If I want to get iPhone OS 4.0...

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  1. SRLMJ23 macrumors 68000

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    What do I have to do? Sign up as an Apple Developer and pay for an account?? If so could someone point me in the direction of what I need to do. I'm willing to fork out the cash but I'm a little confused on what to do. I'm on a Windows machine so I'm not sure if that will effect anything? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. outphase macrumors 65816

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    You will not be able to install the beta on a Windows machine.
     
  3. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    What you need to do is wait for a public release. The 4.0 Beta is developers-only and not intended for use outside of a testing environment. Under no circumstances should it be installed on a phone you use.
     
  4. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    You will get if for free in the summer. Hold your horses.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Exactly.
    Its not for a reliable daily use.
    Thats why its a Beta for developers. Not for public consumption yet.
     
  6. w4rmk macrumors regular

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    Plus it has some pretty annoying bugs and I wouldn't recommend it for daily use.
     
  7. gdlcjr macrumors regular

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    Why do people can't wait. Maybe you want to brag that you have the OS4.
     
  8. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    I suppose you could also brag that the software bricked your device if it went wrong...
     
  9. jtara macrumors 65816

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    You *can* install from a Windows machine. You don't need to install XCode, which can only be installed/run on OSX. But you can install the OS onto the phone from Windows if you know what you are doing.

    But there's really no point in doing so. The beta is, of course, buggy. For one, you won't be able to back-up your phone. And third-party apps aren't going to run in background, which is probably your reason for wanting 4.0. The apps have to be re-written, and they can't be released to the App Store until 4.0 is officially released for the public.
     
  10. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    You're willing to fork over $99 for something that's currently buggy, and you'll get FREE in a few months?
     
  11. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    I thought you couldn't brick it, just restore back to older firmware?

    If you can have a jailbroken device, you can spoof your firmware.
     
  12. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    If your UDID is not registered with a developer's account you can risk bricking your iPhone by installing beta firmware. Rolling it back is also difficult because the firmware updates the baseband.
     
  13. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    This. You're also forgetting that some apps don't work on the iPhone OS 4.0 platform.
     
  14. palz macrumors regular

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    I'm screwed then, because my iPod is my only iDevice xD
     
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  16. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    Just go on craigslist and find a developer that is willing to add your UDID to their developer account for like 10 bucks. Thats what my friend did, and he has it on his daily use phone with no bugs. The only problem he is having is not being able to back up his phone with iTunes.

    This is of course if you have access to a Mac because from what I am hearing the update is not working with windows. you will get an error message.
     
  17. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    It is working on Windows.
     
  18. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    You also have to trust that the developer isn't going to remove your UDID until 4.0 Final is out, not to mention being forced to upgrade every time they release a different beta.
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah sure, with no bugs:rolleyes:
     
  20. noah82 macrumors 6502a

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    I did the beta last year. I would not install it on my primary phone because of the bugs.
     
  21. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    Thats what he told me, and I've seen a few people on the forum here write the same thing. I can't speak on it personally since I'm waiting for public release.
     
  22. SRLMJ23 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well I thank you all for commenting, I'm glad I consulted with people on the forum than just going ahead and doing it, saved me a 100 bucks. I appreciate all the responses, thank you!
     
  23. palz macrumors regular

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    How??? I had to use someone else's mac just to install the update! :eek:
     
  24. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    Either way you shouldn't be doing it on a Windows machine. I only did it on Windows as I couldn't be bothered to turn on the mac.
     
  25. palz macrumors regular

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    But how?
    Once Beta 2 comes out, I want to be able to do it from windows.
     

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