnmk says:

    No issues here on my iPhone 4S; installed 55mb download over WiFi.

  42. Eric says:

    Only took about 4 min… simultaneous on my iPhone 4 and iPad 2. Very nice!

  43. francis says:

    only 55Mb?
    can not believe my eye..

  44. Ziggy says:

    Anyone notice that the direct links always point to an iPhone directory? What’s up with that?

    OTA download was very fast, already installed.

  45. Ziggy says:

    Here are the security notes:

    Lots of security and bug fixes including the iPad smart cover bug and the one that 0xcharlie guy

  46. Fresh Prince says:

    OTA is going so slooooooooow, but it’s working!

  47. Robert R says:

    The update does not show under OTA, but is available from iTunes. Strange !!

  48. Sebastian C says:

    This does not work on my iPhone 4S with iOS5. Not available to the public yet because is still says that my software is up to date.

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