1. Massie's Avatar
    Just saw this on Gizmodo: instructions on how to get iOS5 without needing the $99 Developer account (or access to one)...

    How to Upgrade to iOS 5 Today, Without Any Developer Account

    (Just to be clear, this is really kind of a info-only post...I really wouldn't recommend using this method when legit methods are only $5-10. That said, if anyone is crazy enough to do it, let us know how it goes!)
    Last edited by Massie; 06-07-2011 at 07:03 PM.
    06-07-2011 06:59 PM
  2. saberahul's Avatar
    I think I may have to do that. I cannot afford even $5 right now to get my UDID activated. If someone here is willing to do it for free - I'd really appreciate it (it only uses up one spot of yours).
    06-07-2011 07:29 PM
  3. Steve-O's Avatar
    But be aware, that from comments so far, if you use the above way of installing iOS5 you will not get any network service i.e. won't be able to make calls, texts etc.

    There's a few friendly people on Reddit that are registering people's UDIDs for free - have a search about first.
    06-07-2011 08:19 PM
  4. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I say wait for the real release from Apple. It's only a few months away...
    06-07-2011 09:07 PM
  5. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    you can get your UDID registered for $5, free if you look around.
    06-07-2011 09:44 PM
  6. BLiNK's Avatar
    this looks a little risky
    06-07-2011 09:47 PM
  7. Massie's Avatar
    No, this looks a LOT risky...once again, I really don't recommend it. I've also read you need to do the whole process again every time you reboot/power cycle. That's just ridiculous.

    It is impressive, though, to see what people will do to save a couple of bucks. I mean, how did he even discover something so convoluted??
    06-07-2011 10:10 PM
  8. Peligro911's Avatar
    They must sit there and press a bunch of buttons till it works lol hmmm I think I'll wait lol
    06-07-2011 10:15 PM
  9. hoosieriphone's Avatar
    I will definitely wait....come on fall !!!! September 1st hopefully.
    06-08-2011 10:23 AM
  10. atoms's Avatar
    They must sit there and press a bunch of buttons till it works lol hmmm I think I'll wait lol
    The Homer Simpson method of power plant operations.
    06-08-2011 10:35 AM
  11. anon4705295's Avatar
    I will definitely wait....come on fall !!!! September 1st hopefully.
    Fall doesn't start until September 23
    06-08-2011 11:38 AM
  12. wamadden4's Avatar
    I think I may have to do that. I cannot afford even $5 right now to get my UDID activated. If someone here is willing to do it for free - I'd really appreciate it (it only uses up one spot of yours).
    Wow you cant afford 5 bucks? you dont belong here buddy LOL
    06-08-2011 11:49 AM
  13. anon(4692575)'s Avatar
    After trying the beta I have to things to say:
    1) pay the $5 to try it, it's a lot easier than using the Gizmodo method
    2) DO NOT try it on your main device! It is a beta so it crashes, behaves strangely and does all the weird things beta versions do. Install it on your iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone 3GS instead.
    06-08-2011 07:59 PM
  14. dsjr2006's Avatar
    I've heard this will result in your phone not having a cell connection if you do it on an iPhone, obviously not an issue for iPad or iPod Touch, but still.. If they release an update an this whole is patched you could be screwed. I have dev account slots open if anyone is looking, 8810dls(at)gmail(dot)com or bit.ly/iHQonS
    06-08-2011 08:05 PM
  15. redbeard's Avatar
    Why risk bricking your phones, or having bugs that you may have to wait weeks or months to be fixed, and have to do this update every two weeks until the Fall so that your phone isn't bricked? It's far easier to just jailbreak your phone, and with jailbreaking you get hundreds more features than you get with iOS 5.

    Only devs should be using it, that's what it's for.
    06-08-2011 08:26 PM
  16. dsjr2006's Avatar
    Why risk bricking your phones, or having bugs that you may have to wait weeks or months to be fixed, and have to do this update every two weeks until the Fall so that your phone isn't bricked? It's far easier to just jailbreak your phone, and with jailbreaking you get hundreds more features than you get with iOS 5.

    Only devs should be using it, that's what it's for.
    True, but the new native features are soo much better than most jailbreak solutions.
    06-08-2011 08:29 PM
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