Apple on Wednesday released the 7th beta version of Apple iOS 5. The new build is available as a 70.9 MB over-the-air (OTA) update for developers at the iOS developer site. The new version brings some stability improvements and bug fixes and is the 4th version of Apple’s beta software to be delivered over-the-air to devices, a new feature that Apple noted at WWDC as part of its new ‘post-pc’ strategy. In addition to iOS 5 beta 6, Apple has also released Xcode 4.2 beta 7, iTunes 10.5 beta 7, Safari 5.1.1 and Apple TV beta 6. A couple of weeks ago Apple has released iOS 5 beta 6th version.
How-To-Install iOS 5 Beta 7:
This beta can be obtained either as OTA (over the air) update oror as a full image through the Apple developer portal website. For OTA update, you must first erase all content and settings on your device by choosing Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. Make sure that you have a full backup of the entire data, as the process will erase everything on your device. You can then update OTA on any device running iOS 5 beta 3 and newer by visiting Settings>General>Software Update. You might be able to get the update, without erasing all settings though, so it would be worth to give a try before you erase everything.
Note that Apple requires that you have a developer account and a device registered on the site in order to download and install iOS 5 beta versions. If you choose to update through iTunes, you should back up your device using iTunes 10.5 beta 5 first, then update, then restore your device to your backup using iTunes 10.5 Beta 6 or your iCloud backup.
In its change log, Apple has stated that you should remove your passcode previous to performing the update. Otherwise, iMessage may be turned off after the completion of the upgrade process.
>> If you are going to restore an iPhone 3GS or iPod touch 3g from Beta 6 to Beta 7 using iTunes, you will have to set the device to DFU mode. To enter DFU mode you will have to:
Connect the device to USB on your Mac –> Turn the device off –> Launch iTunes on your Mac –> Hold down the Home and Power buttons for 10 seconds –> Leave the Power button and continue holding the Home button –> hold the Home button for 13 seconds or until the device shows up in iTunes.
>> The iTunes 10.5 beta 7 cannot sync devices that have the beta 6 software installed. To fix this problem, perform the following instructions:
Sync any devices that have iTunes 10.1 beta 6 installed –> Upgrade iTunes to the version that comes with beta 7 –> Connect the device and install the beta 7 software –> (You might see a failure to sync error when you first connect the device) –> the beta 7 installation finishes –> Now restore from the backup. Done. Note that iTunes 10.5 beta 7 is not compatible with previous releases of iOS.
The IPSW is available through the iOS Dev Center as an IPSW file labelled 9A5313E. If you can’t pull the new build from any source, here we are providing direct download links of iOS 5 beta 7, iTunes 10.5 beta 7 for all the iDevices mentioned above.
iTunes 10.5 Beta 7 Download Links
iOS 5 Beta 6 Direct Download DMG Links
# iOS 5 Beta 7 For iPad Wi-Fi + GSM [IPSW Mirror Link]
# iOS 5 Beta 7 For iPad 2 Wi-Fi [Mirror]
# iOS 5 Beta 7 For iPad 2 Wi-Fi + GSM [IPSW Mirror Link]
# iOS 5 Beta 7 For iPad Wi-Fi + CDMA [IPSW Mirror Link]
# iOS 5 Beta 7 For iPhone 4 GSM [IPSW Mirror]
# iOS 5 Beta 7 For iPhone 4 CDMA [IPSW Mirror Link]
# iOS 5 Beta 7 For iPhone 3GS [IPSW Mirror Link]
# iOS 5 Beta 7 For iPod touch 4th gen [IPSW Mirror Link]
# iOS 5 Beta 7 For iPod touch 3rd gen [IPSW Mirror Link]
# iOS 5 Beta 6 IPSW For Apple TV