After previewing it at last week's WWDC, Apple has released the iOS 5 beta for those who have an Apple developer account. If you are one of those folks who have upgraded to the said version of the iOS, including those who doesn't have a developer account, then you might want to know that the iOS 5 beta 1 has an expiration date.
Famed jailbreak developer iH8sn0w made a tweet that stated that the iOS 5 beta 1 will expire in the 4th of August. So what does this mean? This means that when the said date comes, the device will be locked out by the firmware. There is no way to reverse or stop the process because your device will be locked out at boot level. And as of now, there is no iOS 5 boot-level exploit.
So what can you do? Well you can downgrade to your previous firmware version but of course that is only possible if you had locally saved your SHSH blobs from your previous firmware. But if you somehow didn't, then don't fret because Apple won't be locking out those who have registered developer accounts so they will most likely release beta 2 a couple of weeks before the expiration date.
So if you have no developer account and didn't save your SHSH blobs, then your only choice is to proceed to upgrade to iOS 5 beta 2. Granted of course, someone somehow makes it possible to upgrade beta 2 even without a developer account.
So make sure that by the time the iOS 5 beta 2 is released, see to it that you upgrade or downgrade to your previous firmware. Otherwise, then August 4th comes and you are still running beta 1, then your device will be locked out until iOS 5 officially launches.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback