iOS 7.1 Beta 2non-developers DO NOT UPDATE

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  1. ben824 macrumors regular

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    Its no secret that non-developers get ahold of the .ipsw files and install them on their devices. I am not here to debate the ethics, but rather give fair warning to those taking the risk.

    If you are running 7.1 Beta 1 DO NOT UPDATE OTA! It will check with Apple if you are a registered developer unlike in the past. If you are not, then you will not be able to use your phone and have to restore back to an earlier version. And no, you cannot go back to 7.1 Beta 1, the same problem arises. Apple has cut out the non-developers again.

    You have been warned!
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Yep, this is true. Would've been helpful a few hours ago :p

    I let my dev account run out after I stopped dabbling in coding..kept going with betas though out of habit. Guess that's at an end now unfortunately.
     
  3. asleep macrumors 68040

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    So, it this that people haven't paid the $99 & registered with Apple or something else?
     
  4. Xiph0s macrumors regular

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    As a developer...this makes me happy. lol
     
  5. Vegasryn macrumors 6502

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    awesome misleading post ... should read "Don't Update to Beta 2 If You Aren't A Registered Developer

    :rolleyes:
     
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  7. ben824 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I liked doing it to give real world usage diagnostics to work out the bugs. I knew the risks I was taking and knew there would be bugs. I will especially miss the black keyboard
     
  8. ZachsMacDaddy macrumors 6502

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    So this is a problem? If you aren't a registered developer, then you really don't have any business running beta software meant only for them, correct?

    It's like whining that Microsoft crippled your Windows because they found out you used an illegal key.
     
  9. Menel macrumors 603

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    That's no reason not to update. It was already a documented requirement. Just the check was broken.
     
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  11. Bathplug macrumors 6502a

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    I had to restore to 7.0.4 and at first couldn't restore my ios 7.1 backup. But if you go to the backup folder and find the info.plist file then edit
    <key>Product Version</key> <string>7.1</string>
    to
    <key>Product Version</key> <string>7.0.4</string>
    Then iTunes will restore the back up fine.
     
  12. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    Thanks! This will save a lot of time in the future, lol
     
  13. Cergman macrumors 6502a

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    Staying on Beta 1 could lead to your beta expiring in a bad situation leaving your phone as an expensive paper weight in possible time of need.
     
  14. ben824 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Any way to grab the file from iCloud? Thats where my backups are most recent.
     
  15. JetBlack7, Dec 13, 2013
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    Just because some people like to play with fire doesn't mean everyone else is doomed to get a bricked or non functional phone.

    This thread title is misleading and ridiculous.
     
  16. digitalfx macrumors 6502a

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    If you are not a developer, why are you trying to install this update and how did you get it?
     
  17. Antgb84 macrumors 6502

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    internets :eek::cool:;)
     
  18. digitalfx macrumors 6502a

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    internets are dangerous
     
  19. Gogurt48 macrumors 6502a

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    I was actually in the middle of downloading when I saw that title. So, yeah, thanks for the heart attack.
     
  20. Thierry ba macrumors 6502a

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    He said not update OTA!

    So just download .ipsw and do shift+restore and browse for that file. :p
     
  21. HeyKatie macrumors 6502

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    I have a dev account and it still put my phone into recovery mode so now I'm stuck having to restore to 7.0.4
     
  22. RebornProphet Suspended

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    I'm honestly surprised Apple left the old "Update Loophole" open for this long.

    The somewhat elitist comments from 'Developers' are a little too goading for my own taste, and these people should realise that for every person who installs a beta and moans about bugs & performance there are numerous others, like myself, who enjoy testing out the latest builds of iOS and appreciate what it entails.

    As the old saying goes, 'Don't tar everyone with the same brush'.
     
  23. Antgb84 macrumors 6502

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    Perhaps they were secretly lurking around and reading posts from non-developers reporting numerous bugs who installed betas....?c:confused::confused::apple: I feel used, no!!!
     
  24. boobie12 macrumors 6502

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    Is this still possible?
     
  25. RebornProphet Suspended

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    Haha, I doubt that. :D

    It worked on iOS 5, 6, and 7 ... it was only a matter of time before it got shut down. Same as the old 'loophole' that allowed non Jailbroken users to change app icons on iOS 5 to whatever they liked using iExplorer to drag and drop replacement icon images.

    Good while it lasted, however Google is your friend. ;)
     
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