Tuesday, 30 September 2014

How to : Install ios 8 Beta in your iDevice.

Apple has introduced ios 8 at WWDC 2014 keynote address, it includes a number of improvements and many new features like third party keyboards support, interactive notification and widgets in notification center. if you are member of ios Developer program than you can install the beta version of ios 8 on your i-device. Here are some points before starting,
  • You should be the member of Apple's ios developer program(costs $99 a year).
  • You must be careful because it is still in beta hence may contain many bugs.
  • ios 8 beta is compatible with following devices
    • iPhone 4S,iPhone 5S,iPhone 5,iPhone 5C
    • iPad Aid,Retina ipad mini, ipad retina display,ipad 2 and ipad mini
    • 5th Generation Ipod touch
  • Open your ios Dev account
  • open Certificates, identifiers and profile from sidebar
  • Click Device and select + button to add device
  • Enter UDID of your ios device.(find it how?)
  • You will be prompted to review details, click register and finish registration process
Download iOS
  • Open Dev center
  • Select iOS beta tab and download ios 8 beta for your device
  • After downloading extract zip file and extract .ipsw file
  • Use latest version of iTunes store
Install iOS 8 Beta
  • Open iTunes store and connect your device.
  • Select your iOS device from top right and open summary tab.
  • Press Shift(Option in mac) and click update iphone/ipad/ipod touch.
  • Select ipsw file from previous steps and click open.
  • Click OK on prompted box.
  • Once done it will reboot and a Slider will appear with 'Slide to Upgrade tag', proceed.
  • It will again reboot and you will see welcome screen and some instructions will pop up
  • Follow it and you are done!!
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