Apple seeds iOS 7.1 beta 4 to developers: here is what’s new

By , Jan 20, 2014

iOS 7.1 beta 4

Apple has released the fourth beta of iOS 7.1 to registered developers this morning. The update, which carries the build number 11D5134c, can be downloaded OTA or via Apple’s developer center.

Today’s release comes just two weeks after the third beta, which brought about a number of UI changes including a new dialer, less vibrant icons for Messages, Phone and FaceTime apps, and more…

ios 7 beta 4

The beta is available for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models. We’re installing it ourselves, and will be reporting back with any new stuff we find. So make sure that you check back with us.

And as always, we welcome you to let us know if you find anything that we may have missed by either e-mailing us at tips@idownloadblog.com, or leaving us a comment on the change or changes below.

What’s new in iOS 7.1 beta 4

As we continue to dig through the new information in iOS 7.1 beta 4, we’ll be listing any notable changes we find below:

New slide to unlock animation (Power Off as well):

new slide

Slide to unlock glows following improper swipe when there’s a pending notification:

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Speed and performance improvements

New voice gender for Siri UK on iPad

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  • Brandon Lee Robinson

    Just so you guys know… If you jailbreak it on the 5s, it boot loops.

    • Alex-V

      make a restore and try again..its has been said many times that if you ota update it can be bootlooping

      • Brandon Lee Robinson

        I never OTA any iDevice for any reason… It was a clean wipe without even a backup… Beta 4 cannot be jailbroken on the 5s at this moment in time.

      • Alex-V

        ok..than ..thx

  • iPT MSTR

    awesome cant wait for final release

  • Suraj Mahant

    Absolutely love this theme. For anyone wondering, it’s called Ultraflat for iOS 7 :)

  • Keith

    How about mines (: cfd9d768f15f40c5ffb025f91fb1605a76edc447

    • William Etuckmelra

      ok all done you can use tha beta now

      • Mark Maranon

        Hi William just in case you’re still adding, mine is 6f5cddb498e5e855cc7867d6345fd3e2681e5aab
        Thank you so much

      • William Etuckmelra

        ok yours was added mark.

      • Mark Maranon

        You’re awesome man, thanks!!

      • Phan Van Minh

        How about mine!!

        cfa462414abd9c83dc756699fa37c16d47414190

      • Phan Van Minh

        May I PLEASE!

        cfa462414abd9c83dc756699fa37c16d47414190

        Thanks in advance <3

      • William Etuckmelra

        ok it was added

      • Phan Van Minh

        Thanks so much!

        You’re awesome

  • William Etuckmelra

    when iOS 7.1 goes public i will reset everyones UDID, except for 10 people. vote up on my post and i will choose the ten at random and will have a chance to get iOS 8 beta!!! goodluck.

    • William Melendez

      FIRST ! hehe

    • Calvin

      Are you still adding UDID’s?

      • William Etuckmelra

        yes i am until the end of the day

      • Calvin

        a94acc81304a8d562a93746898a49f2777d90a79

        Please and thank you.

      • William Etuckmelra

        yours was added calvin

      • Max Rojas

        can you add mine?

      • William Etuckmelra

        ok whats your UDID?

      • Max Rojas

        wait how do i get a UDID?

      • William Etuckmelra

        its stored on your idevice, just google it, it will have a better description

      • Max Rojas

        Its 3df0471e7e85305bd2cbebd87d4d1283b9193733 Please and thank you!

      • William Etuckmelra

        ok i will hold on

      • David

        Hoping you have a chance to add 7ad0a4bb53ebfab9f97ced7f8b36f6056288d73c

        Thank you very much!

      • William Etuckmelra

        ok i did

      • David

        Thank you so much William. Greatly appreciated.

      • William Etuckmelra

        your UDID number was added

      • AQS

        Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! :)

      • Debbie Rodriguez

        Awesome. Mind adding mine too? Thanks!

