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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    All beta's are time delay it is standard practice
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    I purchased a Dev slot. I'm worried that my phone will get bricked by Apple. I'd like to downgrade my software just to avoid any potential problems. I've also been having serious problems today with Beta 5 ver 5, too.


    Is it really possible to downgrade once a Beta is installed??. I did try it at one point but couldnt downgrade iTunes and therefore couldnt downgrade my iphone.

    Thanks
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    I went from 5 to 4.2.6, so yes, it is possible.
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    Care to elaborate? Did you have to downgrade iTunes? I tried once after installing Beta 2 but couldnt. Beta 5.5 is really bad for me. Every app force closes after about a minute. I'd be OK going back to "stock"

    PM me if it would be better not to sidetrack this thread. I'd appreciate it. I've got to do something tomorrow
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    I can try to elaborate lol. It took me several hours of trial and error with other peoples different methods of downgrading before I got one to stick so to be honest I'm not sure what the key was.

    I made the most progress with this:

    However I used 4.2.6 because redsnow didn't want to recognize 4.2.8 (I had read somewhere that 4.2.6 was a significant update not just a couple patches so there was something different about it, not sure if that's true but it worked for me). I also didn't have my own SHSH or blobs pre-saved, just what TU had pulled after 5.0beta had already been loaded and I was trying to downgrade. I had tried loading 4.2.6 through redsnow and iTunes several times with no luck so it's possible one has to happen before the other or I was just not getting it into DFU mode correctly.

    I did the downgrade with iTunes 10.5.0.28. If I remember correctly the pre 10.5 versions didn't want to have anything to do with my iPhone running iOS5. I have since tried to upgrade to 4.2.8 and 4.2.10 and have not been able to with iTunes 10.5 but I have not tried with previous versions.

    I should mention that when I started having problems with my iPhone I went to Verizon and swapped my BB Storm back into service. I have NOT had a chance to go back to a Verizon store and get it re-activated. I have tried through their website but it won't let me activate it online. The phone seems to function fine minus cell service. It connects to my wireless network, pushes email and facebook, works as an iPod, etc. I have had to uninstall and reinstall my 3rd party apps but that may or may not be a side effect to downgrading/restoring not specifically an iOS5 downgrade issue. I plan to try and get it back on Verizon tomorrow so I've still got my fingers crossed until it's 100%.

    All in all it's been a hassle but hey that's why it's a beta, part of the fun is being the guinea pig lol.

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