Help with beta please.

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Ke1ington, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. Ke1ington macrumors 6502a

    Ke1ington

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    I'm having issues with activation after updating. My UDID is registered with Apple and the phone has been updated but it's telling me that Apple's activation server is temporarily unavailable and and iTunes is telling me it can't do anything because "a session couldn't be started".

    Thanks so much for any help.
     
  2. bkends35 macrumors 6502a

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    Which beta? Betas 1-2 are defiently expired and beta 3 might be too.
     
  3. Ke1ington thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Beta 5 is the current build.
     
  4. bkends35 macrumors 6502a

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    I am aware, did you get it fixed?
     
  5. Ke1ington thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh sorry. I didn't. Had to revert to 7.0.4. I've tried several times and consistently get the same "apple activation server" error.

    If I actually make it to where it asks me for my Apple ID I'll hit the Next button and it just reappears a second or two later.

    It's frustrating but I've resigned to just waiting for the public release.
     
  6. bkends35 macrumors 6502a

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    I had this problem too, I just kept tapping next and after probably 20 taps it worked fine. I would do that or just wait until the public release, the GM will be out within a week and the public will be shortly after.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It might be out within a week, might be more than that. ;)
     
  8. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Hmm if it is asking for Apple ID, that sounds like the iOS 7 activation lock. Maybe disable find my iphone and then upgrade?
     
  9. Ke1ington thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ooh! Good idea! Here we go!
     
  10. Ke1ington thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Another failure.

    "Your iPhone could not be activated because the activation server is temporarily unavailable. Try connecting your phone to iTunes to activate it or try again in a couple of minutes.

    If this problem persists, contact Apple Support at apple.com/support"

    Can't wait to sit around for another hour to restore and resync everything. :mad:
     
  11. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    So bizarre.. You are sure it is beta 5 right? Are you activating on Wifi or cellular? Have you tried both?
     
  12. Ke1ington thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I suppose it's possible that I have the wrong ipsw (embarrassing). But yes, I've tried on wifi and cellular.

    The file I have is iPhone6,1_7.1_11D5099e_Restore.ipsw
     
  13. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    That's beta 1.

    Beta 5's build number is 11D5145e.
     
  14. Ke1ington thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wooooow. That would explain a lot. I'm in the dev center right now digging around and having a hard time finding the download (sorry for being such a noob :eek:). The only download I can find is Xcode 5.
     
  15. btsvchris macrumors member

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    I have got one simple question, did you pay for the developer account?
     
  16. Ke1ington thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Can I answer your question with a question?

    Can one access the developer portal without an account?
     
  17. btsvchris macrumors member

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    A yes or a no would be a much better answer.
    What my guess is, that you registered for the developer centre, which is free. To download and activate betas you need to pay 99$ per year. If you have this subscription, you can easily download it from the dev centre.
    No 99$=no betas!
     
  18. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Not possible. That portion of the dev center is only accessible to those with paid developer accounts.
     
  19. gglittle macrumors regular

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    iPhone6? Really? You have an iPhone that has not been released by Apple and you, or your company, does not have an Apple developer account? Typo? Someone "creatively" naming an ipsw file?
     
  20. btsvchris macrumors member

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    The 6.1 in the ipsw is correct. It stands for the iPhone 5S :)
    Still I think he just has a free developer account without a subscription and therefore won't be able to use betas!
     
  21. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    iPhone 6,1 refers to the iPhone 5s. That is the correct naming convention. The file he posted was the legitimate file for 7.1 beta 1 for the 5s. The issue here is he does not have the right file, which he cannot get because he doesn't have a paid developer account.
     
  22. gglittle macrumors regular

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    Good point ... I didn't consider naming conventions.
     

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