October 5, 2011
One week from today, Apple will finally release iOS 5 to the public, after seven betas and one GM version were made available to developers. However, if you really, really want to begin using the next OS now and aren’t a developer, we’ve got some news for you. For the first time, Apple is releasing an iOS 5 beta that doesn’t require a registered UDID. In other words, non-developers are able to install iOS 5 GM on their iPhone/iPod touch or iPad without a problem. To do so, you’ll also need to install iTunes beta 9 (which you can find online, like here), then download a copy of the iOS 5 firmware (which someone told us you can find here). Then, you can simply plug your iPhone or iPad to iTunes, and restore by holding option (or shift), and hitting restore and select the appropriate firmware. Disclaimer: Of course, we do not encourage you to do that, as it's wrong and against Apple's rules. Also, if you damage your device in any way or if something very nasty happens to you, it's not our fault. However, this GM should be the exact same version Apple will release next week so... enjoy!