Thinking about paying the $99 for the ios 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by s.hasan546, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. s.hasan546, Jun 6, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 8, 2011

    s.hasan546 macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2011
    Hey guys i had a few questions... Im interested in purchasing the iOS developer program so i can get iOS 5 on my ipad and iphone 4. However, i had a few questions:

    1. Will this void my warranty? I know that i won't be able to downgrade back to the ios 4 baseband. I actually have a broken speaker right now and i don't want apple saying i voided my warranty with the beta os.

    2. how many devices can you do a udid activation for?

    thanks everyone
  2. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

    Jan 17, 2009
    Surfers Paradise
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    I don't recommend it. Every year people do this and then the forum is full of people complaining about how unstable their device is and how Apple won't fix it because it's on the beta OS.
  3. ace198 macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2007
    Why would you do that when you can have someone register your device? You can pay a couple of dollar to have a developer register your iPhone on ebay for example.
  4. whtrbt7 macrumors 65816

    Jun 8, 2011
    I think it's pretty clear that the betas are only for developers that are looking to test their applications on a live device. There are normally bugs, issues, and other anomalies when Apple or anyone releases betas. Warranty isn't voided on the device but you can't request support on a device with beta software. Again, BETA means it's an unfinished product that is meant for testing purposes only. If you have more than 1 device, and you're developing or reviewing changes made to iOS, it's normally fine to install. If you're using only 1 primary iOS device, you really shouldn't install the BETA.
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. Why pay $100 just to get a Beta program a few months early?
  6. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
  7. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2009
    Pay $3 on eBay- but know what you're getting into.
  8. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    If this is your only phone and you use that phone regularly. I'd wait, as others have posted. The instability of a beta phone os could cause you more headaches then its worth.
  9. Mr Slippy IV macrumors 6502

    Mr Slippy IV

    Feb 24, 2010
    Vail, AZ
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    Are there any places (like an online dev community or something) that do this for free?
  10. transam7816 macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2008
    Highly doubt it. If you find someone that does it for free..consider yourself extremely lucky
  11. VenusianSky macrumors 65816


    Aug 28, 2008
    If $99 dollars is nothing to you and you won't mind any bugs that may come along with a beta OS, go for it. I personally don't think it is worth $99 for someone that is not a developer to waste on. The thing will be free when the complete final version is released.
  12. Hype2k2 macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2010
    Houston, Texas
    Be patient no need to rush ios5 you will have plenty of time to play with it when it is polished in a few months :D
  13. nomik2 macrumors regular

    Jul 14, 2010
    Patience my child...

    Good things come to those that wait.

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