Developer account expired

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  1. silvetti macrumors 6502a

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    Hey,

    My dev account expired, and I do not plan to renew. Do you know if I can still continue updating the beta versions of iOS8 ? My devices were registered but am wondering if they get unregistered once the account expires.

    Thanks!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I think once your account is expired, its done - you cannot update and as you know iOS8 itself will expire.
     
  3. Kryckter macrumors 6502

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    Thats a tricky one. I would guess you are stuck, but then again would apple leave someone stuck like that since you should not be able to downgrade. OTA updates may trick the system, just hope you dont hit the expire date.

    Let us know how this goes please.
     
  4. Alook48 macrumors newbie

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    You can downgrade back to IOS 7.1.1 easily. Or if you want you can pay 5-7 dollars and get your UDID activated again.
     
  5. Menel macrumors 603

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    You can always DFU restore to the live 'stable' build.
     
  6. TouchMint.com macrumors 68000

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    You also lose any apps you might have on the app store.
     
  7. Kryckter macrumors 6502

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    True, just basing my earlier comment on the fact that Apple states you can not downgrade ;)
     
  8. Menel macrumors 603

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    Where do they state that?

    bug riddled not for production iOS8 is not by definition a downgrade back to stable iOS7.
     
  9. geko29 macrumors 6502

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    You absolutely can downgrade, with the following provisios:

    1) Apple is still signing the older release (this will be the case until mid-September)
    2) You won't be able to restore any backups taken on iOS 8.
     
  10. woodynorman macrumors 6502a

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    Not true. I just downgraded and of course, all my apps are still there.
     
  11. Kryckter macrumors 6502

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    He was referring to the developer and if you let your account expire, any developer apps that you had published on the store will be taken down. Not the apps on the phone that he downloaded ;)
     
  12. xero9 macrumors 6502a

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    OP might be a "developer" like myself. Never listed any apps on the store as I'm not good enough, but do like to play around with apps on my actual phone instead of the simulator :p
     
  13. Kryckter macrumors 6502

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    That is very true, I did not think of that aspect...
     
  14. AbSoluTc macrumors 601

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    I would like to know this as well. My dev accounts are expiring in 15 days and was wondering what would happen if I didn't renew.
     
  15. Raffi macrumors 6502a

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    Mine expired the day after I downloaded ios 8 and I got the beta 2 OTA.
     
  16. Kryckter macrumors 6502

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    It will be interesting to see if you can get beta 3 OTA. Please let us know.
     
  17. charlituna macrumors G3

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    Once it goes public you can't. But during the DP period you totally can to go back to ios7. You just lose access to data that is in iOS 8 backups and you can't downgrade to a lower version of iOS 8, well not without some workarounds
     
  18. BrettDS macrumors 65816

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    In the read me file for the beta OS it says:

    Again, remember that the beta OS isn't designed to be used on your main device. It should be used on a development device for testing the apps you're developing. This isn't to say that people don't use it on their main device and clearly it is possible to go back to IOS 7.1.1, but apple doesn't support it.
     
  19. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    Beta 1 required activation via Apple's servers after every reboot.
    Beta 2 doesn't.
    If Activation gets implemented again in one of the future betas you might find yourself locked out or forced to downgrade.
     
  20. Raffi macrumors 6502a

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    I emailed apple and they said I was fine. I just can't register any new devices or download from their developer site. I will get all updates.
     
  21. luckydcxx macrumors 65816

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    Nice! Thanks, mine is going to expire soon too.
     
  22. MaxPayne79 macrumors regular

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    Interesting. Mine expires somewhere between the 4th and 5th beta i think because last year they patched up the loop whole after the 3 beta i remember, that's when i had to register for a dev account. But if you say i will continues getting updates than that's cool. Unless I misunderstood.
     

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