How to Install iOS 7 Beta 4

A matter of a few hours ago, against all the rumors, Apple released iOS 7 Beta 4. It was thought that, due to the recent security breach and the closure of the Development Center, that it would be delayed for some time, with the possibility that it would push back the public release in September. However, it looks as though Apple is doing everything in their power to keep things on as tight a schedule as they can. You can read iOS 7 beta 4 features to know more .

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If you are a registered developer you will be able to update in the normal manner of OTA (Over The Air) Update . However, if you are not a developer and you still want the beta you will have to download the IPSW first and then update using iTunes. If this is your first Beta please be aware that, one downloaded you cannot restore back and you will lose any jailbreak that is on your device.

First Method – OTA

  1. Switch on your device and open your Settings
  2. Navigate to General
  3. Select Software Update
  4. As soon your device locates the new beta download it will display a message
  5. Choose Download and Install ios 7 beta 4 iphone 5 OTA download
  6. When it has finished your device will restart on the

Method 2 – IPSW using iTunes 

  1. Download the IPSW for iOS 7 Beta 4
  2. Make sure your device is connected to your PC and then launch iTunes.  itunes connected to iphone 6 PC
  3. Select your device from the list
  4. Hold the SHIFT key and click Update simultaneously shit key mac pc itunes update
  5. Point to the iOS 7 beta 4 IPSW you downloaded and let iTunes restore your device to the new firmware. Your iOS device will restart and take few minutes , around 15 or so and boot up in iOS 7 beta 4 . Activate your phone and use .

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Following on from several tweets from non-developers who complained about how slow iOS 7 was and how bad it is for the battery – beta versions are full of glitches and bugs and are not optimized for speed, nor for battery life or graphics performance. They are meant for developers to test out and discover the problems, so that Apple can produce the fixes, in the shape of the next beta version.  They are not meant for the general public to get their hands on before the firmware is fully optimized and ready for the public release. Download is entirely at your own risk.



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11 Comments

  1. i got activation error. “this device is not registered as part of the iPhone Developer Program. If you are a member of this Program, please register your device in the iPhone Developer Program Portal at ”

    suggestions?

  2. Mine seems to have frozen on the install screen. The image was copied to my iPhone 5, it restarted, and now there is a white Apple and a progressbar on the screen that’s been sitting at about 5% for the last 30 minutes.

  3. I’ve got Error Activation suddenly and I cannot use my phone anymore. Any problem how to resolve it? I tried restoring to 6.1.4 and back to IOS7 but it doesn’t work.

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