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08-19-2011, 11:21 AM #1
Apple Releases iOS 5 Beta 6 And Other Beta Updates
Using and installing the iOS 5 beta firmware is done at your own risk. Note that the beta is intended for developers only. Don't pirate Apple software and be aware of the risks and consequences of testing and using the iOS 5 beta.
Once again, Apple has released another beta update to iOS 5 plus all of its enterprise applications. The list of all the applications posted with updates are below:
- Xcode 4.2 Developer Preview 6
- iOS 5 beta 6
- iTunes 10.5 beta 6
- Apple TV Software beta 5
- iWork for iOS beta 2
If you're a registered developer with the Apple Developer Center, you have access to download all these software updates. After quickly reviewing the release notes, it would seem that iOS 5 beta 6 doesn't have much of anything new. Just simply bug fixes and other support-related issues.
As said in the above picture, iOS 5 beta 6 can be downloaded over-the-air just like the previous beta updates. To do OTA, just simply go from Settings to:
General > Software Update
Note: If you're on a jailbroken device, you will be unable to download OTA unless you revert/restore to a stock firmware. After restoring, you can choose to use the standard IPSW file or use OTA.
Remember: Backup your device(s) on iTunes 10.5 beta 5 or iCloud prior to updating to iOS 5 beta 6. Otherwise, you will be unable to do so due to compatibility issues between your device and the running version of iTunes on your computer.
If you decide to update via the IPSW file instead, you can download the iOS 5 beta 6 file along with the other beta applications directly from the Apple iOS Developer Center.
For jailbroken users: Redsn0w or sn0wbreeze has not been updated or said to support iOS 5 beta 6. If you wish to stay jailbroken on the iOS 5 beta, do not update at this time.
Read this article by BGR to get the full release notes of iOS 5 beta 6:
Source(s): Apple, BGR
Last edited by Joshua Tucker; 08-19-2011 at 11:55 AM.
08-19-2011, 12:40 PM #2
two days late, but I'm still happy. b5 had a lot of problems introduced to iPod.app so this better fix at least some of those
update: look like most of it was fixed
Last edited by whereswaldo; 08-19-2011 at 03:44 PM.
08-19-2011, 12:53 PM #3
Installing now seems way faster than the first ota
08-19-2011, 02:43 PM #4
This seems to be a very stable build and a lot of bugs seemed to have been ironed out.
In IOS 5 beta 5 I had the following issues:-
Really, really heavy battery drain
Messages kept re-appearing when I deleted them (constant loop)
Weather app never showed my home town
I've had IOS 5 beta 6 installed for over an hour now and none of the issues I had before have appeared.
Fingers crossed that this is a good build
08-19-2011, 03:49 PM #5
It downloaded the update OTA just fine, but the install now button is grayed out.
08-19-2011, 04:12 PM #6
So far after 4 hours no major problems other than my camera roll missing
08-19-2011, 05:05 PM #7
08-19-2011, 07:23 PM #8
Much better battery life nor does my phone get as warm as b5... Hopin for more guestures like for bluetooth pair an toggle for my car stereo... Loved bluselect for jailbreak it was the best tweat i ever had!!
08-19-2011, 08:49 PM #9
They dropped voice confirmation when voice dialing!! That is going to lead to some wrong person dials.
08-20-2011, 12:28 AM #10
Is it just me but the update is done ota the phone works fine but connect to I tunes all I get is set up as new iPhone or restore from back up.
I did the restore from back up but still get the same screen help.
Last edited by Chezcku; 08-20-2011 at 12:32 AM.
08-20-2011, 05:25 AM #11
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downloading now. does anybody know if theres fixed bug with wifisync while it was loosing iPhone and asking to set up as new or from backup, just like u get when you restore. that really pissed me off couple times..
08-20-2011, 08:33 AM #12
With all these beta's iOS 5 better rock and run fast.
08-20-2011, 08:44 AM #13
Battery life is 5X better
08-20-2011, 08:49 AM #14
When will iOS 5 be out anyone know?
08-20-2011, 08:50 AM #15
They are saying fall release so mid september I am guessing
08-20-2011, 09:11 AM #16
Cool guess I'll wait love to give the beta a test but scared I will mess something up
08-20-2011, 10:42 AM #17
Beta 6 is nice idk what you could mess up.
No jailbreak tho
08-20-2011, 08:08 PM #18
I love the stock ios 5
but i always manage to find a reason to revert back to ios 4.x
I think its because i cant live without tlert
08-23-2011, 02:31 AM #19
Does voice over work for anyone?