iOS 7.1 Beta 2non-developers DO NOT UPDATE

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ben824

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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!
 

Tyler23

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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!
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.
 

asleep

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

Xiph0s

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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!
As a developer...this makes me happy. lol
 

ben824

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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
 

ZachsMacDaddy

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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.
 

Menel

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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!
That's no reason not to update. It was already a documented requirement. Just the check was broken.
 

Bathplug

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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.
 

dannyyankou

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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.
Thanks! This will save a lot of time in the future, lol
 

Cergman

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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!
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.
 

ben824

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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.
Any way to grab the file from iCloud? Thats where my backups are most recent.
 

JetBlack7

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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.
 
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digitalfx

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If you are not a developer, why are you trying to install this update and how did you get it?
 

Gogurt48

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

:rolleyes:
I was actually in the middle of downloading when I saw that title. So, yeah, thanks for the heart attack.
 

HeyKatie

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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
 

RebornProphet

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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'.
 

RebornProphet

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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!!!
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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