Apple has released iOS 5 Beta 6 to developers, with the public launch of iOS 5 and iCloud predicted to happen in the next 1-2 months. Additionally, Apple has also released iTunes 10.5 Beta 6, Xcode 4.2 Preview 6, and a new Apple TV beta in its dev channel.
iOS 5 Beta 5
Sn0wBreeze 2.8 Beta 5 has been released by iH8snow for Windows users. This version jailbreaks iOS 5 Beta 5, and also includes a few handy features along the way.
This is a tethered jailbreak. A notable feature in this release is the abiltiity to install iOS 5 and skip the UDID developer check, meaning you don't have to be a developer to install the iOS 5 beta (providing you have the firmware downloaded)...
As usual, that didn't take long. Hot of the heels of the Beta 5 release of iOS 5, the iPhone Dev Team has released RedSn0w 0.9.8b5, which, of course, allows you to jailbreak Apple's bleeding edge firmware.
Per the norm, this is a tethered jailbreak, meaning you'll have to be near a computer to perform a tethered boot if you have to restart your device for any reason.
This latest version of RedSn0w is available for both Mac and Windows users. Check inside for more details...
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.
Wondering what's new in iOS 5 Beta 5? Well, really not that much. At least nothing worth making a note of.
BGR published the change log of iOS 5 Beta 5, listing everything that is new or that has been fixed in this latest release...
Roughly two weeks after releasing iOS 5 Beta 4, Apple just unleashed iOS 5 Beta 5 minutes ago.
According to Apple, in order to install iOS 5 beta 5 over-the-air, you will first have to backup your device through iCloud. Then delete everything on your device by going to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and then Settings. Finally, start the over-the-air update by going to Settings > General > Software Update.