How to install iOS 6 beta version on iPhone 4S or iPad 2

Read this article for the steps to install the latest Apple iOS release of iOS 6 beta on your iPhone, iPad or iPod. Read from where to get the set up for iOS 6, installation steps for iOS 6 and warnings your should consider before installing iOS 6

Apple released first beta of iOS 6 for developers as a preview. If you are impressed with the features of Apple iOS 6 and are willing to install this iOS on your iPhone 4s or iPhone 4 or even in iPad, then you have to know how to install the beta. The process is easy to finish if you listen and follow to each and every steps carefully. It is recommended that first of all register your device with a developer account before going to install iOS 6 beta, as the whole process of installing iOS Beta 6 is based on the creation of backup of your iPhone and restoring from a backup.

Devices that iOS 6 Beta is compatible

It is important to know whether your device is compatible with the latest edition of iOS 6 Beta. In fact, this is very important as there will be no use of installing this OS without having your device supported and it may also result in losing your device forever. The newly released iOS 6 Beta is compatible with the following devices. Also many of the newly released iPhone and iPads also supports this iOS in them.

Device that supports iOS 6 Beta are:
1. iPhone 4S
2. iPhone 4
3. iPhone 3GS
4. iPad2
5. New iPad(3rd Gen)
6. New iPod(4rth Gen)

Even Though these devices supports iOS 6 Beta in them, many of them will not be able to support all its features completely.

Steps to install the iOS 6 Beta

Install iOS 6 beta at your own risk

1. You will have to make sure to register your UDID of the iOS device with IMZDL. This make your device eligible to install iOS 6 Beta.

2. Download the iTunes 10.6.3 which is the latest version of iTunes. You can download it from IMZDL. iOS 6 Beta files also will be needed, you can get these files from developer center which can be available for registered developers.

3. Connect your device to the computer and backup your device using iTunes. But restoring from iCloud with iOS6 may result in doing things as not expected. So restoring from an iCloud is not recommended.

4. Download iOS 6 Beta from IMZDL. This step is a time consuming one and you have to be patient while the process undergoes.

5. Now open the iTunes once backup is completed, click on restore by holding down appropriate option in your keyboard( for mac users-hold alt and for windows-hold shift while clicking on restore).
This step upgrades your iPhone device to the iOS 6 Beta after restoring.

6. Once you have restored from iTunes, on the next step you have to select IPSW file that you downloaded.

7. When you select IPSW file iTunes will then install the software by extracting them into your iOS device. The moment it finishes installing your device will reboot several times. Don't do anything on this occasion, leave your device like that as it is the result of install process going on in your device. This process will last for ten or more minutes.

8. After the installation of iOS 6 Beta is finished on your device, it is then time to restore all your apps and contacts in your device from the backup you had created on the very beginning. After restoring them you are done. You now have the great iOS 6 Beta in your iPhone device beneath your finger touch.

Warnings before installing iOS 6 Beta

As there is no update through Bluetooth or any other wireless path, you will need to use your PC and cord wire to connect your device with PC to upgrade your iOS to iOS 6 Beta. As the iOS you are installing is Beta, things may not work great as much you have expected, even there will be error in reading some of the apps. So kindly keep in mind that this preview of iOS 6 is for developers to test their apps in iOS 6 and not a recommended one for the average users.

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