Beta to Alpha

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  1. Phightinphils macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys, I've heard some rumors about iPhones being bricked once you upgrade from the beta to alpha. Do I need to downgrade to the most recent 6.0 iOS before the main iOS 7 comes out on September 10th? Help.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Alpha releases are pre-beta. Apple has already gone through the iOS 7 alpha stage. The public release would be the gamma release.
     
  3. Phightinphils thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok then can I just upgrade straight from Beta 6 or whatever to the gamma?
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    There's really no official alpha or gamma. After betas it's the GM which is essentially what the final public release is. You can install the GM or the actual final public release whether you have a beta at that time or you are on a previous iOS version.
     
  5. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    You can restore back to iOS 6 but you wouldn't be able to restore from a backup made with iOS 7, so you will need a prior backup made with iOS 6 or you will lose all your data.

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    You could just update to the GM when its released. This won't be available OTA if you are using iOS 7 Beta and will need to be downloaded from the Dev Center and updated using iTunes.
     
  6. kevpan815 macrumors 6502

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    If you don't know that Alpha's come BEFORE Beta's then clearly you should NOT be Testing IOS7!

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    I will also note that Apple has yet to Announce an Official Release Date for IOS 7 and that September 10th is only a Rumor!
     
  7. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    I was thinking the exact same thing. Clearly not a developer.
     
  8. lazybump91 macrumors member

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    so from beta -> gm/ public release..will u lost your backup?
     
  9. Menel macrumors 603

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    Not in the past.

    But maybe.

    All bets are off in beta software, under development software.
     
  10. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    No.
     
  11. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    this is true. ^

    while it is recommended to do a fresh install of ios7 gm you don't necessarily have to.
     
  12. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    It's highly recommended but not required.

    A fresh install is always the best option when going from Beta to GM.
     
  13. Phightinphils thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I became a developer in the past 3 months. Hop off.
     
  14. vigilant macrumors 6502

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    A good rule to keep in mind is that nothing is promised to anyone beta testing.

    You are living in a house that's under construction voluntarily.

    Performance can be bad. Things will break when you aren't expecting, and there is no guarantee that the things you did will migrate to the final release.

    Historically going from beta to GM hasn't been an issue. Going from iOS 6 to 7 has been relatively smooth as far as migrating and so has beta to beta
     
  15. Phightinphils thread starter macrumors 6502

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    luckily I have done 2 backups of my photos to an external drive. that's the only thing i'm concerned about.
     
  16. shandyman Suspended

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    Additionally it's a rumour that simply doesn't make sense, in that devs need GM to do final testing on their apps so the can submit iOS 7 related updates to the App Store. Apple have not told devs they are accepting iOS 7 SDK updates yet.

    Also, as has been pointed out, the rumour is based off nuances email, which seems to have mixed up GM with general release. Sept 10th will be GM and that's what they're referring to
     
  17. vigilant macrumors 6502

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    If your pictures are all you are concerned about I don't think you'll have much to worry about.
     

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