How To Install iOS 5 Beta 4 On iPhone, iPad, iPod touch without Developers Account

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It has only been two days since Apple released iOS 5 beta 4 for developers. The previous iOS 5 betas that were released were all installed by non-developers without having a UDID registration. Readers are incessantly asking us here and on our Facebook page on how to install iOS 5 beta 4 without a Developers Account. So that's what we are going to show you here, how to install iOS 5 beta 4 on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch without needing a developers account that costs $99 per year.

For those who are looking for UDID activations on the internet, it is our sincere advice that you do not fall for online scams that take your money on giving you a UDID activation but never reply back. On the other hand, you can try our luck with us as we have been offering free UDID activations for iOS 5 beta testing. If you're lucky, you might as well get one. Those who can't wait for UDID activations, follow this tutorial in order to install iOS 5 beta 4 without a developers account.

Install iOS 5 beta 4 on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch without Developers Account:

Step 1: Download iOS 5 beta 4 ipsw for your iOS device and also download iTunes 10.5 beta 4 so that your device is able to be synchronized.

Step 2: Restore your device to iOS 5 beta 4 but don't set it up. Before you do that, it is imperative that you jailbreak it. Follow this guide to jailbreak iOS 5 beta 4 on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Keep in mind that this won't work on iPad 2. After jailbreak is done, boot the device tethered.

Step 3: Now you need to go in to the filesystem of your iDevice so that you delete a key and a string. Download i-Funbox for Windows or iPhone Explorer for Mac to navigate into the filesystem.

Step 4: Run the software and follow this path: filesystem/library/coreservices/systemversion.plist. Upon locating this .plist file, Right click on systemversion.plist and then open it in notepad. This is what you have to remove: <key>ReleaseType</key> <string>beta</string>. Remove this key and string and then save it.

Step 5: Now reboot your device. Since its jailbroken, you'll obviously have to boot it tethered. Your device will now work perfectly fine on iOS 5 beta 4 without requiring a UDID registration. Those using iPhone will also be able to access cellular services.

*Note: Software unlocked iPhone users should stay away from stock firmware at all costs as you will lose your unlock. Factory unlock or carrier locked iPhones users can try this out without any worries.

If you face any difficulties in any part of this procedure, don't hesitate to ask us for help commenting here or tweeting us.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carlos.rojo Carlos Rojo

    do I have to JB the phone? can’t it be done without the jailbreak? what happened to the voiceover hack?

    • http://www.iphoneism.com Lota Man

      No longer works. You need jailbreak.
      Sent from my BlackBerry® Smartphone provided by Ufone

      • Kelvin Kong

        Is there a solution to the “could not connect to activation server” during the setup?

        • Plastilina_ve

          That’s when you need to close iTunes and Jailbreak!

        • Plastilina_ve

          That’s when you need to close iTunes and Jailbreak!

    • Mase

      i did the voice over on accident(wasnt thinking) now its doing nothing but showing the apple logo..i can still press buttons but its not showing anything..how do i get out of this PLEASE HELP!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594100088 Bruno Melim

    Just done as above and managed to get it loaded on my iPhone 4 etc… one thing I noticed is that I can’t now launch Mail or Safari…. :( any ideas?

    Many Thanks in Advance

    • http://www.iphoneism.com Lota Man

      Boot tethered.
      Sent from my BlackBerry® Smartphone provided by Ufone

    • pwner

      same problem

    • pwner

      same problem

  • pwner

    Thanks !! iphone works like a charm on iOS 5

    • pwner

      except i just realized that cydia won’t open… any ideas ?

  • Bandysguy2008

    Installed and thus far works perfectly on my Iphone

  • Rhys

    Guys, if you can’t open Safari, mail, cydia or any other apps it means you have NOT boot tethered, open redsn0w, uncheck cydia and check “Boot Tethered”. Follow the steps, enjoy iOS 5.

  • Lucas

    Works just fine…. Thanksss

  • n1c092

    i have two problems…
    1 – i’m not able to deletethe key and the string..
    2 i don’t have understand exatly what i have to delete… all the bolded words in this post or what?? plez help mee!!

  • n1c092

    i have two problems…
    1 – i’m not able to deletethe key and the string..
    2 i don’t have understand exatly what i have to delete… all the bolded words in this post or what?? plez help mee!!

    • n1c092

      i have windows vista 32 bit

    • n1c092

      i have windows vista 32 bit

  • Kumarea

    I have a problem after updated iOS 5 beta 4 on my 3GS. It stop playing YouTube video and itune preview. I don’t know what is happen. I am jail broken. Does any one has same problems???

  • Jaeger101

    I haven’t put ios5 on my ip4 since beta 2 and it wasnt able to sync with iTunes so I couldn’t put any apps or music to my device did anyone have the same probllem when the havtivated beta 2. And do u kno if it was solved with this beta version. Thanks In advanced

  • Theguyser

    i can’y sync to itunes
    ….. hep me

  • Theguyser

    i can’y sync to itunes
    ….. hep me

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583622707 Jack Charles Smith

    Is this tethered or untethered?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583622707 Jack Charles Smith

    Is this tethered or untethered?

    • http://www.iphoneism.com Lota Man

      Untethered.

      • Chaeos

        *Tethered

  • Ja1rpez

    how do i delete the key string it keeps coming back

    • Ja1rpez

      nevermind got it

    • Ja1rpez

      nevermind got it

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sergio-Puga/100000125094411 Sergio Puga

        hey can you tell me how you fixed your this problem

  • Ad

    Howdy all., I have made a stupid mistake by setting it up before JailBreaking it…. Is it reversible? or How to fix it? Please help!!!

