Apple has just released the iOS 5 firmware today which is jam packed with over 200 new and exciting features!
iOS 5 Firmware Features
These features range from iMessage, Apple’s new cross device messaging solution (similar to BlackBerry Messenger), to a brand new notification system which will significantly improve the way you use your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Apple has also integrated twitter directly into iOS 5 which will allow you to easily share your thoughts with the world.
Probably one of the most sought out features in iOS 5 is the ability to Wirelessly sync your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Then of course there is built in iCloud support which will allow you to sync content across all of your Mac devices. As you can see, I could go on all day about the new and exciting features of iOS 5, but at the end of the day you need to try it for yourself.
iOS 5 Jailbreak Status
Currently we are waiting for word from the Dev-Team on whether or not iOS 5 can be Jailbroken. Once we have confirmation from the Dev-Team you will write another article explaining the steps necessary to Jailbreak the iOS 5 firmware. It is important to keep in mind, however, that you may be able to Jailbreak iOS 5 by pointing RedSn0w to iOS 5 GM (proceed at your own risk).
Download iOS 5 Firmware
If you would like to download the official iOS 5 firmware for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad you will need to go to the iJailbreak Downloads Section. There you will find direct download links which will allow you to download iOS 5 for the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 GSM, iPhone 4 CDMA, iPod Touch 5G, iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G, iPad 1G and iPad 2G.
- Download iPhone 3GS
- Download iPhone 4 GSM
- Download iPhone 4 CDMA
- Download iPad
- Download iPad 2 (iPad 2,2 & iPad 2,3)
- Download iPod Touch 3G
- Download iPod Touch 4G
- Download Apple TV 2G (iOS 4.4)
Should I Update To iOS 5?
We recommend that if you do not rely on an unlock and are not worried about losing your Jailbreak for the next day or so that you upgrade to the iOS 5 firmware.
Note: If you are updating to iOS 5 please save your SHSH blobs prior to upgrading. This will ensure you can downgrade from iOS 5 to a previous firmware like 4.3.5, 4.3.4, 4.3.3 (untethered jailbreak).
Let us know what you think of iOS 5 in the comments section below…