Apple has released iOS 5.0.1 with battery, security and other bug fixes. The update is available via iTunes for everybody and over the air for those who are running iOS 5.0 already and don’t have it jailbroken.
Many users have been experiencing battery issue with iOS 5.0, specially the onces having iPhone 4S so it became a public belief that iPhone 4S had a worse battery life but Apple jumped in at the right moment to clarify things up and to tell that it was actually a bug in iOS 5 which caused this not only on iPhone 4S but also on iPhone 4, 3GS and iPads too. The bug is never known neither we care as it is fixed in iOS 5.0.1.
iOS 5 brought a whole slew of new feature but in addition to that it had its own problems, the most disturbing one was that anybody with a smartcover could break into your iPad 2 without even knowing the passcode. Apple was watching and has actually fixed this security flaw too. Another loophole in iOS 5 was that you could run unsigned code without a jailbreak, in other words app store apps could distribute malware, again Apple was watching and has fixed this flaw too.
Other fixes in iOS 5.0.1 include removal of a bug with iCloud document syncing and better voice recognition for Austrailian accents.
You can download iOS 5.0.1 IPSW using iTunes but if you are on iOS 5.0 and don’t have a jailbreak, you can go to settings>general>software update on your device and update over the air. Here are direct download links if you want:
iPhone 4 GSM
iPhone 4 CDMA
iPad 2 wifi
iPad 2 CDMA
iPad 2 GSM
iPod Touch 3G
iPod Touch 4
Jailbreakers and unlockers are advised to stay away from iOS 5.0.1 as it patches some jailbreak exploits too and there’s no way to downgrade yet, not even with SHSH blobs saved.
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