        775ced09211d1963bd048d1ad21bf63cf013c530

      • William Etuckmelra

        whats your UDID

      • William Etuckmelra

        ok its been added debbie

      • Cody M

        your still online im about to put the dmg file into a ISPW

      • William Etuckmelra

        let me know how it goes

    • jacob wolin

      Can you add mine? FFFFFFFFCBD2F4B44EB04009853477AF3478E211 Thank you!!

      • William Etuckmelra

        ok i registered yours, have fun.

    • Swifity

      Hi William, I was wondering if you were still adding UDID’s?

      • William Etuckmelra

        yes i am

    • William Etuckmelra

      Any guests that votes on this won’t qualify because I don’t know their names and could be anyone.

  • Kilroy672

    Choose me!!

  • Kilroy672

    Here’s mine. And how do I download that beta? ef466ab20be1b4a398e0414f6f42ee2b8e498b2d

    • William Etuckmelra

      ok i will, and what beta, and for the chance to win you have to vote up on my post i posted.

      • Adly Zihadi 

        Dear William please keep my UDID c59d1ddc711b2d2c91003858801c77de5a215934 for next BETA
        thanx in avance

      • William Etuckmelra

        i will keep everyones UDID until 7.1 goes public, then whoever up votes my post i posted will get a chance to get iOS 8 better

      • Calvin

        So I can download and update to the new beta now right, William?

      • William Etuckmelra

        yes you can.

      • Calvin

        Thanks :)

        Edit: Which post do you want me to vote up?

      • William Etuckmelra

        the post about iOS 8 beta and 10 people having the chance for it.

      • Adly Zihadi 

        Voted,,tks

      • Kilroy672

        7.1 beta 4 and I voted up.

      • William Etuckmelra

        go to atfdl dot com to download the beta, and make sure its the right software for your device

      • Kilroy672

        Thanks William,

  • ajayabishek

    Is the unlock R-sim Mini supporting the new beta?

  • Steve Davidson

    William Etuckmelra, could you add my device iPad ? Serial# DLXLND8DFCM5 , thanks will upvote

    • William Etuckmelra

      i don’t need your serial # i need your UDID number

      • Steve Davidson

        Sry ef75638b83be3e909fca406f338e9e2096c894f6

      • William Etuckmelra

        Ok yours was added.

      • Steve Davidson

        Thanks brother

  • William Etuckmelra

    ok I’m done adding UDID’s but my contest will still be going on until friday, i will announce the ten lucky winners that day or the next. good luck.

    • Steve Davidson

      Were you able to get mine?

      • william etuckmelra

        vote on my post i posted towards the top of the page to qualify for iOS 8

    • Mhmd Bassam Nasyr

      aw :/ too late
      4927bbf028d8b675bd05af3abd6200ce4b16893e

      • William Etuckmelra

        i added yours, whoever likes my contest post gets registered, so you can go ahead and update to the beta

  • Hadi

    When shall the final version will be seeding out to customers?

  • Aneeq Naqvi

    Here could you add mine too. Thanks a lot. UDID: b952e85a49e67686314328f71811e48e777f6ccb

  • William Etuckmelra

    I’m done for the night, i will do UDID’s again sometime soon.

    • Aneeq Naqvi

      plz just add mine.

      • William Etuckmelra

        ok i guess i will

      • William Etuckmelra

        ok it was added, don’t forget to like my post about the iOS 8 beta if u want a chance to get it.

      • Aneeq Naqvi

        Thanks a lot if you have added mine.

      • William Etuckmelra

        you were added, you can update to the beta now

      • Aneeq Naqvi

        Ok I will be downloading beta asap, and will update.

      • Aneeq Naqvi

        Can you tell me the link where I can get into your contest and and like your post about iOS 8???

      • William Etuckmelra

        it should be somewhere on this page, its kinda hard to miss

      • eKoknight

        hey William did you get the chance to add mine? if so thanks so much :)

  • Adnan Mosali

    That’s the big improvment ?

