iOS 7 Download links – Mega
Yesterday at the unveiling of the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5S phones by Apple it was revealed that the iOS 7 will be officilly released on September 18.
However, just like the previous beta versions of iOS 7, it is possible for non-developers (i.e. iPhone users who do not have a developer account or a registered UDID) to bypass UDID verification and install iOS 7 golden master (GM) that was seeded yesterday.
So if you are anxious and cannot wait until next week then here is the procedure to install iOS 7 Golden Master on your device right now courtesy thanks to LifeHacker who posted the download links for iOS 7.
(Courtesy of the guys at iPhoneHacks)
1. Even though its iOS 7 Gold Master, the public release is likely to be the same build number, and the risks associated with installing the beta version are reduced, please proceed with caution.
2. The process involves restoring your device, so it can be a time consuming process.
3. Apple could clamp down on this and prevent non-developers from using iOS 7 GM.
4. Since the build number of iOS 7 GM and the final iOS 7 version will be the same, you won’t get an OTA update to install the final version of iOS 7 when it is released next week. You will have to follow the same process to install it when iOS 7 is released next week.
5. You will not be able use your device with iTunes until Apple releases iTunes 11.1 or you install iTunes 11.1 beta (which is available only for Mac currently).
So, I assume you have read and understood everything stated above. The iPhoneMonk will not be responsible for any problems experienced while using the download links below:
Before you use these links, it is advisable to backup your iPhone using iTunes or iCloud.
These files are in dmg and are hosted on Mega, look for the download link which suits your device and download.
Extract the .ipsw file from the dmg file. If you’re on a Mac, double click on the file to mount the dmg file. You will see the new mount under Devices in the Finder app, which has the .ipsw file. If you’re on Windows, you will need to use tools like 7-Zip to do this, and will need to open the .hfs inside the .dmg as well. Copy the .ipsw file to your Desktop.
Now open iTunes and connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your computer.
Hold down on the option key (Mac) or the shift key (Windows) and click on the Restore iPhone/iPad/iPod touch… button in the Summary tab.
Browse to the .ipsw file and select it and wait for the update to finish.
If necessary, restore your device from the previous backup and sync with iTunes.
That’s it. You should have an iOS device running iOS 7 (iOS 7 GM technically speaking). LifeHacker confirms that they’ve been able to install iOS 7 on a number of devices using these steps.
Please don’t forget to let us how it goes.