iOS 6.1 'Beta 5' is Actually Not a Beta But a Publicly Releaseable Build!

Posted January 27, 2013 at 2:39am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 31702 views

Apple today released 'iOS 6.1 Beta 5'; however, developers have noted that the build is actually not a beta.

I0n1c a well known hacker tweeted:

Interesting thing about the iOS 6.1 Beta 5 release is that it has the build ID of a final, not that of a beta.

His comments were followed up on by winocm:

Looks like iOS 6.1b5 isn't a beta, it activates without developer registration and has no ReleaseType lockdown keys.

MuscleNerd, another popular hacker, revealed that it's actually a publicly releaseable build.

Despite the odd beta naming, as @winocm discovered, this is actually releaseable as public 6.1 at Apple's will. Good! Home stretch....

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iPhone5SF - January 28, 2013 at 6:25pm
Apple has released IOS 6.1 !!!!
Roger D - January 28, 2013 at 2:51pm
It was released to the developers "not to the AP unofficially" that's y their calling it "beta" n not GM.
Roger D - January 28, 2013 at 2:48pm
If you was, you would know what to do.
Roger D - January 28, 2013 at 2:46pm
R u a developer or part of a dev team..??.??..my guess is No.
Roger D - January 27, 2013 at 6:25pm
It's apples final version of 6.1 but via hardwired not thru their wifi updater in the fone.
Nope - January 28, 2013 at 12:49pm
Just tried to update my phone last night while hooked up to the computer. Still didn't work. So, what you are saying is untrue.
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