Upgrade to iOS 7 today

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If the new Apple iPhones didn’t move you but you did however like that shiny new iOS 7. You could wait for the official release next week September 18th… Or you can install the final version right now by following the simple steps below. Don’t worry you don’t even need to be a developer. Side note: If you have a jailbroken device and you love STAY AWAY from this UPDATE!

Back Up your iPhone before you do anything.

Before you do anything, back up your iDevice with iTunes. If you run into any issues you want know your data is safe.  Keep in mind that iOS 7 requires a iTunes 11.1 beta. You can wait until Apple releases the new version or you install the beta.

Download iOS 7

Thanks to some folks in the WebSphere, the iOS 7 updates are available for download. Not all devices were posted but more will show up. Here’s what’s available so far:

Install the Update

To install iOS 7 on your device, follow these instructions:

  1. Open up the disk image (.dmg) and find the iPhone Software Update file (.ipsw) for your device. Drag it to the desktop, or a folder of your choosing. (Windows users will need a tool like 7-Zip to do this, and will need to open the .hfs inside the .dmg as well.)
  2. Open iTunes and connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, to your computer.
  3. If your device isn’t automatically selected in iTunes, select it and go to the “Summary” tab.
  4. Hold down the option key (OS X) or the shift key (Windows) and click the Restore button. Browse to the .ipsw file you downloaded, select it, and wait for the update to finish.
  5. If necessary, restore your device from backup and sync with iTunes.