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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. Titan3636's Avatar
      Titan3636 -
      So u have updated to the GM w/o a dev acct on a i5 with windows shift/update?
    1. GingerMan512's Avatar
      GingerMan512 -
      Yup, worked just fine. Now I am trying to figure out how to copy the computer backup I made to my Mac to restore :P
    1. vietgirl's Avatar
      vietgirl -
      As i know, the itune 11.1 beta is for Mac and run os x mavericks. But no need the itune 11.1, you can "shift + update" or "shift + restore" ( if you have add UDID). If you want to downgrade 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 just put your iphone in DFU mode and restore.
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Quote Originally Posted by GingerMan512 View Post
      11.0.5.5 Win7 worked just fine to install ios7. *BUT* you then need 11.1 to reload you backup :/
      When I go to sync with GM it says you need 11.1. I installed it just fine but when done and trying to sync is when I get that message. WiFi is still very very poor. I can only see my home network usually I can see all the neighbors. I noticed this and thought it was the beta versions issue. My S4 can see about 15 of them same with laptop but this just my home one.
    1. Ipodjunkie85's Avatar
      Ipodjunkie85 -
      Might just be me but also every time I try to open iTunes Store on my iPhone 5 it crashes.
    1. grizzlyedwin's Avatar
      grizzlyedwin -
      I'm not a developer and I've never installed an iOS beta version, so I have a few questions...

      1. If I find an .ipsw of the IOS 7 GM and i download it on my PC, could I install it through shift+plus restore even though I'm not a developer?
      2. How would I update my iOS 7 from GM to the full version when it's released on the September 18th? Can I download the update directly from my iPhone 5 or would I have to do it through iTunes?

      I think those are all for now, thanks!
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Saved Edwin View Post
      I'm not a developer and I've never installed an iOS beta version, so I have a few questions...

      1. If I find an .ipsw of the IOS 7 GM and i download it on my PC, could I install it through shift+plus restore even though I'm not a developer?
      2. How would I update my iOS 7 from GM to the full version when it's released on the September 18th? Can I download the update directly from my iPhone 5 or would I have to do it through iTunes?

      I think those are all for now, thanks!
      1. not shift+click restore but shift+click 'check for updates'
      2. GM is the full version
    1. grizzlyedwin's Avatar
      grizzlyedwin -
      Oh, ok, thanks!

      A couple of more questions, since I'm not a developer, would I have any complications when/while installing it?

      Is there anything else I'd new to do besides that to install it?

      I know you said GM is the full version, but could I still be able to update to the real full version, not the GM version when the full version is available on my Settings or would I have to downgrade back to 6.1.4 to be able to update to the real full version on iTunes or something?

      Thank you!
    1. GingerMan512's Avatar
      GingerMan512 -
      Quote Originally Posted by GrandMstrBud View Post
      When I go to sync with GM it says you need 11.1. I installed it just fine but when done and trying to sync is when I get that message. WiFi is still very very poor. I can only see my home network usually I can see all the neighbors. I noticed this and thought it was the beta versions issue. My S4 can see about 15 of them same with laptop but this just my home one.
      I just restored to 6.1.4 and will create a backup on my Mac so I can then restore the backup after updating to 7
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      just did the update using the non beta iTunes and it worked fine. Just can't sync with iTunes (I don't anyways).

      The new alert tones are awesome!
    1. lilpetabread's Avatar
      lilpetabread -
      Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
      just did the update using the non beta iTunes and it worked fine. Just can't sync with iTunes (I don't anyways).

      The new alert tones are awesome!
      I agree ! I'm liking everything...except the way it looks. Lol. But, it'll keep growing on me. I'm a bigger fan of the look now than I was when I first got beta 1.
    1. smith01's Avatar
      smith01 -
      So as we cant download iTunes 11.1 beta from anywhere we are able to install IOS7GM but cant sync with it. LAME APPLE! VERY LAME.

      THIS is why I went to Android, its so much more friendlier than anything Apple can do. And YES its also got less bugs.
      Just wait for it. IOS7.0.1 will be out within a month to fix bugs so try and tell me IOS has less bugs than Android. LOL@U.
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by smith01 View Post
      So as we cant download iTunes 11.1 beta from anywhere we are able to install IOS7GM but cant sync with it. LAME APPLE! VERY LAME.

