Teen finds a simple way for updating to iOS 5 beta, going back might not be that simple

Teen finds a simple way for updating to iOS 5 beta, going back might not be that simple
Youngster Mert Erdir has found a way to install the iOS 5 beta without the need for a developer's account. You need it to register your phone's UDID, otherwise it won't have access to your carrier's network. Moreover, despite that iOS 5 beta got jailbroken yestreday, you won't be able to unlock anyway.

The Turkish teen is exploiting a feature in the Voice Over system of iOS to bypass the activation screen. The kid has compiled a simple step-by-step tutorial how to do this, but some users are reporting the 3G-version of the iPad 2 not being able to downgrade to the current iOS version successfully afterwards, among other issues, so read the forums and proceed at your own risk, if you intend to follow this.

Watch Mert Erdir's step-by-step guide in the video below, or hit the source link for the written tutorial.

via Gizmodo


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12 Comments

1. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

yea I did the same thing this morning, the features are nice but if you plan on using your phone do not install beta, you will not be able to have service at all, well at least for me I didn't (verizon iphone) and when i was downgrading back to 4.2.8 I thought I bricked my phone, scary moment :o.

2. chudson unregistered

Worked on my ipod touch 4 but of course itunes still knew it wasnt registered. played it a whole 30 minutes and then restored back.

3. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

So you don't get signal? I'm tempted to try it but I need a working phone.

4. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

i was about to try this on my iPad2...I'll just wait for the release...

11. america123jeff

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 14, 2011

Smart choice in my opinion...

5. slandy

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 08, 2011

Will this work with iPod touch since it cannot make emergency calls? or will iOS 5 not make the distinction? Thanks or any help.

7. Shafeer

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I don't see the fuss, I'll just wait for it.

8. topshelf1800 unregistered

after reading the ios5 update... I was blown away at how much Apple is playing catch-up while not even making an attempt to innovate. Androids rapid development cycles are obviously proving to be a huge headache for Cuptertino. Whatever. Ill be happy to tell people that the brand new iPhone 4GS has all the same features the Incredible had last year. Never mind the Incredible 2, DX2 and the 4G LTE phones

9. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

If you're happy with android why are you wasting time posting on here? I think you secretly wish you could have an iPhone. Are you on Sprint?

13. topshelf1800 unregistered

nope just thought there would be more forethought, not so cutting edge anymore

12. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

It's not that you don't get a signal, you just don't have service at all, it literally says "no service" so your phone basically get turns into an iPod

14. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

if do this will i be able to still use wifi on my ipod and will i be able to restore it to factory to set everything back to normal?

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