As you might already know over the past weeks, there have been reports of seemingly degraded battery life of devices running iOS 5. Apple acknowledged the problem and was quick to rollout a firmware update in the form of iOS 5.0.1 aiming to resolve the issue. iOS 5.0.1 went through two beta versions and now it seems that it is finally available for the general public to download.
The change log for iOS 5.0.1 final is pretty much the same as its beta counterparts. As mentioned earlier, this update is mainly to fix the battery drain issue that has been plaguing devices with iOS 5 installed. This particular issue with the battery was made to be quite a big deal with countless users experiencing the said problems. So Apple deserves to be applauded for issuing a quick fix. I for one can attest that my battery drains in rather quickly ever since I installed iOS 5, even when my device is idle. Other fixes and changes are included as well including the addition of Multitasking Gestures for the original iPad, bug fixes in iCloud documents and improvement of voice recognition for Australian who are using dictation.
All users who are already running iOS 5 are encouraged to update to iOS 5.0.1. We have provided the IPSW direct download links for all available devices below if you want to update from scratch or is running a firmware older than iOS 5. For users who are already running iOS 5, you can update your device using the iOS 5's built-in OTA (over the air) updates. But keep in mind that OTA updates doesn't work with jailbroken devices so if you have a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch you are stuck with the standard iTunes update method.
Warning to Jailbreakers:
MuscleNerd advises against upgrading to iOS 5.0.1 because it may patch the exploits that could make way for an untethered jailbreak. You may want to wait until it is confirmed that there's a way to downgrade from iOS 5.0.1. So you have been warned. Install iOS 5.0.1 at your own risk.
Users who are experiencing battery issues with iOS 5 are highly encouraged to install iOS 5.0.1 since it fixes that dreaded rapid battery drain. It also fixes several minor issue so it should be more stable and secure. Without further ado, here are the download links for iOS 5.0.1 IPSWs. Enjoy!
iOS 5.0.1 IPSW Direct Download Links:
Download iOS 5.0.1 IPSW for iPhone 4S (iPhone4,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw)
Download iOS 5.0.1 IPSW for iPhone 4 (GSM) (iPhone3,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw)
Download iOS 5.0.1 IPSW for iPhone 4 (CDMA) (iPhone3,3_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw)
Download iOS 5.0.1 IPSW for iPhone 3GS (iPhone2,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw)
Download iOS 5.0.1 IPSW for iPad 2 WiFi (iPad2,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw)
Download iOS 5.0.1 IPSW for iPad 2 GSM (iPad2,2_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw)
Download iOS 5.0.1 IPSW for iPad 2 CDMA (iPad2,3_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw)
Download iOS 5.0.1 IPSW for iPad (iPad1,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw)
Download iOS 5.0.1 IPSW for iPod touch 3G (iPod3,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw)
Download iOS 5.0.1 IPSW for iPod touch 4G (iPod4,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw)