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iOS 7 beta reportedly bricking non-developer iPhones

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iOS 7 beta reportedly bricking non-developer iPhones
This is fairly strange. iOS 7 beta has been out for almost three months now, but new reports are saying that iOS 7 beta is starting to cause iPhones to lock up, and force the users to roll back to iOS 6 in order to unbrick their devices. There is no official word on why it is happening, but there is a theory that Apple is cracking down on those who installed the beta using someone else's developer account.

It's also possible that the locking is a result of users not updating, because supposedly the problem is mostly happening with those using iOS 7 beta 3. For those of you who haven't been keeping track, Apple released iOS 7 beta 6 a couple weeks ago. If you are a developer who is having this problem, you can fix it by logging onto your developer account and upgrading to the newest iOS 7 beta. If you aren't a developer, it seems your only option is to roll back to iOS 6. 

Of course, iOS 7 is expected to be released in its final form on the same day as the expected iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C announcements on September 10th; so, you have less than two weeks left to go and you can get the proper update, if that is true.

source: TechRadar

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posted on 29 Aug 2013, 21:55 12

1. Galaviz8 (Posts: 8; Member since: 06 May 2013)


Thats what you get with a company that hates their phone getting hacked!

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 23:44 13

12. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


iBricked...lol

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 04:46 3

22. power_x (Posts: 264; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


As if other companies love to be hacked .

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 05:41 3

27. frydaexiii (Posts: 1460; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


They don't love it, which is what "Developer Edition" is for.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 05:15 3

23. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


What? People have their iphones bricked because they are using iOS Beta 3. The betas have an expiration date to make sure there are no people running old betas and male them update. People didn't upgrade and they get it bricked. And it's only happening to non developers because developers upgrade because they have to test their apps. What does it have to do with hacking? You don't need to hack to run beta. I have been running it since Beta 2, didn't hack and didn't get bricked.

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 21:58 9

2. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Not s bug, a feature.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 00:00 1

13. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Yeah a feature - ha! I wonder if the 'feature' will delay the production release of iOS7?

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 22:02 5

3. aditya.k (Posts: 495; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


That's new. Apple should patent that! xD

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 22:03 4

4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


What happened Apple?
Can't handle colour?

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 22:10

5. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


Thank god they didnt brick my phone.

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 22:11 2

6. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


Apple also said that their older ios 7 betas would expire if you dont update them

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 22:14 1

7. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


ya but "brick = iphone"....

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 22:16 1

8. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Soooo, not really bricking them. Got it.

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 22:42 1

9. Cha7520 (Posts: 221; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)


LMAO!!

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 22:51 7

10. androidornothing (Posts: 143; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


ios 7 FTW.

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 23:05 2

11. Scott93274 (Posts: 5030; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Apple iPhone paper weight app?

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 00:19

14. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


steering clear of this product

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 00:46 4

15. Luuthian (Posts: 247; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


It's normal for Apple betas to expire after a certain time. If this is happening to Beta 3 devices then no one should be surprised. Hardly the hallmark of a bad product, especially when the fault lays with the people simply not updating... But hey, let's troll for the fun of it, right?

-_-

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 00:51 1

16. joey_sfb (Posts: 6014; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


If they are bricking it by design or purposeful means, my question to you is that the iPhone you pay with your money belongs to you or Apple.

I will bring a class action lawsuit to Apple if there's proof that they done so intentionally.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 00:53 3

18. illusionmist (Posts: 157; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


Go install Windows 8.1 preview, and try to sue Microsoft when it expires. Good luck!

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:35 1

36. raghu67 (Posts: 27; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


windows 8.1 preview or RTM will expire..
but ur pc can still be used..
it won't brick..

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 01:59 1

19. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3030; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I doubt you will have any succes, since the bricking is hardly permanent. Just hook it up to Itunes and roll back to IOS 6

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 05:24 2

25. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Apple has had expiration date for beta software since they have beta software. They want developers to have the latest beta and when the GM releases they make sure no one has Beta software. iOS Beta also has automatic bug and crash reports that are sent anonymously to Apple to fix bug and stuff and I doubt they need it after GM is released. And the bricking isn't permanent. It's super easy to unbrick.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 06:54 2

29. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Keep us updated on how that goes. Good luck.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 12:43

42. jbags (Posts: 2; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Sometimes I worry about the job market for attorneys and think maybe I shouldn't be going to law school, but thanks for making me feel better. I forget how little about the law most people know. Not trying to be an ass, but after so many lawyer jokes by Law & Order armchair lawyers, you start to not care.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 05:17 1

24. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Exactly. And why would people have old beta versions that are buggy as hell? This article is a little of a fail but the comment section is this website gets worse every week.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 00:52 3

17. illusionmist (Posts: 157; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


Well, iOS betas always expire. If you have no idea what you're doing, but still want to put a pre-released beta software on your main and only device, you kind of deserve it.

Hilarious to see all those hating comments, though. lol

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 02:51 3

21. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


what do you expect from fandroids? all they know are specs, higher specs, and laggy performance, and thats it

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 06:05 4

28. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3030; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


lol that's about the dumbest remark I have seen in a long time. And I'm an iphone user

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:27 1

33. androidfanboy (Posts: 162; Member since: 24 Jun 2013)


You really are a stuck up and blind fanboy

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