iOS 5.0.1 released to address battery drain issues – Jailbreakers SHOULD NOT update

Apple has just released iOS to the public, bringing fixes for battery life issues introduced with iOS 5. The release also brings several other enhancements including multitasking gestures for the original iPad. Both @MuscleNerd and @pod2g warn to stay away from this update if you are planning on using the future untethered . Besides fixing the , iOS 5.0.1 also patches the code signing exploit that Charlie Miller revealed last week which is the method pod2g plans to use on his untethered jailbreak. It's very important to remember that Apple has changed the way the firmware is verified in so there is absolutely NO WAY to downgrade back to iOS 5.0 once Apple has stopped signing it.

For those who don't care about an untethered jailbreak, you should be able to update over the air, although some users have been reporting that the update is not yet available over the air. For those who it isn't available for now, it should be soon, otherwise you can always use iTunes to update.

Changes:

  • 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

The build number on the public release is 9A405, an increment of one build over the beta 2 build seeded to developers last Friday.

iOS 5.0.1 is available for iPhone (4S, 4, and 3GS), iPod touch (third- and fourth-generation), and all iPad models. The update is available for download via iTunes or OTA.

6 Responses to iOS 5.0.1 released to address battery drain issues – Jailbreakers SHOULD NOT update

  1. […] iOS 5.0.1 was released which addressed battery drain issues with a few other changes as well. For those who are waiting […]

  2. […] those who updated to iOS 5.0.1 or are planning on it, as you know from our 5.0.1 update post, you have lost your chance for an untethered jailbreak. However, you can still do a tethered […]

  3. […] those who updated to iOS 5.0.1 or are planning on it, as you know from our 5.0.1 update post, you have lost your chance for an untethered jailbreak. However, you can still do a tethered […]

  4. tit says:

    Hello, just a question, I’m still in ios 4.3.3 JB Untethered, i try earlier in the afternoon to update to ios 5.0 (and NOT to ios 5.0.1) but couldn’t succeeded ! I got the error 3194 even in DFU mode. Anyone succeed to update to ios 5.0 after ios 5.0.1 has been released ? i read that apple has stopped to sign ios 5.0, could it be the reason ? thank for your answer .

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