iOS 5 Exploit — Bypassing UDID Registration on iPhone

Jun 8, 2011 by

iOS 5Apple is smart enough to have iOS detect whether you can actually use a beta firmware by running a  check to see if your device’s UDID (Universal Device IDentifier) is registered with an iOS developer account. If not registered, your device will become an expensive brick until you downgrade to a lower version or wait until the firmware is out of beta. However a few users have found it extremely easy to bypass this and use iOS 5 normally.

NOTE: THIS ONLY WORKS ON THE IPHONE AS IPAD AND IPOD DO NOT HAVE AN EMERGENCY CALL FEATURE.

WARNING: PERFORM THE FOLLOWING AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE CAN NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES ATTRIBUTED TO USE OF THIS TECHNIQUE. WE DO NOT ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO THIS AS IT REQUIRES UNAUTHORIZED IPSWS. TECHSPHERIA DOES NOT CONDONE OR RECOMMEND PIRACY.

Steps

  1. Double-press the home button, activating VoiceOver.
  2. Double-press the home button again, to show Emergency Call.
  3. Press Emergency Call and while it is switching, swipe from the top with three fingers.
  4. Notification Center will appear. Press the weather widget, this will take you to the weather application.
  5. Once in the weather app, press the home button and you will be taken to the SpringBoard.

You have now bypassed activation and may enjoy iOS 5!

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  • Kevin Olson

    This method is garbage, I tried it and the the phone part did not work, then it was hell trying to downgrade to get back to a good place.  I ended up buying a dev account. I have some dev spots left if any one wants to register their device and try ios 5.  $7 iosdevaccess at gmail dot com