Question about iOS Betas - do they expire?

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  1. Totally macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    Question about Betas - If I were to put iOS 7.1 Beta 2 on my iphone 5 and jailbreak, would the beta at some point 'expire' and I would have to put new software on it when a specific date hits? Would I risk losing the jailbreak?

    I remember I had iOS 6 on my iphone 4. I had iOS 6 GM version and I never updated it again, jailbroke it and lived happily ever after.

    Thanks!
     
  2. splitfirz macrumors newbie

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    Yes they do. Beta 1 expires in Jan 14 if I'm not wrong.
    Anyone knows when Beta 2 expires?
     
  3. Totally thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I figured that was the case, thank you.

    I had that memory in the back of my head.

    But GM's don't expire?
     
  4. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    i thought i read january 28th or something like that.
     
  5. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    What happens when it expires and you don't update?
     
  6. Syndicate0017 macrumors 6502

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    Just remove the beta string in /system/library/coreservices/systemversion.plist

    Beta won't expire then.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The phone gets locked out basically to where you need to restore to the latest official version or perhaps another non-expired beta.
     
  8. sbailey4 macrumors 68030

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    GM is effectively the released version so that's why you had no issues with iOS 6 GM. Betas do expire and will lock you out. Beta 1 is Jan 13th and Beta 2 is Jan 27th (so I read somewhere).
     
  9. 007p macrumors 6502a

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    This, I doubled checked with sn0w about this too;

    So as far as I understand, by editing the plist, the 'lockdown' (which is constantly checking) will never check for the beta expiry date.



    Can someone tell me what happens when your dev account expires though!? Will that terminate the beta firmware on the device? I can't believe it does as it can't be any different to when they stop signing their firmware surly?
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The next time you install or restore a beta update that does an activation check you'll get locked out as not being part of the dev program.
     
  11. 007p macrumors 6502a

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    Right but if you jailbreak and remove the expiry, I.e the beta last forever and the dev account expires - nothing will happen? Pretty much just like any other ios firmware that apple stops signing?
     
  12. Syndicate0017 macrumors 6502

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    Correct
     
  13. Totally thread starter macrumors 6502a

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