iOS5 Beta Testing

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  1. bennyali, Jun 13, 2011
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    bennyali macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I wonder if anybody can help me, this is my first post although i read and check the forums everyday.

    iOS 5 really caught my eye at the WWDC, i was just wondering if anybody could tell me how i go about beta testing the software on my iPad and iPhone? I have a developers account but its just a free one, if i have a paid one am i then able to test out the software on my devices.

    Thanks and any help is greatly appreciated.

    Ben
     
  2. steezy1337 macrumors 6502

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    you need to have one of the paid accounts to use the beta's, or google what you're wanting (i'm not sure what i can and can't say on here without getting infracted).
     
  3. HelveticaNeue macrumors 6502a

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    Steezy is absolutely correct. You require a paid developer account.
     
  4. SRLMJ23 macrumors 65816

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    You need to get the paid iOS Developer Account, then register your devices UDID so it provisions and is ready when you do the iOS 5 restore.

    Also, are you on a Mac or Windows Machine? If you are on a Mac, you should have a relatively easy time, just download the iTunes 10.5 beta, iOS 5 Beta and you are good to go.

    If you have a Windows machine, well, I suggest you wait until the final release in the fall, everything is such a hastle in Windows, not because of Windows but because most of the stuff is designed specifically for the Mac.

    Any questions, PM Me.
     
  5. ZombieZakk macrumors 6502

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    as a warning though to the OP the beta builds can be very problematic not designed for daily use just as a forewarning it is possible you will have issues.
     
  6. bennyali thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all your replies. I have a degree in computing so im used to testing and buggy software so that part doesnt really bother me. Im using a MacBook Pro so shouldnt be to problematic i hope.

    Ill cough up for the paid developer account then and have a go.

    Thanks again everyone
     
  7. charliecc, Jun 13, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2011

    charliecc macrumors regular

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    You don't need to pay for a full developer account. I believe with each developer account you can register up to 100 devices. There are loads of people selling their slots on the web, ranging from about $5 - $15.

    I did this last Friday, and within 20 mins I was ready to go, although the restore did take forever. My tip would be to use a site that uses PayPal for extra protection, I'd list the site I used here but people will just think I own it and am trying it on.

    Good article here: http://www.gottabemobile.com/2011/06/07/how-to-get-ios-5-now-5-options-under-10/
     

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