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How to Get iOS 5 Now – 5 Options Under $10

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If you can’t wait to until this Fall to get iOS 5 on your iPhone or iPad, we have you covered with a collection of solutions for installing the iOS 5 beta on your device right now without buying a $99 developers license. We’ve used this method to upgrade several devices to iOS 5, but be sure to read the warnings before you pay up and upgrade because there’s no going back.

How to Get iOS 5 Now

If you pay one of these sites and give them your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch UDID you can get access to the beta within a day. The upgrade process is simple and straightforward enough for most users, but be sure to read the warnings before you upgrade.

iOS 5 Beta Warnings

  1. Beta – This is a Beta and may not work as you expect. We have already had one crash on our iPad. Be sure you want to put up with bugs and issues before you upgrade your iPhone.
  2. No Turning Back – If you upgrade to the iOS 5 Beta you will not be able to go back to iOS 4.3. You will need to stay on the betas until the official iOS 5 arrives this fall.
  3. iTunes 10.5 – You’ll need iTunes 10.5 to sync over a cord to your computer.
  4. Work in Progress – This early version doesn’t have every feature, notably the camera icon on the lockscreen is missing and other items are still not polished.
  5. Apps - We haven’t run into this yet, but you may experience apps that won’t work as expected in IOS 5.

Essentially, the process is easy enough for anyone to upgrade to iOS 5 now, but if you depend on your iPhone or iPad a your connection to the world or for work, you may want to hold off until more users have made the upgrade.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

29 Comments

  1. Michael Tanaka

    06/07/2011 at 5:44 pm

    the camera button on the lockscreen can only be used when you double click the home button. That way you cant turn the camera on in your pocket. 

  2. Cdfxapps

    06/07/2011 at 9:24 pm

    I am doing UDID entries as well $10.

    http://cdfxapps.com/

  3. Caleb Daniels

    06/07/2011 at 11:04 pm

    Ok, check out my website now. I have an article on how to do it for free. totally free without UDID or anything

    http://cdfxapps.com/

  4. Anonymous

    06/08/2011 at 3:55 pm

    http://madidol.com/udid.php
    ^^ Selling it for just £3.00!

    Weve still got 50 or so left so get them quick!

    • Adam Mackie

      06/10/2011 at 12:46 am

      i waited 30 hours on a recommended site, getting a refund because it didnt come because of a high demand. 5mins on this site, activated udid, and cheaper, sorted, thanks pal :)

  5. Dale Bottrell

    06/08/2011 at 4:33 pm

    The comment, “No Turning Back - If you upgrade to the iOS 5 Beta you will not be able to go back to iOS 4.3. You will need to stay on the betas until the official iOS 5 arrives this fall.”, is not true.I know this because I screwed up installing iOS5 beta not knowing about the activation. I have the Touch 4G and it was completely screwed up, couldn’t do anything with it. I had almost given up when I found this link - http://iphoneism.com/2011/06/0…Basically I used iFaith to get it into DFU mode and install an authentic IPSW from Apple. The Touch pod works fine again. It did get wiped out but that’s what iPod backups are for. I’m back at iOS 4.3.3 and have the UDID and ready to take another swing at it now that I know what is going on.One caveat – iFaith can only run from Windows. But I keep my MacBook installed with Windows XP for those times when only Windows has the software I need. There is suppose to be a Mac version in the works

    • Henry Stefan Halkyard

      08/03/2011 at 10:17 pm

      Same with me. Got screwed over on iOS 5 with my iPhone 4, kicked it into DFU mode and restored it to a previous backup. Works like a charm. Not difficult to fix either.

  6. Remy

    06/09/2011 at 8:34 pm

    Go to http://www.getios5beta.com/ to activate your UDID for $6.95

  7. dwinsmith

    06/10/2011 at 4:50 am

    I’m faster than those guys! I can do quick, fast and easy UDID registration so you can use all iOS Betas with no problems. Go here for more info: http://bit.ly/m6scqP

  8. Juss20

    06/11/2011 at 9:00 pm

    I can activate your UDID for 6 dollars. I will do it within minutes. Go to http://howtogetios5.weebly.com now!

  9. Get iOS 5 and iCloud NOW!

    06/11/2011 at 11:41 pm

    We do UDID activations for just $3.99!  And we don’t have a limit of 100 UDID activations per year like everyone else up here, so we’ll never get “overloaded” and shut down the service after a few days!  Check us out on eBay right now (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200618770768&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT), and at getiOS5now.com or http://www.createdfor.me in a few days when they’re updated!  Thanks!

  10. Marcus

    06/12/2011 at 8:48 pm

    ONLY 4 $ purchase here instead from this page “http://iphonebeta.com”.. I bought there yesterday and they are cheapest I ever seen.. clean and nice :)

  11. AppleDrunk

    06/13/2011 at 8:59 pm

    I can register your UDID as well, have done many activations, see comments on site.

    http://appledrunk.com/udid-activations-ios/

  12. Support

    06/14/2011 at 5:24 pm

    I’d love it if you added my site:
    http://www.iosactivation.org
    We’ve done quite a few activations at a reasonable price.
    Thanks

  13. Renetje6

    06/14/2011 at 5:59 pm

    Activate your UDID in 5 minutes! Also download IOS 5
    Got to the website: http://www.iphone5bestellen.com/ios5-en.html

  14. Gert Lms

    06/15/2011 at 10:29 am

    Did the website worked for you? I tested ios activation for 5 USD but still no news :/
    Just tested this website http://www.registermybeta.com for 6,50 euros, it’s done within a couple of minutes :D

  15. J Tobin

    06/19/2011 at 11:29 pm

    I can register your UDID as well. Go to http://www.iphoneudidactivations.com

  16. Kevin Olson

    06/22/2011 at 4:15 pm

    I have some dev spots left if any one wants to register their device and try ios 5.  $7 iosdevaccess at gmail dot com

  17. UDID Activation

    07/12/2011 at 10:21 pm

    iOS 5 is pretty cool I wonder what they will add with iOS 6 beta and I wonder if I’ll need a UDID activation / registration for it like I got on http://www.iosudids.com they have pretty cool blog post on what we might expect with the iOS 6 beta too check it out http://iosudids.blogspot.com/

  18. Udidactivation2011

    08/06/2011 at 6:21 am

    Just bought from http://registerUDID.net for $7.97

  19. Rsm Vanderlinden

    01/22/2012 at 10:52 am

    Also get your UDID at compupal.de

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