Question about Gold Master installation

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by applefanDrew, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    From what I've read, beta 4 seems to be good enough to run on my main device. However, I don't wan't to restore my phone. So 2 questions:

    1) My phone is currently updated. Can I just OPT + Update to iOS 7?
    2) When the gold master is released, do you have to clean install it (restore) or can you update from (let's say) beta 6 to the Gold Master?

    Thanks! I've never tried this before.
     
  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    1. Yes. You need the beta 4 file to do so.
    2. Yes, but Apple and everyone else recommends you do a clean install.

    Also, if you've never done this before, I don't suggest doing it.
     
  3. hazuki macrumors regular

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    one little question:
    i have clean install it but i restore backup from iTunes
    does it considered a clean install?

    nb: sorry for my english :p
     
  4. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    No, because you're putting on what you just took off by restoring. A clean install is restoring without putting a backup on.
     
  5. wolsoncpa macrumors member

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    I will warn you not to do this because every developer on this site will soon be ridiculing you for using a beta version on your "production device". Additionally, if you ever dare to speculate on the release of the next beta, you will also be soundly beaten (verbally) by the same developers because betas are released "when Apple is ready to release them, no sooner". You will soon realize that any bugs you encounter in the beta will be less annoying than such comments. ;)
     
  6. applefanDrew thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ok. thanks for the advice!

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    Well, hopefully level-headedness can win out? Then again, this is the internet. :D
     
  7. jeremiah239 macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly! This is all that the forums have been lately!
     
  8. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    I haven't seen developers get mad at non-devs since beta 1. Beta release speculation is fine but it get's annoying when users are constantly creating their own threads to speculate rather than joining in on the one(s) already being used.
     
  9. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    Or creating yet another thread for an issue that has been discussed to death in another thread, all because people are to lazy to search.
     
  10. the1payday macrumors 6502

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    In my experience, you've NEVER been able to update from the last beta to the GM. As in, it doesn't show up as an OTA update.
     
  11. applefanDrew thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok this is what I was wondering. I guess I'll just be an adult and wait another 6 weeks. :D
     
  12. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    You can, however, obtain the GM .ipsw and update in iTunes when it's out
     
  13. applefanDrew thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ah interesting! Learning lots today.
     
  14. the1payday macrumors 6502

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    Really?! I had no idea this worked. I've never even tried it...for some reason, I always thought the GM had to be installed by restoring only. Don't know why I never just tried it haha.
     
  15. nickharris1992 macrumors member

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    Do a clean install. I do that with all of my betas and it gets rid of a lot of bugs. It's really easy to do. Everyone who doesn't recommend it is only saying that because they think your probably not a developer. I would however recommend going to iOS7 beta 4. I like it alot more than iOS6.
     

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