How to Bypass iOS 5 Beta 1 Activation Without a Developer Account

How to Bypass iOS 5 Beta 1 Activation Without a Developer Account

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Mert Erdir has found a way to bypass iOS 5 beta 1 activation without having a developer account, reports Gizmodo.

My will is not to do something harmful to anyone, I just wanted to get the attention of Apple, the company I'm in love with; and maybe one day have a chance to talk to/meet Steve Jobs himself. You can reach me on Twitter for further questions.

I found this because I don't have much cash to get an IOS Developer account, so donations for a young developer will be appreciated. They can be made on my blog (not in english). You'll see the PayPal donate button on the right. Thanks!


Warning: We do not recommend that anyone who is not a developer install iOS 5. Proceed at your own risk... iPad 2 owners should be especially careful since they cannot downgrade even with SHSH blobs

Instructions:
Before starting make sure you have downloaded iOS 5.0 and installed by Shift/Option clicking Update or Restore in iTunes.

1. Triple click the home button. This will activate the Voice Over.
2. Triple click the home button and Emergency Call will appear.
3. Click on Emergency Call and, while it's switching, swipe with your three fingers down.
4. The Notification Center will appear!
5. Click on the Weather widget. The Weather app will load.
6. Click on the home button to exit to the iPhone's springboard.

Update:
These instructions will let you bypass activation but apparently will not activate cellular service. You can still use them to preview the operating system but without the ability to make calls, it's far less useful.

Those with an iPod touch could try the instructions posted by Lean in the comments since cellular service is not an issue with that device.

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How to Bypass iOS 5 Beta 1 Activation Without a Developer Account

dwin - June 10, 2011 at 12:47am
This method will not allow your iPhone to work properly as a phone. I can do quick, fast and easy UDID registration so you can use all iOS Betas with no problems. Go here for more info: http://bit.ly/m6scqP
Talha - June 9, 2011 at 9:00pm
another easier way is just to go to emergency call and dial a number...during the call press the keypad button..form there you can press home button to get to the homescreen..
zib - June 9, 2011 at 6:11pm
I had no problem downgrading my ipad2 from ios5 to 4.3.3
MAlejandroH - June 9, 2011 at 1:36pm
This is not an Activation, this is just a tricky way to get into the homescreen. The multitasking bar is disabled and the notification center won\'t work. And most important, the phone WOULD NOT HAVE SIGNAL.
Daniel - June 9, 2011 at 1:11pm
Pretty useless.
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