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.
Not so easy
Jamie Tilden says
Has anybody tried this? Does it work?
Yeah, it works done it on my iPad and iPhone
That’s not special. Just means Apple fucked up by signing iOS 6 SHSH blobs.
without restoring also possible ? i just jailbrokedn 5.1.1 a week ago
will you be able to update to beta 2 when released?
Yes it does
Jamie Tilden says
Yeah okay, it totally works. This is fucking sweet!
NOTE: Jailbreakers — Especially Unlockers STAY Away From iOS 6~UnlockBoot
can i downgrade to 5.1.1 after upgrade iOS 6 beta?
Does it activate the iPhone?
Mark Mufc Hewick says
4th axis says
well dev team… a new challenge approaching :D btw this ios 6 beta is fucking awesome with the new music player etc. i love it ^_^ only problem is that jb isn’t available yet :(
Anton Fors says
Hey! It says: Unable to register the device and blabla… Help plz?
How did you activate the phone after restoring it with iOS6 beta?
LOL i did this ages ago and also jailbroke iOS 6 ;)
Didn’t work for me. I needed to restore.
Step 1. Make a clean install of 5.1.1 (shouldn’t have jailbreak)
Step 2. Download iOS 6 & Make sure you have the latest iTunes 10.6.3
Step 3. Now don’t use the option of Restore, what you need to do is Shift + check for update and select the ios6
The trick is once you do a clean install of 5.1.1 and you should make sure you’re phone is activated, just stroll around for few seconds and after that all you need to do is “SHIFT+ Check for Update” it will update it to 6.0 and automatically activate.
STRICTLY YOU SHOULDN’T JAILBREAK 5.1.1
Choo Hao Yin says
if updated to ios 6 beta, than can downgrade to ios 5.1.1?
Mr James says
You don’t need to, It’s a case of UPDATING not RESTORING
Jose Javier says
Would you mind sending me a download link to iOS 6 at email@example.com?
4th axis says
how da fuck did you jailbreak it?
Zack Hable says
I will be testing on ipod touch 4g. Let you guys know in a couple of minutes
Zack Hable says
Okay guys it works on my iPod Touch 4G
registraudid . blogspot . com and enjoy ;) ios 6
i did this it worked i want to do this to my factory unlocked iphone 3gs and if i do will i still be able to get all the other betas just through over the air or do i have to restore to ios 5.1.1 and then install the newest beta
thats what i want to know aswell i guess we wont know until the next beta comes out when ever that will be but im guessing u will be able to
Jamie Tilden says
Duuuude, follow the instructions exactly and you shouldn’t have that problem! Make sure you’re not jailbroken and that you’re on iOS 5.1.1. Shift + Check for update on PC; Command + Check for update on Mac. You then select the iOS 6 ipsw that you downloaded and let it update. If you do this, but hit the restore button instead, you will get that “Unable to register…” notice. If you’re stuck on that screen, you need to plug your device into iTunes then put it into DFU mode (hold the power button and home button together for at least 10 seconds). At this point, iTunes should give you the option to restore, so click the restore button while holding command (or shift if you’re on PC) then manually select the iOS 5.1.1 ipsw, which you’ll have to manually download from the internet somewhere. This should bring you back to iOS 5.1.1 (also, this should basically be the process to downgrade from iOS 6, although I haven’t tried that yet).
Anton Fors says
Thank you I downgraded again… But now I will get iOS 6 and do as you say ;-). I’ll let you know if I have problems and hopefully you can help me! Thanks again!
Cool… thanks Mr James!
if possible can may i please have the download link for ios 6 firstname.lastname@example.org … thanx
Running IOS Beta 6 on Iphone 4S….it’s sweet!!!!!!!!!!
Anton Fors says
Thank you! It now works great! Just fund a bug in Google Maps, you cann’t search in it…
you will be able to to upgrade to beta 2, only through the settings app because it doesn’t rely on your apple ID or your UDID.
where is everyone finding where to download the iOS 6 at? i googled it and can’t find a good download of it
Thank you all for telling me that it actually works, I was unsure if it would but it did! Not an ounce of trouble! Thanks, now running iOS 6 beta 1 on ipad 3 wifi
Try googling for
You CAN’T downgrade back to iOS 5.1.1 after going to iOS6 beta..
Any battery issues?
You can still restore back to 5.1.1….
Nothing si far….
Yes you can….
apparently you can!!! :)
i dont like the new music controls or the bright keypad in the phone app they should go with the original music controls but maybe a new color scheme like the one currently in ios6 and make the phone pad darker
Aadarsh Bohara says
Get ur UDID registered with Apple for only $4.5 USD
Guaranteed registration or Money back.
Paypal ID: aadarshbohara@gmail:disqus .com
Deposit the money and email me with the payment details & UDID.
Your UDID will be activated with in 5 minutes of Confirmed Payment.
Aadarsh Bohara says
Its showing this because ur Device might not be registered with apple as a Developer Device. U need to get ur UDID registered with apple.