  • William Etuckmelra

    ok I’m running low on my registration spots, so the remaining will cost 2 dollars. its better than people asking for more, so if you guys still want the beta better hurry up before i run out of spots

    • Ahmed

      Please williams add minE please
      3c5a3a880c274bdae2b3b499af3d79af15dec0b8

      • William Etuckmelra

        I’m sorry but its going to cost 2 dollars from now on

      • Ahmed

        Come on bro i liVe in pakistan i cant pay :-P pleaseE heLp man

      • William Etuckmelra

        ok i did have fun with the beta

      • Ahmed

        Omg thanks alooOt haha :-) muCh loVe brO

      • Ahmed

        Between how can i get this update i have iphone 5 no jailbreak should i OTA or through itunes….

      • William Etuckmelra

        you’ll have to get the download file for your phone online

      • Ahmed

        From where ?

      • Joe

        Find it on piratebay.sx if you can

  • Ahmed

    Please williams add minE please
    3c5a3a880c274bdae2b3b499af3d79af15dec0b8
    Thank

  • William Etuckmelra

    on my contest i will not be accepting guests because i don’t know their names.

  • jeet savani

    how can i download this in my ipod touch can anybody tell please????

  • JoeS54

    If they substantially darken the greens, they’ll have done a lot to bring me closer to coming back to the iphone. Now overhaul the music app (get rid of hot pink, use black backgrounds for album art), and I’ll be sold. I still won’t like the excessive use of white backgrounds and especially text for things like shuffle and repeat that have obvious universal icons, but I can overlook that. I just need a color scheme that doesn’t make me feel like a brony for owning it.

  • Freddy Born

    So, jailbreak is gone with this beta?

  • Justin

    Jeff, can we get a video?

  • Emanuel

    Can someone confirm is 7.1b4 its still jailbreakable?

    • Alex-V

      from what i read..no…they changed some things on kernel

      • Emanuel

        I hope so cuz iOS 7.1 its a lot better and stable than 7.0.4

  • Alex-V

    sorry guys…i did not understand why so many people hate the new ui..on the otherside…so many people crying..ios is dead if they dont do anything on the old ui…i´m done with htc android phone and changed to ios because of all is so smooth and the hardware is so good…most android phones power button have problems after the first year…so why i should buy a 600 euros htc with laggy ui and hardware problems..and why not some euros more to have quality…sure i also jailbreaked and i feel good…but i also made kernels and roms for android and unlocked it….only better thing on android is its not such a hype to find a security hole…so apple should just allow this to have freedom on booth sides…..

  • Joe

    You can now clear All Recent calls

  • william etuckmelra

    ok all my posts and comments got deleted on this page for some odd reason, including the contest, so this one will be the new post to like. i will keep everyones UDID until 7.1 goes public, except for 10 people. whoever likes my post will get a chance for iOS 8 beta, so go ahead and like this post and good luck to all.

    • william etuckmelra

      i am going to have to end the contest unexpectedly today, due to all my comments getting deleted, so give me about half an hour and i will announce the ten lucky winners.

    • Ahmed

      I am first to like :-)

  • william etuckmelra

    ok here are the winners
    1: AMR
    2: Debbie Rodriguez
    3: Jacob Wolin
    4: David
    5: Kamyar PS
    6: O’Dwayne Davis
    7: Nico Diac:
    8: AQS
    9: Calvin
    10: William Melendez

    congrats to you guys for winning, and i will have this contest one more time till friday for this so like my post and we’ll see who wins on Friday.

    • Amr

      Thanks bro lol. Can’t wait till the ios 8 comes out

    • AQS

      yahoooooooooooooooo

    • AQS

      but dude there is a little problem. i usually keep changing phones. in past couple months i’ve changed like 3 iphones. now thinking again to change to 5C from i5 again. :D

      • william etuckmelra

        you can follow me on twitter and keep me updated with whatever you choose.

