Getting UDID without iTunes?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Buschmaster, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Buschmaster macrumors 65816


    Feb 12, 2006
    Seems like trying to install the 3.0 software and test one of my new apps with one of my beta testers ended up bricking his iPhone... we're trying to figure out what might be wrong, I think it might be something with his UDID in the program portal so is there any way to get the UDID without the assistance of iTunes? Otherwise his iPhone just says it won't activate...

    Or any other ideas would be great too.
  2. iVoid macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2007
    The UDID is printed on the sim tray, isn't it?

    Otherwise, the only otherplace I can think to look is in the About section in Settings (but that won't help on a bricked iPhone).
  3. RxMac macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2008
    System profiler.... USB.....iPhone.....use the serial number
  4. ptsube macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2008
    Install SDK 3.0, then start up xCode, select the phone on the left pane and it will give you the UDID.
  5. Buschmaster thread starter macrumors 65816


    Feb 12, 2006
    This is the one that worked, and thankfully we were able to fix this.

    It was scary there for a minute. There were no options to restore to 2.2.1 or anything...
  6. miniz98 macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2009
    hey where do i do this im having the same prob i have no access to a mac.

    Hey with pc i figured it out goto system information under settings, the goto components, then usb, the you will see the iphone connected that is the 40 digit hex number hope this helps for pc users!!
  7. Ashyukun macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2008
    The easiest way I know of is to grab a copy of iBeta and use it...
  8. bri8 macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2009
    Find UDID with Apple's "iPhone Configuration Utility" for Enterprises

    Install Apple's "iPhone Configuration Utility" (Windows or MAC) and it will display the UDID and allow you to export that data to a text file for easy copy & paste into your Apple Dev Portal.

    This works especially great if you updated the iPhone to 3.0 before properly entering its UDID in the Dev Portal area...and saved tons of time and headaches!

    Good luck!
  9. sallythemac Guest

    Jun 16, 2008
    I know the iStat iphone app shows it and offers the ability to e-mail it.
  10. thelordnyax macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2008
    after long frantic searching, i found it!!

    easiest place for me (hope this helps you) was the iphone backup
    I'm running Windows, and my PowerBook broke :( can't use the SDK, or

    but the iphone backup is named "{UDID} - {date}"...
    store on Vista at C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Apple COmputer\MobileSync\Backup\

    made my day...after nearly bricking my phone ruined it >,<
  11. SWC macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2004
    You can download Ad Hoc Helper to the iphone and email it to yourself for future reference. Wouldn't have worked in this case though.
  12. herbnhero macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2010

    anybody know if there is a way similar to this on the mac? i've been trying to find my udid number but i no longer have to phone.
  13. acfusion29 macrumors 68040


    Nov 8, 2007
    why do you need it? ...
  14. hal2k2 macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2010
    Worked GREAT thanks !!!!
  15. krijama19 macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2011
    How to Get UDID from your PC

    Recently I needed to get a UDID for a device I no longer had. This will work to answer the question below too. Start Menu-->Run (or search for win7) and type in regedit.

    This will open the Registry Editor. Open the folder tree as follows: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB

    There will be many folders that start with VID. open them all. The subfolders with a 40 digit code are iDevices. You will have one for each device that has ever connected to that computer. Try them all.
  16. mysuperman macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2008
    Damn man!! i couldnt thank you enough!!! its beeen dayss and weekks looking for this! thanks u made me my day lol,
    take care :D:D:D
  17. ZeemanN8878 macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2011
    Seattle, WA

    It's different in lion, gotta find "About "This Mac" => "More Info..." THEN "USB" and serial number. worked like a charm!
  18. sqrlgrl007, Nov 15, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2011

    sqrlgrl007 macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2011
    you can find it if you go to the utilities folder > console > from the drop down menu on the left expand "/private/var/log" and select the system.log that contains the activity for the date you had the device attached. you should know the date and approximate time the device was plugged in to make finding the UDID easier.

    if you don't know the date/time go to HD>user name>library>preferences>> then expand the devices from the drop down menu to display the info (all iPods/iPhones will be listed, so you'll need to know which one you need)
  19. latsku macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2012
    At least in Lion following Terminal command shows information including UDID about devices connected to Xcode.
    defaults read DVTSavediPhoneDevices
  20. NoahK17 macrumors member


    Apr 24, 2009
    You can also download the app "UDID Tool" from the app store (free) and it will display your UDID on your iPhone.

  21. rosenman macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2013

    thank you!!!
  22. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040


    Aug 24, 2012
    New York, USA
  23. MobDev335 macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2014
    The easiest way I found took 10 seconds and no computer!
  24. LtGence macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2014
    Many thanks MobDev335, this online tool works also with ios7.

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