Can I install iOS 5 even if I'm not a developer?

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  1. d-boy86 macrumors member

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    I saw some links online and even on a few torrent sites. Will I still need a UUID developer slot or account to use it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Yes you do. Honestly, just wait. It's really not worth the trouble.
     
  3. glossywhite macrumors 65816

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    Can you? Yes

    Should you? Your choice, as no harm is being done.
     
  4. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

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    Don't you need to have a developer account?
     
  5. NikFinn macrumors 6502a

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    According to this you don't.
     
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  7. green94 macrumors regular

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    What happens when b1 expires? Will we have access to b2 and beyond or will we have to restore?
     
  8. iEnvy macrumors 65816

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    I say we wait until the final version is leaked. It won't be too long
     
  9. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    screw it I am trying it... whats the worst that could happen :p
     
  10. vebs macrumors regular

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    I really want to try this, i dont want to screw anything up though :confused:
     
  11. NikFinn macrumors 6502a

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    I honestly have no idea. I wish I knew, just so I could try it.


    I know!

    If anyone of you guys try it, let us know how it goes.
     
  12. kevintech macrumors 6502

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    id try it, but i'm jailbroken on 4.1 and i dont want to have to deal with backing it up and upgrading until i absolutely have to
     
  13. Phil A. Moderator

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    I'd take those instructions with a large pinch of salt to be honest - for a start off, you can't do an update to iOS 5: It has to be a restore.
    Also, AFAIK if your device UDID isn't registered then you don't even get the activation screen the instructions are talking about (I could be wrong about that though as I've got a development account so I've never seen it)
     
  14. NYCphone macrumors member

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    Is it possible to "upgrade/restore" a phone to io5 with a developer account using the Windows beta of iTunes 10.5? If so, can anyone provide instructions how to do this? I'm trying to stay away from downloading xcode and doing this on my mac - thanks!

    Steven
     
  15. Ratatapa macrumors 6502a

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    Sad it's for iPhone I want this formipad


    Sent from my iPad2 using Tapatalk
     
  16. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm assuming that's just for iPhones, not for iPod's and iPad's.
     
  17. Press22 macrumors 6502

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    It can be done on the ipod
    I didn't even use the emergency call button.
    Downsides to this are well, can't call or text and if you turn off your phone you gotta do it all over.
     
  18. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

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    So what do you do: just shift-restore to iOS 5? Then it just works.
     
  19. Press22 macrumors 6502

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    Turn on voiceover and try to get the notification center to slide down, then double tap the yahoo weather icon. Didn't have to do anything with emergency call.
     
  20. nastebu macrumors 6502

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    You could waste a lot of time getting a very buggy and unstable piece of software to kind of work on your phone--which is usually something that you need to work consistently.

    Mind you, I don't know if that's what *would* happen, but it's the worst thing I can think of.
     
  21. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    You have to restore every beta because they expire.

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    Apple patches the flaw that allows you do this without a dev account and you end up not being able to upgrade to subsequent betas and your phone is a doorstop until the GM.
     
  22. nora47 macrumors regular

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    people need to stop saying this as it is not true. If you have an idevice not named ipad2, and you have your shsh stored you can downgrade to 4.x.x while in dfu mode.
     
  23. Press22 macrumors 6502

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    I recommend you not try it. It's pretty useless, you can't sync any data onto it whatsoever and on iPhone's you can't activate therefore no calling or texting.
     
  24. techFANboy macrumors newbie

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    yep that makes it pretty much worthless... (right now)

    ...waiting for the final version.
     

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