1. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    Hello everyone!

    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!

    Thanks!
    06-17-2011 11:56 PM
  2. ghostface147's Avatar
    Hmm, maybe he can load it to an FTP site he can create on his machine.
    06-18-2011 12:34 AM
  3. Massie's Avatar
    He shouldn't need to load if at allonce he adds your UDID to the dev program you should be able to download and install it yourself. (Make sure you first dl the necessary iTunes beta.)
    06-18-2011 12:58 AM
  4. Alli's Avatar
    He could email it to you, FTP it to you, Dropbox it to you.....
    06-18-2011 07:46 AM
  5. Chobie Chobes's Avatar
    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 10:34 AM
  6. Fausty82's Avatar
    He shouldn't need to load if at allonce he adds your UDID to the dev program you should be able to download and install it yourself. (Make sure you first dl the necessary iTunes beta.)
    Adding the UDID makes the device eligible for the beta iOS... but you still need access to the developer site to be able to download the ipsw file...

    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 12:23 PM
  7. Alli's Avatar
    Adding the UDID makes the device eligible for the beta iOS... but you still need access to the developer site to be able to download the ipsw file...

    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.
    It's kosher. Why do you think Apple allows up to 100 UDID's per account? Devs don't allow us beta testers to log into their accounts to download. They hand us the file and say "here, install this." Same as they do for the app betas that we need to test on the os beta - which, of course, is the whole point.

    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
    06-18-2011 01:47 PM
  8. Fausty82's Avatar
    It's kosher. Why do you think Apple allows up to 100 UDID's per account? Devs don't allow us beta testers to log into their accounts to download. They hand us the file and say "here, install this." Same as they do for the app betas that we need to test on the os beta - which, of course, is the whole point.

    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
    I can relate, Alli... people want the latest and greatest (even if it's the not-so-greatest) without understanding what it is... line 'em up and shoot 'em. It IS the only way, because otherwise, they vote and produce offspring that they "get" to rear.
    06-18-2011 02:16 PM
  9. Kale58's Avatar
    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
    People with the beta who know not what they're doing? Alli, surely you jest.


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    Last edited by Kale58; 06-18-2011 at 02:34 PM.
    06-18-2011 02:30 PM
  10. Massie's Avatar
    Sorry if I wasn't clearwhile it's true the OP wouldn't be able to download it from the dev site, he could certainly get it elsewhere or via email, etc. All I meant was that he didn't need to actually meet with his friend.
    06-18-2011 02:59 PM
  11. Alli's Avatar
    We knew what ya meant, Massie. We just kinda took it and ran in our usual circles....screaming and shouting the whole way.
    06-18-2011 11:07 PM
  12. Fausty82's Avatar
    We knew what ya meant, Massie. We just kinda took it and ran in our usual circles....screaming and shouting the whole way.
    Hey... I resemble that remark...
    06-19-2011 12:15 AM
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