Rumor: Apple devices in iOS 7 Beta 1 were auto-bricked

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  1. macrumors member

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    If you use iOS 7 Beta 1, there were some rumors that iOS 7 Beta 1 users will have their phone bricked in Recovery Mode in June 24 at 12:00 (Greenwich Mean Time).

    Was this rumor real?
     
  2. SvP
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    No, lol/ it's people being stupid. The beta (beta 1) will expire JULI 24th, wich will leave your phone unusable (unless you update, bricking is nearly impossible nowadays).
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    I think I went too fast reading the pages...

    Wait... IT WAS IN JULY?!?!?!?

    Shoot, I setted my calendar wrong...

    Maybe I read the forums fast...

    Gotta slow down.
     
  4. macrumors demi-god

    Shrink

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    Are you asking whether it was a real rumor, as opposed to a fake rumor. Or are you asking if the rumor was accurate. And since it was a rumor, by definition, no one knows if it was "real", or accurate..

    Also...source of rumor, please.:D
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    Currently, I don't remember the source.

    But I noticed it was JULY 24th than June 24.

    I kinda skip lines...

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    Can anyone close this thread? I realized it was in JULY 24...
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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    no, let's leave it open to further embarrass you
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    No this is true! I woke up today to my phone on the activation screen, downgrading as we speak :(

    edit- I'm not being sarcastic by the way, not sure how prove it on a forum.. but this really happened.
     
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    Yeah I missed the update too. Damn it Apple, releasing it at 11:55pm and closing the window at 12:05 am. Now I have to restore my iPhone and sync all my music back :(
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    what update?
     
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    tymaster50

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    Beta 2 duh
     
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    CB1234

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    It's a 'RUMOURED' update, to brick your phone. A 'bricked' phone is secure against any threat...
     
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    Got an update!!!! Here we go again.

    Praying for new icons!
     
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    tymaster50

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    Lol if anyone falls for this
     
  15. macrumors regular

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    bah was just playing along. You ruined it.
     
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    No you ruined it. Your post and my post make no sense since they would usually see mines first lol
     
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    Compile 'em all

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    If you aren't a developer you shouldn't install it. And if you are a developer, you shouldn't worry about any bricking.
     
  18. macrumors 6502a

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    And why is that?
     
  19. macrumors 6502

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    Did this really not happen to anyone else? I'm being 100% serious, woke up and my phone was in the activation screen. had to restore back to ios 6.
     
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    This hasn't happened to me, but now you've all got me scared. If it does happen will it just be as simple as restoring back to iOS 6 or does your iPhone become genuinely unusable?
     
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    If this were true, it might make downgrading harder for "some" people. That is not the same as "bricking," which makes a device inoperable and worthy of the trash.
     
  23. macrumors 6502a

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    So would the best move in this situation be to downgrade before Beta 2 is released?
     
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    I see no need to downgrade at this moment in time. If your UDID is registered, you shouldn't have any problems. If its not, beta 1 is still valid until July 24th I believe.

    Don't let some internet rumor scare you.
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    This seems to be your opinion as it is not my experience. My beta expired with iOS 6 and it was incredibly easy to get to a computer and simply downgrade back to iOS 5. It was not hard. The hardest part was that the beta expired while I wasn't home and had to wait to get home before I had my phone again. I survived. ;)
     

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