Have you ever wanted to have the latest Update and Release of the next iOS on your iPhone, iPod or iPad? Now there is a way to get it and it is as easy – and also cheap – as it can be. You might think of questions like “Do I need a developer account?” or “Is it safe to use it and what should I think about?” right? I will tell you how to do it from the very beginning.
Before you start keep in mind that you always should backup your iOS Device first before you start such a experiment like this one [Note by natterstefan: As far as I know it is not possible to downgrade after you installed any iOS Beta Release].
How to activate your iOS Device
First of all you have to activate your iOS Device to get a free copy of the iOS 5 Beta 7 (current version, 06. September 2011) on one of this recommended sites:
Get your free copy of the Beta-Updates
Now visit or stay on iMZDL.com and scroll down and download the latest iTunes Version and also of your iOS Device. Now wait until it is finished and then run the Setup of iTunes and update your old stable copy to the latest Beta one.
How to install a iOS Beta Release
It is pretty easy to install a new Software on your iOS Device and it does not have to be jailbroken to run iOS 5 Beta 7 without any problems or limitations. All you have to do is to start iTunes and hit ‘Restore’ while holding the Shift on your Windows PC. Now select the iOS Beta file you have downloaded before and Confirm the next few Dialogs. Now just sit back and relax while iTunes and your iOS Device do their job.
After your device reboots and you see the screen of your iOS Device again you can set it up as your old device with the latest backup you made before the installation. This will restore all your SMS, Photos, Apps and everything else.
Whats new and is it worth to do it?
I have installed iOS 5 Beta 7 on my iPhone 4 and it is definitely worth it. I uploaded some pics of the update here and you can take a look at it. Tell me what do you think and what do you like most about them. I would not recommend to update it if you are not sure what you are doing but as far as I know [personal opinion] there are not much more Beta updates left until the final Release and it is really stable so far.