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  • Apple Seeds iOS 7 Golden Master to Developers


    After Apple’s official word on Tuesday that iOS 7 would be released to the public on September 18th, Apple followed up Tuesday afternoon with a seed of iOS 7 golden master for developers. Developers can now officially get to downloading the golden master of iOS 7 from the Developer Center of Apple’s Web site.

    The golden master seed occurred approximately 26 days later than the last beta of iOS 7 – iOS 7 beta 6.

    The golden master is the last developer version of iOS that is usually seeded right before the public release. It is the closest thing to the real thing that developers have to finalize testing with their applications so they’re ready when iOS 7 is finally launched to the public.

    iOS 7 brings users a ton of new features, like Control Center, Parallax wallpapers, new multitasking, improved applications, new interfaces, and more.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Seeds iOS 7 Golden Master to Developers started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 72 Comments
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Will this show up as an OTA update for those currently on the beta? It isn't yet.
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Any expectation date or developer checks? Gotta know if I can install on more then just my registered phone
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
      Will this show up as an OTA update for those currently on the beta? It isn't yet.
      Not showing up for me OTA.
    1. andygev35's Avatar
      andygev35 -
      No OTA showing for me either, but the downloads are available on my dev acct.
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Same no OTA here yet either
    1. SPARTEN II's Avatar
      SPARTEN II -
      Is this the final version? Can non-developers install it by getting the IPSW file from a developer?
    1. andygev35's Avatar
      andygev35 -
      Quote Originally Posted by SPARTEN II View Post
      Is this the final version? Can non-developers install it by getting the IPSW file from a developer?
      Historically yes, but pls, no requests to me.
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by andygev35 View Post
      Historically yes, but pls, no requests to me.
      Just gotta findout if there is an experation date or if there is a UDID check. It should have neither but just gotta let time findout

      Update: no expiration date, still unsure of UDID check
    1. rimrocka0834's Avatar
      rimrocka0834 -
      Quote Originally Posted by SPARTEN II View Post
      Is this the final version? Can non-developers install it by getting the IPSW file from a developer?
      Would also like to know
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Normally the GM is the final version. Can only think of one time Apple had to do a quick change to a GM they put out before the main release because of a bug.
    1. CRoads29's Avatar
      CRoads29 -
      Does anyone know if it has a udid check
    1. cjzielie's Avatar
      cjzielie -
      keep restoring but getting error 14 ???? anyone help ?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by cjzielie View Post
      keep restoring but getting error 14 ???? anyone help ?
      You may need the iTunes beta to install it still. Just a guess though.
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      According to ih8sn0w, you cannot OTA from beta to GM, must be done thru iTunes.
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      So they finally decided to keep non-Devs from updating by turning off the OTA update. Or maybe it's just that big of an update. I'm guessing choice #1.

      Edit* Forgot GMs aren't updated OTA. Sorry.
    1. Jato_BZ's Avatar
      Jato_BZ -
      No OTA

      Anyone else going to get the A4 IPSW to extract it & get an inside look? Get the GSM version then extract via the VFDecrypt keys here...

      http://theiphonewiki.com/wiki/Innsbr...(iPhone_4_GSM)

      Happy viewing!
    1. DJ_Jimi's Avatar
      DJ_Jimi -
      Eh, i can wait another week, waited this long, let the developers do their thing!!!
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      What about devs? Can they OTA to GM?
    1. Nuff Said's Avatar
      Nuff Said -
      So even though I'm not upgrading ill still have the ugly new icons once I update all my apps?
    1. LinKuei's Avatar
      LinKuei -
      GM NEVER shows up as an OTA update from a beta version, only restore through iTunes is possible, like it has always been.
      Since the GM is almost always the same as the final release, there is no udid check. However, it is illegal as a dev to distribute to non-devs and for non-devs to install it since it is copywriter software.