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Apple Releases iOS 5 Beta 7 to Developers

Apple Releases iOS 5 Beta 7 to Developers

Posted August 31, 2011 at 10:37pm by iClarified
Apple has just seeded iOS 5 beta 7 to developers via OTA. Oddly enough, it is not in the dev center just yet.

No word yet on the changes in the beta, but as always we will keep you updated if we discover anything.

You can let us know in the comments if you find anything.

Update: Beta 7 Is now available to download from the dev center

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Apple Releases iOS 5 Beta 7 to Developers

Apple Releases iOS 5 Beta 7 to Developers

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Mike - September 1, 2011 at 4:37pm
NO CLUE WHY, BUT I CAN'T UPGRADE FROM iOS5 Beta 6 to 7. Yes, I'm registered on ADC and a legit user. OTA update as well as manual restore via XCODE and latest iTunes build results in an error. Am I the only one?
Simon Wejde
Simon Wejde - September 1, 2011 at 9:22pm
Have you tried to restore to manufacturing settings and then update OTA?
ColtsMild - September 1, 2011 at 12:39pm
Heads Up: I've been running each iOS 5 beta since beta 2 and I did an OTA update from beta 6 to 7 last night and upon reboot my 3Gs ended up in an infinite reboot loop. Not sure why this happened this time. I was tethered to my PC with iTunes running since I was down to 40% battery. Also, I did an iTunes backup while the OTA download was happening so perhaps this was part of the issue. Either way, I was unable to DFU the phone to let iTunes do a full "shift restore" so I had to revert to iReb4 to help me kick it into DFU mode, then iTunes took over from there. I will report this to Apple through the Dev channel but just wanted to give others here a fair warning to avoid repeating the process I went through for the update. Cheers and Good Luck! //ColtsMild
URBAN - September 1, 2011 at 1:49pm
Why anyone would run a backup sequence whilst performing an update in the first place is beyond me.. Stupid thing to do.
steph_za - September 2, 2011 at 11:26am
Also read the release notes it is clearly indicated what to do with 3GS and iTouch NEW: When trying to restore an iPhone 3GS or iPod touch 3rd generation device running Beta 6 to Beta 7 using iTunes, you will have to set the device into DFU or you can OTA update to Beta 7. To enter DFU mode you will have to: Connect the device to USB on your Mac. Turn the device off. Launch iTunes on your Mac. Hold down the Home and Power buttons for 10 seconds. Continue holding the Home button but let go of the Power button. Hold Home button for 13 seconds or until the device shows up in iTunes.
iPorwin - September 1, 2011 at 6:33am
Beta 8 is also coming!!
GB - September 1, 2011 at 3:30am
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