Regrets Beta Testing iOS 5 on the iPad 2?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by reactions, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. reactions macrumors 6502

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    honestly i'm bored with 4.3 - i'd like to test iOS 5 and see how things are :D

    any regrets?
     
  2. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    None so far. Battery life seems better the whole thing seems faster. No checkerboard pattern in safari. Only thing that sucks is AirPlay isnt working on beta 1.
     
  3. reactions thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks - so i'm reading - no notifications list yet?
     
  4. androidpopjr macrumors newbie

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    It's been pretty fun so far and I've had no regrets. It's a bummer that Netflix and HBO don't work but it's a beta, you expect this stuff. If you do, make sure to turn off email notifications. Some of us have been having a problem where we can't get it to wake up without a hard reboot. We think that's the problem.
     
  5. reactions thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yikes - retard move - i did a restore instead of upgrade - am i f'd?

    i'm at the main screen anyway - the 3 click home thing activates the voice but i cant seem to get past that.

    how newb of me
     
  6. radiogoober macrumors 6502a

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    Where is AirPlay not working for you? I've used it with beta 1 to stream music, YouTube, and AirPlay mirroring.
     
  7. radiogoober macrumors 6502a

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    Is your device registered with apple as a developer device?
     
  8. radiogoober macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same wake/reboot issue. Ty for the suggested fix.
     
  9. androidpopjr macrumors newbie

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    Do you have your device registered or are you trying that loop hole trick that I've seen on some blogs?

    If you did the loop hole trick, I think i read you have to do another 3 clicks at the voice screen and it will take you to the emergency phone call screen. I think. I'm not even sure how trust worthy this way of doing it is. Good luck and let us know.
     
  10. androidpopjr macrumors newbie

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    I'm not a 100% this is the solution but my iPad hasn't froze since. It happened to me once on Tuesday night and again Wednesday morning. I've gone 14-15 hours without it happening so I hope this is it.
     
  11. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Both of those work fine on my iPad w/iOS5
     
  12. androidpopjr macrumors newbie

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    Both of what? The video apps or notifications? The email notifications work like they should but there is speculation that they are causing the iPads to freeze while asleep.
     
  13. this is funah macrumors 6502

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    im having some problems playing back video podcasts, and some random black screen glitch thats quite strange. but other than that things seem to be working so well for a beta...

    notifications are not showing up on the lockscreen on my ipad 2.
     
  14. dspalton macrumors 6502a

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    Had the freeze / wake up issue, but can confirm that since removing the notifications for email on the iPAD 2 its not happened since

    David
     
  15. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Only real annoyance so far is that the WeatherChannelMAX app doesn't work; crashes at load. *shrug* Switched to WunderMap and all is good.
     
  16. radiogoober macrumors 6502a

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    Really? HBO Go works on your iPad? Are you 3G GSM iOS 5.0 beta?
     
  17. OSMac macrumors 65816

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    What's the best way to try 5 but leave a path back to restoring your iPad to the state it was before installing 5?

    Thinking to backup the existing 4.3.3 on my main computer then install the iTunes beta on another computer, and install iOS 5 as a new iPad, then would I then be able to restore back to 4.3.3 using the main computers iTunes backup if needed?
     
  18. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    os 5

    since iPad 2 didn't have a jailbreak yet, i upgraded to os 5, overall its pretty cool. Much less buggy then the iPhone os5 (probably due to the processor) I'm happy with it. I can't wait for the 2nd and 3rd releases they'll probably address some core functionality issues. The ONLY issue that i have run into on my iPad 2 is that most video streaming apps like netflix and MLB don't work. This was the same on the 1st gen os 4 beta.
     
  19. OneForGadgets macrumors member

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    Very cool gesture.
     
  20. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    My fault air video isn't working. Do I have to update the apple tv to beta software to get the mirroring to work?
     
  21. Applenewstoday macrumors regular

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    The only two issues I'm having are: Safari crashes every 10 minutes of heavy use. And when I go to settings-wallpaper and then apples wallpaper, nothing is in there, for both my iPad and iPod.
     
  22. radiogoober macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you do have to update your AppleTV to beta software before mirroring will work. Mirroring works pretty dang good right now.

    Be sure to read the Developer Forums over at Apple before attempting to update your AppleTV. You have to get the UDID of your AppleTV, and register it as a device in your developer account (or have someone register it for you), and then (and only then) can you install the beta software.

    If you don't register your UDID first, your AppleTV will simply say "This needs to be activated before you can use it."

    Also, read Apple's directions (linked right below the Apple TV developer software) carefully. Your Apple TV needs to be unplugged from power, and only connected to your computer via a MicroUSB cable for iTunes to recognize it.

    It was a pain in the butt, but worth it to have AirPlay mirroring in my house.

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    Previously with the iPad and AppleTV, apps like HBO Go, etc, would not display any video on the AppleTV when connected via HDMI, and did not support AirPlay. I wonder if they will support mirroring once they are updated for iOS 5?
     
  23. Herrow macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the feedback and confidence boost > ios5 here we go...
     
  24. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    HBO Go and Netflix

    Yes, HBO Go works fine. iPad WIFI only. Don't have the 3G model.
     
  25. 3goldens macrumors 68000

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    I find that terribly hard to believe as it would appear to be a application related problem with both Netflix and HBO.

    Why would it matter what Ipad you had, it would either not work on 3G and work on only wireless, or not work at all on both.

    Additionally, until I see more members confirming this I am doubting this persons claim that it is in fact working for them.
     

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