Well, here’s something we didn’t expect. Apple has just seeded a second beta of iOS 5.0.1 to developers. It’s hard to recall a time when the Cupertino company released a beta version of any incremental iOS update, but a second is almost unheard of.

The first iteration of iOS 5.0.1 was released just two days ago. The update brought about all kinds of maintenance, including patches for the infamous battery bug and the Smart Cover issue. We haven’t noticed any changes in beta 2 as of yet…

But if you have an Apple developer account, you can head over to the Dev Center and download it. We’ve actually been having trouble getting the full version of the software, so if you’re having issues you may want to try the over-the-air option.

Remember, to download updates OTA, just open the Settings app, tap General, and then Software Update. If you are jailbroken or are not registered as a developer, you won’t be able to access it. We’ll let you know if we find any notable changes.

  • weird! I just hope that no jailbreak holes are getting filled with 5.0.1. I honestly was expecting a Jailbreak quicker than this! I am all about patience though…I know it’ll be ready when it’s ready!

  • This is good news! This is a major update to the iOS 5. So what those this mean for the Jailbreak community? It mean that now the Devs can announce or release their Untethered exploits that they have found. I personally think that all the Devs were waiting for this update so they can release a Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5 (iPhone 3GS/iPhone 4).

    For the iPhone 4S I hope that everything is working out for the Dev-Team and the Chronic-Dev Team and hopefully we see a Jailbreak some time by December. You guys need to understand that they literally have to put this tool together from scratch, new code has to be written.

  • thanks

  • Hate to say it but untethered jailbreaks aren’t gonna be to common. Semi tethered is prob gonna be the new way to go for one OTA Updates allow Apple to patch anything extremely fast and if you update you can’t replay shsh blobs anymore do to apples new way of restoring. Unless they come with an A5 exploit I don’t think the new devices will be jailbroken.

    • OTA updates are completely optional. It’s not like they’re going to detect jailbreaks and update your phone.

      I have faith in the jailbreak scene

      • I know but so far the Jailbreak teams have been less than impressive. Because all their riding off of now is GeoHot’s Exploit.