iOS 5 beta for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Apple TV, iTunes 10.5 beta are live (ish)

iOS 5 beta, iTunes 10.5 beta are live (ish)

As promised during the WWDC 2011 Keynote today, Apple has posted betas of iOS 5, iTunes 10.5 (required to install iOS 5), the iOS 5 SDK, Xcode 4.2, and Apple TV OS.

Developer.apple.com is getting slammed, of course, so whether you can get in or not is a different story, but once in it's all there for your developer testing pleasure.

If you grab it, let us know how it works for you

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Is iTunes 10.5 beta available for 32 bit versions of Windows so the iOS beta can be installed using Windows?

Thanks. One last question: I don't own a credit card which seems to be required to register as developer and get access to beta versions.
My girlfried however owns a credit card - can I use her Apple ID to create a developer account and still use the beta on my iPhone with my Apple ID?

I am a registered developer, but I don't see iOS5 when I log into my account at developer.apple.com. I only see stuff for 4.3. Please help!

From what I can see you need to click on "Beta versions" which then requires to purchase an account for 99$

I also have the same issue i signed up to be a developer have paid and received my confirmation email but it is only allowing me for sdk 4.3? I also do not see the beta versions you are talking about. Any help would be very appreciated.

You must first activate your paid iOS developer account before you can access the beta versions. After purchasing, you will receive an activation email containing a code that you will use to activate your account for iOS development. After you do that, the betas will work.

Okay, here's a question. I have two phones and 3 ipod touch's on my account. If i download the iOS5 beta how many phones can I use it on? Ive been wanting to make an app or two for my job and this is just the incentive i need.

Did I miss a slide proclaiming the unification of the Verizon and GSM iOS branches? Shouldn't that have merited a slide.

Installed, and its running pretty well :D Loving these new features! How can i mail accross the screen shots i have taken to TiPb?
@Anon file size is 730MB.

Wait, what? Apple TV? Since that isn't a device accessible to developers, Apple hasn't released a beta version of the new OS for Apple TV. In fact, they usually just spring the new version of the OS when they get it ready, and not a moment sooner. What's the deal?

Running on VZW IOS 5 beta! Awesome. I was NOT able to restore my backup. I was mentally prepared for the before I decided. :) All is good.
Cheers!

Correction! After rebooting phone restored profile despite error before reboot. Warning - seems to have trouble installing some apps. Was also mentally prepared for that. (I do most things in my iPad).

I have downloaded the iOS5 and iTunes 10.5 but it is having me update my iPhone 4 to 4.3.3… How do I have it do the iOS5 update instead of just the 4.3.3?
Thanks

I have updated to 4.3.3 and it is still not recognizing in itunes that ive downloaded ios 5. please help. What is the next step?

I updated my Verizon iPhone to iOS 5, everything on the phone works fine, except the phone! My phone number is being identified as 00000003656 and it won't let me make a call.
Does anyone know how to fix this? Is this an xcode issue? I did not do any provisioning with xcode. For whatever reason, my iOS 5 Verizon iPhone won't register with Verizon...please help!

I have downloaded the iOS5 and iTunes 10.5 but it is having me update my iPhone 4 to 4.3.3... How do I have it do the iOS5 update instead of just the 4.3.3?
Thanks

You have to accept the new agreement before you can access beta 5, on Mac hold down option and select the right ipsw, not sure how to pick what os to install on windows it's either ctrl or shift I think. Sad part is nobody to try out imessage with.

Now I need lion and icloud beta and i would be happier, beta dev's shouldnt be selling and if you dont know the person and you do it and they don't provision your device your screwed. Thats a little risky,

Question....if I purchase this beta and install it on my main iPhone, would they be a bad idea? I've seen some comments on the web saying you should avoid using the beta on your main iPhone...anime care to clarify that for me before I go through with the purchase?

Once installing the beta, and if for whatever reason you need to restore the device....is it possible? Or is the iDevice basically bricked to iOS 5 at that point?

So i have noticed that my banking app does not work with IOS5, also noticed that the phone has some
trouble installing apps, but really you just need to double click on the install. It can be a little bit slow at times, and it froze occasionally; causing me to restart. However i love the notifications!

Are you signed up for the iOS developer program? It costs $99. If so, you need to activate it as well. You will get the activation email up to 24 hours after your purchase.

I have a Verizon iPhone running iOS 5 everything works but Netflix and my all my contacts were going after the restore. If you get error 3002 you need to click with the option key down on restore not update. Anyone else lose their contacts?

I lost all contacts in the "On My iPhone" directory. Trying to get them back but having no luck.

Just fixed it! Restore again from the most recent backup before you updated. This time, when it walks you through the setup on the phone itself, turn iCloud OFF. When the restore in finished, go to your contacts, and you'll notice the "All on My iPhone" contacts are back. Now go into Settings, then iCloud, and turn on Contacts. All contacts on the iPhone will merge with iCloud, and you're all set!

For Verizon iPhone folks, do the following work?:
Phone app - can you successfully make calls?
Wi-Fi data
3G data
Mobile Hotspot
Skype
Has anyone tried to sync Reminders with Outlook? No, Outlook is not the greatest, but I have to use it for work. Thanks!

I updated my Verizon iPhone to iOS 5, everything on the phone works fine, except the phone! My phone number is being identified as 00000003656 and it won’t let me make a call.
Does anyone know how to fix this? Is this an xcode issue? I did not do any provisioning with xcode. For whatever reason, my iOS 5 Verizon iPhone won’t register with Verizon…please help!

Verizon problem...I updated my Verizon iPhone to iOS 5, everything on the phone works fine, except the phone! My phone number is being identified as 00000003656 and it won’t let me make a call.
Does anyone know how to fix this? Is this an xcode issue? I did not do any provisioning with xcode. For whatever reason, my iOS 5 Verizon iPhone won’t register with Verizon…please help! Anything would be appreciated.

Can the iOS 5 update be performed using a Windows 7 computer or is an OS X Mac required? I'm talking about if you do it through the developer program.

IOS 5 Verizon phone: how to get your contacts back: do a iTunes restore of iOS 5 again and this time do not turn on I loud until u check and see your old contacts are back. Then turn on icloud. Worked great!

So i read somewhere else that there will be something called iTunes match in the iCloud. its $24.99 a year. will i stil be able to use my itunes on my computer? i don't have $25 to pay each year. thats ridiculous.

I second the battery comment. I have been running iOS 5 for two days now and love the new additions, but when i start my day with 100% battery and am down to 69% by 11:30am... There is something wrong..

I downloaded beta 2 and my service is working perfectly and all my apps are fine and my music is good the only problem is my contacts arent showing up with their names.. just the number and when i try to use the verizon contact restore app it says i have low connection...

if i become a developer, and upgrade my iphone 4 to ios 5, will is still be able to use the apps and make calls, and send txts? or does it take away your network connection?

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