(Last Updated On: June 13, 2013)
Loving the new UI on iOS 7? Once you have registered your UDID, you can download iOS 7 for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch here.
UPDATE: If you already registered your UDID, you can purchase the direct download links here.
Finally, the iOS has a new look after no major interface update since iOS 5. I have a mixed feeling about the new update, but overall I think it looks good. Some of the UIs look familiar e.g. the message/SMS window resembles Microsoft Windows phone OS.
iOS 7 is scheduled for public release this fall. In the meantime, if you’re eager totest drive it right now, there are a few things you need to know before installing it on your device.
- iOS 7 beta is a pre-release software which may be unstable, buggy and has no warranty on it. Apple releases it only for developers to test and provide feedback to Apple.
- If you update to iOS 7, you can still downgrade your device but only to the latest iOS which is currently at iOS 6.1.3.
- That means you will lose your jailbreak especially if you have an iPhone 5, iPhone 4S or any A5-based devices.
- Only if your device’s UDID is registered on Apple’s developer program then you can install iOS 7 beta, or any beta releases software. Get your iOS 7 UDID registered here.
How to Install iOS 7 Beta on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 or iPad
Before you begin, please be sure this is what you want to do. Something may go wrong which may cause data loss, void your warranty, losing your jailbreak or unlock etc.You will have to spend many hours just to get your device working again. If you don’t wish any of these these to happen, stop, and forget about the whole thing. Otherwise, proceed below:
1. Download iOS 7 beta by Googling for it, create an Apple’s developer account or direct download from here (for paid UDID registration customers only, currently uploading, page is password protected, only available for paid customers).
2. Install the latest version of iTunes and backup your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
3. Put your iDevice into DFU mode while your device is connected to your computer.
4. On iTunes, click Shift+Restore (PC) or Option+Restore (Mac).
5. Point it to the iOS 7 you just downloaded in Step 1.
6. Wait for the restore to complete. If you have registered your UDID, it will activate normally. Continue with the activation steps. That’s it!
iOS 7 files are huge, they’re about 1.1GB in size so think about your connection speed and how long it would take to download them.
If for any reason you wish to go back to iOS 6.1.x, you can repeat the steps above, but be sure that you have iOS 6.1.x firmware downloaded for Step 5.
If you’re an Apple fan, I’m sure that you won’t be disappointed with this latest iOS.