How To Install And Enable iOS 5 Beta 4 On iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Without Apple Developer Account [Guide]

As reported earlier, the Cupertino giant has released the new iOS 5 beta 4 to the developers and everyone wants to get their hands on the new Apple mobile operating system that has brought over 200 features and 1500 APIs. But as you all know, unless you are signed up to the $99 per year Apple Developer Program, you can’t just get the new iOS 5 beta. Also, another remedy is that you can wait for this year’s end to get direct public release for the iOS 5. Well, don’t worry, here’s a “backdoor”, using which you can install the new iOS 5 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch without having developer connection.

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System Pre-requisites

How To Install And Enable iOS 5 Beta 4 On iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Without Apple Developer Connection

NOTE : Well, we at Applesheet  haven’t tried this method yet, and also, we won’t recommend downloading iOS firmware files anywhere other than the iOS Dev Center, that is for $99 a year can be a good investment. The following guidelines have been shared for educational purpose only, if you are fine with it, then, you can go ahead and proceed at your own risk.

Step – 1 : First of all, just be sure that you have already installed the iTunes 10.5 beta 4, and install iOS 5 beta 4 to your iOS device.

Step – 2 : Now, start Redsn0w and jailbreak your iOS device as you usually would. Well, you can also get the guidelines posted here.

Step – 3 : After jailbreaking your iOS device, start iPhone browser (just downloaded from the link above), and then, navigate over to System/Library/CoreServices. Then, just right click on SystemVersion.plist and select “Save As” and save the file to your desktop.

Step – 4 : Now, start “Notepad” with Administrator privileges. Well, you can do so, just by right-clicking on Notepad on the Start menu and select “Run As Administrator”. Then, if a UAC prompt pops up, then, simply click on “Yes”.

Step – 5 : Then, within Notepad, open the file you have just saved to your desktop. Just locate the following text and remove it;

<key>ReleaseType</key>     <string>Beta</string>

Step – 6 : Now, save the document and upload the edited version over to your iOS device using iPhone Browser, overwriting the original file. Just be sure that the new file is the same as the old one: SystemVersion.plist. I not, then, rename it now.

That’s it! You are almost done! Finally, reboot your iOS device.

Just remember, as it is a tethered jailbreak, just be sure that you launch Redsn0w and perform the steps explained at the end of this tutorial here in order to boot your iOS device into jailbroken state.

Install and activate iOS 5 beta 4 on iphone, ipad, iPod touch without dev account

Well, if you’ll have any difficulty while performing the above steps, then, don’t hesitate, just write to us in our comment section below. Also, if you are successful in performing the above, then, just don’t forget to share your views and comments on this with us.


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