OK... I think I'm totally out of luck, but it doesn't hurt to ask. My iPad 1 has been dog slow since I "upgraded" it to iOS 5. I've done all the updates, but nothing helps. I've turned off iCloud and Location Services; I close apps as frequently as I can remember to; and the thing STILL lags when doing simple tasks like web browsing or typing a memo. My iPad was FREE - it was provided to me as a technology teacher by my school; needless to say, I have no desire to BUY an iPad (even an iPad 3) when I have a perfectly functional iPad FREE . I know that without my SHSH blobs, I'm basically out of luck in terms of downgrading to 4.3.X. Are there any tweaks that I could do to make 5.0.1 more bearable? Also, just got a freebie 3GS to use with my wife's StraightTalk account (they now allow your OWN phone!). It had 3.1.2 (never was upgraded to 4); I decided that a slower phone with more features was more useful that one without, so I upgraded it to 5.0.1. Same thoughts as the iPad above, though it does seem to be quite a bit faster than the iPad.