Shortly after iOS 7.1 Beta 1 was released the well known hacker @MuscleNerd made a recommendation to users interested in jailbreaking iOS 7, to avoid this version of the operating system. The hacker did not say if the new iOS version affects in some way the possibility to jailbreak. However, to avoid the headaches caused by this beta version it is recommended to skip this update.
Apple recently released iOS 7.1 Beta (build 11D5099e) available only for app developers, for all Apple devices – iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch – compatible with iOS 7.
iOS 7.1 arrives shortly after iOS 7.0.4 and iOS 6.1.5 were released by Apple to solve some of the problems encountered by users in previous versions. iOS 7.1 will definitely be the first major release of the new operating system released by Apple this autumn, which radically changed the interface we have become accustomed in all these years.
According to information provided on Twitter by Canadian hacker @iH8sn0w, iOS 7.1 Beta 1 expires on 13 January 2014, i.e. more than two months. Such long period of validity is normal for Apple, even if it never happened to pass two months between the second Beta releases.
Install iOS 7.1 Beta
If you would like to try it, even though it is not recommended, then you must get the new Beta version of iOS 7.1 and using the procedure of introducing the terminal in DFU Mode, and shift + check for update, you should be able to update.
Downgrade iOS 7.1 Beta
To downgrade from iOS 7.1 Beta to 7.0.4 is relatively simple. Connect your terminal to your computer and start iTunes while holding down the Home button. Continue to hold until a message appears in iTunes as it would detect an iPhone in Recovery Mode. Just click Restore without downloading iOS 7.0.4 and iTunes will downgrade to the previous iOS version, in this case 7.0.4, because you had a Beta OS installed.