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How To Activate iOS 5b1 – No UDID Registration Required [Guide]

If you are not an Apple iOS developer, we strongly recommend you to register yourself for Apple's year-long iOS development program to gain exclusive download access to all the iOS builds and betas for $99/year. We do not recommend downloading iOS 5b1 IPSW from any other sources. This information is shared with you only for instructional/educational purposes only.

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Thanks to Mert Erdir, a Turkish developer who was able circumvent the activation procedure without the need to pay $99/yr to Apple by exploiting a security weakness in the new activation screen of the iOS 5. Apparently, Mert Erdir had no other option to get his copy of iOS 5 activated due to lack of funds :D

For those of you who don't know, Apple has implemented a new method of activation in the iOS 5 and only if the activation goes through successfully, you'll be able to use iOS 5 on your iDevice to make calls and send/receive messages. This activation procedure is mandatory.

Note: You will not be able to make calls after performing this hack. This will only help you to show what the iOS 5 is. To get the call functionality as well, you need to do follow the legitimate UDID activation procedure by Apple. This works only with the iPhones as the iPod Touch's & iPad's don't have a calling functionality. You'll need connection to a WIFI network as well.

Steps To Follow:

  1. Triple click the Home button. This will activate the Voice Over.
  2. Triple click the Home button again and Emergency Call will appear.
  3. Click on Emergency Call and, while it’s switching, swipe with your three fingers down.
  4. The Notification Center will appear.
  5. Click on the Weather widget. The Weather app will load.
  6. Click on the Home button to exit to the iPhone’s springboard.
  7. Your iPhone should now be activated on the iOS 5 firmware

Consider that Apple already knows about this and is likely to be closed by Apple in its next beta update for the iOS 5. Please do not ask for any download links here. Jaxov doesn't support software piracy of any kind.

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    Aqimkazama5 years, 3 months ago

    i using 3gs on 06.15.00… on the sudden.. i finish my restore.. after WiFi part.. i cant click next..?? any suggestion??

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      Pramod5 years, 3 months ago

      Does it show any error? Have you followed the steps properly? On which Step are you getting this error?

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    Aqimkazama5 years, 3 months ago

    how it works… cause i try slide down.. nothing come out..??

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    sikvdila5 years, 3 months ago

    I found a lot of sites and this sites offering UDID regitrsation to activate IOS 5 Beta 1. Can I trust this online UDID activations.

    Example: https://sites.google.com/site/registermyudid/

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      Pramod5 years, 3 months ago

      We can give NO guarantee regarding site claiming to give legal UDID registrations. Could be a scam and loose your money as well. Be careful.

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      Steve5 years, 3 months ago

      Hi,
      I was also wondering whether we can trust or not this online UDID activations. I finally decided to try and all is OK (at least with http://www.registermybeta.com )
      I received a confirmation by email within 2 minutes .
      Hope this helps ;)

      S.

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    Eric5 years, 3 months ago

    I’ve heard of that method but, since the ipod touch doesn’t have a calling system u cant do it right?

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      Pramod5 years, 3 months ago

      Yes Eric, your right, just corrected the same. :)