I'm not enrolled as a developer so the check for updates in itunes doesn't show me any iOS updates for my iPhone 4 but a friend of mine told me its possible to upgrade the iOS to 5 with beta releases even if ur not a developer. I have an officially sold factory unlocked iPhone 4 here in India. I wanted to know if I should go ahead with the upgrade?
Since its beta and can have bugs, will I be allowed to downgrade?
Please give me your suggestion.
Only registered developers can use the iOS 5 beta. Anyone else using it has obtained them from unofficial (and possibly illegal) sources.
If you're not a developer who needs to test his Apps on the new OS, why would you want to risk running beta, and possibly buggy, software?
Wait until the final, ready-to-use, release.
Developers agree to install the beta only in devices dedicated to development and beta testing, not devices they use for personal or business purposes.
Developers know how to "un-brick" if necessary. (Virtually all truly bricked iPhones occur because of prior hacking, commonplace among those who pirate private betas).
I get the picture. It's not legal. Worst, not downgradbale. I don't want to turn my new chic iPhone 4 buggy! But some curiosity, as I would be enrolling in about 4 months to iOS development, when developers try new betas and if it turns their iPhones into a brick, what do they do?
Actually, it IS illegal. You don't have to believe that, but it won't change reality.
I had once hacked my old iPhone 3G to get battery % and multitasking. Then when I restored to factory with original firmware and synced back my backup, inspite of not hacking it again the battery % appeared! It got carried forward to my iPhone 4 as well and as a result I cannot disable the battery % on my new phone. I also feel a lot of lag in typing like right now as I'm typing this. Unfortunately the only suggestion I was given was to start all over. But I could as my games had saved history. I am wondering if these hack leftovers will be carried over to icloud as well with ios5. Should I just start over?