You Can Update to iOS 7 Without a Registered iPhone UDID!

Posted June 11, 2013 at 2:28am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 669863 views
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It's currently possible update to iOS 7 without having your iPhone's UDID registered in a developer account.

We were first alerted to this by iClarified reader Will Peterson who performed the update on two iPhone 5s. We have tested and confirmed it working on the iPhone 4S, a brand new iPhone 5, and an additional iPhone 5.

To perform the update you must get a hold of the iOS 7 ipsw, press and hold the Option key (Shift for Windows) and click Update in iTunes. Select the iOS 7 ipsw from the popup window to install.

It's unclear why this is working. Only iPhone devices registered by developers are supposed to be able to install beta firmware. Perhaps Apple took down this check since its servers are being flooded at the moment.


- Do not do this if you want to retain your jailbreak. 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 to downgrade back to iOS 6. You will not be able to. Update: We tried to downgrade and it worked!

- You MUST use the update button NOT the restore button.
- Users are reporting better success when updating from iOS 6.1.3 then earlier versions.
- Make sure your device is activated before clicking update.

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ROMI - October 10, 2013 at 7:05pm
I bought this phone from somebody, after i restored is stuck on the activation screen and asking for the other person's apple id. I lost the number for the other guy whom i bought it from....but this phone is not stolen or has clean IMEI.
nicolasmetny - November 16, 2013 at 12:40pm
hi man i had the same problem are you find any solution???
leo bowes - March 12, 2014 at 9:55pm
hi i have the same problem as yourself did you get any solution to this problem
Hunter - September 15, 2013 at 3:35am
If I have the iOS 7 now, when the official update comes out, will I be able to update it to whatever comes out or will it mess up my phone? I believe I have the iOS 7 Beta 5 right now and haven't updated it to the current one so if I wait till the 18th is it going to totally screw up my phone?
pickles125 - August 12, 2013 at 6:27pm
do you lose any apps or any photos?
natalieb22 - August 8, 2013 at 5:17pm
where do i sign up i got stuck at an activation screen and had to restore my phone
FredRogers22 - August 8, 2013 at 2:32am
I put my iPad 2 (6.1) into DFU mode, restore with option+cmd and it worked first try.
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