1. dannyresdh's Avatar
    i was told i could get 8.0 free by downloading and doing all these steps so i did and had iOS 8 for a few minutes untill my phone resetted and said "Activation error, this device is not registered as part of the iPhone Developer program" and i tried to go to iTunes to restore my phone and it said the same activation error... i don't know what a 'Udid' is or how to get one but i cant access my phone or itunes to reset it.. thanks
    06-03-2014 04:21 PM
  2. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore!!

    A UDID is a unique identifier for your iPhone and that number is needed to install a beta. You're going to have to wipe your device & set it up as new. Then you may be able to restore it afterwards. Hope this helps...Good Luck!!!

    Going forward, please remember that Apple releases betas so developers can update and create new apps to work with the new OS. Betas are for testing purposes and should not be taken lightly. The fact that you installed the beta without knowing what a UDID means, tells me you shouldn't be installing it.
    06-03-2014 04:37 PM
  3. Bl00dRunzC0ld's Avatar
    It's called a developer beta for a reason.
    06-03-2014 04:47 PM
  4. ghostface147's Avatar
    Basically you are hosed unless you restore from a previous backup and go to iOS 7. iTunes would have given you the udid number on the screen when it told you activation wasn't working.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    06-03-2014 05:28 PM
  5. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Basically you are hosed unless you restore from a previous backup and go to iOS 7. iTunes would have given you the udid number on the screen when it told you activation wasn't working.
    This is your only option.

    I can't believe it took this long for one of these threads to appear. I guess we're getting better year by year.
    06-03-2014 06:06 PM
  6. nikkisharif's Avatar
    This is your only option.

    I can't believe it took this long for one of these threads to appear. I guess we're getting better year by year.
    I was surprised too!!!
    kataran likes this.
    06-03-2014 06:19 PM
  7. Dennisgarcia's Avatar
    i was told i could get 8.0 free by downloading and doing all these steps so i did and had iOS 8 for a few minutes untill my phone resetted and said "Activation error, this device is not registered as part of the iPhone Developer program" and i tried to go to iTunes to restore my phone and it said the same activation error... i don't know what a 'Udid' is or how to get one but i cant access my phone or itunes to reset it.. thanks
    just plug your phone into iTunes and hold the power button and the home button until your phone turns off and turns back on. keep holding it until you see an iTunes logo pop up. it'll do all the work from there. iTunes will download iOS 7.1.1 and restore your phone for you. had that happened to me yesterday i just paid for a udid registration.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    06-03-2014 10:21 PM
  8. sau124's Avatar
    I was surprised too!!!
    Or people stop posting about it, since they know we will be bashing the comments
    nikkisharif likes this.
    06-05-2014 02:03 PM
  9. HankAZ's Avatar
    Or people stop posting about it, since they know we will be bashing the comments
    Attachment 57993
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    06-05-2014 02:15 PM
  10. DroidArmy's Avatar
    i was told i could get 8.0 free by downloading and doing all these steps so i did and had iOS 8 for a few minutes untill my phone resetted and said "Activation error, this device is not registered as part of the iPhone Developer program" and i tried to go to iTunes to restore my phone and it said the same activation error... i don't know what a 'Udid' is or how to get one but i cant access my phone or itunes to reset it.. thanks
    I hate it when these threads come up. You have to follow the instructions which have already been provided in this thread many times to get your device back to normal. In the future, please don't install things you're not supposed to. These betas are for developers and technologically advanced users.
    nikkisharif and mbar9607 like this.
    06-05-2014 02:57 PM
  11. HankAZ's Avatar
    There are times when the Internet is a very scary place. This is one of those times for some folk.
    06-05-2014 03:36 PM
  12. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    I hate it when these threads come up. You have to follow the instructions which have already been provided in this thread many times to get your device back to normal. In the future, please don't install things you're not supposed to. These betas are for developers and technologically advanced users.
    Devs and advanced users need patience too.
    06-05-2014 03:47 PM
  13. fabio984's Avatar
    Solved? put the iphone in dfu mode and then connect to itunes and click restore.
    06-06-2014 08:22 PM
  14. Garz's Avatar
    Smh. I wouldn't of answered this thread.
    swarlos likes this.
    06-07-2014 12:18 AM
  15. swarlos's Avatar
    LOL was bound to happen at some point.


    Carried by a raven from the Wall.
    06-07-2014 12:46 AM
  16. HankAZ's Avatar
    Smh. I wouldn't of answered this thread.
    I cannot disagree with this at all.
    06-07-2014 01:39 AM

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