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  • iOS 5.0.1 Apparently Not Fixing Battery Issue for Some

    Apple rolled out iOS 5.0.1 today to fix battery problems.

    This morning, Apple released iOS 5.0.1 to fix the battery issue that users had been complaining about since upgrading to iOS 5. The fix apparently didn't work for numerous people. Apple's support forums were flooded with complaints saying that the update did nothing to fix the battery problem. The volume of users reporting the problem is undeniable proof that the update didn't do much to fix the dilemma. As of this moment, iOS 5.0 is still being signed and I personally recommend downgrading back to iOS 5.0 so that you will be able to have the untethered jailbreak when it is out. iOS 5.0.1 fixed numerous exploits that jailbreakers could have taken advantage of. Earlier in the week we reported on how Pod2g warned us not to update because of those exploit fixes.

    Below is a screenshot of some consecutive complaints about iOS 5.0.1:



    So with iOS 5.0.1 having sketchy support for battery problems and plugging up many potential jailbreak exploits, why upgrade? I would say just stay on iOS 5.0 until the untethered jailbreak rides its way out of the garage. It's coming we just don't know when. iPhone 4S users who don't even have a jailbreak yet are also advised to stay on iOS 5.0 because if a jailbreak does surface, there are more exploits in iOS 5.0 than iOS 5.0.1 and anything that Apple will release in the future. If you don't plan on jailbreaking at all, then disregard iOS 5.0.1. It looks like this update was a failed attempt to update the battery problem and it would be a waste of time to install.

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    Sources: 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS 5.0.1 Apparently Not Fixing Battery Issue for Some started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 114 Comments
    1. spooneditr's Avatar
      spooneditr -
      Quote Originally Posted by iYeow View Post
      I am wondering if Comex is behind the scene fixing all these exploits , getting paid by apple which could have been used for jailbreaks.



      If you have 4.3.3 blob saved, then you should restore to 5.0, you can always go back to custom 4.3.3 . Does it sound logical ?



      You should be fine, apple doesn't stop signing right away. It will be a couple of days before they sign off.

      Where can I download the 5.0 at because iTunes shows 5.0.1
    1. c14rlf's Avatar
      c14rlf -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      If you upgrade, but then downgrade, you will not be able to restore your settings to your latest iOS 5 backup. Because the iOS 4.3.3 will be older than the iOS 5 backup and will not work.
      really??? because I jus upgraded to 5 from 4.3.3 and i restored my backup from 4.3.3 and it worked fine
    1. lukeyb's Avatar
      lukeyb -
      For me iOS 5 has lost it's novelty for now, my gf updated to 5.0 and it's done little to impress neither her nor myself. I'm staying on 4.2.1 untethered until all of the kinks with 5.x are sorted out, I'm guessing that I'll be updating to 5.x probably April-ish time going on past history
    1. blinden76's Avatar
      blinden76 -
      FYI I just restored to 5.0. Looks like apple is still signing as of 8:00 pm eastern.

      Quote Originally Posted by c14rlf View Post
      really??? because I jus upgraded to 5 from 4.3.3 and i restored my backup from 4.3.3 and it worked fine
      He meant that if you are on 4.3.3 you can't use your 5.0 backup.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by c14rlf View Post
      really??? because I jus upgraded to 5 from 4.3.3 and i restored my backup from 4.3.3 and it worked fine
      Really.Of course you can upgrade and restore from your old 4.3.3 backup, but you can't downgrade to iOS 4.3.3 and restore to your iOS 5 backup as I said earlier.
    1. p1mpdog1's Avatar
      p1mpdog1 -
      If your backed up to your computer you can downgrade and back up from a newer firmware backup by doing this I just done it. I had 5.0.1 b2 on my iPhone 4S and downgraded to 5.0 so I didn't lose my jailbreak then I had to manually adjust my iTunes backup on my Computer from 5.0.1 to 5.0 then it would restore the newer backup to my 5.0 firmware. If your using iCloud for your backup that is fine I am also, Plug your iphone into your computer and open iTunes now on the left hand side of iTunes click your iphone that is connect that you wish to backup and right click on it and backup. Now you will have a current backup on iCloud and on your computer via iTunes. Now you need to unhide system folders, google it if you don't know how. and follow this tut to adjust your iTunes backup to go on older firmware:

      I discovered that restoring from a backup was not possible due to the software being too old on my iphone.

      so here is the answer.... This Example Is For all iphones (5.0.1 to 5.0 or whatever how to restore backup)

      1. Navigate to your itunes iphone backup folder (WIN7- C > USERS > "ME" > APPDATA > ROAMING > APPLECOMPUTER > MOBILESYNC > BACKUP ***some of these folders may be hidden btw)

      2. Find the most recent backup, this reflects the backup in itunes with no date

      3. Theres a bunch of strings/files here, scroll down to info.plist

      4. Open it in notepad

      5. Near the begining, fined these two strings...


      Product Version 5.0.1

      Build Version 9A404


      --The value after the versions will differ depending on what version you were last on when you backup up, I'm assuming it was 4.0, though this method should work retrospectively and for future updates.


