How To Download And Install iOS 5 Beta Without Being A Developer


07.06.2011

How To Download And Install iOS 5 Beta Without Being A Developer

At WWDC 2011, the annual event for developers, Apple presented the new iOS 5, available for iDevices. As usually, Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO was present at the conference and brought informations about the new iOS 5. The new software brings over 200 new features for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users and over 1,500 interfaces for application programming (API) for the software developers.

But the Apple users will have to wait for the new iOS 5 until July, when it will be available for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad and iPad 2, and for the 3rd and 4th generation iPod Touch.

Apple also launched a new online service called iCloud, as well as other new services for storing music, photos, files and software. The new iCloud service will simplify the way in which the iDevice users will manage the contend and application on their handsets, as Steve Jobs himself said that the PCs will not be the main piece of people’s digital life.

One of the main changes of iOS 5 is that all the notifications for each installed application will be reunited in a new menu called Notification Center, which can be accessed with a simple touch of the device’s display. Notification Center will also include life informations on weather and stock market.

One of the most important new features of the new iOS 5 is iMessage. The new messaging service which will automatically connect all the iOS 5 users will be available on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad and will have options which will allow you to send text and video messages, photos and group messages. iMessage will also come with time stamps, so the user will know when the message was sent and when it was read. The iMessage service will also have secured encryption. The messages will be received in a new menu that will be located in the top of the display, and where you will be able to see if the person you are chatting with is active or not.

But if you don’t want to wait until July, and you want to update your iPhone 4 to iOS 5 bet right now, even though you don’t have a developer account, you came to the right place. Some smart guys have found a strange way to activate an iPhone 4 that was updated to iOS 5 beta, but which hasn’t the UDID registered to a developer account. The method is somewhat complicated, but it seems that it works just fine.

The following tutorial contains all the informations on how to update iPhone 4 to iOS 5, and we recommend you to follow the guide closely so you can safely install iOS 5 on your device. The below method was discovered by a young guy that discovered a very useful way to activate your iPhone 4 after you installed iOS 5 and without paying an developer account. Note that the following procedure only works on iPhone 4.

But before proceeding to activate your iPhone 4 running on iOS 5, let’s have a look and see how to download and install the new firmware version on your device:

  1. Since the new iOS 5 Beta have been released out in the wild, all you will have to do is Google it and download it. It should already be available on torrents, so you can grab it from there.

  2. After you downloaded iOS 5 beta to your computer, install it on your iPhone 4 using iTunes. To do so, connect the device to the computer using the USB data cable, and while holding the “Shift” key pressed (“Option” button for Macs) click the “Check for Update” button in iTunes. Navigate and locate the iOS 5 IPSW file you downloaded and select it.

  3. Now all you have to do is wait until your iPhone 4 is upgraded to iOS 5 beta firmware version. Once the process is finished, an activation screen will be displayed on the screen of your device.

This is the moment when you will need a payed developer account to activate iOS 5 on your iPhone 4, but thanks to the below method you won’t need one anymore. Please follow the steps carefully, so you should be able to safely update your iPhone 4 to iOS 5 beta:

  1. Press the “Home” button of your iPhone three times, in order to open the “Voice Over” menu.

  2. Once the “Voice Over” menu opens, press the “Home” button three more times, and select “Emergency Call” from the menu that appears. This will open a new window with the call.

  3. Here you will have to swipe down with your three fingers and this action will open the “Notification Center.”

  4. From Notification Center, you must open the “Weather” application.

  5. Press the “Home” button one more time, leave the Weather application and your iPhone should now be activated to iOS 5.

Once you enter the system close the Voice Over application and you will be able to use iOS 5. Anyway, note that following the above tutorial on how to update iPhone 4 to iOS 5 the phone service won’t work. You should also know that you must own an iPhone 4 that is factory unlocked as the whole process won’t work.

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