Install iOS 9 Beta Without UDID / Developer Account? Yes You Can
It appears that some people are able to install iOS 9 onto devices that are not registered with Apple’s Developer Program. Apple usually requires devices have their UDID associated with a developer’s account in order to install a pre-release build of a piece of software.
So as long as you have access to a firmware file, it appears that you can go ahead and install iOS 9 without registering your UDID with Apple. Simply connect your iOS device to iTunes using the supplied USB cable and install away using the ‘Update’ button while holding down the Option key on your Mac, or the SHIFT key if you’re on Windows, subsequently selecting the iOS 9 firmware file to proceed as you normally would.
It is important to note though that this loophole was present in early iOS 8 betas too but Apple patched it in subsequent betas. So if you are thinking of installing this way, beware that Apple can close this loophole anytime.
With iOS betas expiring weeks after being installed, you don’t want to run the risk of not being able to update to a new beta when the time comes. So for that reason we suggest either waiting for the public beta program, or simply ponying up the $99 to enroll yourself in the Apple Developer Program. Maybe throw some money in and get some books on Swift while you’re at it.
iOS 9 is one of the most highly anticipated release of WWDC 2015, even with the new native SDK-driven watchOS 2 on the table, it’s the iPhone and iPad software that is garnering most attention. There’s good reason too, because the number of people carrying devices running iOS these days is considerably larger than those wearing Apple’s wearable. All that means that people want to try the latest beta out for themselves, even if they aren’t a registered developer.
Now that the excitement over Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is starting to settle down, 24 hours after its opening keynote, developers are starting to get to grips with all the new beta releases that were announced during the event. With iOS 9, OS X 10.11 El Capitan and watchOS 2 all arriving via the Apple Developer Program and in early beta form, developers have plenty to get their teeth into no matter their platform of choice.