Apple has begun to crack down on developers selling their unused IOS 5 beta slots.

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    AppleInsider has reported that apple is beginning to crack down on developers who sell their unused iOS 5 beta slots to non developers. Apple has begun closing down developer accounts who have been identified as selling their device slots. Apple has also flagged UDID's associated with a developer account found in violation. Making the device running the beta unusable.

    Once apple locks your device the phone will entering initial setup mode asking you to connect to a WiFi network. Nothing more happens after that the report said.

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    Wow thanks for this info darkstar. Now I'm really wondering what the people who bought slots will do. I feel sorry for them. Ouch
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    No problem man. When I read this it made me think of the people on this forum who downloaded iOS 5 beta. I hope none of them get affected.

    I feel bad for those who paid as well. Maybe this won't affect too many people.
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    Yeah. I can already see the post from the them. "oh I'm on ios5 beta and my phone just went blank on me told me to reinstall." Now I have somewhere to point them to
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    Yep I've already saved this URL so I can just direct them to this thread lol!
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    How do you save it
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    Tap the thread subject and it'll open the website version of the thread. Then hit the arrow icon at the bottom right and open it in safari. Then I just save the URL in evernote.
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    Is there a easier way to do it. Do I have to open evernote every time I want to save something
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    Well you can just use the stock note application. It'd be a lot quicker lol. I can't think of an easier way. It'd be neat to have a clipboard, or a note tab in this app for that purpose :D.
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    Yep, took me several hours of mixing and matching several different processes for downgrading and jailbraking before I got 4.2.6 loaded back on and my iPhone up and running again. It spent most of the day either stuck in a recovery loop or asking to be activated with no luck. Sure was painful to have to resort to using my BB Storm all day lol. I liked ios5 though. The small changes that I noticed were definitely for the better.
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    So apple terminated your iOS 5 beta?
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    I may have been running beta 1 which I read was set to expire august 4th anyway (not sure if that is actually true...not even sure what beta I was running but I think it was 1 lol). All I know is I checked my phone to set my alarm last night and it said "slide to setup your iPhone" and when I tried to reload ios5 it said it had expired. iTunes wouldn't load any versions of 4 or 5 I could find. Pain in the butt to get it back up. I don't even know what a blob is but I think I dropped the ball on that one big time. It's called getting in over my head haha.
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    I can't confirm or deny that apple actually did anything to disrupt my phone, just that it conveniently stopped working at the right time.
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    Well that sure is rough. Looks like this might be a big problem soon.
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    Luckily I didn't buy my slot. I'm good friends with a Dev so he let me use one of his to try it out. I don't see why apple would have a problem with that. After all you do get 100 devices. How many people are going to be testing iOS 5 on 100 of thier own devices?

    As for selling beta slots, I'm surprised apple hasn't done anything about it sooner...

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