      THIS is why I went to Android, its so much more friendlier than anything Apple can do. And YES its also got less bugs.
      Just wait for it. IOS7.0.1 will be out within a month to fix bugs so try and tell me IOS has less bugs than Android. LOL@U.
      Seriously you are dumb, I don't normally call names and what not but you are. The gold master is intended for developers ONLY. Yes non devs can install it but you aren't supposed to. iTunes 11.1 will be out before the 18th for the public release of iOS 7. Devs however can access iTunes 11.1 beta 2 and iOS 7 GM will sync just fine.

      The developers that post downloads of the betas and the GM are violating the ToS with Apple and risk getting their account shut down.
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by smith01 View Post
      So as we cant download iTunes 11.1 beta from anywhere we are able to install IOS7GM but cant sync with it. LAME APPLE! VERY LAME.

      THIS is why I went to Android, its so much more friendlier than anything Apple can do. And YES its also got less bugs.
      Just wait for it. IOS7.0.1 will be out within a month to fix bugs so try and tell me IOS has less bugs than Android. LOL@U.
      So you illegally obtained a copy of iOS 7 Gold Master because you are not a registered developer, and you actually CAN download iTunes 11.1 beta 2 from the dev center. So you are now mad because you illegally obtained things not intended for you and you rant about how android is better because of it? Lol you sir make me laugh
    1. andygev35's Avatar
      andygev35 -
      Quote Originally Posted by fanboyfanboy View Post
      So you illegally obtained a copy of iOS 7 Gold Master because you are not a registered developer, and you actually CAN download iTunes 11.1 beta 2 from the dev center. So you are now mad because you illegally obtained things not intended for you and you rant about how android is better because of it? Lol you sir make me laugh
      +1... The nerve of some people...
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by smith01 View Post
      So as we cant download iTunes 11.1 beta from anywhere we are able to install IOS7GM but cant sync with it. LAME APPLE! VERY LAME.

      THIS is why I went to Android, its so much more friendlier than anything Apple can do. And YES its also got less bugs.
      Just wait for it. IOS7.0.1 will be out within a month to fix bugs so try and tell me IOS has less bugs than Android. LOL@U.
      I think this has been addressed above so will simply give you a
      I think we will see a 11.1 iTunes update a day or so before iOS7 actually gets released to the public.

      As for Android it has a lot going for it. Being "friendlier" as you put it, not so sure. There are so many different devices/carriers/firmwares that have their own way of updating and doing things that it can be downright frustrating and confusing when trying to determine if your device can be updated. Fail post on every level, sorry.
    1. smith01's Avatar
      smith01 -
      As much as I hate Apple and I'm moving to Android I still have some iDevices. My daughter has my iPhone4 and I still have an iPad3 as I do like the devices when they are jailbroken but stock they are pieces of crap compared to a stock Android like the Galaxy S4.
      Saying that I upgraded her iPhone4 to IOS7 today and since the Beta 1 they have come along good. it's still buggy as hell and there will be a IOS7.0.1 shortly but its nice. My daughter loves it and I think its good. Its got a few features that I jailbreak for so there are a few cydia apps not needed anymore.
      The downside of IOS7 is ITS WHITE! ITS TOO BRIGHT! Wish there was a black version as the white everything is just too bright especially at night.
      Going to have to wait for the jailbreak to get released before updating the iPad3 as there is absolutely no way I will loose the jailbreak for any stock IOS as it really needs to be jailbroken to be any good. I just hope it doesn't crash before the jailbreak comes out as from now on its up to the jailbreaking team. Love their work and always will. Its better than anything Apple can come up with as 95% of IOS comes from Cydia or Android. (The other 5% is things like the white everything which is just too stupid and the lack of polish)
    1. andygev35's Avatar
      andygev35 -
      Go to settings/accessibility and invert the colors for night use.
    1. smith01's Avatar
      smith01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by GrandMstrBud View Post
      When I go to sync with GM it says you need 11.1. I installed it just fine but when done and trying to sync is when I get that message. WiFi is still very very poor. I can only see my home network usually I can see all the neighbors. I noticed this and thought it was the beta versions issue. My S4 can see about 15 of them same with laptop but this just my home one.
      Have you tried to illegally download a Android firmware... Oh, thats right there are NO illegal versions so its impossible to download an illegal Android firmware.
      Android +1
      Apple still a big fat 0
    1. andygev35's Avatar
      andygev35 -
      Quote Originally Posted by smith01 View Post
      Have you tried to illegally download a Android firmware... Oh, thats right there are NO illegal versions so its impossible to download an illegal Android firmware.
      Android +1
      Apple still a big fat 0
      That's fine, then go troll a Fandroid site.