Today Apple has seeded iOS 7 Beta 6 to registered developers following the release of Beta 5 on August 6th. It’s thought that this could be the last beta before the Gold Master is released, signifying the imminent public release of the firmware. Registered developers can download it in one of 2 ways:
Update : iOS 7 GM Downloads now available
Method 1 – OTA [Those who previously installed iOS 7 beta 5]
- Launch the Settings App on your device
- Tap on General and then Software Update
- Your device will search for the new firmware
- Tap on Download and Install
- Your device will be updated to iOS 7 Beta 6 . Note that OTA updates are generally smaller in size as they update only the changed feature and not the entire firmware .
Method 2 – iTunes [Those who previously installed iOS 7 beta 5]
- Download iOS 7 Beta 6 IPSW
- Connect your device to your PC
- Open iTunes
- Click on Update in iTunes as the same time . This will look up for any updates for your device . Alternatively you can download the ipsw file following Method 3 below and then Press down on the SHIFT (OPTION for Mac users) Key and click on Update in iTunes . Proceed to Step 5 . Locate the IPSW you downloaded and iTunes will update your device to iOS 7 Beta 6. The process will take about 15 minutes after which you will be prompted to activate your device . Cannot activate ? Read below
Those who are not registered developers are welcome to try to download the updated firmware but this is done entirely at your own risk. We cannot take any responsibility for any issues that may arise from downloading from unofficial links:
Method 3 :
- Download iOS 7 Beta 6 IPSW [links coming up next]
- Connect your PC and device together and open iTunes
- Go to Device Summary for your device
- Hold down SHIFT (Option for Mac) and click UPDATE on iTunes simultaneously as shown in the image below
- You will have to click on “check for update” button as shown here while still holding the SHIFT or OPTION key on your keyboard , based on which OS you are using .
- Point to the Beta 6 IPSW and iTunes will start the update process.
You may be faced with an Activation Error Message if you are not a developer. There was a security flaw in iTunes that meant activation was being skipped but there is a chance that this has been fixed. To get out of the error message you can either downgrade to iOS 6.1.3 (6.1.4 if you have an iPhone 5) or register with the Apple Developer Program. It will cost you $99 per year but that’s a small price to pay for being able to download the betas legally.
YouTube Video : How to Install and Activate iOS 7 beta 6
Download iOS 7 Beta 6 IPSW – Direct Download Links :
- iPhone 4 GSM
- iPhone 4 GSM (Rev A)
- iPhone 4 CDMA
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 5 (Model 1429)
- iPhone 5 (Model 1428)
- iPod Touch (5th Generation)
- iPad (all models): Link
- iPad Mini (all models) : Link
Disclaimer : All of the above iOS 7 Beta 6 download links are hosted on Mega.co.nz, DownloadiOS7.org do not bear any responsibility about these links. If you have any issues with the above links then please contact: mega.co.nz
Download Problem Fix : Mega.co.nz Link Warning Message
Recently we have noticed that you come across this problem . To fix this just follow the instructions as shown in the image below . Click on the mega.co.nz link which is perfectly safe .
How to Activate iOS 7 Beta 6 :
After downloading and installing iOS 7 beta 6 , you are going to face with the Activation Error problem on iOS 7 as soon as you turn on the device. To fix this you have to get your Phone’s UDID registered . The method to Find UDID is explained in our blog . Find your UDID and get it registered on Apple Dev Centre for $99 . Alternatively you can buy a UDID Registration slot from us for $10 and save $89 . Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can hook up an udid for you . All activation’s are valid for 1 year . iOS 8 ready . Payments via Paypal Only for 100% secure transaction .
Image : Dev Centre UDID registration process
Some non-developers have taken to Twitter to complain about the speed and performance of the iOS 7 betas – betas are not designed to be perfect – they are the testing ground for the developers and Apple to get the firmware right before it is rolled out to the public. Check out iOS 7 Beta bugs for more updates .
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