Installing iOS Beta 6 without a developer’s account

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Earlier this week, Apple announced some shiny new features for its upcoming iOS 6 platform, set to release this fall alongside the new iPhone. As is customary with Apple’s announcements, a beta version of iOS 6 is available to those with a registered developers account, though at $99 is a steep price to pay for those of us geeks who just like having access to the latest and greatest version out there.

An alternate methodology from Gotta Be Mobile suggests that you can pay $7-8 through a service called IMZDL, which will hook your UDID up to one of its developer accounts and allow you to install the beta manually through their site. If you have a friend who is a developer, he or she can hook you up by adding your UDID to their account. Just don’t abuse this privilege as you could get your friend’s account suspended if you break the NDA he agreed to when he signed up for his account.

But what if you don’t want to impose on a friend or shell out even $7-8 for access to the beta? Gotta Be Mobile has you covered there as well, though the process is a bit riskier. A current loophole in the iOS 6 beta allows anyone with the knowhow and a little patience to install the beta on their devices. While we don’t necessarily condone this methodology, you can find instructions for how to install the iOS 6 beta on your non-developer iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch on the Gotta Be Mobile site linked above. It’s very likely this loophole will be fixed in the next beta release, so you should treat this workaround as temporary.

If you do manage to get iOS 6 installed on your device, be sure to let us know your impressions by leaving a comment below. Happy testing!

[via Gotta Be Mobile (1), (2)]

  • Julie

    I have installed with my udid being registered and then decided to try without….blow me down, easy peasy. No complicated instructions needed, same as installing with a registered udid if you do it a certain way (which I was anyway, just not the way I was meant to have done it). Only problem I am concerned that people may get into trouble with their phones being borked if they do it wrong and won’t know how to get themselves out of strife.

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  • Anonymous

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  • Steve_haro

    Tunes 10.6.3 + iOS 6 Beta file, plug in iPhone (Non-jailbroken) and shift-click (windows) or alt/option-click (mac) and find the iOS 6 beta file. The trick here is, as long as you update, it will remember that your phone is already active, and so you can skip the activation process (lockdown) which will block you if you use the restore method and aren’t a developer.

    • Steve_haro

      *Click update.
      ** This was done on my macbook pro running snow leopard.

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  • Nearlyfreetravel

    Why not wait for the polished shiny official final OTA version of IOS 6 in September? Patience is a virtue. 

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