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Jun 27, 2011

iOS 5 Beta 2 Blocks Gevey SIM Unlock

It's only been a few days since Apple released iOS 5 beta 2, but developers spent some quality time with the update and uncovered a few of its more salient features. Here are some highlights.
  • It looks like Apple has blocked Applenberry's Gevey SIM software, which allowed users to unlock devices running iOS 4.3 or iOS 5 beta 1 without having to jailbreak.  
  • According to Dev Team member MuscleNerd, iOS 5 beta 2 can still be jailbroken using the RedSn0w 0.9.8b1 tethering tool, released earlier this month.  
  • The beta refresh also brings a few tweaks to iOS 5's notifications system. Traditional alerts and reminders now pop up on the lock screen in larger typeface, alongside their appropriate icon. If left unattended, the notifications will eventually be added to the Android-like banner menu, at the top of the lock screen.  
  • Users can now create and curate photo albums directly from their iDevices.
  • The next beta release might be issued over the air. When a tipster checked for updates on an iPad running beta 2, he received a "No updates were found" message, suggesting that users may be able to find future refreshes without syncing their devices with iTunes.
 
 

19 comments:

blorriepoes said...

usefull post.
thanks alot!
gotya

To Tipota said...

nice post mate, keep it up! (android ftw) :P +follow

Zombie said...

yay for the jailbreak!

turtle said...

this is really interesting :)

heefal said...

cool stuff

blaza1 said...

very useful, thx for the post! :D

iNews said...

I love Apple.
Nice post!

Thecrazymoose said...

Cool, thanks for posting this information!

menshans said...

Great post!

Rudolf said...

that`s nice post!

Jon Dujaka said...

Nice post, but I still prefer Android.

ed said...

This is great!

Skaerf said...

The day people realize Apple is full of shit, is the day we all are saved

StigmataHandjob said...

Ooo, technerdery. Following!

Jesse Crows said...

that is very cool!

Ben said...

nice! i loved it

Chris Hashemi said...

They're going to let us make album with our photos? FINALLY!

Atley said...

just goes to show how tiny computers are getting. no longer need to update by connecting to a laptop/desktop. how nice!

netw said...

great thanks for all the infos