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Topic # 123369 5-Jul-2013 07:58
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Hello folks!
So, i am new to this forum so i am sorry if i get something wrong in my first post but i will try my best.
With ios 7 beta 2 that just came out i would really like to register my udid and download it to my iphone 5, the problem is that in a few days i will be going in another house where i don't have access to my pc, so i am worried that if i download it now and the beta 3 comes out beta 2 will expire and my iphone will be blocked till i get back home. Sooo this is my question: can i download the next beta directly from my iphone if i register my udid? Aaand also do you think that all this process is risky or not?

thanks in advance.
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  Reply # 849482 5-Jul-2013 08:05
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My understanding is that they have been releasing OTA updates...




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  Reply # 849499 5-Jul-2013 08:53
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Yes Beta 2 was an OTA update. You will only need your computer on the first install via iTunes. The beta's do not stop working immediately on the release of the next one. I'm not sure how long before they expire but it would be a few weeks at least.

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  Reply # 849508 5-Jul-2013 09:19
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Yes the Betas are OTA but going from b1 -> b2 a lot of people had to factory their phones and install b2 via itunes due to a bug (and you couldn't restore from icloud backup due to the bug)

You must remember ios7 is for developers, not for people who "want a beta on their iphone as they are leet"

If you wantt to pay the $99 to become a developer (for the ability to install the iOS7) I see no problems.





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  Reply # 849525 5-Jul-2013 09:58
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Thanks for the replies, but one last question: will upgrading to ios 7 void my warranty? Aaaaand i really don't see what's the problem in downloading the beta if you're not a dev.

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  Reply # 849532 5-Jul-2013 10:13
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Void your warranty.. nope..

but you may be left with a brick until the official ios7 comes out. 

I don't see the point in downloading the beta if you're not a dev

Why waste $99 being if you are not going to be dev. Yes you can pay someone to add your iPhone to their list but Apple have in their T&C that it is to sell UDID activations for the Beta and your rights to run Beta may get removed if you go thru a thirty party to do it.





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  Reply # 849546 5-Jul-2013 10:21
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Oh man just give it a go you wont brick it you will be able to revert to iOS 6 if needed just use Google to find out how. That's what makes us geeks geeks.



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  Reply # 849568 5-Jul-2013 10:37
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Thanks to all of you guys for the answers!

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  Reply # 853695 11-Jul-2013 09:16
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Installed io7 beta 3 at work yesterday, got home and it seems to have broken my whole apartment complex's Wifi network.  Every time I connected to it, it crashes the AP's it is connected to.  Had to reset them and keep the iPad's wifi off till I go back to work.

 

Beta 2 was fine.

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  Reply # 855447 14-Jul-2013 19:07
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Personally I'd be surprised if the iOS Beta caused that issue with your Wifi... could be completely un-related... 

On another note... I had Beta 2 installed just before I went to Aus last week. I went in to change my time zone while I was on the plane, and changing the time zone completely owned my phone. It was stuck in a restart/re-spring/turn off loop. 

Annoying, but I knew the risks when installing it. Took me a little bit of time to do a restore etc. when I got to Aus and as a result, I lost all my music for my trip home :) 



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  Reply # 855498 14-Jul-2013 20:55
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Likewise I would find it difficult to believe that a single device could crash the whole AP in that way.

However I have noticed wifi issues on iOS 7 b3 on my iPhone 5, the other day no wifi networks would show or connect and had to home button/power reset to get it working again - wifi dropped out again today too but I notice it's back now.

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  Reply # 855525 14-Jul-2013 21:53
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I've had an older MacBook Air crashing the entire network at home. I eventually swapped my router to an Airport Express which fixed the problem.

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  Reply # 856023 15-Jul-2013 17:48
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Poor WiFi APs if it can do that :)

Just be aware that it IS a beta. I've had many non-tech friends attempt to install it to only find that they were locked out by UDID, annoyed with crashes, etc.




 


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  Reply # 856030 15-Jul-2013 18:00
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nitrotech: Likewise I would find it difficult to believe that a single device could crash the whole AP in that way.


You would be surprised. Some cheaper APs are very fragile - particularly if a misbehaving radio acts funny.





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