Installing iOS 8 beta on an iPad is not one of the easiest things to do, even if you are an accomplished developer. Following the numerous instructions included in the starter pack is something that can push you to the wall, literally speaking. If you are looking for a quick way of installing iOS on your iPad, then this is how to install iOS 8 beta on iPad.
First and foremost, you will need an iOS Developer Account with Apple that costs a signup fee of $99 a year. This is because there is no any other legal or better way of getting an iOS 8 beta version. And considering that this method of installation includes a check-back, you may run into problems if you do not have a developer account.
Now that you have an account, the next step involves linking your developer account to your iPad. This is done so that when the activation process links with Apple, it is capableto see that you are not only a developer, but that you have registered your device too. Without this, the activation is likely to fail. Registering your device requires that you have Xcode, which is an application creation tool. It is downloadable from Mac App Store after which you connect it to your iPad device after launching it. Choose the device and search for the Identifier and copy it.
The next step involves logging into your developer account. Simply click on the iTunes provisional Portal then click devices after which you click on add devices’. Type your preferred name then copy the identity into the device Identity field then click Submit. This will save your device in the developer account.
What follows is locating the iOS 8 beta iPad. When the download is done, a .dmg file will be left on your computer, and which you are required to click. This will reveal a file that contains the iOS 8 beta version. Copy it to your computer’s hard drive.
Having done that, you need to connect your computer to the iPad device you want to connect the beta onto. This process is the same as that of restoring or syncing your device from a backup. When the restoring process is complete, hold the Option key then click on the restore button. This will bring a pop up window highlighting the contents of the hard drive. Navigate through the window then find the .ipsw file. Click on it and select Open. What follows is the restoration process of the device iOS version you selected. Follow the instructions provided and in a few minutes, you will have installed the iOS 8 beta on your iPad.