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  • iOS 5.1 Beta 3 Released Today to Developers

    iOS 5.1 Beta 3 can be downloaded and installed by developers today.

    If you're an iOS developer and you're rocking an iPhone that has been registered for development and currently running an iOS 5.1 beta, you can open up the OTA (over the air) update section in your Settings application right now and download and install the new iOS 5.1 beta 3. You can download the firmware through Apple's developer portal in the developer section of their Web Site if for some reason an OTA update is inconvenient for you, or if you want to hold onto the firmware file.

    iOS 5.1 promises to bring not only better battery life, but also improvements to the functionality of iCloud. For example, with iOS 5.1, you will be able to delete individual photos from your Photo Stream, where right now you would need to actually delete all of them and go through the pain-staking process of setting up Photo Stream again across all devices and start fresh with nothing in it. This feature was brought to us with the last beta release of iOS 5.1, but it continues through iOS 5.1 beta 3. We are excited for this feature because it was welcomed by everyone who kept complaining that their personal photos wouldn't disappear from the public Photo Stream which was viewable from any device that you had linked.

    For iPhone 4S users, the, "Enable 3G" toggle will mysteriously be put back into the network settings in iOS 5.1 beta 3. With the release of the iPhone 4S, it was made public that you couldn't toggle 3G off to enable E (Edge/2G) to save battery life. The iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS had the feature, even after upgrading to iOS 5. It was strange that the iPhone 4S was suddenly absent of the feature and it left many people infuriated that they didn't have the ability to turn 3G off. To make matters worse, the iPhone 4S had bad battery life as it was.

    The last large improvement for iOS 5.1 beta 3 is that it holds information for Siri to support more languages. Apple promised that they would improve the useability of Siri for other languages at the unveiling of the iPhone 4S as they had promised, Siri was in, "beta." We see information pertaining to the use of the Japanese language appearing in iOS 5.1 beta 3 but we expect much more to be arriving in either future betas or when Apple finally releases iOS 5.1 as a whole.

    The update is for iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone.

    What are you waiting for? Get downloading developers!

    Sources: AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS 5.1 Beta 3 Released Today to Developers started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 30 Comments
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      I am hearing from about 70% of the people who have downloaded this that it actually fixes the battery problem.
    1. CCNPJediHacker's Avatar
      CCNPJediHacker -
      Well I have been off charge for 8 hours and usage is 2 hours and I'm on 80 percent, so the battery life is even more epic than beta 2 in my opinion
    1. SwatPac's Avatar
      SwatPac -
      Quote Originally Posted by Christinamg82 View Post
      Is there a way to get added to someones dev account ??? I'd like to try out the beta iOS dm me or reply
      Check the forums on here. You should have no problem finding someone to help you out. It might take $5 or less though.
    1. iPhoneThereforeIAm's Avatar
      iPhoneThereforeIAm -
      If the public release of iOS 5.1 precedes the release of an untethered JB for 5.01, willl that mean no JB for A5 devices when Apple stops signing 5.01 ?
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      Quote Originally Posted by ydhuldhoya View Post
      I hope the Bluetooth issue in carkits where the connection keeps getting dropped is resolved in 5.1. It's impossible to use right now.
      I've been wondering what was going on. I'm glad it's not just me because I was on the verge of buying a new headset.

      I'm more interested in the battery issue being fixed. Since i upgraded to 5.0.1 my phone has been fine, but my wife's has been giving her fits. Sometimes, even though it's plugged in all night, it simply doesn't charge which causes quite a problem the next day when she needs to make it through the day on about a 15% charge (if she's lucky).
    1. bzpilot's Avatar
      bzpilot -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPhoneThereforeIAm View Post
      If the public release of iOS 5.1 precedes the release of an untethered JB for 5.01, willl that mean no JB for A5 devices when Apple stops signing 5.01 ?
      We've waited this long, there is no way they would release the A5 jailbreak prior to 5.1 if 5.1 is coming out shortly. They won't take the chance of the iOS being patched prior to release of 5.1 if it is coming out within the next couple weeks - not worth it.
    1. dopeyrat's Avatar
      dopeyrat -
      Quote Originally Posted by Christinamg82 View Post
      Is there a way to get added to someones dev account ??? I'd like to try out the beta iOS dm me or reply
      I can add u to my dev account for free if u like u just have to find the ipsw files ur self. Add me on twitter @ dopeyrat and we can sort something out
    1. xboxbml's Avatar
      xboxbml -
      Quote Originally Posted by SwatPac View Post
      Check the forums on here. You should have no problem finding someone to help you out. It might take $5 or less though.
      I think it's $99......

      Quote Originally Posted by iPhoneThereforeIAm View Post
      If the public release of iOS 5.1 precedes the release of an untethered JB for 5.01, willl that mean no JB for A5 devices when Apple stops signing 5.01 ?
      Kind of a loaded question...or mis-stated possibly... Hopefully I get this right... If 5.0.1 untethered for A5 comes out after 5.1 public comes out, it is possible that the exploit may still be there... If so, then everyone could update to 5.1 and jb. If the A5 untethered comes out after 5.1 public comes out, and the exploit is not there, then whoever is still on 5.0.1 can still jb. You just shouldn't update to 5.1. If 5.0.1 untethered comes out before 5.1 public, then apple may be able to figure out the exploit used and plug it....Everyone who wants to should build a signed custom IPSW of 5.0.1 for their device now, so that if this does happen(apple quit signing 5.0.1), and you want to restore and re-jb on 5.0.1, you can.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by xboxbml View Post
      I think it's $99......



      Kind of a loaded question...or mis-stated possibly... Hopefully I get this right... If 5.0.1 untethered for A5 comes out after 5.1 public comes out, it is possible that the exploit may still be there... If so, then everyone could update to 5.1 and jb. If the A5 untethered comes out after 5.1 public comes out, and the exploit is not there, then whoever is still on 5.0.1 can still jb. You just shouldn't update to 5.1. If 5.0.1 untethered comes out before 5.1 public, then apple may be able to figure out the exploit used and plug it....Everyone who wants to should build a signed custom IPSW of 5.0.1 for their device now, so that if this does happen(apple quit signing 5.0.1), and you want to restore and re-jb on 5.0.1, you can.
      Cant make custom firmware for A5 devices yet unfortunately.
    1. xboxbml's Avatar
      xboxbml -
      Yeah I know...I guess I should have specified...sorry