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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. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      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.
      If an app is 'frozen' as you say, then that means that the RAM is depleted of any processed memory from that App. That means the app has been closed. In order to re-initialize the app again, it would need to relaunch from scratch to put that memory back into the RAM for you to work in that app again.

      So what this means is that what you have stated is an impossibility. Android keeps the apps running in the background as well, otherwise they would have to be relaunched. The only way an app can continue from where it left off is if the app remains open in the RAM. If it's not open in the RAM, then it has to re-execute.
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      I'm trying to upgrade to 5.0 from 4.3.3, just so I can get it signed....keep getting the error "An unknown error occured.". Does this mean they r no longer signing 5.0?? Which means I am screwed?
    1. lkailburn's Avatar
      lkailburn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      If an app is 'frozen' as you say, then that means that the RAM is depleted of any processed memory from that App. That means the app has been closed. In order to re-initialize the app again, it would need to relaunch from scratch to put that memory back into the RAM for you to work in that app again.

      So what this means is that what you have stated is an impossibility. Android keeps the apps running in the background as well, otherwise they would have to be relaunched. The only way an app can continue from where it left off is if the app remains open in the RAM. If it's not open in the RAM, then it has to re-execute.
      So like windows hibernation?

      -Luke
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by lkailburn View Post
      So like windows hibernation?

      -Luke
      Even when your Windows computer is in hibernation, you will lose battery life. This is because the RAM needs constant power to keep what it's holding inside of itself. If the computer dies you will lose everything and need to start over.
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      Can anyone help me?? Does anyone know if Apple has stopped signing 5.0? I would like to know just so I know that's the problem and not something else!.....please help!
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Have you checked your host file to make sure it is pointed at apple?
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      My host file is clean. It is not supposed to be pointed at apple correct? I just have the standard hosts file.
    1. iphone?3gs's Avatar
      iphone?3gs -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      If an app is 'frozen' as you say, then that means that the RAM is depleted of any processed memory from that App. That means the app has been closed. In order to re-initialize the app again, it would need to relaunch from scratch to put that memory back into the RAM for you to work in that app again.

      So what this means is that what you have stated is an impossibility. Android keeps the apps running in the background as well, otherwise they would have to be relaunched. The only way an app can continue from where it left off is if the app remains open in the RAM. If it's not open in the RAM, then it has to re-execute.
      Sorry my bad, incorrect word usage in my part. What I meant to say is that the state of the app is "froze " or preserved. Android actually keeps apps open and running in the background (correct me if I'm wrong). While iOS does not, it "freezes" or pauses the app and resumes it when gong back onto the app. Again correct me if I'm wrong. Lol

      So the gist was that iOS multitasking is different from others, and is not keeping each app running like he said. It is keeping the state of the app.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by iphone?3gs View Post
      Sorry my bad, incorrect word usage in my part. What I meant to say is that the state of the app is "froze " or preserved. Android actually keeps apps open and running in the background (correct me if I'm wrong). While iOS does not, it "freezes" or pauses the app and resumes it when gong back onto the app. Again correct me if I'm wrong. Lol

      So the gist was that iOS multitasking is different from others, and is not keeping each app running like he said. It is keeping the state of the app.
      Because of the capabilities of RAM, iOS and Android multitask in exactly the same way. The GUI is different. But that's not important in the realm of hardware processing.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iLoveWindows&iPhone View Post
      My host file is clean. It is not supposed to be pointed at apple correct? I just have the standard hosts file.
      In order to downgrade to 5.0 while it is still being signed you need to have it pointing to Apple's servers.
    1. MarkSta1's Avatar
      MarkSta1 -
      I've had my 4s (ATT) since release day and I've never experienced any battery life problems out of the box. The battery life has always been good for me. After upgrading to IOS 5.0.1 the battery life is even better. I fully charged my phone and unplugged it at 10:53 pm, it's now 12:12 am and my battery is still 100%! I haven't used the phone other than checking a few emails and facebook posts so far during that period of time. With IOS 5.0 the battery life was good and I probably would be down to about 90% or a bit less by now. With 5.0 I usually would lose about 8% - 10% an hour while lightly using or not using the phone at all. So, to me IOS 5.0.1 is difinately a winner when it comes to battery life.
    1. bigliquid530's Avatar
      bigliquid530 -
      Kinda curious I'm on 4.3.3 and wondering how I would be able to update to 5.0 and not 5.0.1
    1. hel22's Avatar
      hel22 -
      How can i tell if i saved shsh blob for 4.3.3? I never did anything special? I just see it in cydia on top when i open it.
      So do i download iOS 5 from this website and how do i install it? Details please? What do i do exactly in itunes? And also never used tiny umbrella, do i have to do something there? Sorry for my ignorance :-) i have a 3GS iOS 4.3.3
    1. SeveIV's Avatar
      SeveIV -
      I'm perfectly fine without being unjailbroke at the moment, I updated an iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s to test iOS 5.0.1 and both are showing much better battery life, the i4 has not been used and is just sitting and shows no signs of battery loss, the 4s I've used a little and shows about 6% in a 2 hour period. I figured since I don't really mind not being jailbroke at the moment I'd test it out myself and give some feedback.
    1. hel22's Avatar
      hel22 -
      Could someone answer before apple stops signing iOS 5? And do i need to upgrade or restore?
    1. duromega's Avatar
      duromega -
      I'm on iPhone 4 iOS 5
      No problem at all with my battery, or this battery-bug is only on the iPhone 4S?
    1. illusion81's Avatar
      illusion81 -
      Apparently?!?! Surely!!! IPhone 4S, stand by, over night 8hrs - 14% down..... SHOCKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Lucky you! 8hrs stand by -14% down in here!
    1. iKillYou's Avatar
      iKillYou -
      Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
      I'll just say you are very close to "crossing the line". Take a breathe and calm down please.
      Crossing the line? hahaha ok forum police you do what you gotta do, a new account is only a register button away. This is probably right around my 23rd account anyways so makes no difference to me. I got no problem cluttering up your database with another account.

      Quote Originally Posted by DontBeJealous View Post
      Immataure much?
      No I just tell it like it is. It's just that fanboy little tools like you who just hate hearing the truth

      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. 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
      LMAO, ok fanboy whatever you say. Unlike you I have developed several apps using xcode, I know exactly how Crapple's sh.itty multitasking works so you be a good little fanboy and keep spreading that BS around

      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Even when your Windows computer is in hibernation, you will lose battery life. This is because the RAM needs constant power to keep what it's holding inside of itself. If the computer dies you will lose everything and need to start over.
      Ohhhh my god are you serious right now?? Hibernation does NOT use battery life! Hibernation is exactly the same as turning your computer off except when you power back on Windows will pick up right where you left off. You can put a laptop in hibernation and remove the battery for any amount of time and when you power back up Windows will still be right where you left off. Apparently you been a MAC fanboy for so long you have no idea how PC's work. Perhaps you should read up over on the Wiki before you continue to make yourself look like an idiot.

      Hibernation (computing) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      Man and you're a staff writer for this site?? hahahaha wow no wonder your members are so obtuse! Then again I guess simple people are needed for such a simple site
    1. CeralKiller's Avatar
      CeralKiller -
      Yea it didn't do **** for me. Now I can't downgrade
    1. s0ulp1xel's Avatar
      s0ulp1xel -
      Oh no. help me.