Downside of installing iOS 7 beta?

ritmomundo

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I've got a jailbroken iphone 5, and a registered developers account. Ive never installed a beta before, so I dont know many specifics. Aside from losing my JB tweaks (obviously), and not being able to downgrade back to iOS 6, are there any other downsides to installing iOS 7 beta? And does Apple collect a lot of data from beta users?

Just trying to weigh the pros and cons before doing something irreversible. Thanks
 

kevink2

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Well, if it is even a possibility that you will want to give the phone to someone else before IOS7 is officially released, DON'T do it, or downgrade it first.

Last year, I had upgraded to the iOS 6 beta, then later gave the phone to my brother in law. On the day that the beta expired, I saw a report that it was expiring, and the phone would just stop working unless upgraded to GM.

Well, he was out on the road. So he was without a phone for a couple days, and my sister ended up going to an Apple store when he returned to get it fixed.
 

Saberon

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So much misinformation


A DFU restore will let you go back to iOS 6

When IOS 6 beta 1 came out it said you couldn't go back to iOS 5, yet you could with a dfu restore
 

ILOVEMYMBP2.2g

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So much misinformation


A DFU restore will let you go back to iOS 6

When IOS 6 beta 1 came out it said you couldn't go back to iOS 5, yet you could with a dfu restore
can you please confirm this for sure before I put ios 7 on my phone
 

Dwalls90

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I've got a jailbroken iphone 5, and a registered developers account. Ive never installed a beta before, so I dont know many specifics. Aside from losing my JB tweaks (obviously), and not being able to downgrade back to iOS 6, are there any other downsides to installing iOS 7 beta? And does Apple collect a lot of data from beta users?

Just trying to weigh the pros and cons before doing something irreversible. Thanks
You can control what Apple can "Take" insofar as data, compared to a non-beta version.

You can revert to iOS 6 as Apple is still signing it at present.
 

bobdigi

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First of all, its a Beta 1 of the new OS. Expect many bugs/issues/etc. I would not put it on my main phone, but thats just me. Do not expect everything to work perfectly.
 

ethereal45

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In my experience with the ios 5 and 6 betas, there were no bugs that were that made me wish I wasn't running the beta. To be honest, I don't think I ever noticed anything really out of the ordinary.
 

Jordan921

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Everything that I had with jailbreaking has been fulfilled with iOS 7 except for quick reply to text. I'm gonna miss that alot.
 

ross1998

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Just installed ios 7 beta one my iPhone 5 tmobile version 2 hours ago. It is way better than I excepted, I still haven't found any bugs yet. Ps if you wish to get ios 7 on your iPhone, download it then in iTunes press shift and update not restore. It worked perfectly for me without developer account or udid. Then I just went to settings and reset all setting, not all data and settings but settings only. And I will continue to use this beta on my main phone.
 

Bako-MacAddict

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I'm running the beta and I must admit very stable for a beta . iPhone 5 is running very smooth . I'm loving this iOS 7 . Sooooo clean and elegant !

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Will I lose any of my information on my phone when upgrading?
No , just do a normal backup and when you restore , restore your information from last backup just like any regular iOS .
 

Ben1l

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You can control what Apple can "Take" insofar as data, compared to a non-beta version.

You can revert to iOS 6 as Apple is still signing it at present.
How and where do you choose the amount of info that is delivered to apple whilst running the ios 7 beta?
 

Zombiechow

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I'm running the beta and I must admit very stable for a beta . iPhone 5 is running very smooth . I'm loving this iOS 7 . Sooooo clean and elegant !

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No , just do a normal backup and when you restore , restore your information from last backup just like any regular iOS .
It's performing very nicely. I love the new design, transitions, everything!

Ultimately, though, I uninstalled it. Many apps that i frequently use (such as skype) crash on startup.
 

JAISULLIVAN

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Guys,

Can any of you tell me if TomTom for iPhone is running smoothly on iOS7 B1? Want to update but need to use this app frequently.

Cheers.
 

sawah

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GPS seems to be non functioning, other that that, minus a little lag here and there and some random odd message glitching on that screen, it seems awesome to me.
 

braddick

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Honestly, what does that mean, "when the beta expires". How is this so?
One day the iPhone is working properly- on IOS7 beta, and the next it is not?

If I simply charge my iPhone with a wall charger and don't have iCloud set up how can my IOS expire and if so, how does it make my iPhone useless?
 

Swiss-G

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Honestly, what does that mean, "when the beta expires". How is this so?
One day the iPhone is working properly- on IOS7 beta, and the next it is not?

If I simply charge my iPhone with a wall charger and don't have iCloud set up how can my IOS expire and if so, how does it make my iPhone useless?
The beta's are set to expire after a certain date whether the iPhone is using icloud or not.

Apple typically release the next beta before the expiration date, sometimes it's fairly close to it.

You have two choices when the beta is due to expire either upgrade to the latest beta or downgrade to a signed version of iOS.
 

braddick

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Thanks for your response, it is sincerely appreciated. I suppose, just as a learning exercise, I'd like to know how Apple does that.

No connection to iTunes, yet my iPhone knows when to expire a beta software within?

Just curious how that takes place.
 

R4z3r

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Jan 19, 2009
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Thanks for your response, it is sincerely appreciated. I suppose, just as a learning exercise, I'd like to know how Apple does that.

No connection to iTunes, yet my iPhone knows when to expire a beta software within?

Just curious how that takes place.
Same as free trials on a computer. They expire whether you connect to the internet or not often. You usually just sign the code so it has an expiration, set the date, than anytime that software is installed it will have the specified expiration date.