iOS 8 is just around the corner. Apple is expected to unveil the latest iteration of their mobile operating system at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 2, and we’ll finally get a clear picture of what the OS will be like and whether it will have rumored features such as Healthbook.
However, the beta version of iOS 8 will be released primarily to developers who have registered their device’s UDID, and ordinary users will have to wait until the fall. The term UDID stands for “Unique Device Identifier,” which is a unique 40-digit code assigned to each iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
In order to find your device’s UDID, connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to iTunes. Next,click on the deviceand check the summary. Details such as name, capacity, serial number, phone number and software version will be displayed. Click on the serial number to reveal the UDID. Full instructions are provided here .
After iOS 8 is revealed, it will be possible to download the beta. However, simply downloading the latest version of iOS doesn’t mean you will be able to install it. If you want to use iOS 8 on your iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPad mini, iPad Air, or iPod touch, you will need an Apple Developer Account and UDID registration to activate the beta.
There are two ways to do this. The first is to purchase an official developer account through Apple for $99. The second is to pay a fraction of this cost to an existing developer, who will then register your UDID with their account. Developers are allowed to register 100 devices through a feature called the “Provisioning Portal.”
Most people prefer to save money using the second method, and there are websites that let you register your UDID. We have picked the three most prominent UDID sites that will let non-developers activate the upcoming iOS 8 beta on June 2:
Activate your UDID today to try out the latest iOS 8 betas
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The site allows non-developers to register their UDID instantly and activate the iOS 8 beta for just $4. Once the payment is made, your iPhone, iPad, or iPod’s UDID will be automatically connected to an Apple Developer Account.
The site offers services at affordable rates. The services start from $4.49. Once you register with the site and make payment you could test the upcoming iOS 8 firmware. For a sum of $7.99, you could get Zeusmos capable certificates.
This site charges $8.99 for UDID activation. Once registered, users will get access to iOS beta version. They will also get unparalleled support. The validity period is of 1 year. Before registering, read the terms and conditions attentively.
So wait for a few more days and when iOS 8 is finally released, visit the aforementioned sites and select the one that suits you best.