All About Smartphones: How To Download & Install iOS 7 Without Developer Account or UDID

Thursday, June 13, 2013

How To Download & Install iOS 7 Without Developer Account or UDID

Apple have done their thing again and its still the talk of the ecosystem.
iOS 7 is still the most beautiful iOS ever made as far as some are concerned and some think otherwise. One thing is that one will not truly appreciate what has been done on the device by John Ive until you use this iOS on your device.

Although, normally you shouldn't be able to download and install iOS 7 on your device without a developer account or UDID, but here we shall show you how to do this without UDID or developer account.

  • iPhone 5, 4S, 4
  • iTunes 11
  • Internet Connection
1. You would lose your jailbreak and wont be able to jailbreak after installing iOS 7
2. Don't update if you depend on Hacktivation of your device. If you do, you won't be able to get into your device.
3. You can downgrade back to your previous iOS when you get tired of iOS 7

1. Download the appropriate IPSW for your device and place on your desktop. (other download links at the end of the post)

2. Plug in your device to the computer and launch iTunes

3. At the summary page, press down your Shift key for Windows computer and Alt key for Mac computers and click on Check for Updates. DON'T click Restore iPhone.

4. Now select your initial downloaded iOS 7 IPSW from your Desktop.

5. iTunes would begin restoring and after its done, you would be in iOS 7, the beautiful and sleek iOS 7 running on your devices.

There it is folks, go and try out the new iOS 7 beta and give us your feedback. If you run into any problem, drop a comment and help would come.

Alternative download link 1 can be found in this post  
Alternative download link 2


  1. how do u go back to 6.1.4 like u stated in the guidelines that u could

    1. Use this link to know how to downgrade

  2. how long does the download onto the phone usually take

    1. I believe it's a function of your Internet connection. For a good connection, it should take between 20-30 minutes.

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  5. If you want the iOS 7 for 100% free, check out and follow the prompts.

    It only takes 10 minutes to install and you don't have to do anything!

    Enjoy guys!

  6. tried it, its looks good but skype and ebay crash!

    1. @Anonymous, I did experience I too on iPhone 4. However I think it's because it's still at the beta stage so th bugs would be there but will be resolved in newer beta versions that would be released

  7. If you want to get a legit version of the iOS 7 Beta goto !

    I got my copy from there for free and it only took me 15 minutes to install, the new icons look pretty nice and the phone just seems to feel a lot smoother.

    Anyway, hope this helps you guys :)

  8. I absolutely cannot get this onto my phone, help! It downloaded properly but i have windows 8 so it asked me how to open the file, I chose itunes and nothing happened. i then proceeded to follow the above steps and put it onto my desk top, but no matter what i try, my itunes is insisting I have the latest update already (ios 6) and doesnt give me any other options. What am I doing wrong?!

    1. You downloaded the IPSW(make sure its not set to open with WinRar as the default program) and saved it on your Desktop, launch itunes, use the shift key and click Update iPhone.
      From the box, select your downloaded IPSW and click OK.
      iTunes would restore to it.

    2. Im not very computer savvy so bare with me for a moment lol.. the IPSW is the new software, right? I think I am just going to uninstall and try it from the beginning.. I mustve screwed something up along the way. Thanks for your help!

    3. Now the download link is no longer functioning :,(
      Guess it isnt meant to be for me!

    4. Check out the alternative link at the bottom of the page.

  9. does this still work??? I don't want to mess up my phone...

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  12. If you want the iOS 7 for 100% free, check out and follow the link ,it will be downloaded in few seconds .The application is user friendly the link is working.install the applications and use it in your iphone .The new icons looking nice and easy to work in the environment.

    iOS Developer

  13. Hi. I have a friend with a developer ID that gave me the file download for iOS 7 beta 2. I have followed all your steps to install it, but every time I press alt, click 'check for updates' and select the ipsw, I get an error message from itunes stating "The iPhone 'Siena's iPhone' could not be updated because the firmware file is not compatible." Any suggestions? Thanks

  14. Hello Siena, please specify your device type (iPhone 4, 4S or 5) so that I can point you to the right download link. Remember there's CDMA and GSM version of iOS 7.

    Also, it could be that your iOS 7 download was incomplete and as such couldn't identify it.

    Finally, make sure the extension of the firmware is ending in ipsw. E.g A10325_iOS7.ipsw

    Give these suggestions a try. However, iOS 7 beta 2 is out and you should considere that as it offer better and richer iOS 7 with Voice memo included. You can read about it here

  15. I have an iPhone 5, and live in the US. When I went to download there were two options - the 28 model or 29. I downloaded the 29, but now I'm wondering if that may have been incorrect? The extension is correct. I will try downloading the file again tomorrow.

  16. Okay, you should do that. However, like i said earlier, beta 2 ( is what you should aim to download this time around.

  17. It is really great information,i have read this post and got some helpful information, thank you for sharing this post and looking forward for your another informative post.


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