Apple recently announced iOS 7 and many users have cheered up since then as Apple answered many prayers of their fans and improved themselves as well while doing it. And, like a tradition, there are many enthusiasts who want to get their hands on the beta versions of the latest and greatest (this time it is actually the greatest) iOS to which Apple grants access only to registered developer account holders which costs 99$ annually. But since Apple stopped all softwares from accessing UDIDs since iOS 6.1, beta version can be installed by anyone fairly easily now.
Note: This method works for all the iDevices that are compatible with iOS 7 - iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod 5th generation, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 and iPad Mini.
Lets have a look at how to do this.
Step 1: Connect your compatible iPhone or iPod to your computer. Open iTunes and using that backup your information.
Note: Use Windows' Contacts folder to get hold of your synced Contacts and make a copy of your photos and videos as you will have to loose them to get iOS 7 beta.
Step 2: Download the latest possible iOS 6 (iOS 6.1.4 for iPhone 5 and iOS 6.1.3 for rest) IPSW from here.
Step 3: In iTunes, click on your iDevice and in the Summary page, click on Restore iPhone... option while holding Shift key (Alt key if you are on Mac). This will open a browse window using which browse to the IPSW downloaded in Step 2 and click on Restore.
Step 4: After the update, set it up as a new device and go to the home screen of your device after going through the various activation steps.
Step 5: Download the respective iOS 7 Beta file (windows users can click here to know how to access .dmg files) for your iDevice from one of the following links.
Update [26.06.2013] - The links have been updated to iOS 7 Beta 2 download links and iPad links have been added to the list as well. Also, all the links have been updated to .IPSW file links.
Update [09.07.2013] - The links have been updated to iOS 7 Beta 3 download links.
Update [30.07.2013] - The links have been updated to iOS 7 Beta 4 download links.
Update [07.08.2013] - The links have been updated to iOS 7 Beta 5 download links.
Update [17.08.2013] - The links have been updated to iOS 7 Beta 6 download links.
Update [11.09.2013] - The links have been updated to iOS 7 GM Seed links.
- iPhone 5 (Model A1428)
- iPhone 5 (Model A1429)
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 4 GSM (Rev A - 8GB)
- iPhone 4 GSM
- iPhone 4 CDMA
- iPad 4 (Model A 1458)
- iPad 4 (Model A 1459)
- iPad 4 (Model A 1460)
- iPad 3 (Wi-Fi only)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (GSM)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (CDMA)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular (GSM)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular (CDMA)
- iPad Mini Wifi only (Model A 1432)
- iPad Mini Wifi + Cellular (GSM - Model A 1454)
- iPad Mini Wifi + Cellular (CDMA - Model A 1455)
- iPod Touch 5th Generation
Step 6: Now again click on your iDevice in iTunes and click on Check for update button while holding Shift (Alt key if you are on Mac) key down in the Summary page.
Now just let it roll. As soon as the process is done, you will have iOS 7 Beta installed and working on your iDevice. Please note that this is a pre-release version and only a beta. So it is not for the faint of hearts and you should go ahead with this process at your own risk as this is still prone to random freezes and restarts.
Since the steps after doing the clean install, i.e. after step 3, can be confusing for many people, a video tutorial video has been upload to our channel. Please have a look in order to get rid of any confusion what so ever.