The countdown for the official public debut of iOS 9 has begun, and iOS fans are waiting excitedly for it. But a lot of us are impatient and want to try out the new OS right now. Luckily, iOS 9 beta is available for download from Apple’s Developers Program. If you want to try out iOS 9 beta without registering the UDID of your device, then be happy to know iTunes has a security flaw that allows you to do that.
Image : UDID Free iOS 9 Beta Installation
Note : Before proceeding with the below-given steps, remember that this tutorial is just meant for educational purposes with a view to pointing out the security flaws in iTunes to the respective developers. Also, iOS 9 is a copyright of Apple, hence we cannot give you any direct download links here. In order to test iOS 9 , you need to download it from here [ext link].
If you are going ahead with the update, be informed that the firmware is in development mode and not released yet for public use. You will be solely and legally responsible for updating to iOS 9 without registering the UDID of your device.
Installing iOS 9 beta without UDID Registration :
Note: If you are planning to downgrade back to iOS 8.3 after testing iOS 9 beta 1, then make sure to make a complete backup of your device while you are still on iOS 8.3 , as any backups made on iOS 9 won’t work backwards on iOS 8 .
- Make sure that your iOS device is running at least iOS 8 or further version of the iOS.
- To avoid any pesky Activation Error [ext link] after the upgrade, follow the next few steps to restore to the firmware.
- Update your iTunes first , and then backup your device completely.
- Ensure that your iTunes is updated to the latest version. Do not proceed further unless you have done so. Update iTunes and open it. Go to the device portion and hold the option key, i.e, the Alt key if you have Mac or Shift key if you’re on Windows. Finally, click on “Restore iPad | iPhone“.
- A pop-up will prompt you to choose an IPSW. Search the list for the respective iOS 9 beta 1 firmware for your specific device model. Go to this page [ext link] to get the download links.
- If you are on Windows, you may need to extract the file or change its extension to .ipsw.
- After selecting the firmware, your device will complete the update process, after which you need to go on with the simple on-device finalization for the iOS 9 beta. This will ensure that all the data is retained in the upgrade, though you must still always backup your data as stated in the first few steps.
Congrats ! You are now running iOS 9 beta . Remember to use iCloud services only, as your device may face activation issues if it connects to iTunes.
Useful Links :
- Register your UDID for Cheap – Only $10 per device for a year for Officially using all iOS beta releases
- Downgrade from iOS 9 beta to iOS 8