iOS 7 Beta 5 Released for Developers to Download

Apple has released the fifth beta version of iOS 7 for developers. The new beta includes many bug fixes and several feature enhancements, and arrives as build is 11A4449a.

iOS 7 beta 5 downloading as OTA

Download iOS 7 Beta 5 via OTA

As an OTA update, iOS 7b5 weighs in between 100mb-250mb, depending on the device to be installed on. As usual, over-the-air updating is the fastest way to get the latest beta on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:

  • Head to Settings, go to General, then go to “Software Update”

The OTA delta update is fairly small, and other than often stalling on “Preparing Update” for a while, is generally very quick to install.

iOS 7 Beta 5 Direct Download Links

Those registered with the iOS Developer Program can also grab beta 5 firmware directly from Apple servers. In order to use these links you will want to be logged into the dev center beforehand:

  • iPad (4th generation Model A1458)
  • iPad (4th generation Model A1459)
  • iPad (4th generation Model A1460)
  • iPad mini (Model A1432)
  • iPad mini (Model A1454)
  • iPad mini (Model A1455)
  • iPad Wi Fi (3rd generation)
  • iPad Wi Fi + Cellular (model for ATT)
  • iPad Wi Fi + Cellular (model for Verizon)
  • iPad 2 Wi Fi (Rev A)
  • iPad 2 Wi Fi
  • iPad 2 Wi Fi + 3G (GSM)
  • iPad 2 Wi Fi + 3G (CDMA)
  • iPhone 5 (Model A1428)
  • iPhone 5 (Model A1429)
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4 (GSM Rev A)
  • iPhone 4 (GSM)
  • iPhone 4 (CDMA)
  • iPod touch (5th generation)

As usual, the direct download links arrive as a disk image which can be mounted for access to the IPSW firmware file. Using the IPSW must be done through the latest version of iTunes.

Additionally, a new beta update to Apple TV is also available for developers to test:

  • Apple TV Software beta (3rd generation Rev A)
  • Apple TV Software beta (3rd generation)
  • Apple TV Software beta (2nd generation)

Beta releases of system software are intended for developer use only. The wider public release of iOS 7 is set for this fall, likely alongside a new iPhone and iPad model.

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