    • http://www.iphoneism.com Lota Man

      Simply restore your device using the iOS 5 beta 4 ipsw again.

  • Ad

    cydia would allow me to add source nor search. it crashes when i do so… does anyone know how to resolve this? i’ve renstalled cydia using redsn0w but still can’t make it work…

    • http://www.iphoneism.com Lota Man

      Re-run the jailbreak.

  • Targavisionary1

    i have a problem with step 2 and 3, i jailbreaked it how they said it in the guide, and then a also booted it but everytime i finish all the steps i just come back to the ios5 starting screen where it tells me to set up the iphone.
    then i tried step 3 anyways, i downloadet ifunbox, found the file and deleted ReleaseType beta. but everytime i oped this file ReleaseType beta is there again. :( please need help because i need my iphone 4 back!

    • Targavisionary1

      if ios 5 doesn’t work i wouldn’t mind, I’m totally fine with a restore to the old 4.3 software, just need to make it work quick :/

    • http://www.iphoneism.com Lota Man

      Save file to your desktop first. Then delete the key and string. Then copy the file back in the source.

  • JJ

    Hi! I tried this out and then realized that I couldnt downgrade back to 4.3.3 or 4.3.5… Kept on getting “error 1″ Read somewhere this may be because the baseband is different? I would like to know how to go back.. If anyone has an idea how to fix this… please email me at info at jonathanjames dot ca

  • JJ

    Hi! I tried this out and then realized that I couldnt downgrade back to 4.3.3 or 4.3.5… Kept on getting “error 1″ Read somewhere this may be because the baseband is different? I would like to know how to go back.. If anyone has an idea how to fix this… please email me at info at jonathanjames dot ca

  • Mase

    i did the voice over on accident(wasnt thinking) now its doing nothing but showing the apple logo..i can still press buttons but its not showing anything..how do i get out of this PLEASE HELP!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002006672985 Billy Torres

      Hold down the home and Power buttons until it turns off. Then turn it back on and you are good

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002006672985 Billy Torres

      Hold down the home and Power buttons until it turns off. Then turn it back on and you are good

  • Rahul_roy_9982

    Hi,
    I have factory unlocked iPhone 4 from canada. NO Carrier lock.
    Can I install ios 5 beta 4 on my iPhone?
    Do I need to jailbreak ios 5 beta 4 after install?

    What is Software unlocked iPhone?
    Please explain.

    • http://www.iphoneism.com Lota Man

      You can install iOS 5 beta 4 easily.

    • http://www.iphoneism.com Lota Man

      You can install iOS 5 beta 4 easily.

    • http://www.iphoneism.com Lota Man

      You can install iOS 5 beta 4 easily.

  • Rosh

    Hi,
    I cannot open the systemversion.plist file.. cant right click or anything. please help!!!!

  • Rosh

    Hi,
    I cannot open the systemversion.plist file.. cant right click or anything. please help!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001619257336 Hongrany Den

    hi

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001619257336 Hongrany Den

    hi
    Can anyone help me? Im using ipad 2 now im restore to ios 5 beta 2 i can not bypass it ? can anyone help?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001619257336 Hongrany Den

    hi
    Can anyone help me? Im using ipad 2 now im restore to ios 5 beta 2 i can not bypass it ? can anyone help?

  • salinger02

    doesn’t step 2 require UDID activation? i have a jailbroken iphone but i can’t achieve step 2 – it says my device “is not eligible for this build.” do i have to start with beta 1 and build up?

    • salinger02

      Tried jailbreaking iOS5 beta, but didn’t work – redsn0w reached the end of the process, but the phone ran into errors at the DOS-style command line, and then went into recovery mode. any tips?

    • salinger02

      Tried jailbreaking iOS5 beta, but didn’t work – redsn0w reached the end of the process, but the phone ran into errors at the DOS-style command line, and then went into recovery mode. any tips?

    • Scbxmavricks

      did u have to buil up?

  • Sam Shapiro

    correction:

    filesystem/library/coreservices/systemversion.plist

    is incorrect. the correct path is:

    /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist

  • Jjlowers

    having trouble with step 4. right clicking isn’t working on the file. Any help? what am i doing wrong?

  • mickey

    hi.. i did all the steps mentioned above..now there is no service bar instead of my network..i have a factory unlocked 3gs ….. pls help..

  • Scbxmavricks

    it says not eligible for build????

  • Andrew Lariviere

    Help!IIt’s not working!i did EVERYTHING right but when i went into notepad with systemversion.plist i deleted right part,i rebooted tethered but im at setup screen!

  • Fábio Dall’Oglio da Cunha

    Trying again. I sent a request over a month ago and haven’t heard yet. Hope it works this time.

  • Fábio Dall’Oglio da Cunha

    Trying again. I sent a request over a month ago and haven’t heard yet. Hope it works this time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002072899526 Joe Christian

    i got this working like a charm on my ipod 4G :) can somebody please just confirm that iPhone 4 on verizon will still get service? i want to install it but i need to be sure it works

  • Adam

    I can confirm that this works. I’ve done it repeatedly with betas 4,5,6, and 7 so far.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002072899526 Joe Christian

      thanks man. gonna do this right now

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002072899526 Joe Christian

      im sorry just clarifying. your saying i can use the same process on beta 7?