Getting UDID without iTunes?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Buschmaster, Mar 17, 2009.

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    Buschmaster

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    Seems like trying to install the 3.0 software and test one of my new apps with one of my beta testers ended up bricking his iPhone... we're trying to figure out what might be wrong, I think it might be something with his UDID in the program portal so is there any way to get the UDID without the assistance of iTunes? Otherwise his iPhone just says it won't activate...

    Or any other ideas would be great too.
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    The UDID is printed on the sim tray, isn't it?

    Otherwise, the only otherplace I can think to look is in the About section in Settings (but that won't help on a bricked iPhone).
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    System profiler.... USB.....iPhone.....use the serial number
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Install SDK 3.0, then start up xCode, select the phone on the left pane and it will give you the UDID.
     
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    Buschmaster

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    This is the one that worked, and thankfully we were able to fix this.

    It was scary there for a minute. There were no options to restore to 2.2.1 or anything...
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    hey where do i do this im having the same prob i have no access to a mac.

    Hey with pc i figured it out goto system information under settings, the goto components, then usb, the you will see the iphone connected that is the 40 digit hex number hope this helps for pc users!!
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    The easiest way I know of is to grab a copy of iBeta and use it...
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Find UDID with Apple's "iPhone Configuration Utility" for Enterprises

    http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/enterprise/

    Install Apple's "iPhone Configuration Utility" (Windows or MAC) and it will display the UDID and allow you to export that data to a text file for easy copy & paste into your Apple Dev Portal.

    This works especially great if you updated the iPhone to 3.0 before properly entering its UDID in the Dev Portal area...and saved tons of time and headaches!

    Good luck!
     
  9. Guest

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    I know the iStat iphone app shows it and offers the ability to e-mail it.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    after long frantic searching, i found it!!

    easiest place for me (hope this helps you) was the iphone backup
    I'm running Windows, and my PowerBook broke :( can't use the SDK, or xCode...sucks

    but the iphone backup is named "{UDID} - {date}"...
    store on Vista at C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Apple COmputer\MobileSync\Backup\

    made my day...after nearly bricking my phone ruined it >,<
     
  11. SWC
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    You can download Ad Hoc Helper to the iphone and email it to yourself for future reference. Wouldn't have worked in this case though.
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    anybody know if there is a way similar to this on the mac? i've been trying to find my udid number but i no longer have to phone.
     
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    why do you need it? ...
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    Worked GREAT thanks !!!!
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    How to Get UDID from your PC

    Recently I needed to get a UDID for a device I no longer had. This will work to answer the question below too. Start Menu-->Run (or search for win7) and type in regedit.

    This will open the Registry Editor. Open the folder tree as follows: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB

    There will be many folders that start with VID. open them all. The subfolders with a 40 digit code are iDevices. You will have one for each device that has ever connected to that computer. Try them all.
     
  16. macrumors newbie

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    Damn man!! i couldnt thank you enough!!! its beeen dayss and weekks looking for this! thanks u made me my day lol,
    take care :D:D:D
     
  17. macrumors newbie

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    Bump!

    It's different in lion, gotta find "About "This Mac" => "More Info..." THEN "USB" and serial number. worked like a charm!
     
  18. sqrlgrl007, Nov 15, 2011
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    you can find it if you go to the utilities folder > console > from the drop down menu on the left expand "/private/var/log" and select the system.log that contains the activity for the date you had the device attached. you should know the date and approximate time the device was plugged in to make finding the UDID easier.

    if you don't know the date/time go to HD>user name>library>preferences>com.apple.iPod.plist> then expand the devices from the drop down menu to display the info (all iPods/iPhones will be listed, so you'll need to know which one you need)
     
  19. macrumors newbie

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    At least in Lion following Terminal command shows information including UDID about devices connected to Xcode.
    Code:
    defaults read com.apple.dt.Xcode DVTSavediPhoneDevices
     
  20. macrumors newbie

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    You can also download the app "UDID Tool" from the app store (free) and it will display your UDID on your iPhone.

    Cheers!
     
  21. macrumors newbie

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    thank you!!!
     
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  23. macrumors newbie

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    The easiest way I found easy-udid.com... took 10 seconds and no computer!
     
  24. macrumors newbie

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    Many thanks MobDev335, this online tool works also with ios7.
     

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