Just last week, we reported to you that the iOS 5 beta 1 is set to expire on the 4th of August and that those who have developer accounts can expect the beta 2 to be released way before the said date. And now it is here, Apple just released the iOS 5 beta 2 for users who have a developer's account at Apple's Developer Center.
If you have a developer account with iOS 5 beta 1, the it is highly recommended that you upgrade immediately so that you can test it and provide feedback for Apple at the soonest time. If you have no developer account and somehow have beta 1 through a workaround, then you might want to hold off the upgrade because Apple will surely have patched that.
The folks over at iFans have been digging around with the iOS 5 beta 2 and have found the following changes:
- iTunes 10.5b2 can’t sync iOS 5 Beta 1 devices
- iOS5 Beta 1 devices can’t iMessage iOS5 Beta 2 devices and vice-versa
- WiFi sync now works with OS X computers; it has to be enabled in iTunes 10.5 beta 2 first
- OTA updates have been released, though none are currently available
- iCloud has a new logo in the Settings.app
- You can now backup to iCloud or the computer when setting the device up
- If no notifications are available, Notification Center shows the text “No New Notifications”
- Stock widget in the Notification Center is now off by default
- Stock wallpapers are back, but are the same that were in iOS 4
- General speed improvements, kills bugs that were present in iOS 5 beta 1
Be informed that this is not the complete list of changes for the iOS 5 beta 2. This is a newly released beta and people are still on the process of testing this update. But we'll be sure to update you for further changes. But if you want to go read the full release notes of iOS 5 beta 2, please read it here. Along with the iOS 5 beta 2, iTunes 10.5 beta 2 and Apple TV Software beta 2 has also been released by Apple.
Again keep in mind that this is a developer's beta build of the iOS 5 and just like the iOS 5 beta 1, this is only available to those who have a developers account. There's no particular requirements in order to register for a developer's account aside from the annual fee. Just go to Apple’s Developer Connection site and register for $99 a year. Just as the name implies, this is only recommended for advanced users who knows how what they're doing because it is expected that beta builds have many bugs.
It has been confirmed that Redsn0w 0.9.8b1 will tether jailbreak iOS 5 beta 2. So if you are feeling adventurous you might want to try it although it is unclear if there will be issues or not. Or you can wait till someone from the jailbreak community releases an official jailbreak for beta 2 (the last time it only took hours before beta 1 was jailbroken).
Be sure to stay tune with us for more updates with regards to the changes and fixes that comes with the iOS 5 beta 2. To download iOS 5 beta 2 just log in to your developer's account here.
iOS 5 Beta 2 Download Links:
AppleTV2,1_4.3_8F5153d_Restore.ipsw (331.44 MB) (Apple TV 2G)
iPhone2,1_4.3_8F5153d_Restore.ipsw (424.1 MB) (iPhone 3GS)
iPhone3,1_4.3_8F5153d_Restore.ipsw (679.2 MB) (iPhone 4)
iPod3,1_4.3_8F5153d_Restore.ipsw (414.36 MB) (iPod 3G)
iPod4,1_4.3_8F5153d_Restore.ipsw (663.41 MB) (iPod Touch 4G)
iPad1,1_4.3_8F5153d_Restore.ipsw (606.79 MB) (iPad 1)
If you are not a registered developer, you can download the iOS 5 IPSW for your device using these unofficial Multiupload, RapidShare, MegaUpload and HotFile mirrors.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback