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How to Get Ready for the iOS 6 Beta

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At Apple WWDC 2012 Apple is set to announce iOS 6, the latest operating system for the iPhone and iPad.

In addition to announcing iOS 6 for a fall release, Apple will most likely announce the iOS 6 beta for developers.

If you aren’t an Apple iOS developer, but you want to try out iOS 6 before the official release this fall, you can pay $7 to $8 to register your iPhone with a developer account.

iOS 6 Beta

In order to use the iOS 6 beta on your iPhone or iPad you will need to register the UDID,a unique identifier for your iPhone or iPad that lets Apple know it is ok to run the iOS 6 beta release. You’ll need to register the iPhone and the iPad separately.

You can get this access from IMZDL, a site that offers downloads of the latest iOS 6 beta software shortly after it is released to the developers.

The registration process takes 1 hour to 24 hours for $7.

For $1 more you can register your iPhone or iPad UDID in 2 minutes. Get your iPhone UDID in seconds with UDID Sender.

This is a great deal compared to the $99 developer license you would normally need to pay for access to the beta.

The iOS 6 beta will likely be available for the following devices:

  • iPad 2
  • iPad 3rd Gen
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPod Touch 4th Gen

Keep in mind that upgrading to the iOS 6 beta isn’t for everyone. Not all of the apps will work on your iPhone or iPad with the iOS 6 beta installed. It is possible that your normally stable iPhone will slow down or crash.

You will most likely be able to downgrade to iOS 5.1.1 if you don’t like the beta of iOS 6.

Stay tuned for the complete guide to installing iOS 6 on your iPhone 4S and iPad.

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]

7 Comments

  1. john

    06/11/2012 at 12:17 pm

    text 7602707327 for udid

  2. josselin

    06/11/2012 at 5:45 pm

    You can NOT downgrade to iOS5 after having iOS6 installed on your iDevice. I hate people telling bullshit to make money.

    From apple developper portal :

    Read Me Before Downloading Hide details

    Be sure to backup your devices using iTunes 10.6.3 or through iCloud backup prior to installing iOS 6 beta. After installing iOS 6 beta, you can restore your device using either iTunes 10.6.3 or through your iCloud backup.
    This version of iOS is intended only for installation on development devices registered with Apple’s Developer Program. Attempting to install this version of iOS in an unauthorized manner could put your device in an unusable state, which could necessitate an out of warranty repair.
    =====>

    Devices updated to iOS 6 beta can not be restored to earlier versions of iOS. Registered development devices will be able to upgrade to future beta releases and the final iOS 6 software.

    =====>
    Xcode 4.5 Developer Preview cannot be used to submit apps to the iOS or Mac App Store. Continue to use the publicly released version of Xcode to compile and submit apps to the App Stores.
    Xcode 4.5 Developer Preview and iOS 6 beta are pre-release software and are considered Apple Confidential Information and are subject to the terms of your iOS Developer Program License Agreement. Unauthorized distribution or disclosure of Apple Confidential Information is prohibited.

  3. roki

    06/12/2012 at 1:45 am

    You are wrong. Just tested it. Downgraded to 5.1.1 straight away using dfu recovery.

    • ivarsankar

      06/13/2012 at 1:11 pm

      hey man how u did it, i’m stucked while updating to ios 6

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