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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. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      I wasn't aware that Apple forced updates now.
      Apple doesn't force updates. You always have the option to install them. I'm still on iOS 5.0.

      Quote Originally Posted by GrandMasterB View Post
      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?
      That's exactly what you will do. You will rejailbreak over the tethered jailbreak. It won't hurt anything. The jailbreak developers understand everyone's situation. They will make the jailbreak compatible with the tethered jailbreak.

      We've always been able to count on them before; I expect that they will impress us again.
    1. therandy's Avatar
      therandy -
      Damn, just did the bug report to the dev team on my 4S and then decided to tiny umbrella it at 5.0 little did I know that I had to do it whilst apple was signing them. I thought since I had it (5.0) on the device that the shsh could be saved. Anyway, next concern I didn't check my iPad 2 yet because I'm at work and it's at home, but it's on 4.3.3 JB of course...but if I didn't umbrella it while apple was signing 5.0 when the 5.0 untether comes out I'm screwed? Can someone clarify this for me. If its not saved am I stuck at 4.3.3?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by therandy View Post
      Damn, just did the bug report to the dev team on my 4S and then decided to tiny umbrella it at 5.0 little did I know that I had to do it whilst apple was signing them. I thought since I had it (5.0) on the device that the shsh could be saved. Anyway, next concern I didn't check my iPad 2 yes because I'm at work and it's at home, but it's on 4.3.3 JB of course...but if I didn't umbrella it while apple was signing 5.0 when the 5.0 untether comes out I'm screwed? Can someone clarify this for me. If its not saved am I stuck at 4.3.3?
      There's absolutely no way to get back to iOS 5.0 at this time. That means when the untethered jailbreak comes out, you will be rocking a tethered jailbreak on iOS 5.0.1/5.1 or an untethered jailbreak on iOS 4.3.3. Your choice
    1. Eonhpi's Avatar
      Eonhpi -
      If you do not play to jailbreak your idevice the update to 5.1 : spelling error I believe it should be plan*
    1. timbo's Avatar
      timbo -
      IOS 5.1 is Jail-breakable via Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 (Tethered)
    1. brab's Avatar
      brab -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      but when an untethered jailbreak is produced, it will only run on iOS 5.0.
      Again you are spreading misinformation...how can you guarantee that there will be ever an untethered jailbreak that runs ONLY on iOS 5.0???
      I don't see that you are a part of any dev team to be able to know that.

      In fact if you listen to anything that p0sixninja wrote, you definitely won't see a jailbreak for iOS 5.0 (being that Apple already patched cricital exploits prior to 5.0 being released):
      "Apple found & patched a (critical) few of those exploits, between the beta versions we used for testing and the final release of iOS5 on October 12."

      Until a solution is found to replace SHSH blobs, it will be sh**ty situation with jailbreak because by the time any jailbreak is out Apple will most likely stop singing that firmware anyway...an issue for us that only want to upgrade to jailbreakable firmware.
    1. spooneditr's Avatar
      spooneditr -
      Quote Originally Posted by Orby View Post
      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...
      I have a 3GS with 3.1.2 on it how or where can I did info for it to do the untethered jailbreak on it with this old boot rom on so that I can pit the newest iOS on it and it being jailbroken.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by brab View Post
      Again you are spreading misinformation...how can you guarantee that there will be ever an untethered jailbreak that runs ONLY on iOS 5.0???
      I don't see that you are a part of any dev team to be able to know that.

      In fact if you listen to anything that p0sixninja wrote, you definitely won't see a jailbreak for iOS 5.0 (being that Apple already patched cricital exploits prior to 5.0 being released):
      "Apple found & patched a (critical) few of those exploits, between the beta versions we used for testing and the final release of iOS5 on October 12."

      Until a solution is found to replace SHSH blobs, it will be sh**ty situation with jailbreak because by the time any jailbreak is out Apple will most likely stop singing that firmware anyway...an issue for us that only want to upgrade to jailbreakable firmware.
      I believe MuscleNerd (and pod2G) posted on his twitter when 5.0.1 came out that the initial untethered jailbreak would only be for 5.0 since 5.0.1 closed the hole that was going to be used to jailbreak. Not sure what has come of that since then though.
    1. brab's Avatar
      brab -
      IMHO there's no use for iOS 5.0 jailbreak now as a most of us with iPad 2s are still on 4.3.3 with no way to upgrade to 5.0 (since Apple stopped signing).Additionally new devices now are shipping with 5.0.1.That's why to make a statement that untethered JB will ONLY be released for 5.0 is misinformation, as things have changed if you ask me.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      It wasn't misinformation when they said it (and still isn't). I am still on 5.0 on my iPhone 4S and quite a lot of people have stuck to 5.0 in hope of a untethered jailbreak. So saying it is useless is not quite right. I will say as more time passes and no jailbreak is released a 5.0 only jailbreak does become less relevant.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by brab View Post
      Again you are spreading misinformation...how can you guarantee that there will be ever an untethered jailbreak that runs ONLY on iOS 5.0???
      I don't see that you are a part of any dev team to be able to know that.

      In fact if you listen to anything that p0sixninja wrote, you definitely won't see a jailbreak for iOS 5.0 (being that Apple already patched cricital exploits prior to 5.0 being released):
      "Apple found & patched a (critical) few of those exploits, between the beta versions we used for testing and the final release of iOS5 on October 12."

      Until a solution is found to replace SHSH blobs, it will be sh**ty situation with jailbreak because by the time any jailbreak is out Apple will most likely stop singing that firmware anyway...an issue for us that only want to upgrade to jailbreakable firmware.
      I'm not spreading any of the sort. YOU need to pay attention to Musclenerd and Pod2g before you point fingers missy.