FYI - If you're not a developer, don't install iOS 8.

DDustiNN

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It doesn't seem to work as freely as the iOS 7 betas did.

I never registered my iPhone 5s since it was relatively new, and after installing iOS 8 to it, it wouldn't let me past the setup because the phone was not registered in the iOS Developer program.

Of course, I just logged into the developer portal and entered my UDID, restarted the phone, and it worked fine.

But all I'm saying is, if you don't have the luxury of doing that... Don't even try the update. :cool:
 

crazyman3005

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Jul 11, 2008
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It doesn't seem to work as freely as the iOS 7 betas did.

I never registered my iPhone 5s since it was relatively new, and after installing iOS 8 to it, it wouldn't let me past the setup because the phone was not registered in the iOS Developer program.

Of course, I just logged into the developer portal and entered my UDID, restarted the phone, and it worked fine.

But all I'm saying is, if you don't have the luxury of doing that... Don't even try the update. :cool:
But with registered UDID its absolutely fine right?
 

basjep

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If it is your every day phone don't use this beta because its not stable. A lot of third party apps don't work correctly!
 

C DM

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Actually no. my UDID is registered and oh boy is Beta 1 is whacky

time to try a DFU restore. I'm not happy with this.
What are the things you are seeing that are causing you to go back? I'm deciding whether or not to install it myself now.
 

Decimotox

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So, are you saying a person who is not a developer CAN'T physically update (ie, won't work) or just that they shouldn't?
 

DDustiNN

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So, are you saying a person who is not a developer CAN'T physically update (ie, won't work) or just that they shouldn't?
I'm saying...

I never registered my iPhone 5s since it was relatively new, and after installing iOS 8 to it, it wouldn't let me past the setup because the phone was not registered in the iOS Developer program.


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I'm a registered developer and using it on my everyday phone. No major problems so far for me.
Same here, no issues at all yet.
 

Armen

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What are the things you are seeing that are causing you to go back? I'm deciding whether or not to install it myself now.
I did a DFU restore to iOS 8 now and it seems to be ok. I'm not happy with the Camera roll being removed however. :confused: It seems to have been replaced with "added recently" or something..still trying to figure it out.

just an FYI people are claiming you can't go back once you go to 8 so be careful. I don't mind riding the beta train as long as I can text and make phone calls.
 

C DM

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I did a DFU restore to iOS 8 now and it seems to be ok. I'm not happy with the Camera roll being removed however. :confused: It seems to have been replaced with "added recently" or something..still trying to figure it out.

just an FYI people are claiming you can't go back once you go to 8 so be careful. I don't mind riding the beta train as long as I can text and make phone calls.
Yeah, I'm pretty much in the same boat about getting on and using betas. I guess I'll keep an eye on threads today and decide a bit later.

As for going back, while I know the official documentation says you can't (as it did with iOS 7 and before I believe), I'm fairly certain anyone should be able to get the latest public release (iOS 7.1.1 currently) back on their phone if/when needed at least through recovery or DFU mode.
 

Got Haggis?

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Jun 19, 2010
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I am a developer and I have no link to download the beta...only the beta xcode. strange. There is an entry for iOS 8 beta, but no download link.
 

ct2k7

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I'm a developer, found a few issues. So far no show stoppers, but there are a few fairly annoying bugs.

Oh, and restoring from iCloud? Either it doesn't work or it's not safe.
 

theonekcrow

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I only did betas in iOS 7 last year because it was such an incremental change. iOS 8 won't even touch my phone until GM.
 

Kariya

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QFT.

I'll play with it on my mini but its not going anywhere near my phone. Probably not even till 8.1.

iOS 7.1.1 is really good for me right now. Not gonna mess with it on my 5S.

The rmini can act as a guinea pig in the interim however.
 

ErikGrim

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Speaks the truth. Was a disaster for me on my iPhone 5: took forever to get to the home screen as the keyboard would lock up during the setup process and then respiring; very few third party apps works; constant resprings. DFU restoring to 7.1.1.

Seems a lot more stable on my iPad air (albeit with the same third party issues/external hardware not working).

EDIT: just realised this might be related to the new quick-type keyboard which is not on the iPad (yet).
 

PNutts

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Folks don't be fooled by the "no issues here" comments. They may not be using any apps, or they may be using the 500 apps that you don't. What is a deal breaker for some folks others couldn't care less about. I've got some apps that I don't want to live without and they may not work for someone else who feels it's not an issue.

Also, keep in mind that there may be OS features that aren't working that you may care about, e.g., e911 location information that wasn't working in one of the iOS 7 betas.
 

ErikGrim

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Folks don't be fooled by the "no issues here" comments. They may not be using any apps, or they may be using the 500 apps that you don't. What is a deal breaker for some folks others couldn't care less about. I've got some apps that I don't want to live without and they may not work for someone else who feels it's not an issue.

Also, keep in mind that there may be OS features that aren't working that you may care about, e.g., e911 location information that wasn't working in one of the iOS 7 betas.
Agreed. As with most beta 1s, this is breaking a LOT of third party apps and accessories. You may very well have no issues on your clean, freshly restored developer device with little to no third party apps, but real world usage varies a lot.

Bottom line: If you rely on your device for anything BUT development, skip this beta.
 
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