pod2g and the Chronic Dev Team have released an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 called Absinthe A5. The jailbreak is only for the Mac OS X right now, but we should see a Windows and Linux one soon.
The site is on and off available due to the large demand for it.
The following devices can be jailbroken with the Absinthe A5 jailbreak:
- iPhone 4S with iOS 5.0
- iPhone 4S with iOS 5.0.1
- iPad 2 with iOS 5.0.1
If you need to jailbreak iPhone 4 with iOS 5.0.1, you can check out the iPhone 4 jailbreak here.
If you haven’t ever jailbroken your iPhone before, you should know some things:
- This could be risky
- If Apple releases an update, you may have to wait before you can get it
- Backup your device before jailbreaking
I’ve done it before on my iPhones, but personally I don’t run a jailbroken iPhone.
To do a jailbreak you must install software written specifically to jailbreak your phone. This software can sometimes look seedy. By all means, you should be careful.
If you already jailbroke your iPhone, and want to untether your iPhone, you just need to install Coronoa Untether 5.0.1 in Cydia.
A friend of mine just forwarded me an article on iPhone 4S battery life problems.
From the article:
Some chalk it up to the more power hungry dual-core processor, which makes sense. Kind of.
Some problems brought up were:
- Corrupt iCloud contacts
- Apps bugging out, not closing properly
- Location services (remember, if you have Find my Friends turned on, GPS is always on, location reminders too!)
- iTunes wi-fi sync. Technically this should only happen when the phone is plugged in, but it could suck more battery
- Sending Apple some error reports.
I’ve only had my phone upgraded to iOS 5 for 2 days, but with everyone getting their iPhone 4S today, I wanted to post some lesser known or forgotten iOS 5 features that are still pretty cool. I know, how can we forget something that just launched 2 days ago!
Some you might just not know how to use (like weren’t we supposed to be able to find our friends, it’s a downloadable APP!). Oh, and there are tons of new options under “Accessibility” which seem to be hidden.
Here are 10 feature you may not know existed, but I kinda like…
I’ve seen a huge spike in traffic on my site searching for iOS lost contacts. We now have 6 different solutions to restore your contacts.
Thought I’d post something specifically regarding iOS 5, and some solutions that are out there. Personally I had no problems upgrading, and think losing contacts may just be because the initial “sync” hasn’t gone through yet (remember an iOS upgrade resets your phone to base iOS 5, then imports your information after).
- OTA (Over the Air) updates
- iCloud Bckups
- Wi-Fi Sync
- Notification Center
- Camera/Photo updates
- Keyboard split (iPad only)
Apple has released iOS 5 publicly. The update includes a ton of features.
To install iOS 5 on any iPhone 3GS, 4 or newer iPod Touch:
- Connect your device to iTunes
- Click on your device under “Devices” in the left bar
- Click on “Check for Update”
- Select “Download and Install”
Be sure you have iTunes 10.5 (I think you need this first).
To update your iTunes you can:
- Open iTunes
- Click Help -> Check for Updates
In iOS 5 we will be able to use the nice velocity / momentum base scrolling through CSS in Safari.
Identified by Johan Brook, at Native style momentum scrolling to arrive in iOS 5, the new functionality will be a nice addition to web based iOS apps and websites.
The CSS code is: