Past few weeks, we saw Apple coming up with its latest software upgrade, iOS 6.0.1 firmware. This was for various iDevices including iPhone 5, 4S, 4, 3GS, iPad and the iPod (touch).

How to Install iOS 6.1 Beta

For the developers, it had launched the iOS 6.1 Beta 4 version. While the users would have to be content with 6.0.1, developers can take a shot at 6.1 and check out the functionality of its cool features.

Apparently not every one can try it since you would need to have a UDID. This is generally associated with your Apple Developer Account. However, there is no need to worry since there is a maneuver from UnlockBoot which can allow you to bypass this issue. We have summarized the steps below; Now you would be able to install it on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch without needing a developer account.

iOS 6.1 beta 4 Installation Guide

Step 1:Download iOS 6.1 Beta firmware from our download section.

Step 2:Get the iTunes 10.7 (latest version).

Step 3:Now you would need to initiate iTunes in order to get to the downloaded firmware.

Step 4: As per the computer that you have, connect the iDevice to it. Once you have done this, proceed to the restoration task. Now, Hold “Shift” (For PC) or “Option” (for Mac) and click “Restore”.

Step 5: After having followed the aforementioned tasks, go for the file that you had already downloaded (iOS 6.1 IPSW). Now the iTunes would complete the restoration task.

Step 6: If all the steps that have mentioned above have been performed correctly, an activation screen would appear.

Unlocking the iOS 6.1 Beta Device

After the steps that we have described above have been completed, you can go to the upgrade task. In this scenario, we recommend you CHEAPEST factory unlock options which are performed with the help of your IMEI number. We previously wrote an article about iOS 6.1 / 6.0.1 unlock info and baseband status.

Unlock iOS 6.1
Factory Unlock iOS 6.1 iPhone 4, 4S, 5

The good thing about this unlock is that there is no problem with the upgrades that would follow. Once you have this, no problem would be there when you update to iOS 6.0.2 or other versions. This works really well since your IMEI is listed as factory unlocked in the Apple directory. So the actual beauty is that when the next beta version is launched, you wouldn’t need to have the developer account as we have described earlier. Isn’t that great? Tell us in the comments below.

  • Armand

    It isn’t works in Iphone 4.

  • Thomas

    It isn’t works. I have to buy the Developer activition for 99$, because i load up to my iphone the ios 6.1 beta 1. So i cant do anything with my iPhone.

  • Aurélie-Frédéric Ouidah Leila-

    i phone 4 S 6.1b1 ou 6.1b2 activer gratuits idev ic manip
    comme DFU ocrent noir et rallumer normalement ACTIVER 100%

  • Franz Voglhofer

    Hi Thomas
    Have you found any alternative solution ?? Or have you bought the developer activation ??
    I have the same problem now…

  • Hackzz

    to update to ios 6.1 beta 1 you go to itunes push shift and click check for update and select firmware (6.1 beta 1) and wala.

  • cahern7

    No. no. no. no. Unlocking a phone has NOTHING to do with activating developer builds. NOTHING.

  • Stefon

    Always hold shift and click update if you trying step up to a newer version. Restoring is a different story.

  • Goon

    The correct for up 6.1 beta4
    Hold Shift > Cheack update and wait Less than 5 minute > finish ^.^

  • Frank Gravel

    Registred UUID as dev account and SIM Unlock isn’t the same thing, and for this beta 5 you don’t need to be developper or to have a registred UUID, forget about step 7!

  • Frank Gravel

    Put iPhone in DFU restore latest firmware with iTunes (Shift + restore). It’s late but if this can help someone.

  • Joe

    Alright guys, here how you’re supposed to do it correctly. Make sure you get that ipsw file and place it somewhere you’ll find it (obviously). Now, load up iTunes, connect your iDevice and perform a back up. What you’re going to do next is hold “shift” (pc) “option” (mac) and click ****”update”**** NOT “restore”. Update worked for me when I went from iOS 6.0.2 to iOS 6.1 beta 4. I did get locked out today as the beta expired and I received no update for beta 5, but I’m going to just perform the same task. Now, if you do get stuck and this doesn’t work, as someone has said, just put the iDevice in DFU mode and you’ll be able to restore to your most previous back up. But like I said, clicking “update” instead of “restore” should work just fine. Click “restore” will only work if you had your udid activated by someone with a dev account or online somewhere on one of those websites.

  • Beck

    Shift(button) on RESTORE(in iTunes) and works:P

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    013352007621964 my iphone 5 unlock

  • nickatfi

    Click update while holding Shift and install beta as normal update. No subscription is needed.