iOS 7 beta reportedly bricking non-developer iPhones

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



1. Galaviz8

Posts: 8; Member since: May 06, 2013

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

12. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

22. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

As if other companies love to be hacked .

27. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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

23. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Not s bug, a feature.

13. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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

3. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

That's new. Apple should patent that! xD

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

What happened Apple? Can't handle colour?

5. jaoowolabi

Posts: 201; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

Thank god they didnt brick my phone.

6. jaoowolabi

Posts: 201; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

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

7. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

ya but "brick = iphone"....

8. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Soooo, not really bricking them. Got it.

9. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010


10. androidornothing

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 26, 2012


11. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Apple iPhone paper weight app?

14. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

steering clear of this product

15. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 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? -_-

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

18. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

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

36. raghu67

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

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

19. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

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

25. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

29. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Keep us updated on how that goes. Good luck.

42. jbags

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 31, 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.

24. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

17. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 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

21. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

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

28. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

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

33. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

You really are a stuck up and blind fanboy

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