Apple has officially announced the latest version of its mobile operating system – iOS 8, alongside the highly-anticipated Mac OS X 10.10 – named Yosemite. Just after unveil, the Cupertino company has seeded iOS 8 beta 1 to developers who are pretty much involved in testing and trying in regards creating iOS 8 apps for the final release of iOS 8 for public in Fall 2014.
To download and update iOS 8 beta on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you must have an registered UDID account in Apple Dev Center. Without a registered iPhone UDID, it isn’t possible to try it on your iOS device. Full details on how to update iOS 8 without it after this break!
First of installing beta version of iOS 8 with registered developer account
Important step-by-step guide
* A member of Apple’s iOS Developer program. If not you can enroll for the program for $99 per year.
* Beta versions are usually buggy, so please proceed at your own risk.
You can also read this article to find out the reasons why you shouldn’t install iOS 7 beta.
* Please ensure that you’ve taken a backup of your iOS device to iCloud or iTunes before you upgrade to iOS 8 beta.
* Please note iOS 8 beta is only compatible with the following iOS devices:
* iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, 3, 4, iPad Air, iPad mini, Retina iPad mini and iPod touch 5G.
Here is where you assign devices for development and testing purposes
* Login to iOS Dev Center
* Click on Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles at the top right of the sidebar.
* Now click on Devices in the left navigational panel
* Next click on the +button to add your iOS device
Here you’ll enter the UDID of the iOS device, which is a 40 hex character string.
Finding the UDID using either the Xcode or iTunes:
* Connect your device to your Mac and open Xcode. Navigate to the ‘Window’ drop down menu and select ‘Organizer’. Now, you’ll see your iPhone UDID. Double click on it to highlight and press Command+c to copy the UDID to your Clipboard.
* Using iTunes – Connect your iOS device to Mac and launch iTunes. Select your device in the ‘Devices’ list and navigate to the Summary tab. Click on the Serial Number label, which in turn shows the Identifier field of 40 character UDID. Right click on the UDID and then click on Copy Identifier (UDID) to paste it to your Clipboard.
* Now go back to iOS Dev Center, enter the name of the iOS device and paste the UDID that you have copied to clipboard and hit Continue button.
* Once prompted! Click on the Register button, followed by Done to complete the whole registration process of your iDevice.
Download iOS 8 software
* Open iOS Dev Center
* Under the iOS 8 beta tab
* Download iOS 8 beta for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. You can also download using the direct download links from the post below.
* Once downloaded, double click on the .ZIP file to extract the .ipsw file.
* Make sure that you have installed the latest version of iTunes 11.2.2 on Windows or Mac.
Installing iOS 8 Beta
Alternatively, you can install iOS 8 beta 1 using Xcode or iTunes. Better to use iTunes to install and this is the prefered method for app testers.
* Launch iTunes
* Connect your iOS device to your Mac and iTunes sync
* In iTunes, select your iOS device from the top right corner and navigate to the Summary tab
* Hold down on the Option key (Shift key for Windows) and click the Update iPhone, iPad or iPod touch button.
* Now select the downloaded iOS 8 ipsw file and click on the open button.
* iTunes will now prompt you that it will update your device with iOS 8. Click OK to continue.
* You will now get a ‘Slide to Upgrade’ slider after it reboots. Swipe on it to proceed.
* Your device will reboot once again, and you’ll be greeted with a ‘Hello’ welcome screen. Swipe on the ‘Slide to setup’ and tap on Continue and follow the on-screen instructions to setup your device with iOS 8.
According to the iClarified, who claims that it has discovered it is mere possible updating to iOS 8 without having your iPhone’s UDID registered in a developer account. Confirms that there two new iPhone 5s devices that aren’t registered in the Dev Center are updated.
Here’s how you can update to iOS 8 without Registered UDID
In order to perform this, you must first have to download iOS 8 IPSW. Press and hold the Option key (Shift+Update in Windows) and click Update or Check for Updates in iTunes. Now select the iOS 8 firmware from the popup menu to install.
– You MUST use the update button NOT the restore button.
– Make sure your device is activated before clicking update. We recommend turning off Find My iPhone as well.
Upgrade at your own risk – Warning always sit in the top
– Do not do this if you want to retain your jailbreak (You’re on any firmware less than 7.1). You will not be able to get it back.
– Do not do this if you need hacktivation. You will not be able to hacktivate.
– Do not do this if you want a stable device that works with all applications in the App Store. iOS 8 is for developers.
– Apple could block this loophole, especially in future iOS 8 betas. The company did introduce an activation check with beta 2 of iOS 7.
You are now all set to start testing your apps on your iOS device running iOS 8 beta.
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