One of the major announcements of Apple on the WWDC 2012 is the release of iOS 6. While most of us are excited to see how the iOS 6 works on our devices, the download is not yet available for the general public unless you have a Developers Account worth $99 per annum.
This post is highly recommended for developers, and some have figured out a way on how to download and install the firmware without registering your device?s UDID and still Activate it on iOS 6. However, for “jailbreakers” if you want to execute the process, we impose a disclaimer that this will be at your own risk. This will void your iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak.
iOS 6 beta is compatible with iPhone 4/4S/, iPod Touch 4G, iPad 2 and iPad 3 only.
- Back up all your data and restore a fresh iOS 5.1.1 firmware if your device is jailbroken.
- If you accidentally updated to iOS 6, you need to downgrade to iOS 5.1.1. Simply plug in your iOS device into your computer with iTunes and boot into Recovery Mode by holding the home button and lock button simultaneously until the screen is entirely black.
- Release the lock button while holding the home button until iTunes prompts you with a message. Restore to iOS 5.1.1.
- Download the iOS 6 beta here.
- Install the latest iTunes. 10.6.3 v.
Installation of iOS 6 without Developer?s Account
1. Back up all your data on iTunes.
2. Click the Summary Tab of your device found on top.
3. Hold down SHIFT key on a PC / OPTION key on Mac, then click on Update button.
4. Browse the iOS 6 beta ipsw file for your device and click OK.
5. Wait and let iTunes finish the installation process.
6. Once it is finished, your device will reboot. To check the updated version of iOS, got to Settings > General > About
If you find your device stuck on the Apple logo or at connect to iTunes screen after the installation, enter in DFU mode and restore to iOS 5.1.1, simply press Restore button on iTunes.
Status Support devices of iOS 6 Beta No UDID Registration:
- iPod Touch 4G – working confirmed
- iPad 2 and the new iPad – confirmed
- iPhone 4, iPhone 4S – it is recommended for iPhone users not to upgrade to iOS 6 beta without Developers account and register UDID.
Editor’s note: The procedures are for your reference only. The iOS 6 Beta is supposed for iOS developer only. For general user, we highly recommend you to wait for the official release.