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Topic # 87736 5-Aug-2011 13:11
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Hey guys,


any technical expertise would be appreciated. I am currently running iOS 5 beta 1 software, and all was going along swimmingly until just now when i was on a phone call and it dropped out, the screen then went back to the start up screen that appears just after you have downloaded the beta (setup screen) asking you to select wifi network, icloud, enter apple id etc.


I did all that and it seemed to get back to normal without losing anything. Made another call which was fine. Then a few minutes later it went back to that start up screen, asking me to select a wifi network, except now it won't let me select the 'next' button in the top right to proceed.


I guess my question is can i continue with this beta? or do i need to upgrade and if so how? Also is it possible to downgrade to the last version of 4.3.x?



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Master Geek

  Reply # 502416 5-Aug-2011 13:13
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Hence why it's still in BETA, but have you tried connecting your phone to iTunes and clicking "Restore"?

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  Reply # 502422 5-Aug-2011 13:15
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August 4th (USA time) is the expiry date for iOS 5 Beta 1. Update it to Beta 4 or restore using iTunes.

More info:

Download the Beta 4 from here if you don't have access to it via Apple:


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  Reply # 502426 5-Aug-2011 13:22
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Ahh thanks i guess that explains it! Currently at work so do not have access to iTunes at the moment. Will give it a crack tonight though. May just put into DFU mode and downgrade (apparently possible).

Have learnt my lesson, when your a total noob to all things tech don't download beta software.. never again

Thanks for the help

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  Reply # 502427 5-Aug-2011 13:24
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Yes you can downgrade it using iTunes no problem.

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