Are you an impatient Apple fan who wants to try the new iOS 7 right now, before its official release on September 18th? Well, you can because it’s been leaked. The beautiful bit is that you can install the update even if you are not a developer, and it’s the final version, so you won’t be missing out on any features. So, here’s what you need to do:
1. Back up your iOS device first. Even though the leaked iOS 7 version has been tested by many people and works all right, something can still go wrong. You wouldn’t want to lose all the contents of your iPhone, would you?
2. Now download iOS 7. It’s been uploaded here:
iPhone 4 (GSM)
iPhone 4 (GSM Rev. A)
iPhone 4 (CDMA)
iPhone 5 (Model A1428)
iPhone 5 (Model A1429)
Note: you’ll need to install the beta version of iTunes too because iOS 7 won’t work with older versions until Apple releases an official update.
3. And now you’ll need to install iOS 7 on your device. Here is how:
Open the disk image (.dmg) and look for the iPhone Software Update file (.ipsw) for your device.
Now drag it to your desktop or any other folder of your choice. If you are on Windows, you’ll need to unpack the .hfs inside the .dmg for it all to work.
Then open iTunes and connect your iPhone to your computer, select your device and go to Summary.
If you are on a Mac, hold the option key or the Shift key on a Windows PC, and click on the Restore button.
Browse to the .ipsw file that you downloaded, select it, and wait for the update to get installed.
This is all you need to do to get iOS 7 up and running!