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How to Download iOS 7 Beta GM on Your iPad and iPad Mini

Apple seeded iOS 7 Beta GM for developers and Apple enthusiasts after announcing the iPhone 5s & iPhone 5C yesterday. Since we won’t get an iOS 7 Beta 7, this will be the last test project before the public download of iOS 7 gold master next week. To try out the final OS before then, here’s how you can download iOS 7 for your Apple tablet.

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Note: Please remember to always back up your device before you restore or install ANY version of iOS. There is a chance you can destroy your iPad if this isn’t done correctly which would next weeks big release useless.

1. Download the IPSW File

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There are essentially two different ways you can download the iOS 7 IPSW file earlier than the public release: buy a developers license through Apple for $99 per year, or go to your favorite torrent site and see if there is a copy there. The developers license would be foolish with a week to go but it would come in handy for future releases of various Apple programs.

It’s important to note that downloading torrent files may be considered illegal depending on where you live so this is done at your own risk which is the main reason why we won’t be publishing direct links!

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Apple is rumored to be planning a press conference on October 15th to announce two new rumored tablets considered to be the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2.

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Make sure to check the comments section of any file you consider downloading. It would not be worth it since some of these programs could be filled with bugs that will brick your iPad or other Apple product. Referring to friends or family who may be more familiar with the process can be a big help too. Then, download the torrent and make sure it’s an .ipsw file (otherwise it won’t work).

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2. Install the File

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It’s a pretty easy process to set up your iPad or iPad Mini to run iOS 7. You have to connect your iPad to your computer and open up iTunes, where you should see a button that says “Check For Updates.” Hold “Option” and click on Check for Updates (if you’re using Windows, it’s shift+click). Find the IPSW file, double click and the process should start automatically.

How To Download iOS 7 Beta GM for iPhone 5, 4s & 4

Apple announced the final iOS 7 download will be September 18. The iOS 7 beta GM for iPhone 5, 4S and 4 has officially been released. Here's how you can download iOS 7 Beta GM.

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And that’s it! I want to know about any bugs or glitches that you may have before next week so send me an email at ryan@heavy.com or leave a comment!

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