Installing iOS 5 remotely?
So a friend of mine is an app developer (or at least in Apple's eyes he is - he pays the $100 fee each year). He has the iOS 5 beta and offered to load it onto my ViP4. He said he can install the beta on up to 100 devices.
My question is this. Is there anyway he could send me the ipsw file and I load it onto my phone? We have been having some problems getting our schedules to match up the past couple of weeks and I'm itching to take iOS 5 for a test drive. If anyone knows a way to install the OS on my phone without having him do, I'd really appreciate some instruction!
- 06-17-2011, 11:34 PM #2
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- 06-18-2011, 09:34 AM #5iPhone Newbie
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You could just get the ipsw from any of the many sources on the internet and use that. As long as the UDID is registered you don't even need to see your friend
Do note that once you upgrade you won't be able to go back, and that it is a beta so it will have a fair few bugs in it.
- 06-18-2011, 11:23 AM #6
As Alli said, he could get the file and send it to the OP... not sure how kosher all of that is with Apple, but it certainly could be done... And it's not like the iOS5 beta1 ipsw doesn't already exist "in the wild", Apple's NDA notwithstanding.
- 06-18-2011, 12:47 PM #7
Cause if I get one more email from a customer saying "your app crashes on iOS 5" I'm going to go postal. Evidently too many people are getting hold of the beta with no clue what they've got or what they're supposed to be doing with it. /rant
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