Apple Publicly Releases iOS 5.0.1 – Jailbreakers Should Stay Away
Apple recently released iOS 5.0.1 (build number (9A405). iOS 5.0.1 is available for the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad, and iPad 2. According to the release notes, iOS 5.0.1 includes the following bug fixes and improvements:
- 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
- Contains security improvements
It also fixes the ipad 2 smart cover security flaw which was discovered in iOS 5. As mentioned previously, iOS 5.0.1 has supposedly fixed the battery life issues as well. It is currently available via the computer or OTA as well. For those of you who prefer to update via the computer, you can hit the download links below:
Download iOS 5.0.1
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4 GSM
- iPhone 4 CDMA
- iPhone 4S
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 AT&T and iPad 2 Verizon
- iPod touch 3rd gen
- iPod touch 4th gen
MuscleNerd of the iPhone dev team has warned jailbreakers and unlockers to avoid upgrading to iOS 5.0.1. He just tweeted:
Jailbreakers and unlockers should avoid today’s 5.0.1 until a flow for downgrading to 5.0 is developed.
As previously mentioned, the exploit pod2g discovered was one specifically to help untether iOS 5. Updating to iOS 5.0.1 would prevent you from performing the untethered jailbreak for your iOS device, so we’d recommend against it.
This entry was posted by TechHead on November 11, 2011 at 6:04 PM, and is filed under Apple, Development, iOS, iOS 5, iOS 5.0.1, iPad, iPhone, iPhone 4S, iPod, iTouch, News, OS, Software, Tech. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0.You can leave a response or trackback from your own site.