iOS 6 Downgrade question.

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by MacUserMichael, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. MacUserMichael macrumors newbie


    Jun 21, 2012
    I heard after i downloaded it your device could be locked if your not a dev.

    I downgraded and wondered if that still counts now that I'm back to iOS 5.1.1?
  2. MacUserMichael thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jun 21, 2012

    However my device WAS registered.

    Yeah i know. Don't rub it in.
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    I will because you fully know then that if you are not a Developer you are not supposed to be fooling in betas.

    See this is what irks me about Beta periods. People who have no idea what they f* is happening install them and then later have problems. Like now.

    Sorry, there is a way to help you, but I'm not telling simply because if you are wise enough to enroll in a beta program knowing certain consequences, it means you have either:

    1. Means to pay for a new device if the dev one goes kaput
    2. Know how to fix it in case of issues
    3. Program yourself out of it.

    I am betting you are case 1.

    If you are neither, let this be a lesson.
  4. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    what do you mean by locked?

    If you are in iOS5 there is no time limit for it unless I'm wrong.
  5. imac9556 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2004
    Couldn't you just hit option + restore in iTunes under the iPhone screen. Point to the original iOS 5.1.1 download that apple is still signing ( and be back to the original version? (non-beta)
  6. maclook macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    What's the lesson? You said there's a way to help him but you're just not telling him... If there was no solution then there would be a lesson to be learned.
  7. Dumbledorelives macrumors 6502


    Oct 24, 2010
    None of you are answering his question - he heard some idea that apple might lock your phone if you were running iOS 6 and not a dev. He has now downgraded to iOS 5, and wants to know if his iPhone might still be locked.

    In answer - almost definitely not. In fact, I've never heard of someone's phone being locked like that, ever. I'm pretty sure you'd be fine sticking with iOS 6 to be honest, mate.

    Also, to Mr. Fancy Developer who thinks he's better than this fellow because he can program - I bought a registration on eBay, for $4.50. I've never had a problem with the iOS beta, and if I did, I would handle it myself without complaining or posting. Yes, there are people who should stay away from the beta, but I, and I'm sure plenty of other people, would appreciate it if you wouldn't make these generalizations that you have to be able to write code to run this beta. We aren't hurting you in any way - in fact, we're helping. More user data for Apple. Lay off with the haughty ******** - you're not better because you're a developer.
  8. gspannu macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2011
    You are safe… Your phone will not get locked. Apple (& retailers who sell the iPhones) would be faced with severe warranty issues if anything like this was prevalent.

    Rest easy…. your phone will continue to work.
  9. Ubuntu, Jul 7, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2012

    Ubuntu macrumors 68000


    Jul 3, 2005
    I agree for the most part but the generalisation is correct. It's a beta for developers, not an open beta, so Apple assumes that you have the ability to write code or are aiming to learn. I don't think he was being all high and mighty. I'm a developer too and I don't mind so much if someone wants to download the OS without being a developer - as you said, it can help. But what I do hate is how a lot of people then turn up here (most of which have just registered to get their issue fixed) expecting us to help them when they find out it's not so cool having the latest OS in its beta form, or just not actually understanding that it's a beta and will have bugs, etc. This post is one of the nicer ones but I've seen past topics where people have criticised Apple and just not understood what the word "beta" means.

    EDIT: That said, I do agree. It's getting quite annoying that people are also constantly asking "are you a dev", and honestly wouldn't mind it if all non-developers using the beta were like yourself, thus able to calculate the possible risks and prepare for them.
  10. Morrus macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2012
    Why does this irk you? How does it affect you?
  11. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
  12. Dumbledorelives macrumors 6502


    Oct 24, 2010
    Thank you for being one of the first devs to understand. I completely agree with you - anyone should be able to install and use the beta, but when something goes wrong they need to understand that it's completely their fault, and not expect any help from anyone on this forum or from Apple. I wish more people thought this way.

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