Is it easy to install iOS 5 beta?

Is it a bad idea messing around with iOS 5 beta? I'm impatient ;-)

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matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 14, 2011 at 15:34

I'm sure YouTube could easily guide you through the process :p.

MDrX  Sep. 15, 2011 at 12:31

Not a bad idea to mess about with them. Terrible idea to use them the phone you use all day every day.

Apple's betas are for the fearless not the impatient. What Google and Microsoft call beta is actually pretty stable and usable. Apple's betas are terrifying. Even their .0 releases are a bit hairy.

I believe the only jailbreak out there is tethered. You need the jailbreak to get around the developer restriction. So if you're out of battery or your phone crashes (100% chance of this happening with beta) then you'll need to boot it with redsn0w (or whatever its called) on your computer.

Rumour is that beta 8 will be out tomorrow so if you did it now, you'll be out of date in a few hours. Not good for the impatient. You'll need to wait for a jailbreak for beta 8. And there is probably no guarantee that upgrading to beta 8 will preserve any data on your phone.


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