Updating to GM

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Frenna, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. Frenna macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, my new replacement iphone doesn't have it's udid registered and since my account expired and I'm not renewing will I be able to update to GM through iTunes normally or do I have to download the ispw and wipe the phone?
     
  2. carlos mara macrumors newbie

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    What GM are you pretending upgrade??
     
  3. Krissypantz2828 macrumors 6502a

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    Im pretty sure you can just download and then update from the GM somewhere!
     
  4. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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    Gm is identical to the public release. You DO NOT need any UDID registered
     
  5. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    no it's not.
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Technically you're right, but the GM is USUALLY the same as the public release.
     
  7. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    Did you know that if we look at previous GM for iOS. Near 50% of the time the GMs have been different lol
     
  8. Frenna thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The one coming out in a few days, I was just curious. So I can update via iTunes correct?
     
  9. jtfolden macrumors 6502

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    No, they haven't... Maybe once, a GM was REPLACED after a show-stopping bug was found in a prior GM but they are not different. The public release *is* the GM release.

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    Correct. Barring a major, unforeseen bug the GM released to Devs in a few days will be the same public release received by everyone else later. It will not check your UDID and you can safely install it fresh via iTunes.
     
  10. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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    So much misinformation

    The ONLY time a GM has been different is iOS 4.2....A 2nd GM was released known as 4.2.1
     
  11. jtfolden macrumors 6502

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    It's mind boggling, honestly. GM = Gold Master = Public Release. It's simple and it's been this way for OS X and iOS since introduction. Why so many are pushing against this lately I have no idea.
     
  12. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The only one that comes to mind was the GM for iOS 4. Or maybe it was 4.2 like another poster pointed out.

    Typically the GM is the same build number as the public release.
     
  13. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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    No kidding. I used to come here a lot and post but lately I feel like I'm just banging my head against a wall.

    So many threads of "GM Today?" Really? It comes out the Keynote day, as it always has. Why would it be any different this time?
     
  14. Frenna thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much, got a straight answer. Lol to the people thinking I'm asking when the GM is coming out or thinks it's out
     
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    ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    I don't think you understand what is on that page. lol

    One wise would understand that since iOS 7 is the biggest change we've ever seen in iOS, chances are higher to see a different release build.
     
  17. jtfolden macrumors 6502

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    If that link was a way of admitting your previous 50% remark was wrong then that's fine; it certainly shows that it was incorrect. Indeed it confirms that only one release shipped with a different build number. ;)

    You should take a look at http://theiphonewiki.com/wiki/Beta_Firmware as well and the idea that a beta release can also be a GM should really blow your mind.
     
  18. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I know that, my previous source was wrong, realized too late! :eek:
     
  19. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    You can shift + update to the GM. It's the public release of iOS 7.0. The only way the GM will be different from the public release is when a showstopper bug comes along, in that case iOS 7.0 won't be released to the public, but iOS 7.0.1 will.
     
  20. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

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    The real question should be, where do we
    Get the GM...;-)
     
  21. garethjs macrumors 6502

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    Next iphones are already being shipped out of China. These phones have been loaded with the GM.
     
  22. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    The GM IS the public release. Stop spreading lies.
     
  23. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    The GM is "A" public release, meaning it does not need UDID registered. If they release a new version later, it will be updateable OTA.
     
  24. famoussasjohn macrumors 6502a

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    We still need iTunes to be updated to support iOS 7 completely. Getting tired of syncing my apps that have over 12 apps in a folder and it boots them out of the folder.
     

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