iOS 5.0

The wait is over! Apple has released the iOS 5 software update for iOS devices. Both iPad 1 and iPad 2 is compatible with this update.

What’s New?

New notification center, iMessage, Twitter integration, multitasking gestures and the list goes on. There are more than 200 new features. This is a HUGE update.

You can read more about iOS 5 from Apple right here but even that is barely scraping the surface.

Should You Update?

Absolutely! iPad 2 owners who want to jailbreak should however stay away as there is currently no jailbreak solution past 4.3.3.

How to Update?

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Apple has released the iOS 4.3.5 software update for iOS devices. Both iPad 1 and iPad 2 is compatible with this update.

What’s New?

This update fixes security vulnerability associated with certificate validation.

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Should You Update?

As this is a security fix, we do recommend this update.

How to Update?

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Apple has released the iOS 4.3.4 software update for iOS devices. Both iPad 1 and iPad 2 is compatible with this update.

What’s New?

This update fixes security vulnerability associated with viewing malicious PDF files.

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Should You Update?

This update is in response to a PDF vulnerability that was exposed during the recent launch of JailbreakMe 3.0. As this is a security fix, we do recommend this update.

If you have already jailbroken your iPad or intend to do so, do not update to 4.3.4. There is a patch for this vulnerability for jailbroken devices available in Cydia as detailed in our 4.3.3 jailbreak tutorial. As of writing, there is no untethered jailbreak solution for 4.3.4.

How to Update?

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TinyUmbrella

The following are instructions on how to save SHSH blobs using TinyUmbrella for the iPad 1 and iPad 2 on Mac OS.

If you need more information about SHSH Blobs, you can read about them here.

Prerequisites

An active Internet connection is required.

Make sure your iPad is updated or has previously been updated to the iOS firmware for which you wish to save the SHSH blob. If you have previously updated to 4.3.2 but the latest version on your device is 4.3.3, TinyUmbrella will still be able to save the older SHSH provided that Apple has not already stopped signing it.

Download and install TinyUmbrella on your computer. You need to get the latest version from their official website HERE.

Instructions

Step 1

***Note: These instructions are for Mac only. Windows version here.

TinyUmbrella Mac Icon

Open the TinyUmbrella file you have downloaded and install it by following the installation wizard instructions.

Search for TinyUmbrella Using Spotlight

Once installed, connect your iPad to the computer using the supplied USB cable and open up the TinyUmbrella program. If you have difficulty locating the program, simply do a search for ‘tinyumbrella’ using Spotlight.

Upon opening TinyUmbrella, you will have to click ‘OK’ on a series of pop-up prompts which we recommend reading through even if you may not fully understand them at this time.

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TinyUmbrella

The following are instructions on how to save SHSH blobs using TinyUmbrella for the iPad 1 and iPad 2 on Windows OS.

If you need more information about SHSH Blobs, you can read about them here.

Prerequisites

An active Internet connection is required.

Make sure your iPad is updated or has previously been updated to the iOS firmware for which you wish to save the SHSH blob. If you have previously updated to 4.3.2 but the latest version on your device is 4.3.3, TinyUmbrella will still be able to save the older SHSH provided that Apple has not already stopped signing it.

Download and install TinyUmbrella on your computer. You need to get the latest version from their official website HERE.

Instructions

Step 1

***Note: These instructions are for Windows only. Mac version here.

TinyUmbrella Windows Icon

Connect your iPad to the computer using the supplied USB cable and open up the TinyUmbrella program you have downloaded. No installation is required.

You will have to click ‘OK’ on a series of pop-up prompts which we recommend reading through even if you may not fully understand them at this time.

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