Rumor: Apple devices in iOS 7 Beta 1 were auto-bricked

Pikachu4170

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If you use iOS 7 Beta 1, there were some rumors that iOS 7 Beta 1 users will have their phone bricked in Recovery Mode in June 24 at 12:00 (Greenwich Mean Time).

Was this rumor real?
 

SvP

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If you use iOS 7 Beta 1, there were some rumors that iOS 7 Beta 1 users will have their phone bricked in Recovery Mode in June 24 at 12:00 (Greenwich Mean Time).

Was this rumor real?
No, lol/ it's people being stupid. The beta (beta 1) will expire JULI 24th, wich will leave your phone unusable (unless you update, bricking is nearly impossible nowadays).
 

Pikachu4170

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I think I went too fast reading the pages...

No, lol/ it's people being stupid. The beta (beta 1) will expire JULI 24th, wich will leave your phone unusable (unless you update, bricking is nearly impossible nowadays).
Wait... IT WAS IN JULY?!?!?!?

Shoot, I setted my calendar wrong...

Maybe I read the forums fast...

Gotta slow down.
 

Shrink

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If you use iOS 7 Beta 1, there were some rumors that iOS 7 Beta 1 users will have their phone bricked in Recovery Mode in June 24 at 12:00 (Greenwich Mean Time).

Was this rumor real?
Are you asking whether it was a real rumor, as opposed to a fake rumor. Or are you asking if the rumor was accurate. And since it was a rumor, by definition, no one knows if it was "real", or accurate..

Also...source of rumor, please.:D
 

Pikachu4170

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Are you asking whether it was a real rumor, as opposed to a fake rumor. Or are you asking if the rumor was accurate. And since it was a rumor, by definition, no one knows if it was "real", or accurate..

Also...source of rumor, please.:D
Currently, I don't remember the source.

But I noticed it was JULY 24th than June 24.

I kinda skip lines...

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Can anyone close this thread? I realized it was in JULY 24...
 

mcfly88

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No this is true! I woke up today to my phone on the activation screen, downgrading as we speak :(

edit- I'm not being sarcastic by the way, not sure how prove it on a forum.. but this really happened.
 

tymaster50

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Yeah I missed the update too. Damn it Apple, releasing it at 11:55pm and closing the window at 12:05 am. Now I have to restore my iPhone and sync all my music back :(
 

Compile 'em all

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If you aren't a developer you shouldn't install it. And if you are a developer, you shouldn't worry about any bricking.
 

mcfly88

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Did this really not happen to anyone else? I'm being 100% serious, woke up and my phone was in the activation screen. had to restore back to ios 6.
 

KieranDotW

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Did this really not happen to anyone else? I'm being 100% serious, woke up and my phone was in the activation screen. had to restore back to ios 6.
This hasn't happened to me, but now you've all got me scared. If it does happen will it just be as simple as restoring back to iOS 6 or does your iPhone become genuinely unusable?
 

GoCubsGo

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If this were true, it might make downgrading harder for "some" people. That is not the same as "bricking," which makes a device inoperable and worthy of the trash.
This seems to be your opinion as it is not my experience. My beta expired with iOS 6 and it was incredibly easy to get to a computer and simply downgrade back to iOS 5. It was not hard. The hardest part was that the beta expired while I wasn't home and had to wait to get home before I had my phone again. I survived. ;)