[Tutorial] Install the iOS 7 beta without UDID activation

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With the release of the first beta for iOS 7, many are flocking to third-party UDID activation websites, but for no real reason. Avoid that altogether by following this guide.

It turns out that a simple update will allow iOS to skip the UDID check. There’s no telling if this will work on future versions of the iOS 7 beta, so only time will tell.

Basically, all you have to do is to restore to iOS 6.1.4, and then update to the iOS 7 beta 1 IPSW file. You can find the iOS 6.1.4 IPSW links here, and the iOS 7 beta 1 links here.

I’ve confirmed three times that this method works, whereas the normal restore to iOS 7 brings up a message saying how my device was not a part of the iOS developer program.

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  • Fernando Boechat

    before i instal the ios7 , i can restore my last backup from my computer ?

    • besweeet

      Yes. That’s exactly what I did — restore to 6.1.4, restore the backup that I made when I was still on 6.1.2, and then update to 7.0

      • Fernando Boechat

        ok man, i’ll try now, wish me luck ! LOL

    • Jordan

      Hello! Did it work?

      • besweeet

        it’s exactly what I do three time, so I don’t see why it shouldn’t.

        • Fernando Boechat

          man ! i dont know how to open this .ipsw on itunes, can u say plz how to open ? where i put this , where folder and all the steps, PLZ ? or make one video ! tnx brow

          • besweeet

            Mac? ALT+Click on the update or restore button. Windows? SHIFT+Click on the update or restore button.

          • Fernando Boechat

            now works perfect ! , huge tnks for your attention, the SO is clean and fast ^^ JORDAN, WORKS OK, GO UPGRADE YOUR DEVICE !

  • PT

    Does it work in iPod touch 5?

    • besweeet

      It should work on all iOS 7-compatible devices.

  • bitofsalt_

    dons’t work by iphone 5. iTunes says that the firmware is not compatible!

    it may be that it has something to do with the language? because I have everything in German!

    • besweeet

      That means you have the wrong IPSW files for your device.

      • bitofsalt_

        thx! now it works perfectly!