iPhone UDID on craigslist

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  1. bigjnyc macrumors 601

    bigjnyc

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    So my friend really wants to try the new beta 4.0 and he found someone on craigslist advertising that they are a developer and for $10 they would add his UDID to their account. He doesn't mind paying the $10 but he asked me if there were any risks to giving out your phones UDID on craigslist... Like is there anything malicious someone can do if they have this info? I had no idea how to answer him since I don't know what the UDID does other than identify your specific unit for itunes (I think) :confused: Does anyone know the answer to this?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Well, I think it's a violation of the developer agreement. So I would skip it for that.
    Beyond that, why get involved in a beta for 4.0 and it's inherent bugs and issues? Just to be able to say "I have 4.0, look how cool I am"?

    I'd encourage your friend to save his $ and any headaches and wait for 4.0 legit.
     
  3. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502

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    only the guy selling the service would be in violation of the agreement.
    your friend would not be violating anything since he did not agree to anything.

    as for giving out the UDID, im not sure what someone can do with it if there was any malicious intent.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    The issue is that if Apple find that a developer has done this they cancel that developers account and all UDIDs linked to it. The Beta then stops working...
     
  5. davidChief macrumors regular

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    Unless you are developing apps I would recommend avoiding the iPhone OS 4.0 beta.

    It is very buggy and the new features are not particularly ground breaking at this stage. There aren't any apps available that support multi-tasking.

    I'd wait until the summer.
     
  6. nalk7 macrumors regular

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    Ive come to find it quite stable, as opposed to the 3.0 beta last year :)
     
  7. bigjnyc thread starter macrumors 601

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    I'll let him know that the UDID probably wont be used for anything malicious but that he should stay away from 4.0 until a good public release. I did tell him that most people who have it, install it on a second iphone for developing but he still wanted it.
     
  8. jpetticrew macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7D11 Safari/531.21.10)

    I disagree. It's quite stable and almost ready for primetime if you ask me.
     
  9. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I'd say it's way better than 3.0 was at this time last year, but still quite a long way short of ready for general release.
     

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