If iOS 5 GM comes out tomorrow...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bordway, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. bordway macrumors member

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    Would you have to be jailbroken to install it? Do you have to have a dev account to get it and use it legally? Of you torrent a leaked version does it install easily?

    Just being impatient haha so many people I know got dev slots and already have iOS 5 and I'm jealous.
     
  2. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a

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    You'd need to be a Dev to use it legally. But in the past iOS GMs have not had the UUID checks that beta releases have had. Meaning you could install it easily once you got your hands on it.
     
  3. bordway thread starter macrumors member

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    So the average person could install it with no hack or anything required after downloading it?
     
  4. Catdogchicken macrumors regular

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    You will be able to install the GM without having a developer account. The GM will be on all the freshly made iPhone 4S / 5's out of the box.
     
  5. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    Yep you dont need to jailbreak or have a dev account to install GMs.
     
  6. shandyman Suspended

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    If what you mean If? It's When it comes out tomorrow! :p
     
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    Discussing it here is against forum rules.
     
  9. bordway thread starter macrumors member

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    I was just asking if it was required or not, not how to do it. I can figure it out if necessary, won't go any deeper here
     
  10. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    It's not suggested. It is ILLEGAL.
     
  11. Krandor macrumors 6502

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    If you are not a dev and decide to install the GM please remember that apps are not yet updated for 5.0 (that is what the GM is for is to let devs do final testing for submittal to Apple so the 5.0 compatible apps are available when 5.0 goes live).

    So, do not complain to devs about apps not working with iOS5 and do not write negative reviews about them until the final release of 5 is out.

    Devs cannot put iOS5 apps in the app store until final release so just because an app doesn't work with the GM doesn't mean it hasn't already been fixed to work with iOS5 and will be available on general release.
     
  12. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Generally GMs will be the final release. Every once in a while there ends up being a show stopping bug that makes them update it before release.

    Sure it's illegal but you're honestly not going to harm Apple or anyone else as long as expect ZERO support from them, MacRumors or anyone else.
     
  13. Jeff42037 macrumors regular

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    You would need iTunes 10.5 as it's a requirement of iOS 5
     
  14. shandyman Suspended

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    there will be a version of iTunes 10.5 out for it, but if people can find the GM, the will find an iTunes version that will work....
     
  15. edk99 macrumors 6502a

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    You don't have to worry about tomorrow because there is a 100% chance that it won't be out tomorrow. Probably next week at the earliest with release to public about a week after that.
     
  16. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    The GMs are usually released at events.
     
  17. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    the only helpful post in this thread...

    lol ok internet police. let me guess, you also go around other websites screaming about how illegal everything is. you think your post is gonna stop someone?

    lol





    this forum is going down hill :rolleyes:
     
  18. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    I was just radioed here by another officer. What seems to be the problem?
     
  19. Dumbledorelives macrumors 6502

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    If they don't use the UDID checks on the GM like they have in the past, they obviously don't mind people who aren't Devs using it. If they didn't want others to use it, it would still have the UDID checks. The OP's question is perfectly valid - he's asking if the checks are there or not.
     
  20. jacollins macrumors 6502a

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    I would add that if something screws up on the install, you're not going to get much support if you're not a Dev. Personally, with this much changing in the OS this time around, I'd wait a bit and see how the guinea pigs work out the kinks first. :)
     
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  22. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    See the other thread that's getting active posts.
     

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