iOS 6 was pushed out to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users a few weeks back. If you are on iOS 5.0.1 or iOS 5.1.1, you will be greeted with “Update Your iOS version” notification and If you are on a jailbroken iOS 5.0.1 iPad or iPhone, you really don’t want to proceed with the iOS 6 update. unfortunately, if you are one of those unlucky ones who accidently accepted that request and are wondering what to do, this guide is for you.
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All iPhone users who are also frequent texters have had reason to be concerned lately. Renowned French developer Pod2g took to his blog to warn Apple to fix a major security loophole that has been present in all iPhones, since 2007. The hacker discovered that iPhones are extremely vulnerable to an SMS spoofing attack as a result of which they could leak important information. The spoof, in short, would basically be a person with ill intentions sending a message to you, posing as just about anyone, and specifying a reply-to number. When you reply, you could essentially leak important information. Here’s how Pod2g explained it and why it could be a major issue for you:
The hackers working on an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1 have kept people informed throughout, whether they’re working on new exploits or they’ve found a few. Pod2g especially has been rather active on Twitter and has made keeping up with updates regarding the jailbreaks status easy. Just a few days back, he told us about the ETA of the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1. The latest update is also courtesy of this renowned iOS hacker. He tweeted that he had a ‘productive weekend’ and managed to find ‘2 big vulnerabilities’. These include 1 kernel land and 1 root land – a step that could prove to be essential on the way to achieving an untethered jailbreak on the latest version of iOS.
The golden master build of iOS 5.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch has passed Apple’s internal quality assurance testing and will be released in the coming days. The build will have Japanese support for Siri and other new features.
Apple’s iOS 5 was released back in November of 2011. Ever since then users have been facing issues regarding battery drainage but also they have been enjoying many new features that iOS 5 brought along like Notification Center. From the time it was released, Apple Developers have been trying to figure out the underlying cause of battery issue and when iOS 5.0.1 was released, there was hope that it will eradicate the annoying problem. Sadly that never happened and since then we haven’t seen any official updates released for public.
Apple iOS developer team sure knows that constant updates and releases ensure that bugs and exploits keep getting fixed. The first beta release of iOS 5.1 was made available to registered members back in November. The beta build of 5.1 (9B5117b) was available as download for the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, iPad 2 and the third and fourth generations of iPod touch. To much disappointment, the release note didn’t have any mention of upcoming features that might be included in the official release of iOS 5.1.Xcode 4.3 (build 4D1002) was released to developers through iOS 5.1 beta 1.
Apple has released iOS 5.1 Beta 2 for registered developers nearly two weeks after iOS 5.1 Beta. No major features have been added or any major changes made however Apple has given priority to an issue that everyone is facing, battery drainage issue that came up with iOS 5 for iPhone 4S.
iOS 5.1 first beta has been released by Apple to developers. If you are a registered developer you can download iOS 5.1 from Apple’s developer section. If you are not a developer you can scroll to the end for the download links, but we would suggest to enroll into Apple’s developer program to get all the benefits.