The jailbreak is still tethered, and you’ll need to point RedSn0w to the iOS 5.0/5.0.1 IPSW to perform the jailbreak for the time being… Read More
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… Read More
We told you yesterday that RedSn0w was already able to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 beta, but it wasn’t completely flawless, as you had to point RedSn0w to the iOS 5 IPSW. MuscleNerd just confirmed that he has added iOS 5.0.1 beta keys to RedSn0w 0.9.9b8, making the jailbreak process this much easier… Read More
Other than that small little detail, jailbreaking iOS 5.0.1 with RedSn0w is a cinch… Read More
A couple hours ago, we reported that Apple was acknowledging problems with battery usage in iOS 5, leading the company to release iOS 5.0.1 beta to developers.
If you are a developer who downloaded and installed the new beta release, you must know that this beta version will eventually expire, rendering your device useless if you haven’t updated to a newer firmware version… Read More
Want some hands-on time with IntelliScreenX before it is officially released tomorrow?
If you watched our video walkthrough of IntelliScreenX, then no doubt, the answer to that question is an emphatic yes.
As you may have heard, RedSn0w was recently updated to 0.9.9b7, and is now 60% faster by default.
Hot on the heels of the iTunes 10.5 release to the general public a few minutes ago, Apple has also seeded iTunes 10.5.1 beta to developers.
iTunes 10.5.1 beta 1 includes several performance enhancements and bug fixes, and is a required update for all subscribers to iTunes Match beta which is not included in the iTunes 10.5 GM release… Read More
Since Apple started implementing the faster A5 processor in products like the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, we’ve all been wondering when the Apple TV will see a specs bump. Practically, a move to the A5 chip in the Apple TV would mean that 1080p video content is coming to Apple’s beloved set-top box… Read More
Yesterday Apple released the iOS 5 GM to developers. This is the final iOS 5 “beta” version to come out before the software’s public launch, and in most cases the GM is identical to what gets publicly seeded.
In classic GM fashion, you don’t actually have to be a registered developer to install the iOS 5 GM. That doesn’t mean that it’s not still discouraged, it just means that Apple doesn’t check developer UDIDs when installing the iOS 5 GM… Read More
Following the reset of iTunes March earlier this week, Apple just released iTunes 10.5 beta 9 for developers, a pre-release version of iTunes with iTunes Match beta. iTunes 10.5 beta 9 includes several performance enhancements and bug fixes, and is a required update for all iTunes Match beta subscribers.
If you use iTunes Match beta, remember that your iCloud libraries will be deleted at the end of this beta. This will require you to scan, match, and upload songs again. Also note that some of the features and optimizations of iTunes Match may not be available during this beta… Read More
Twitter has coincidentally scheduled a pair of “Developer Teatimes” for October 10th and October 12th. The meetings will focus heavily on Twitter’s integration with iOS 5 — a feature that was announced by Apple at WWDC this past Summer.
Apple has also told its AppleCare division to expect a high influx of iOS 5-related questions on October 10th. Employee vacation blackouts have also been put in place for the 2nd week of October. Do we finally have our iOS 5 release date? Read More
If you’ve since tried to downgrade your iTunes beta back to a publicly released version of iTunes, resulting in the horrible ‘”iTunes Library.itl” cannot be read because it was created by a newer version of iTunes’ error message, don’t succumb to tears just yet; we’ve got a fix that might just work.
Save the precious iTunes library that you’ve spent hours upon hours massaging to perfection, and tune in to the following video tutorial… Read More
This latest version of RedSn0w is a huge step in the right direction for the iPhone Dev Team, as it includes features like firmware fetching and caching, auto-detection from DFU mode, and SHSH blob management.
We’re very excited about the future of RedSn0w, but admittedly, all of the new fangled features can be a bit confusing. For this reason, we’ve created a brief video walkthrough that touches on some of the new areas of RedSnow… Read More
BiteSMS is without a doubt my favorite jailbreak app. I use it several times a day to write and read text messages. Up until now, you couldn’t run BiteSMS on a jailbroken iPhone running iOS 5 beta. But due to the overwhelming demand, the BiteSMS team has decided to release an iOS-compatible version of the app.
Because it is in its early beta development, you can expect BiteSMS to have quite a few bugs. However, the die hard BiteSMS fan that you are will most likely see past those issues and focus on the exciting new features… Read More
All eyes are on Apple this week, as the entire tech industry awaits the company’s iPhone 5 announcement. Although Tim Cook and company haven’t officially said anything yet, there’s a lot of evidence piling up that suggests it’s close.
Besides the new smartphone, there are a few other highly anticipated announcements that Apple is expected to make in the coming weeks. There’s iCloud, Apple’s painless sync and storage service, and of course iOS 5… Read More
As we near the public launch of iOS 5, many jailbreakers are wondering what the future holds. It was originally thought that Apple was out to kill jailbreaking in iOS 5, and many became even more worried when famed hacker Comex announced that he had been hired by Apple. Was the end drawing near?
We can all rest assured that jailbreaking is alive and well. And after months of there being no untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 or the last two releases of iOS 4, the Chronic-Dev Team has said that it is “actively working” on an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5… Read More
BGR has dropped the news that Apple is releasing iOS 5 beta 8 this Friday, with the final Gold Master build of iOS 5 set to drop on September 23.
Apple released iOS 5 beta 7 on August 31, and a previous report already pegged beta 8 to drop on September 23. Apple has been releasing its beta software on Fridays. When the GM build hits, that means that Apple has put the finishing touches on iOS 5 for its public release.
We’re getting close, folks! Read More
Beta testing is a pretty big part of developing iOS apps these days. Once upon a time, a developer could throw an app out there and fix bugs as they went along, but with competition at its fiercest these days, that would be suicide for most. Most apps have so much competition, users will just move onto the next big thing, or find a replacement that works better. Bugs kill apps, and dead apps kill developers.