The sixth iteration of the iOS 7 Beta for developers has been just rolled out by Apple via its iOS Developer Program.
According to the company’s release pattern, iOS 7 Beta 6 was expected to be released sometime later in the third week of August. But contradicting the expectations, it has been released just a week after the release of iOS 7 Beta 5.
It is expected that the iOS 7 Gold Master (GM) for developer testing would be released around September 5 and the final iOS 7 would be released on September 10th.
The iOS 7 Beta 6 (Build 11A4449d) is available for download as a 13.5 MB OTA update for iPhone 5. Here is a step by step guide to install the update.
Latest version of iTunes on your system.
Back up your data on your device via iCloud or iTunes to your PC or MAC to avoid loss of while updating.
Verify your UDID is registered with IMZDL or via iTunes
iOS 7 beta 5 running on your device
Copy/paste the URL: “developer.apple.com/programs/ios/” into your browser to sign up for the iOS Developer Program via iOS Dev Center.
After activating the program, go to developer.apple.com/devcenter/ios/index.action and sign in with your registered Apple ID.
After successfully signing in, find and register your device’s UDID on the developer website. You can find your UDID by connecting it to iTunes and click on serial number after selecting it.
Now chose iOS 7 SDK Beta on the developer website and download the update from the link provided. Now download the IPSW file meant for your device.
The downloaded file would be in .dmg format. If you are using a MAC, then extract the .IPSW from the .dmg file locally or if running Windows, then you would require a program like 7Zip.
After extracting the .IPSW file, you can easily update your device to the latest firmware via iTunes. Back up your data before updating.
Connect your device to computer by holding Shift key in Windows or Alt key in OS X and then click Restore. Now, select the .IPSW file that you extracted in Step 5 via iTunes
Wait for a few minutes while iTunes completes the restore process and your device is all set to run iOS 7 Beta 6.