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  • Apple Seeds iOS 5.1 and Xcode 4.3 to Developers

    iOS 5.1 has officially been seeded to developers by Apple.

    It wasn't too long ago that we saw the update for iOS 5 dubbed iOS 5.0.1 (Build 9B5117b) which was supposed to fix battery issues. For some, it worked. For many more, it did not. Apple promised to be working on another version which would fix the rest of the issues for the rest of the iOS 5 users. iOS 5.1 is thought to be that final update. Apple also said that they would be adding more Siri features to the iPhone 4S for example, shutting it off and taking photos. Could this be the update that some iPhone 4S users have been waiting for?

    iOS 5.1 is fresh off of the press, and there is very little information out about it right now. We will keep you posted to let you know what is new in it. All that we know right now is that it's an update for the iPhone, the iPod touch, and the iPad.

    Apple also seeded Xcode 4.3 which makes development for iOS 5.1 possible. Xcode is a Mac-only development application that is used in developing things and making applications for iOS, Mac OS, and Safari.

    Since iOS 5.0.1 plugged many possible exploits for an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5, it's no different looking at iOS 5.1. If you want an untethered jailbreak for your iDevice, then stay away from iOS 5.1. There isn't an untethered jailbreak for any devices running iOS 5 yet (except for the old bootrom iPhone 3GS), but when an untethered jailbreak is produced, it will only run on iOS 5.0. So stay away if you want it. If you do not plan to jailbreak your iDevice, then update to iOS 5.1 to your heart's content over either iTunes or OTA update when it comes out. If you're a developer, then head over the developer page on Apple's website and start downloading it.

    If you are already happily jailbroken on iOS 5.0 and are worried that the annoying update badge from the new OTA feature will appear, you can download the free tweak called noOTA Badge by Moeseth. It's a free tweak that will remove the badge from your Settings application when it starts to be released OTA after it is publicly released.

    EDIT: iOS 5.1 has been found to support an iPad on the Sprint network. This could mean that a Sprint iPad is on its way. Additionally, iOS 5.1 will expire January 14, 2012 as tweeted by iH8sn0w.

    Sources: 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Seeds iOS 5.1 and Xcode 4.3 to Developers started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 31 Comments
    1. jacob61916's Avatar
      jacob61916 -
      dang it! i just jailbreaked my iPhone 4.
    1. Beastista's Avatar
      Beastista -
      So if i have an old Iphone 3gs with the old bootroom exploit will i have an untethered jailbreak when the ios 5.1 is released
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Beastista View Post
      So if i have an old Iphone 3gs with the old bootroom exploit will i have an untethered jailbreak when the ios 5.1 is released
      iOS 5, no matter the firmware, from my understanding will always be untethered on the old bootrom iPhone 3GS because the bootrom exploit is a hardware exploit that cannot be patched by Apple with software.

      I could be wrong, but that's my understanding. So I am going to have to answer your question with, "Yes."
    1. Orby's Avatar
      Orby -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      iOS 5, no matter the firmware, from my understanding will always be untethered on the old bootrom iPhone 3GS because the bootrom exploit is a hardware exploit that cannot be patched by Apple with software.

      I could be wrong, but that's my understanding. So I am going to have to answer your question with, "Yes."
      The answer is a resounding "yes." Old bootrom 3GS phones will always have an untethered jailbreak available to them, regardless of what version of iOS they're on (not always immediately mind you, but it's a fairly easy jump as opposed to developing new exploits).

      --Just looking over the various documents (as reported by other sites)--looks like the changelog for this version is a big cup of "no changes" with a couple minor API tweaks. This version better have impeccable battery life, faster and more capable Siri functionality, the ability to know what I want for lunch before I do, and solve world poverty, hunger, and strife...
    1. Raybeast's Avatar
      Raybeast -
      Put Siri on the iPad 2 pleeseeeease.
    1. c14rlf's Avatar
      c14rlf -
      bollocks!

      i just bought a 4S its already on 5.0.1 so i guess i may as well update it to 5.1 eh?
      not too bothered though cos my 3gs is now a very expensive ipod touch jailbroken on 5.0
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by c14rlf View Post
      bollocks!

      i just bought a 4S its already on 5.0.1 so i guess i may as well update it to 5.1 eh?
      not too bothered though cos my 3gs is now a very expensive ipod touch jailbroken on 5.0
      Yeah you might as well update. There is no untether coming for iOS 5.0.1 anytime soon.
    1. jobran's Avatar
      jobran -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      iOS 5, no matter the firmware, from my understanding will always be untethered on the old bootrom iPhone 3GS because the bootrom exploit is a hardware exploit that cannot be patched by Apple with software.

