1. naeubanks's Avatar
    I just started downloading the beta, has anyone tried it yet? I only have one iPhone on me right now so I don't want to screw it up if there's something wrong with the beta and can't go back to 4.2.8
    06-06-2011 06:16 PM
  2. mwohrlin's Avatar
    Patience my friend. If you only have one iphone, do not load the beta unless you want all of your apps to stop working. The beta is supposed to be used by developers that have extra iphones strictly used for testing purposes only.
    06-06-2011 07:01 PM
  3. naeubanks's Avatar
    Just installed, all my apps work great
    06-06-2011 08:23 PM
  4. ja2ed's Avatar
    Just installed, all my apps work great
    Can you explain how you did this?
    06-06-2011 08:32 PM
  5. SimpleAsItSeems's Avatar
    What apps do you have that are working? Calls and SMS still workin?
    06-06-2011 08:35 PM
  6. Libuff's Avatar
    Can you explain how you did this?
    at the very least, you need to be a registered and paying iOS developer.

    the rest of the instructions are found on the developer site.

    i apologize for being harsh, but its beta software, and should be used for development purposes and testing by developers. downloading a copy and installing it, may cause problems.
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    06-06-2011 09:35 PM
  7. naeubanks's Avatar
    All you have to do is get a hold of the ipsw and option click on restore in iTunes, select the ipsw file and iTunes walks you through the rest. Mine restored with all apps and data intact and took no time to sync up. Calls work, MMS/SMS works, camera works, notifications work, Skype works, mail, contacts and calendar works. I'm impressed. Obviously I can't comment on new features due to the NDA but this could definitely be used a daily driver.
    06-06-2011 10:01 PM
  8. anaphora68's Avatar
    I have a dev account.

    The builds are beta, and as such, could potentially be feature incomplete. That said, the builds are also functional and can be used as a daily driver, as long as you understand that you cannot roll back to a previous firmware version.

    I'm on the fence. I only have one iOS device at this point.

    I've been running Lion for a while now, and I have to say, the dev previews are pretty solid.
    06-06-2011 10:07 PM
  9. ghostface147's Avatar
    Since this release won't be out until the fall, I think I'll update only once beta 4 or 5 is released.
    06-06-2011 10:11 PM
  10. anaphora68's Avatar
    For those who have downloaded, when does the beta expire?
    06-06-2011 10:13 PM
  11. bankz's Avatar
    I got the ios 5 beta but the problem i'm having that i not a developer so the iphone activation is not working!! Talk about PC Free HAHAHAHAHAHAHA now that's a joke!
    06-06-2011 11:24 PM
  12. bankz's Avatar
    I Got the IOS 5 beta Download with the New iTunes On My PC Installed with No Problem!! BUT The Problem I'm having That I need to be a developer so the iphone activation is not working from the Pc or Pc Free!!! SMFH!! Need Help!!
    06-06-2011 11:27 PM
  13. ghostface147's Avatar
    The beta expires shortly after the next beta is seeded. I believe you have a handful of days before your phone is bricked.
    06-07-2011 12:13 AM
  14. trevgriff#IM's Avatar
    The beta expires shortly after the next beta is seeded. I believe you have a handful of days before your phone is bricked.
    I have a quick question the company I work for is thinking of getting a dev account, and I was wondering if we put the 5.0 beta on a Verizon iphone 4 is there no going back to 4.2.8 for that phone? Thank you in advance.
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    06-07-2011 10:51 AM
  15. anaphora68's Avatar
    You cannot go back. The baseband on the phone is automatically upgraded.
    06-07-2011 12:43 PM
  16. mi_canuck#IM's Avatar
    got the dev account... got my UDID added to my dev account... but still no luck in installing... if using itunes, and point to the ipsw... get 3002 error... if I use xcode to update to ios 5 beta... get a message stating something like "this device is not eligible"... wtf?

    got itunes 10.5 beta... got the xcode sdk for snow leopard - which i'm running on my macbook pro... got the correct iphone 3,3 ipsw for the vzw cdma iphone 4... still no luck... wondering if the issue is with my MBP, or is there is something i'm not doing...
    06-07-2011 03:21 PM
  17. MeMo21687's Avatar
    I got a dev account with iPhone CDMA and I have iOS 5 working perfectly on my phone....
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    06-07-2011 04:53 PM
  18. anaphora68's Avatar
    You have to add your device to your developer account, then restore in iTunes using the new recovery.

    If you don't register your phone as a dev phone, you cannot install iOS 5.
    06-07-2011 04:55 PM
  19. saberahul's Avatar
    Anyone here willing to register my UDID for free? I'd really appreciate it. Please let me know.
    06-07-2011 07:26 PM
  20. anon4705295's Avatar
    I'm up and running, and it ROCKS! Smooth as a baby's bottom Time to test everything out!
    06-07-2011 11:24 PM
  21. Genericmessage00's Avatar
    Gizmodo posted a really good way (and easy) to get iOS5 WITHOUT a dev account.

    So...don't need that dev account anymore it seems. I would link it, but I am but a baby here. Sadly my android forums name doesn't transfer =P
    06-08-2011 05:39 AM
  22. dmt316's Avatar
    Gizmodo posted a really good way (and easy) to get iOS5 WITHOUT a dev account.

    So...don't need that dev account anymore it seems. I would link it, but I am but a baby here. Sadly my android forums name doesn't transfer =P

    im pretty sure it will also brick your phone when the new update comes out. may want to avoid it
    06-08-2011 08:23 AM
  23. dmt316's Avatar
    I'm up and running, and it ROCKS! Smooth as a baby's bottom Time to test everything out!
    ive had a few mobile me mail issues, battery issues, gps issues. other then that its working ok
    06-08-2011 08:25 AM
  24. trevgriff#IM's Avatar
    You cannot go back. The baseband on the phone is automatically upgraded.
    Thank you. So if I get this correctly, once that phone is registered on a dev account and the beta installed, we would need to keep using with each successive beta version until iOS 5 hits the mainstream and is released for everyday use and then it could be used normally.
    06-08-2011 08:39 AM
  25. munchkinsdad's Avatar
    Yes, you would have to install each beta. as far as bricking your phone or ipad when beta expires?? naaaa... you can revert at any time, but it is a little involved..not too bad.

    The BETA runs great! on both iPad and iPhone.
    06-08-2011 09:31 AM
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