      • AQS

        thats really sweet. you’re being followed :)

  • Joseph A. Ahmad

    I’m not sure if this is new to 7.1 beta 4 or if it was implemented in one of the other betas… but I don’t remember a search bar in iTunes Radio in any previous versions of iOS 7 before 7.1 beta 1; can anyone confirm?

    • William Melendez

      You’re right . No bar on my 7.0.4. Sweet.

      • Joseph A. Ahmad

        Yea? I knew it. Thanks!

  • Dante

    Anyone have open slots?

  • william etuckmelra

    ok the contest is over!! here are the last ten winners to get iOS 8 beta and more betas after that.
    1. Aneeq Naqvi
    2. Kilroy 672
    3. Cody M
    4. Javier
    5. Duc t-ra
    6.Darktrmpt9
    7.Victor
    8.Patrick Boland
    9.Steve Davidson
    10.Max Rojas
    congrats you guys on winning this contest. and to the people who didn’t win, i will keep your UDID’s until 7.1 goes public so don’t update to a beta after 7.1, and whoever jailbroken their devices with beta 3 let me know so i can tell you how you can stay on that beta if you don’t know how. i will not do this contest again, and i will not be adding anymore UDID’s.

    • AQS

      by last 10 you mean another 10 or replacing the old ones? i quite couldn’t get you pal.

      • william etuckmelra

        Well there’s 20 altogether so I’m not replacing anyone, and to stay on beta 3 you have to download Ifile and locate systemversion.plist , it’s in system/Library/CoreServices, it’s the second to last one, click on it and choose property list viewer. Then delete the one where it says beta, and change the ProductBuildVersion to 11B554a and hit done at the top right and you should be able to stay on beta 3.

      • AQS

        ok! thanks for your consideration dude.

        You seem to have a good knowledge about this. what do you suggest i do. if i want to keep the jailbreak should i keep using 7.1 beta 3 until the next JB or should i downgrade to 7.0.4.

      • william etuckmelra

        Well I would go to 7.0.4 because it’s not a beta, and some cydia tweaks doesn’t yet support 7.1 , but beta 3 is more better than 7.0.4 so Im staying on beta 3, there’s still lots of tweaks that work with 7.1. And you can brag that you have 7.1 jailbreak to people who have the. 7.0.4 jailbreak, but it’s ultimately up to u

      • AQS

        LOL @brag! well. i like beta 3 as well. as for tweaks i’m not much concerned bout’em. coz for me most are working. only thing’s bugging me is betas aren’t that safe compared to public versions. and we can’t restore to 7.0.4 either in any case after release of 7.1 GM. i had that bitter experience on 4S for 7.0 betas. so for this reason just to be safe i think 7.0.4 might be better. what you say?

        and could you share a proper link to the solution you told me for staying on betas after expiration please!

      • william etuckmelra

        Yeah in that case 7.0.4 is the safest way to go, you might as well downgrade before they release an update that patches it, I haven’t experienced any problems with beta 3 though, and I don’t know where a link for the solution cause found that out a long time ago.

      • Matt

        Hey William,
        I have a question about the UDID regristration and would like to contact you. You already registered my UDID but I wanted to ask you something related to it. Can you give an email that we can communicate through because I don’t have a twitter or Facebook. Thanks so much!

    • AQS

      and yeah i sure want to stay on JBable beta 3 now. as we never know now that when will the JB of 7.1 GM will come. i’d really appreciate if there’s any way to stay on 7.1 beta 3 even after expiry.

  • AQS

    i was about to downgrade to 7.0.4 as we dont know about the public version might be out ant time soon now. and i dont want to lose JB.

  • riyadian1

    IS IOS 7.1 BETA 3 11D5127 STILL #JAILBREAKABLE please tell me

  • Newtoop Mail

    ok