In a recent tweet by iH8sn0w, he has stated that iOS 5 Beta 5 will expire on September 14, 2011. This means that if you use your iDevice past that date and time, it will lock up, forcing you to restore to the GM or final version of iOS 5 (depending on when the final version is released). If haven’t heard already, iOS 5 Beta 5 was released today with some new features.

This date is something to look out for, especially if you don’t want your iDevice to lock you out! If you wan’t to keep your untethered jailbreak, then you will have to downgrade with SHSH blobs. This is very interesting because the expiration date is pointing for a late-August to early-September release.

What are your thoughts? Leave it in the comments below.

  • James

    I would take this with a pinch of salt, on a diff blog it says Apple To Release iOS 5 Beta 6 on 17th August .. considering how long between other betas 6 weeks for this 1 doesn’t fit.

    • It’s unrelated. Saying beta 5 will expire on the 14th doesn’t mean beta 6 will be out on the 14th. The previous beta always expires weeks after the next one comes out.

  • Douglas W

    My question is if it doesn’t expire till the middle of september why would the official version be releasing at the end of august? Thanks!

    • who said the official version is releasing in the end of august? Apple said it will be available this fall. That can be anywhere from September to november.

  • Mike

    Accodring to another blob beta 6 is due out on the 17th of August aswell.

    • Mike

      Or blog lol