How To Install iOS 7 Beta 5 Free, Security Flaw Educational Demonstration
Today, just over a week after issuing the fourth beta version of iOS 7, Apple has officially seeded iOS 7 beta 5 to registered iOS Developers. In Apple’s latest effort to prepare iOS 7 for its upcoming public release this fall, the latest iOS 7 beta 5 firmware brings numerous revisions to such features as the Settings app, Control Center, the boot screen, Twitter share, the Phone app, Messages and more. However, as with iOS 6.1.3, users who update to iOS 7 beta 5 from a lower firmware will forfeit the ability to jailbreak. In this informative article, we’ll highlight an iTunes security flaw that allows devices running either 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 to update to iOS 7 beta 5 without having their UDID registered.
Before we proceed and explain the procedure for updating to iOS 7, it’s important to realize that this article is merely for educational purposes to showcase the flaw in iTunes’ method for attending to Developer update requests. Furthermore, due to the copyright of iOS 7, we will not provide direct download links to iOS 7 beta 5. When undertaking a feat such as this, you assume full legal responsibility when deciding to update without registering an iDevice’s UDID with Apple.
Step 1: Confirm that the device intended for update to iOS 7 is running the latest public firmware (either iOS 6.1.3 or iOS 6.1.4 in the case of iPhone 5 owners). If the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is on an older version of iOS 6, or if it’s jailbroken, proceed to the second step. Users with devices on either 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 may proceed to the third step.
Step 2: Initiate a complete backup of your device inside iTunes, update to either 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 and restore from the backup that was created with iTunes.
Step 3: Verify that iTunes is up-to-date; if it’s not, take the time to upgrade now. In the device portion of iTunes, hold either the option (alt) key on OS X or the shift key on a Windows-powered computer and left click the button to “Check for Update”. Upon receiving a selection window, browse for your device’s corresponding iOS 7 beta 5 IPSW (for legal purposes, we cannot provide readers with direct download links).
Step 4: After the firmware has been selected and the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch completes the automated update process, follow the simple and straightforward iOS setup process on the device.
Theoretically, following the instructions listed above will successfully install iOS 7 beta 5 on an iDevice. If, for any reason, you find yourself confused by the detailed instructions outlined in this article , we suggest watching the in-depth video embedded above.
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