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Not an Apple Developer? Here’s how to install or upgrade to iOS 7 Beta!


I’ve been using iOS 7 on both my iPhone 4S and iPad 2 for more than month now and I thought it’s worth telling on how you can get the iOS 7 beta even if you’re not a registered Apple developer or what they call a UID.

WARNING: Before giving out an ear-to-ear grin, you may want to remember that installing the iOS 7 beta is not the same as when you upgrade your iOS 5 to iOS 6 via iTunes, keep in mind that the iOS 7 that you will downnload and install is still in beta, so expect a lot of bugs, errors and crashing while using the “still-to-be-release” iOS 7, contents and apps on your iOS device may not be compatible with the current version of iOS 7 beta. Plus I’m not going to be responsible for breaking your iPhone or iPad.

What I’m trying to say is that installing iOS 7 beta is not for the faint of heart and it may even brick your idevices even if you follow the steps to the “T” heck, that’s what happened to my iPAd 2 fortunately, I was able to restore it to the current iOS 6.x.x before I successfully installed the iOS 7 beta 3.

So if you’re really that determined to install iOS 7 beta, just follow the steps below.

1. Download the full IPSW file of the iOS device that you have using the link below.

via geeksays:

2. After downloading the IPSW file, connect your iDevice and make sure you have the latest iOS version for your device. For iPhone (3GS, 4, 4S), iPod Touch (4th and 5th gen), iPad 2, 3, 4 and Mini it should be iOS 6.1.3 and iOS 6.1.4 for iPhone 5. To upgrade the iOS of your device, just follow the steps here.

3. Once you made sure that you have the latest iOS version, all you need to do is to connect your iOS device and open iTunes then press and hold-down Shift key and left click on the “Check for updates” button then locate the IPSW file that you downloaded then just sit back and let iTune do it’s thing.

The whole upgrade process should not take you no more than 15 minutes. Remember Apple said that the iOS 7 will be available to all users this fall and the iOS 7 that I linked here is the beta (3) version and from what I can tell, still far from being the iOS 7 that Apple wants it to be. If you finished reading this post and have not installed the iOS 7 beta yet, please read the warning that I posted above, because I don’t want to be responsible for making your life miserable by bricking your idevice.

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