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

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

Posted September 10, 2013 at 8:41pm by iClarified
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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Anyone Can Install iOS 7 GM Seed, But Here's Why You Shouldn't
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Shalei
Shalei - September 19, 2013 at 7:42pm
If my phone is aready jailbroken can I still update my phone?
iLuca
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
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
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
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
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
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
George - September 16, 2013 at 7:10am
Download itool
martin rios
martin rios - September 13, 2013 at 4:34am
hi i just installed it in my iphone and its running perfectly fine. i dindt register mi udid or anything. just put dfu, cleared the hosts file. used RESTORE button holding shift. and installed without any issue. at firts it popped 3194 error. but then i put it in dfu mode and no problems!
StefanH1981
StefanH1981 - September 12, 2013 at 10:09pm
Hi, can anyone help me please ? I have downloaded iTunes 11.1 beta 2 and this is not in my language (German). How can i downgrade to 11.05 on Mac ? or any Language file available? Thanks for help regards Stefan
Siomon
Siomon - September 12, 2013 at 8:57pm
I'm on ios 7 beta 6 do I need to downgrade BEFOR ios 7 comes out on the 18th
soydepr
soydepr - September 12, 2013 at 5:11pm
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). does this mean if i try ios 7 and want to go back to 6.1.4 i CAN ?
zemogchi
zemogchi - September 12, 2013 at 1:34pm
Whats up everyone, I (non-dev) was running beta 5 and tried to update to the GM through itunes using the same method I used to install all of the betas, but during this update my ip5 was set to restore mode and prompted to install 6.1.4. I had no choice but to do so. I am now back running beta 5. Does anyone have any idea why it did this? Thanks
dantheman
dantheman - September 12, 2013 at 3:57pm
steps you should take, it worked for me! 1. restore to 6.1.4, after restore do not continue with the configurations. 2. Now in itunes hit Shift + update and locate where u have saved your IOS 7. 3. (download the IOS 7 from any website that has it.)
vicoi
vicoi - September 12, 2013 at 2:08am
Hi there. Currently my iPhone 5 is running beta 6 will I have a problem when the official release of iOS7 comes? And also how will I update when the official release comes? Thankyou.
George
George - September 12, 2013 at 3:18am
You can download ios7 gm right now. It is the same thing that will be released on the 18th
vicoi
vicoi - September 12, 2013 at 4:22am
Im trying to update it awhile ago and Im getting an error message that says firmware not compatible.
vicoi
vicoi - September 12, 2013 at 7:53am
What do you think is the problem?
steffen
steffen - September 11, 2013 at 3:44pm
I'm just gonna wait and buy iphone 5c ^^ and than wait for the jailbreak, already have an iphone 4 5.1.1 jailbroken.
nay
nay - September 11, 2013 at 3:22pm
i already using ios 7 GM. but i can't downgrade my iPhone to ios 6.1.4. because they said my itunes isn't compatible with this iOS 7 GM. i download the itunes version which compatible with ios 7. but still not working. the report is my iTunes not compatible with my ios mac version. so now i can't downgrade my iPhone 5. please help me!
lucas dellisola
lucas dellisola - September 11, 2013 at 3:33pm
thats because you need itunes 11.1 (beta) for ios 7 GM. i have the same problem, but i don't want any problem if i download this new itunes, so i will wait to the official version, meanwhile i will not use itunes with my iphone. but if you need to transfer music or apps there is an app called " anytrans". in the beta 6 it worked perfectly, i think it will still work as good as with the beta 6
Ben Woolley
Ben Woolley - September 11, 2013 at 4:06pm
Try putting your phone in DFU mode then restore worked for me
tony_wong
tony_wong - September 13, 2013 at 1:44pm
You can't downgrade yet, you will have to wait til iTunes 11.1 for windows comes out.
Ben Woolley
Ben Woolley - September 11, 2013 at 1:37pm
iOS 7 runs really smooth on my iPhone 4 but decided to go back to 6.1.3 until itunes 11.1, I was able to downgrade from iOS 7 back to 6.1.3 on my iPhone 4 using the DFU method.
Fidan Derguti
Fidan Derguti - September 11, 2013 at 1:19pm
what about iphone 4, is it compatible or does it crash..?
george1222
george1222 - September 11, 2013 at 12:40pm
guys download itools for the itunes problem! i succesfully got my backup and im using a pc :)
snh007
snh007 - September 11, 2013 at 5:51am
I am on ios7 beta 6 and I want to know will I get OTA update to public release on 18th ? or should I restore to 6.1.4 and update to 7 on 18th. I don't need jailbreak and on iphone 5
Chris
Chris - September 11, 2013 at 1:39pm
You will not be able to get the iOS7 OTA from your beta. You must use itunes.
Thoughtfull
Thoughtfull - September 11, 2013 at 4:43am
Thats the problem with people these days, very impatient, its just a time of week when you cab have straight iOS7 and iTunes 11.1, wait till then, but can some one tell me from where i can download iOS7GM ipsw file, man i can really wait.
bigdaddy
bigdaddy - September 11, 2013 at 6:12am
no need for itunes 11.1. I just updated with 11.05 and it worked perfectly.
bigdaddy
bigdaddy - September 11, 2013 at 6:16am
no need for itunes 11.1. I just updated with 11.05 and it worked perfectly. But you cannot sync unless you use 11.1
RR
RR - September 11, 2013 at 4:11am
In iClarified iOS app the news about Jailbreak wont show up, I saw somewhere by editing a variable in the plist file we can get the jailbreak news that iclarified folks post on to the app. Anyone knows about it on how to tweak? Please let me know. Thanks in advance.
Lee
Lee - September 11, 2013 at 4:48am
Just use iFunBox or some similar application to look at the app's 'Documents' folder. In there is a file called config.plist. Open it and change the value for the 'appstore' key from true to false.
RR
RR - September 11, 2013 at 5:00am
Hey Lee, thank you very much, it worked!!!
Kronos
Kronos - September 11, 2013 at 6:30am
Wow! This is awesome! Thanks for the tip
Victor Caricchio
Victor Caricchio - September 11, 2013 at 2:18am
anyone havin trouble when trying to sync with itunes? it says that it cant conect with my iphone and i need itunes 11.1 (WTF?!)
Slasher
Slasher - September 11, 2013 at 3:42am
You need the latest version of iTunes !
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