Back in March, the world was introduced to yet another Apple product that will be proven later to be a huge success. We are referring of course to the next-generation iPad. With the release of the new iPad, a new firmware version was released as well in the form of iOS 5.1. After the unveiling of the next-gen iPad, the firmware update has been made available to all compatible devices everywhere. And just a few hours ago, the Cupertino has released another iOS update which is iOS 5.1.1.
Seeing as this is an incremental update, do not expect that there are going to be some significant changes to this firmware version. Check below for the official release notes:
- Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut
- Addresses bugs that could prevent the new iPad from switching between 2G and 3G networks
- Fixes bugs that affected AirPlay video playback in some circumstances
- Improved reliability for syncing Safari bookmarks and Reading List
- Fixes an issue where ‘Unable to purchase’ alert could be displayed after successful purchase
As I was saying, the changes aren't really that mind-blowing but it certainly addresses some annoying bugs that could certainly help users who are affected. Perhaps the most notable one is the fix introduced to prevent the new iPad from switching to 2G and 3G networks which by itself can address the connectivity issues that are said to plague the new tablet device.
As per usual, jailbroken users especially those that still have the precious untethered solutions on their iDevice are advised to stay away from this update as it will surely disable the jailbreak. You might want to wait for Pod2g to finalize the iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak which was presented last week. On the other hand, non-jailbroken users are highly advised to update to iOS 5.1.1 either by plugging their device into a computer and update through iTunes or through OTA updates which can be accessed in your iDevice through Settings > General > Software Update. Users who want to download iOS 5.1.1 IPSW files can use the links provided below.
Download iOS 5.1.1 IPSW Direct Links
Download iOS 5.1.1 IPSW for iPhone 4S (iPhone4,1_5.1.1_9B206_Restore.ipsw)
Download iOS 5.1.1 IPSW for iPhone 4 GSM (iPhone3,1_5.1.1_9B206_Restore.ipsw)
Download iOS 5.1.1 IPSW for iPhone 4 CDMA (iPhone3,3_5.1.1_9B206_Restore.ipsw)
Download iOS 5.1.1 IPSW for iPhone 3GS (iPhone2,1_5.1.1_9B206_Restore.ipsw)
Download iOS 5.1.1 IPSW for iPad 3 WiFi (iPad3,1_5.1.1_9B206_Restore.ipsw)
Download iOS 5.1.1 IPSW for iPad 3 GSM (iPad3,2_5.1.1_9B206_Restore.ipsw)
Download iOS 5.1.1 IPSW for iPad 3 CDMA (iPad3,3_5.1.1_9B206_Restore.ipsw)
Download iOS 5.1.1 IPSW for iPad 2 WiFi (iPad2,1_5.1.1_9B206_Restore.ipsw)
Download iOS 5.1.1 IPSW for iPad 2 GSM (iPad2,2_5.1.1_9B206_Restore.ipsw)
Download iOS 5.1.1 IPSW for iPad 2 CDMA (iPad2,3_5.1.1_9B206_Restore.ipsw)
Download iOS 5.1.1 IPSW for iPad (iPad1,1_5.1.1_9B206_Restore.ipsw)
Download iOS 5.1.1 IPSW for iPod touch 3G (iPod3,1_5.1.1_9B206_Restore.ipsw)
Download iOS 5.1.1 IPSW for iPod touch 4G (iPod4,1_5.1.1_9B206_Restore.ipsw)