iPad Keyboard not visible after update to iOS 5.01

After updating to iOS 5.01 the keyboard wasn’t shown anymore on my iPad2. This happened in all applications except Cydia.

imageI remembered that I had installed the (excellent) application  5-Row Keyboard for iPad which shows the numeric keys together with the QWERTY keys (in a 5th row). I also remembered that this tweak didn’t work in Cydia so I assumed that the tweak was incompatible with iOS5.

After uninstalling via Cydia the keyboard worked fine as well but I really miss the 5th row…

From Jailbreak to Jailbreak part 2

imageIn this post, which is a followup on my From JailBreak to Jailbreak post, I will describe the same procedure for A5 devices (iPhone 4S and iPad 2).

imageA lot of the stuff is really the same so I will not describe that again, this includes the actual update to iOs 5.01, xBackup, SHSH signatures and backup using iTunes.

Currently the Jailbreak for A5 devices with iOS 5 is only for iOS 5.01. Since Apple is expected to release iOS 5.1 very soon it’s highly recommended to update to iOS 5.01 NOW. Especially because it’s not yet possible to downgrade to iOS 5.01 using Tiny Umbrella.

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Update your A5 devices to iOS 5.01 NOW!!

imageA Jailbreak for iOS 5.01 on A5 devices (the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S) has been released today. If you didn’t yet update your devices to 5.01 now is the time because Apple is expected to release iOS 5.1 very soon.

The exploits that are used to make the jailbreak possible on iOS 5.01 have been fixed in iOS 5.1 and will not work.

Although you can save your SHSH blobs for 5.01 it’s not possible to restore to iOS 5.01 on the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 3G using Tiny Umbrella.

The current jailbreak (Absinthe) is Untethered and only available for Mac OS X for now.

If you want to unlock your iPhone 4S than you are advised to the 9A405-version of iOS 5.0.1 since this version is running on an older baseband for which an unlock possibility is expected.

From Jailbreak to Jailbreak

imageA few days ago I decided to update my iPhone which was still running iOS 4.3.1 to iOS 5.0.1. I delayed this update for a while because I had Jailbreaked my iPhone. Unfortunately an update is much more work when you have Jailbreaked because you also have to restore Cydia settings such as the repositories and Cydia installed Apps.

This blog post is not a guide on how to Jailbreak but more a collections of tips to go from a Jailbreak iOS 4.x to iOS 5.01.

If you notice any extra steps while doing your update please send them to me so I can add them to this post.

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