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Apple Working Quickly to Release iOS 5.0.1 with Battery Fixes, Beta 2 Out for Devs

Nov 4, 2011 - 4 Comments
iOS 5.0.1 Beta 2

Apple is working quickly to release iOS 5.0.1 to the general public, with the second beta version available to developers in just two days. The update aims to resolve some of the complaints about iOS 5 battery life and bring several other fixes and features to the latest release, including a security fix for iPad … Read More

iOS 5 GM Release Due End of September

Sep 12, 2011 - 6 Comments
iOS 5 GM

Apple is planning on having iOS 5 GM provided to it’s overseas suppliers sometime during the week of September 23 to September 30, which is in line with the only publicly announced “fall” release date specified by Apple. The GM build, which stands for Golden Master, will be then be preinstalled on all iPads, iPod … Read More

iOS 5 Beta 7 Released to Developers

Aug 31, 2011 - 25 Comments
iOS 5 beta 7 released for download

Pushing ever closer to a GM and the final release date in the near future, iOS 5 beta 7 has just been seeded to developers. The newest iOS 5 beta can be downloaded as IPSW from the iOS Dev Center, or more easily, as an Over-the-Air (OTA) update, which can be accessed from iOS 5 … Read More

iOS 5 Beta 6 Set to Expire on September 29

Aug 24, 2011 - Leave a Comment
iOS 5 Beta 6 expires on September 29

Heads up to iOS devs out there, if you installed iOS 5 beta 6, you might find it useful to know that sixth beta is set to expire on September 29. At that point you’ll either need to have installed a newer beta, which will surely have been released by then, or downgrade iOS 5 … Read More

iOS 5 Beta 6 Released for Developers to Download

Aug 19, 2011 - 4 Comments
iOS 5 beta 6

Apple has released iOS 5 beta 6 for developers to access through either OTA updates on the iOS device itself, or through the iOS Dev Center. Supported hardware continues to be all versions of iPad and iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and the last two generations of iPod touch. OTA updates are by the … Read More

Redsn0w 0.9.8b5 Released to Jailbreak iOS 5 Beta 5

Aug 9, 2011 - Leave a Comment
redsn0w 0.9.8b5

The iPhone Dev Team has released Redsn0w 0.9.8b5 to jailbreak iOS 5 beta 5, the jailbreak is intended only for developers who want to assure their Cydia apps work fine in the newest iOS beta, and neither iOS 5 beta or this version of redsn0w are intended for widespread consumption. Supported hardware includes iPhone 3GS, … Read More

iOS 5 Beta 5 Released to Developers

Aug 6, 2011 - 8 Comments
iOS 5 Beta 5

Apple has released iOS 5 beta 5, the latest build is 9A5288d and the same hardware is supported as prior iOS 5 betas, including iPad 2, iPad, iPhone 4 GSM & CDMA, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch 3rd and 4th gen. You can download iOS 5 beta 5 in one of two ways: OTA delta … Read More

UDID Sellers and Non-Developers Running iOS 5 Beta Being Targeted by Apple?

Aug 5, 2011 - 4 Comments
UDID sales and improper iOS 5 beta usage crackdown

Apple has begun to crack down on registered iOS developers who are selling UDID activation slots for iOS 5 betas to other users, in some cases sending email warnings to devs, but also deactivating other developer accounts completely. Apple is even flagging some individual UDID’s and making the devices unusable, forcing users to downgrade from … Read More

iOS 5 Beta 4 Available for Devs to Download

Jul 22, 2011 - 11 Comments
iOS 5 Beta 4 downloads on the iOS Dev Center

Apple has released iOS 5 beta 4 and is available for developers to download through the iOS Dev Center. The build comes in as 9A5274d and like the iOS 5 betas supports iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, and iPod touch 3rd and 4th gen. Developers can grab the release on Dev Center, … Read More

iOS 5 Beta 3 Available to Download

Jul 11, 2011 - 19 Comments
iOS 5 Beta 3

Apple has released iOS 5 beta 3 for developers to download, the build comes as 9A5259f and supports iPad 2, iPad, iPhone 4 GSM & CDMA, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch 3rd & 4th generations. Apple TV2 has received a separate update, however it is still not considered iOS 5. Alongside the latest iOS 5 … Read More

iOS 5 Video Shows iCloud Restore in Action

Jun 26, 2011 - 4 Comments

iDB, the same guys who brought us the iOS 5 wireless syncing video, are now showing off another hot feature in iOS 5: restoring iOS backups directly from iCloud. The video shows how smooth the process is.

Jailbreak iOS 5 Beta 2 using Redsn0w

Jun 24, 2011 - 8 Comments
jailbreak iOS 5 beta 2 with redsn0w

Just moments after the freshly released iOS 5 beta 2 was available, it has been jailbroken using Redsn0w 0.9.8b1. This is the same version of redsn0w that worked to jailbreak the first beta of iOS 5 and therefore doesn’t require any additional downloads, but it does include the same caveats as before. In order to … Read More

iOS 5 Beta 2 Released to Download

Jun 24, 2011 - 15 Comments
iOS 5 Beta 2

iOS 5 beta 2 has been released to download, the new build is 9A5248d, supports wireless syncing, and likely includes a hoard of bug fixes and improvements. The second iOS 5 beta supports the same hardware as before, running on iPad 2 WiFi GSM & CDMA, iPad, iPhone 4 CDMA & GSM, iPhone 3GS, and … Read More

iOS 5 Beta 1 Expires on August 4th

Jun 18, 2011 - 10 Comments
iOS 5 beta 1 expires on August 4, 2011

If you run iOS 5 beta 1 on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you might be interested to know the beta includes an automatic expiration date of August 4th. For those with proper access to the newest beta releases from iOS Dev Center, this won’t be an issue as long as you upgrade to … Read More

Downgrade iOS 5 beta to iOS 4.3.3

Jun 13, 2011 - 82 Comments
Downgrade iOS 5 beta to iOS 4.3.3

Alright so you’ve had your fun playing around with the iOS 5 beta, but you’re tired of dealing with the quirkiness and bugs related to a beta OS. Now, contrary to popular belief, you can downgrade back to iOS 4.3.3 without much effort. Unlike downgrading from other iOS versions, Apple still signs iOS 4.3.3, so … Read More

Redsn0w 0.9.8b1 Download Released to Jailbreak iOS 5 beta 1

Jun 10, 2011 - 11 Comments
Redsn0w 0.9.8b1 jailbreak for iOS 5 beta 1

Redsn0w 0.9.8b1 was just released to jailbreak iOS 5 beta 1 on the following hardware: iPod touch 3G, iPod touch 4G, iPad 1, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 GSM, iPhone 4 CDMA. This jailbreak is tethered, meaning you will need to connect it to your computer on each reboot. Important notes about this version of Redsn0w: … Read More

iOS 5 Includes Emoji Keyboard for Everyone

Jun 9, 2011 - 6 Comments
iOS 5 Beta includes an Emoji Keyboard

iOS 5 release includes a built-in Emoji keyboard that is accessible to anyone and is not region restricted. This is a change from past iOS releases where you would either need to jailbreak or install a 3rd party application in order to use Emoji from the iPhone, iPod touch, or iOS in general. Emoji is … Read More

Install & Run iOS 5 on an iPhone Without a Developer Account

Jun 7, 2011 - 28 Comments
iOS 5 bug to run iOS 5 without developer account

If you want to try out iOS 5 but you don’t have a developer account, you can do so using a crafty technique that takes advantage of a very simple bug in the Voice Over system. This has been confirmed to work on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS, but other iOS devices probably don’t … Read More

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