Yesterday we told you that Apple released the iOS 6 beta 1 firmware for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. As this is a beta release and not an official public release we recommended that all users stay away from upgrading their everyday devices. The reason you do not want to update to the iOS 6 beta 1 firmware is because it is unstable, full of bugs and you also need to be a registered Apple developer.
It looks like a forum member on the iFans forums however, has figured out a way to update to the iOS 6 beta 1 firmware on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad without being a registered Apple developer or activating your device’s UDID. This will allow the adventurous type who have read and understood the previous warnings to upgrade their iOS device to the iOS 6 beta firmware before its public release in the fall.
How To Update To iOS 6 Beta 1 Without UDID
Step 1) – The first thing you will need to do is download the iOS 6 beta 1 firmware. We cannot provide download links as this would be illegal, thus it is up to you to find a friend who has a developer account or you can use a special search engine we have heard about once or twice called Google.
Step 2) – The next thing you will need to do is restore your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to the stock iOS 5.1 or 5.1.1 firmware. This is because the method to upgrade to iOS 6 beta 1 without a registered UDID involves updating your device, and updating your device Jailbroken or with content on it is not recommend (restoring reduces the chance you will experience an error).
Step 3) – Finally you will need to make sure you are running the latest version of iTunes that Apple released yesterday which is iTunes 10.6.3. For those of you who have not updated yet you can visit Apple’s official iTunes page and download it.
Step 4) – When you have made sure you are running the latest version of iTunes you will need to plug your iOS device into your computer and update it to iOS 6 beta 1. This can be done by pressing Shift + Update (Windows) or Option + Update (Mac) and selecting the corresponding iOS 6 beta 1 firmware file (remember we are not restoring, we are updating). Now, just sit back and wait for your iOS device to be updated to the iOS 6 beta 1 firmware.
Congratulations! You have just updated your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to the iOS 6 beta 1 firmware without a registered UDID. Meaning you can now experience all the breath-taking functionality iOS 6 beta 1 features before the general public. As always, if you are having troubles or have questions please direct your attention to the comments section below.