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iPhone developers deal with expired beta firmware

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, April 8, 2008
News Categories: iPhone

Developers accepted into Apple’s paid iPhone Developer Program are reporting that the expiration of the current beta firmware, which happened early this morning, is causing test units to lock up with a pink screen, which says “This device is expired. Please install a newer version of the OS.” According to TUAW, the affected units can be easily returned to working order by performing a restore with an earlier release of the iPhone or iPod touch software; Apple has yet to comment on the problem, or to release an updated version of the beta firmware.

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1

There is a new build for the enterprise beta today I suspect a new dev build is out there or forthcoming.

Posted by Xenious on April 8, 2008 at 10:54 AM (PDT)

2

I was just listening to my daily podcast and I got the pink screen and connect to iTunes logo.  I was quite confused, but figured it had something to do with the beta OS.  *sigh* the costs of being a developer.  I had to listen to pandora instead which ironically means apple or amazon will benefit since I found more music to buy.

Posted by SiliconCowboy on April 8, 2008 at 12:37 PM (PDT)

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cant u just go to ziphone and press bak to normal mode in it or will that not work cuz i have recently updated to 2.0 and i have also got the psod and i didnt even of think about that before i restored it back to 1.1.4

Posted by BTR on April 11, 2008 at 6:22 PM (PDT)

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Mine did it, it receives call, makes calls and the alarm still worked.. nothing else…

Windows does the same thing with beta software. Companies want to eliminate beta software from continuing to be used after it has expired.

Bad bugs, exploits… etc. Better for the software company to get the bad code gone!

Posted by Michael Voigt on April 24, 2009 at 8:39 AM (PDT)

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