Update 1: iOS 5 Final version has been released for Download and Jailbreak - Click Here
Download iOS 5.0 IPSW Firmware (Final / Public version) will be available soon. According to reliable sources of Cydiahelp, that iOS 5 ipsw firmware for iPhone 5, 4, 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, 3G, iPad 2, 1 will be available on September 30th at 10 AM PST.
iOS 5.0 IPSW Has More than 200 New Features :As most of you know that iOS 5.0 ipsw was announced for the first time at Apple's WWDC 2011 (World Wide Developers Conference 2011). iOS 5 has more than 200 new features compared with the older iOS versions. iOS 5 comes with features like OTA (Over-the-Air) firmware updates, unique and qualifies notifications system, Newsstand, Twitter integration, the Reminder Up, PC-Free feature, iMessage, Speech-To-Text feature and more.
Released iOS 5.0 IPSW versions:So far Apple has release 6 beta versions of iOS 5 ipsw firmware for iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod touch 4G, 3G, iPad 2, 1 and Apple TV 2G. Apple is fixing dozens of bugs in every beta release and unveiling more new features. It's expected that Apple will release iOS 5 GM (Gold Master) within the next few days / weeks. You can check out the full changelog of all 6 beta version of iOS 5 from the below links:
- iOS 5.0 ipsw beta 1 released on June 6th.
- iOS 5.0 ipsw beta 2 released on June 24th - Here's what's New on iOS 5 Beta 2.
- iOS 5.0 ipsw beta 3 released on July 11th - Here's what's New on iOS 5 Beta 3.
- iOS 5.0 ipsw beta 4 released on July 22th - Here's what's New on iOS 5 Beta 4.
- iOS 5.0 ipsw beta 5 released on August 6th - Here's what's New on iOS 5 Beta 5.
- iOS 5.0 ipsw beta 6 released on August 19th - Here's what's New on iOS 5 Beta 6.
iOS 5.0 IPSW Firmware - Jailbreak Possibility ?We have to separate iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad) into two categories based on their processor. Precisely, when we going to talk about iOS 5 jailbreak we have to put all A5-processor devices in one group and all other iOS devices on another group. So we have to put iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod touch 4G, 3G and iPad 1 in the first group and iPhone 5 and iPad 2 in the second group.
iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod touch 4G, 3G, iPad 1 - iOS 5.0 ipsw Jailbreak (first group):
Likely, jailbreak iOS 5 on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod touch 4G, 3G, iPad 1 will be easy , as the iPhone dev-team and iH8sn0w have successfully jailbroke all iOS 5 beta version with redsn0w and sn0wbreeze but this was tethered jailbreak. So the only challenge is to develop redsn0w, sn0wbreeze and all jailbreak tools to be untethered jailbreak.
iPhone 5 and iPad 2 - iOS 5.0 ipsw Jailbreak (Second group):
Jailbreak iPhone 5 and iPad 2 won't be an easy task. For who don't know, the only exploit found in iPad 2 jailbreak was a userland exploit which took more than 1 year to develop by Comex, the well-known iPhone hacker and the brain behind Jailbreakme 2.0 / 3.0, and then Apple came simply and patched it on iOS 4.3.4 firmware update. Actually to get long lifetime iPhone 5 / iPad 2 jailbreak, we need bootrom exploit as the limera1n bootrom exploit that discovered by the well-known hacker George Hotz (aka Geohot) on October 2010. Limera1n exploit was a hardware exploit which mean that Apple couldn’t patch this exploit unless they upgrade devices’ hardware. This was exactly what happened in iPad 2 and make it very difficult to jailbreak. Our conclusion that jailbreak iPhone 5 / iPad 2 will not be easy. So far and from our background of jailbreak scene, the only hacker that will be able to jailbreak iPhone 5 is Geohot. Jailbreak scene is actually missing him.
Download iOS 5.0 IPSW Firmware - iPhone 5, 4, 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, 3G, iPad 2, 1 links will be available here soon, stay tuned.