- 06-18-2011, 03:22 PM #2
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- 06-19-2011, 09:39 AM #5iPhone Pro
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There are two ways to get iOS 5 to work on your phone:
1) Get a developer's account (expensive)
2) Get your phone registered on a dev's account (bad idea, could brick your phone)
I had iOS 5, and it was great! But also really buggy and the battery life stunk majorly, so I'm back on 4.x and waiting patiently for a stable release
- 06-19-2011, 01:00 PM #6
- 06-19-2011, 03:28 PM #7
I believe the only legitimate way to obtain iOS5 is to be a developer, and I don't know how "stable" it is, but chances are you would run into issues running many apps as the point of releasing the betas to developers is to help them get their apps ready for the new OS. And I don't think Apple is allowing developers to publish apps based on iOS5 compatibility quite yet.
- 06-19-2011, 04:42 PM #8
If you are not a developer, or working for a developer, you should not attempt to install iOS 5 at this point. While it is more stable than past betas, there are a number of apps that no longer work on it, and a few problems with daily working (camera, bluetooth, etc.) that you don't want to subject yourself without compelling reason.
Just wait for it to be released to the public by Apple.
- 06-20-2011, 09:51 AM #9
I am still enjoying Beta 1 but as mentioned above, Battery Life and app support are missing for some apps, for me though I don't think I could go back to 4.3.3 I am too used to the notifications system, Reminders, and the new and improved Calendar app.
- 06-24-2011, 02:50 PM #10
First I had installed iOS 5 with a restored back up. It slowed down my phone, so i downgraded to iOS 4. I got annoyed with the pop ups while playing my games. so pretty much i restored my iPhone to iOS 5 and set it up as a new phone, and now it works really good.
- 06-24-2011, 08:06 PM #11iPhone Nanite
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Not sure where some of the info is coming form... a developer's license isn't expensive, $99. if you want ios bad enough just pay the $99 and have some fun with xcode on the side.
I ran beta 1 from basically day 1 and only found a few bugs, it was definitely what i would call stable (for a beta), yes there were a few bugs (mail showing up multiple times) some apps not working, but if you want to play in the sandbox you are going to get some dirt under your fingernails.
I agree with migueljonathan, it is a bit slower and laggy, the battery is definitely drained a bit faster too, but it's a beta! it's supposed to be a work in progress.
Installing beta 2 right this second to see how it goes.
And if you are wondering yes it's installing on my normal phone that I carry everyday.
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- 06-26-2011, 03:56 PM #18
The way I look at it if you want to run it pay the $99 to become a developer. If you think that is too much to pay then wait until it's released to the public for FREE. If you have a friend who is a dev and you are tech minded then you're on a different level because you understand running a beta.
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