iOS 5 Beta 2 Now Available for Developers and Registered UDID

(Last Updated On: June 18, 2020)

Apple had just announced to developers today that iOS 5 beta 2 and Xcode 4.2 with iOS 5 SDK beta 2 are now available on the iOS Dev Center.

These new releases allow developers to develop apps by taking advantage of iCloud Storage, Newsstand Kit, Core Image, GLKit, Twitter, and new Game Center APIs.

Facetime has been disabled on Beta 2 but will be enabled in the next Beta release. Apple did not mention why this was done.

The latest build version is 9A5248d.

The following release notes were compiled by iFans:

  • iTunes 10.5b2 can’t sync iOS 5 Beta 1 devices
  • iOS5 Beta 1 devices can’t iMessage iOS5 Beta 2 devices and vice-versa
  • WiFi sync now works with OS X computers; it has to be enabled in iTunes 10.5 beta 2 first
  • OTA updates have been released, though none are currently available
  • iCloud has a new logo in the
  • You can now backup to iCloud or the computer when setting the device up
  • If no notifications are available, Notification Center shows the text “No New Notifications”
  • Stock widget in the Notification Center is now off by default
  • Stock wallpapers are back, but are the same that were in iOS 4
  • General speed improvements, kills bugs that were present in iOS 5 beta 1

If you would like to test drive iOS 5 Beta 2, you need to register your device’s UDID. However, you will need find the firmware (there’s plenty – just Google for it). Registration is good for up to 1 year.

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