Anyone Can Install iOS 7 GM Seed, But Here's Why You Shouldn't

Posted September 10, 2013 at 8:41pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 112542 views

iClarified has confirmed that anyone with access to the GM seed of iOS 7 can install the firmware on their device, without having their UDID registered on a developer account. Additionally, iH8sn0w has confirmed that there is no expiration date on the GM seed, which essentially makes it no different than the public release slated for September 18.

However, there are many reasons why you should not upgrade...

1) Unless you're a developer and have access to Apple's iOS 7 firmware files, it would technically be illegal to distribute and use the firmware file since it is copyrighted material.

2) If you are looking for a jailbreak you should never update to a newer iOS until its publicly jailbreak-able. There is no downgrading from iOS 7 to iOS 6 on newer devices! (That is, once Apple stops signing iOS 6.1.3/4).

3) If @winocm were to ever release his jailbreak, it would only be compatible for iOS 6.1.X -- so users on iOS 7 would not be able to enjoy the jailbreak. However, there has not been any indication that @winocm plans to release a tool for the full jailbreak as some exploits aren't publicly available.

4) Some developers are still working on their iOS 7 ready apps, so even if you update to the GM seed, some apps could still be broken unless the developer releases an update (which they most likely will as the public release nears).

5) If you do not care for jailbreaks, we still recommend you wait until the September 18 for the official release!

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Shalei - September 19, 2013 at 7:42pm
If my phone is aready jailbroken can I still update my phone?
iLuca - September 18, 2013 at 9:57pm
installed beta 6 and now it wont activate since i erased all the data to get the GM version, what should i do?
vicoi - September 17, 2013 at 4:24am
Hi there. Can anyone answer this question. Im currently on beta 6. Will I still be able to update my phone when the official release comes? I hope someone could help me. Thanks a lot.
farroyo01 - September 18, 2013 at 5:34pm
Theoretically yes, you should be able to update your phone, but you will probably have to do it by downloading the firmware and restoring it in your phone. Not sure yet of this, but a guide should be posted once the firmware links are ready....
scott - September 15, 2013 at 9:19pm
If I put iOS 7 GM on my iPhone 5, will I be able to OTA future updates apples pushes out..? like 7.0.1? thanks
Gg - September 14, 2013 at 4:36am
Can anyone tell me a way to get my files from my 6.1.4 backup onto my iOS 7 GM? I don't have a Mac so I don't have iTunes 11.1 beta, and it's killing me to not have my music on the new iOS. C:
Whistler - September 14, 2013 at 8:58am
just restore the backup to the idevice, you can find many tutorial on how to do so on the internet :)
George - September 16, 2013 at 7:10am
Download itool
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