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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 · 119511 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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Anyone Can Install iOS 7 GM Seed, But Here's Why You Shouldn't
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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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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 - 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 - 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
aNA - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - September 12, 2013 at 7:53am
What do you think is the problem?
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 - 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!
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