Following the release of iOS 7 Beta yesterday, I wanted to give everyone a complete guide from start to finish, on how to get the latest iOS 7 operating system on your iOS devices early. Before going into the guide you’ll wanna first make sure you have a compatible iOS device that’ll work with iOS 7, the iPhone 4 on is compatible, as well as the iPad 2 on, and iPod touch 5th gen. Here is a complete list below of compatible devices and the features available.
- After confirming you have a compatible iOS device, you’ll wanna head over to UDIDRegistration or another site that you can register your UDID, so that you can have developer access. If you don’t know how to find your UDID, detailed instructions are here.
- After registering your device head over to iMZDL to download the firmware which will have a .ipsw extension or filetype. The website, depicted below, will have all the compatible iOS’, make sure you pick the right one to download, it must match your device type. AT&T or the GSM iPhone 5 is the A1428, or the first one on the list. While Verizon is CDMA or A1429. This is same for the iPhone 4 and 4s, GSM is AT&T, and CDMA is Verizon.
- Once you have downloaded the correct .ipsw file, either by direct link or torrent, make sure that you have it saved in a spot that you’ll remember. Then you’ll want to connect your iOS device to your computer and sync and backup it, this is simply a precaution measure in case something goes wrong.
- Then in iTunes go to the iOS summary and on Mac, option click the Restore iPhone button (PC control click), and a window will pop up, then select the .ipsw file that you downloaded earlier.
- That’s it you’re done, the iOS device should start restoring, and when it’s finished you’ll have iOS 7 on your device. Once it’s finished you can reinstall all your information from the backup you created, iTunes will prompt you for this option.