      6. Now change these values to reflect your current setup e.g.

      Product Version 5.0 or what ever version of firmware you restoring to

      Build Version 9A334or what ever version of firmware you restoring to

      7. If itunes was open, it will still not recognis the backup, so restart itunes.

      8. Backup should work fine now!
    1. DontBeJealous's Avatar
      DontBeJealous -
      Quote Originally Posted by iKillYou View Post
      First off WTF is a jailBRAKE? Second off where did I say that they DISABLED IT? I said that they NEED TO DISABLE IT because its CRAP plain and simple. Anyone with half a brain can tell you that! Only a moron fanboy/fangirl would say otherwise. I mean honestly what kinda person with half a brain would think that Crapple's multitasking isn't a complete joke? Leaving EVERY SINGLE APP OPEN is not multitasking, it's called RETARDED!
      Immataure much?
    1. c14rlf's Avatar
      c14rlf -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Really.Of course you can upgrade and restore from your old 4.3.3 backup, but you can't downgrade to iOS 4.3.3 and restore to your iOS 5 backup as I said earlier.
      sorry misunerstood
    1. xhazex9x's Avatar
      xhazex9x -
      restore your phone completely to 5.0.1 dont upgrade to 5.0.1 you should be good worked for me at least
    1. Assassination's Avatar
      Assassination -
      I had a feeling this was gonna happen
    1. spooneditr's Avatar
      spooneditr -
      Quote Originally Posted by xhazex9x View Post
      restore your phone completely to 5.0.1 dont upgrade to 5.0.1 you should be good worked for me at least
      HuH? still looking to download the 5.0 firmware.. any ideas? have searched..
    1. c14rlf's Avatar
      c14rlf -
      Quote Originally Posted by spooneditr View Post
      HuH? still looking to download the 5.0 firmware.. any ideas? have searched..
      look at the top "DOWNLOADS" then "FIRMWARES" you will find all there to download
    1. spooneditr's Avatar
      spooneditr -
      Quote Originally Posted by c14rlf View Post
      look at the top "DOWNLOADS" then "FIRMWARES" you will find all there to download


      thanks
    1. coconutxyz's Avatar
      coconutxyz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mlitz69 View Post
      I Upgraded my ip4 to ios 5.0.1 and after 25 min of wifi usage I only lost 1% that's way better than it was.
      thats really awesome because on my 3gs it is 2% per minute wifi surfing
    1. iYeow's Avatar
      iYeow -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      If you upgrade, but then downgrade, you will not be able to restore your settings to your latest iOS 5 backup. Because the iOS 4.3.3 will be older than the iOS 5 backup and will not work.
      I know what you are saying . If you follow this method , you can use the 4.3.3 backup restore if you decide to downgrade
      Here we go :
      Restore to iOS 5 and setup as a new iphone under a different name, same name is fine too as iTunes will include a date stamp on your backup .
      Your 4.3.3 backup is left untouch, so when you downgrade , you can setup as a backup restore .
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      Ya 5.0.1 is a joke. The standby battery life is horrible.

      I need to do a clean restore.
    1. iphone?3gs's Avatar
      iphone?3gs -
      Quote Originally Posted by iKillYou View Post
      First off WTF is a jailBRAKE? Second off where did I say that they DISABLED IT? I said that they NEED TO DISABLE IT because its CRAP plain and simple. Anyone with half a brain can tell you that! Only a moron fanboy/fangirl would say otherwise. I mean honestly what kinda person with half a brain would think that Crapple's multitasking isn't a complete joke? Leaving EVERY SINGLE APP OPEN is not multitasking, it's called RETARDED!
      Your kidding right? I don't think you understand the multitasking in iOS. It DOESNT leave every single app open. It puts them into standby state that doesn't use battery. You must be joking.. the MAIN POINT of iOS multitasking is that apps aren't left open like in other OSes like Android, they are frozen until you need them. Thats smart, we dont need those apps to be open in the background on a phone. Unless its music, which does play in the background, there is no need to have an app open. Not even in a game, where you would probably pause it before you left the app. Please actually do some research before going on a rant about things like this. And also, don't call anyone stupid or "half brained" before doing the work yourself, it will often make you seem the same.

      And to wrap it up that^ = battery preserver, not a battery killer
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by spooneditr View Post
      Where can I download the 5.0 at because iTunes shows 5.0.1

      Firmware - Downloads - Apple, iPhone and iPad Forums | ModMyi.com
    1. spooneditr's Avatar
      spooneditr -
      Quote Originally Posted by iYeow View Post
      I know what you are saying . If you follow this method , you can use the 4.3.3 backup restore if you decide to downgrade
      Here we go :
      Restore to iOS 5 and setup as a new iphone under a different name, same name is fine too as iTunes will include a date stamp on your backup .
      Your 4.3.3 backup is left untouch, so when you downgrade , you can setup as a backup restore .
      I like this idea.... Hmmm I shall do
      that

      Thanks tried to download it but having satellite at house sucks! Gonna download it at the shop tomorrow morning and install it.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by iphone?3gs View Post
      Your kidding right? I don't think you understand the multitasking in iOS. It DOESNT leave every single app open. It puts them into standby state that doesn't use battery. You must be joking.. the MAIN POINT of iOS multitasking is that apps aren't left open like in other OSes like Android, they are frozen until you need them.
      Don't know about other mobile OS's, but I can tell you android handles multitasking apps very much like iOS. They aren't running either.

      Quote Originally Posted by Bluemoldycheeze88 View Post
      Ya 5.0.1 is a joke. The standby battery life is horrible.

      I need to do a clean restore.
      By this are you implying that it's WORSE than 5.0? If not, then what's the point of downgrading?