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  • Apple Releases iOS 5 Beta 6 And Other Beta Updates


    Using and installing the iOS 5 beta firmware is done at your own risk. Note that the beta is intended for developers only. Don't pirate Apple software and be aware of the risks and consequences of testing and using the iOS 5 beta.

    Once again, Apple has released another beta update to iOS 5 plus all of its enterprise applications. The list of all the applications posted with updates are below:

    • Xcode 4.2 Developer Preview 6
    • iOS 5 beta 6
    • iTunes 10.5 beta 6
    • Apple TV Software beta 5
    • iWork for iOS beta 2


    If you're a registered developer with the Apple Developer Center, you have access to download all these software updates. After quickly reviewing the release notes, it would seem that iOS 5 beta 6 doesn't have much of anything new. Just simply bug fixes and other support-related issues.



    As said in the above picture, iOS 5 beta 6 can be downloaded over-the-air just like the previous beta updates. To do OTA, just simply go from Settings to:
    General > Software Update
    Note: If you're on a jailbroken device, you will be unable to download OTA unless you revert/restore to a stock firmware. After restoring, you can choose to use the standard IPSW file or use OTA.

    Remember: Backup your device(s) on iTunes 10.5 beta 5 or iCloud prior to updating to iOS 5 beta 6. Otherwise, you will be unable to do so due to compatibility issues between your device and the running version of iTunes on your computer.

    If you decide to update via the IPSW file instead, you can download the iOS 5 beta 6 file along with the other beta applications directly from the Apple iOS Developer Center.

    For jailbroken users: Redsn0w or sn0wbreeze has not been updated or said to support iOS 5 beta 6. If you wish to stay jailbroken on the iOS 5 beta, do not update at this time.

    Read this article by BGR to get the full release notes of iOS 5 beta 6:

    Source(s): Apple, BGR
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Releases iOS 5 Beta 6 And Other Beta Updates started by Joshua Tucker View original post
    Comments 18 Comments
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      two days late, but I'm still happy. b5 had a lot of problems introduced to iPod.app so this better fix at least some of those

      update: look like most of it was fixed
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Installing now seems way faster than the first ota
    1. ady199's Avatar
      ady199 -
      This seems to be a very stable build and a lot of bugs seemed to have been ironed out.

      In IOS 5 beta 5 I had the following issues:-

      Really, really heavy battery drain
      Messages kept re-appearing when I deleted them (constant loop)
      Weather app never showed my home town

      I've had IOS 5 beta 6 installed for over an hour now and none of the issues I had before have appeared.

      Fingers crossed that this is a good build
    1. frail1's Avatar
      frail1 -
      It downloaded the update OTA just fine, but the install now button is grayed out.
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      So far after 4 hours no major problems other than my camera roll missing
    1. uhelios's Avatar
      uhelios -
      I must say that the battery life is much much better than any other build on iOS 5. I can last approx. 5 minutes on 1%

      Quote Originally Posted by ady199 View Post
      This seems to be a very stable build and a lot of bugs seemed to have been ironed out.

      In IOS 5 beta 5 I had the following issues:-

      Really, really heavy battery drain
      Messages kept re-appearing when I deleted them (constant loop)
      Weather app never showed my home town

      I've had IOS 5 beta 6 installed for over an hour now and none of the issues I had before have appeared.

      Fingers crossed that this is a good build
    1. Typercook's Avatar
      Typercook -
      Much better battery life nor does my phone get as warm as b5... Hopin for more guestures like for bluetooth pair an toggle for my car stereo... Loved bluselect for jailbreak it was the best tweat i ever had!!
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      They dropped voice confirmation when voice dialing!! That is going to lead to some wrong person dials.
    1. Chezcku's Avatar
      Chezcku -
      Is it just me but the update is done ota the phone works fine but connect to I tunes all I get is set up as new iPhone or restore from back up.

      I did the restore from back up but still get the same screen help.
    1. omnipresent's Avatar
      omnipresent -
      downloading now. does anybody know if theres fixed bug with wifisync while it was loosing iPhone and asking to set up as new or from backup, just like u get when you restore. that really pissed me off couple times..
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      With all these beta's iOS 5 better rock and run fast.
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Battery life is 5X better
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      When will iOS 5 be out anyone know?
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      They are saying fall release so mid september I am guessing
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Cool guess I'll wait love to give the beta a test but scared I will mess something up
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Beta 6 is nice idk what you could mess up.

      No jailbreak tho
    1. iFrosty's Avatar
      iFrosty -
      I love the stock ios 5
      but i always manage to find a reason to revert back to ios 4.x
      I think its because i cant live without tlert
    1. Sk8r789456's Avatar
      Sk8r789456 -
      Does voice over work for anyone?