Around 3 weeks ago, iOS developers found themselves locked out of the Development Center website. While short periods of downtime are not unusual, the lockout went on for 3 days before any information was made known. This was done in the form of an official email to all registered developers informing them of a security breach on the Development Center. This resulted in the subsequent closure of the center for an overhaul, rebuild of the database and software update so that the same thing could not happen again.
Image : iPhone UDID Number shown on iTunes . Go to Summary > Click over Serial Number. Copy the 40 characters by going to Edit > Copy UDID .
Following on from this, it was thought that subsequent iOS 7 beta’s would be delayed, however, Apple managed to get part of their website up and running again and released beta 4 to developers last week.
Today, they have put out another update, saying that they are working hard to get all services back on-line. Currently, many services are now up and running properly again, including the development center, certification and software downloads, to name but a few. This week Apple is planning on getting most of the remaining service working again this week, including Xcode automatic configurations, member renewals and program enrollments.
iOS 7 Beta 5 Activation :
Following on from this, it appears that another issue has reared up – iTunes activation of iPhone’s appears to have stopped. This means that non-developers are now able to download the iOS 7 beta 5 without having their UDID activation checked. If you want to do this, you can follow our guide here but it is something you do at your own risk.
Some who have tried this are getting an activation error message in iTunes. To get out of this you must either downgrade back to 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 for the iPhone 5 and then try again or you must register with the Apple Developer program and get the beta download officially.