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WARNING: iOS 5 Beta 1 Set to Expire on 4th August, 2011

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.

iH8sn0w iOS 5 expiration
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.
iOS 5 Beta 1
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.

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    Ian Fonseca10 years, 2 months ago

    So, I didn’t know about this stuff. and i paid for a guy in ebay to register my udid 2 months ago. now my iphone 4 is blocked. if i become a developer and pay the 99 dolars, i`ll be able to recover or update it and use it normal ?? thx.

      Pramod10 years, 2 months ago

      Well you can now downgrade back to iOS 4.3.5 stock IPSW via iTunes because Apple has already started flagging devices that had been registered unofficially for the iOS 5 beta.

    Jimmy10 years, 4 months ago

    That’s why it is important to save SHSH blobs every single time you upgrade your firmware… :)