The fight to jailbreak Apple's A5-chip-powered devices, specifically the iPhone 4S and the iPad, is nearing its end. Hacker "pod2g" and his crew of iOS exploit seekers have released photos and videos of a jailbroken iPhone 4S and a jailbroken iPad 2, both running iOS 5.0.1.
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The hack lets users of Apple's iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak their iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch devices without fear of rebooting.
Apple has publicly released two updates today, one a tweaked version of iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone 4S users and the other an update to Apple TV, now version 4.4.4.
The jailbreak community has completed a safe, untethered jailbreak update for iOS 5.0.1 according to community hacker pod2g who confirmed the process on his iPhone 4.
Designed to fix several bugs, Apple's iOS 5.0.1 update seems to have introduced at least one bug for a number of users--namely the inability to remember contacts in the address book.
Early adopters invited to check out the beta of iOS 5.0.1 seem happy with the update, with many reporting that it does resolve the battery drain problem.
Released yesterday, Apple's iOS 5.0.1 was supposed to resolve a battery drain problem introduced with iOS 5, but some early updaters claim they're running into the same issue.
Apple has begun seeding iOS 5.0.1 to select end users to begin battery testing, according to a report from 9to5Mac. Specifically, the early release of the iOS update is going to users who explained battery issues to AppleCare after the release of iOS 5 earlier this fall.
Apple has delivered yet another beta of iOS 5.0.1, the software that promises to fix the battery-drain bug that some users are experiencing. The quick succession suggests that the software could arrive sooner than expected.
Apple releases an iOS 5.0.1 update that leaves RAM disks unencrypted, allowing those with technical chops to get Siri running on their iPhone 4s.