Get ur UDID registered with Apple for only $4.5 USDGuaranteed registration or Money back.Paypal ID: aadarshbohara .comDeposit the money and email me with the payment details & UDID.Your UDID will be activated with in 5 minutes of Confirmed Payment.
Andrew Germain says
CMD? or alt???
Delagarza Eric says
jailbreak for ios6 is actually there dont know where you would get it though
Do you all have problems while accessing the facetime setup in settings?
can anybody help i always get error 3194
Ok so i followed the steps but n luck says developer xxx required
I downloaded the file from imzdl….
Mustafa Ahmed says
Mustafa Ahmed 47 says
Can I downgrade to 5.1.1 from 6.0b1??? I am confused!
Yakir Havin says
how did you activate the iphone after installing?
Caleb Bestvater says
Where is the best place to download an iOS 6 ipsw? I have one from iMZDL off of piratebay, hesitant to use it though.
Hilal Mohideen says
could you provide me the link you used to download the iOS 6 Beta version pls?
Thanx a bunch….
Someone should send me an email for the download link. email@example.com
does anyone know if this bug can be fixed?
yes you can because apple is still signing ios 5.1.1
Nick Murray says
just a question, when beta 2 comes out, do it automatically update the phone? so will that mean if they fix it in beta 2, i’ll have to restore?
am i able to restore any of my content after this or do i have to start over?
can someone send me a link for the download plz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ethan Houston says
I tried the new iOS 6 beta 1 on my 4S (non-jailbroken) 32GB and it worked flawlessly! the update was very easy on my Mac and besides the pressing the option key before clicking “update” and then using the beta ipsw file on my computer, it worked exactly the same as if you were updating normally. iOS 6 is amazing! And I did not experience any bugs except one when I first attempted to use turn-by-turn navigation, the app crashed and I had to reopen it and try again but the second time it worked flawlessly! The passbook app does not work yet. It will open but just has three different icons of the different types of passes/tickets it will work with and brief description of each but other than that it is non-functional.
My question is, if they do not fix the loophole, and we update through all the betas, can we eventually update to the final public release when it comes out in the fall as usual?
You can downgrade back to 5.1.1 after the beta update – I did it and it worked perfectly!
Peixoto Bio says
If you really wanna find it, you will, bro. It was not hard for me. You can do it.
i am getting firmware not compatible message , i am using Iphone 4 GSM (factory unlocked ) i have downloaded iphone3,1_6.0_10A5316K_restore , anyone have any Idea ….
plz reply frnds
i am getting firmware not compatible message , i am using Iphone 4 GSM
(factory unlocked ) i have downloaded iphone3,1_6.0_10A5316K_restore ,
anyone have any Idea ….
It saying that the firmware is not compatible I have an ipod touch 4g I have done all the steps PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!
the .zip file has to be unziped and not renamed to .ipsw
unzip the .zip file not rename it to .ipsw
I heard that some where, when you google imzdl, it shows you ios 6.
When i asked siri , where do i download ios 6 beta for free?
It said : google imzdl.
I said : thanks.
what if i buy a new ipad and unbox it and register it and it has a fresh ios 5.1.1 can i just dowload the ios 6.0 just to get ios 6 because i dont need to refresh to 5.1.1 because i bought one and havent jailbreak it and i havent got any app So can i do that or not
make sure it is a good .ipsw file. Make sure you have a non-jailbroken device running the latest iOS 5.1.1. Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes 10.6.3. If this is all good then there may be a problem with the fact that it is a unlocked phone even though it is factory unlocked and the ipsw file for the GSM iPhone 4 you have was more than likely intended for a locked phone.
aPpLe LoVeR. says
Make sure you downloaded the right firmware for your device should be iphone4,1_6.0_…. And when you download it unzip the zip folder and there should be an .ipsw file in that. That is the one you need to update too.
aPpLe LoVeR says
Before you restore to iOS 5.1.1 back up your device, then once restored set up as new device and don’t download anything, make sure the device activates, the update to iOS 6 and once completed right mouse click you devices name in iTunes and click restore from backup which will put everything back on your device such as apps, contacts, music ect.
aPpLe LoVeR says
Just connect your iOS 6 device into iTunes and hit restore and it will download iOS 5.1.1 again.
Go to iMZDL’s website… pretty much iMZDL with a period and com after it
How did you do it ?
does your iPod have to be clean or can u have installed apps and music on it
Yes you can
everything seemed to work but when it went to activate it said your devicde has not had its udid registered and now im stuck…. help
where to download ios 6 from?
Joe Alhallak says
If anybody wants a download link email me and I will reply to him with a download link and steps to downgrade from ios 6 to 5.1.1 my email is email@example.com
My 4s said error -1 right at the last second it almost finished installing :(
Shalever English says
Did it. Works fine on iTouch 4 so far.
I pressed restore…. I’m stuck at the activation thing, because it stood that I’m not an developer… WHAT DO I DO? PLIS FAST