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How to install iOS 6 beta without an iOS Developer account, and possibly brick your phone (Update: Apple has clsoed this loophole)

posted Jun 14, 2012, 10:03 AM by Tom Otomanski   [ updated Jun 15, 2012, 3:34 AM ]

Apple has fixed this loophole so don't bother with it... :(

So some of you might be waiting for iOS 6 to be released right? Well Apple has released the beta to developers to start testing their apps on however there's a way of loading the update on your phone without having a UDID. It's the same process that was used for those people who ran the iOS 5 beta on their iPhones before iOS 5 launched. Please note that the same warnings apply with regards to loading the image as for the iOS 5 beta update, DOING THIS COULD BRICK YOUR PHONE (In laments terms, break it quite badly). Also please remember, this is the first dev beta so there is probably a lot that's broken as well as some apps might not function properly or even at all.

For those of you that want to forgo these warning plow on like the little village people that you are. Please make sure that you have a backup of your phone handy and also make sure that you have the current live update 5.1.1 (ipsw file) somewhere handy in case the update fails and your phone can't decide what it wants to do. Follow the below steps to find the glory hole:

Step 1: Download iOS 6 beta 1 for your iOS device from the links below.

Step 2: Open up iTunes on your computer and plug in your idevice.

Step 3: Click on your idevice on the left panel. Then hold down on the Option (or Shift for Windows users) button and click on “Check for Update” on the main panel.

Step 4: Select the IPSW of IOS 6 beta 1 that you downloaded and let it run (will take a few minutes).

Step 5: Congrats! Your idevice is now running iOS 6 beta! Enjoy!

Thanks to the guys at XDA for this gem, you can use the below source link for this info to get the latest iOS 6 beta 1 files (at the bottom of the post):