      I could be wrong, but that's my understanding. So I am going to have to answer your question with, "Yes."
      only if Redsn0w can jailbreak ios 5.1, and probably it will.

      rumors also suggested that ios 5.1 will fix the memory drain that they found in ios 5.
    1. smooth22's Avatar
      smooth22 -
      I used to think tether jailbreaks sucked until i decided to try it out its not that bad u just got to watchout for your battery life thats about it after u install all the tweaks u want on your device but its nothing major u get used to it. im on ios 5.0.1.
    1. TooSlo's Avatar
      TooSlo -
      Quote Originally Posted by smooth22 View Post
      I used to think tether jailbreaks sucked until i decided to try it out its not that bad u just got to watchout for your battery life thats about it after u install all the tweaks u want on your device but its nothing major u get used to it. im on ios 5.0.1.
      I wish that were the case with my 4S. I have to reboot it at least once or twice a day because I will randomly lose internet even with trying to turn airplane mode on/off.

      Apparently it's a "feature" of the Sprint network.
    1. epikarus's Avatar
      epikarus -
      Paranoid Parrot: What if Apple purposefully released iOS 5.0 with bugs so that once jailbreaks come out they would release a new version that patches the bugs and the jailbreak exploit.
    1. c14rlf's Avatar
      c14rlf -
      Quote Originally Posted by TooSlo View Post
      I wish that were the case with my 4S. I have to reboot it at least once or twice a day because I will randomly lose internet even with trying to turn airplane mode on/off.

      Apparently it's a "feature" of the Sprint network.

      That happens with both my and my gf's 3GS with the tethered jb too
    1. imperialto's Avatar
      imperialto -
      Quote Originally Posted by epikarus View Post
      Paranoid Parrot: What if Apple purposefully released iOS 5.0 with bugs so that once jailbreaks come out they would release a new version that patches the bugs and the jailbreak exploit.
      or they purposely released 5.0 to drain our batteries and screw over all those who have JB devices, lol
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      What does it mean that the firmware "expires" in January?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      What does it mean that the firmware "expires" in January?
      Means if you install this it will stop working in January.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Means if you install this it will stop working in January.
      I wasn't aware that Apple forced updates now.

      I better not start getting 1600 errors again.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      I wasn't aware that Apple forced updates now.

      I better not start getting 1600 errors again.
      It's a beta dude . The betas always have expiry dates. Regular firmware doesn't.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      It's a beta dude . The betas always have expiry dates. Regular firmware doesn't.
      Well the time I got stuck with 1600 errors I was on a beta. I don't use betas anymore though, so I'll be safe.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      Well the time I got stuck with 1600 errors I was on a beta. I don't use betas anymore though, so I'll be safe.
      No point to it anyway. I havent heard of much new in 5.1 yet.
    1. GrandMasterB's Avatar
      GrandMasterB -
      So I have an interesting question. I am not planning on installing this 5.1 release because I am on 5.0 holding out for the untether, but what happens to all us fine folk on 5.0 with a tethered JailBreak when the untether method comes out? Its probably not a good idea ( if even possible ) to re-jailbreak an already tethered jailbroken and heavily modded device wih a new jailbreak method is it? Traditionally I would have restored using my blobs and then jailbreak from a fresh restore to eliminate issues but with that no longer being possible with IOS5 how is this going to work? If I'm right then the coming 5.0 untethered jailbreak is really only going to be useful for people on stock unjailbroken 5.0 , or am I just being worried for nothing?