by Joe White
July 23, 2011
Yesterday, Apple released the fourth beta version of iOS 5, which was available to download "over-the-air." However, a recent Twitter update by iPhone Dev-Team member @MuscleNerd notes that these OTA updates are currently not compatible with jailbroken iOS devices. He notes that the limitation is "almost like a present from Apple." He wrote:
The 5.0b4 OTA update won't work on JB devices due to an explicit check of /Applications..almost like a present from AppleBasically, the /Applications directory is not a real directory in a "stashed jailbreak." Because of this, Apple's OTA software update fails repeatedly on jailbroken iOS devices. According to the iPhone Dev-Team, the only way to update to iOS 5 beta 4 on a jailbroken iOS device is to use the "standard iTunes method," and reapply the jailbreak using the recently updated redsn0w jailbreak solution. We'll keep you posted.