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  • 3.0 June 17th. Or Today.


    3.0 chatter has been going on a while now (and is already jailbroken and officially has Cydia ready and released for it, you faithful hackery types), and WWDC marked the official date announcement - June 17th (pf.edit, thanks guys - not the 19th). Developers were given out the gold master today - bye bye betas.

    We've already been over most of the 3.0 improvements, and Apple tossed us a couple bones as well:
    • MMS supported from 29 carriers as of game day, although AT&T will get that to us "later this summer". Thanks, AT&T.
    • Safari has got some solid speed increases - JavaScript 3x faster, HTML 5 support, HTTP streaming a/v, and auto-fill (nice).
    • Tethering supported from 22 carriers. Of course AT&T won't be on that list, but are sure they'll get to it soon.
    • You can now RENT and PURCHASE movies from the iPhone through iTunes, including audiobooks.

    iPod Touch users save your pennies - the upgrade will be free for iPhone users, but $9.95 for iPod Touch folks, same as 2.0 was.

    gizmodo
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 3.0 June 17th. Or Today. started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 629 Comments
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      This is not the final version, are you on an official carrier in spain? You can not downgrade your BB if you have a 3G
    1. rbslando's Avatar
      rbslando -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      This is not the final version, are you on an official carrier in spain? You can not downgrade your BB if you have a 3G
      I'm with telefonica, and I have the iphone 3g so I would have no problem with yellowsnow or anything.

      Not worth the upgrade to GM is not the final version does not?
      can not revert to a previous version 2.2.1 as a 3g?

      thx!!!!!
    1. Rycall's Avatar
      Rycall -
      Quick question fellas, sorry if this has been covered already. I'm using a jailbroken iPhone 3G running 2.2.1 in the UK. I don't care about unlocking so I'm not bothered by any baseband changes so could I acquire a copy of the GM 3.0, install it and then re-jailbreak with no problems? I'm not asking for links, I'll find all that myself - I just want to know if it's safe to upgrade this way and still be able to jailbreak it.

      Cheers.
    1. newyork0900's Avatar
      newyork0900 -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Rumour has it that you will have to download and install the final manually as iTunes won't recognise it as an upgrade.

      How is youtube better? Do you finally get full quality over 3G?
      Youtube seems to run a lot smoother (especially on 3G), but the whole running of the apps, the way they open + one feature I do like is the ability to search your apps.

      When you take a photograph it sends it to the bottom left hand corner, where as now, it still does that, but shows the actual picture

      But I think the best feature(s), is the ability to forward text messages and use MMS (if I can get it to send). I did want bluetooth(phone to phone), but....

      Confucious, would it be worth downgrading back and the connecting it to itunes, for the official update

      I have just discovered that MMS WILL work for O2 Uk users!! When 3.0 has been put onto your phone, it puts the following info in the:-

      MMS

      APN idata.O2.co.uk
      Username "what ever it shows"
      Password Password
      http address
      bunch of number beginning with 193 and ending in 8080
      MMS Max Message Size 307200

      I have put the following in and O2 has text me, confimring I have now been set up for MMS and it has worked:

      It turns out that it is possible to enable MMS on O2 contracts without the IPCC file hack that was required previously. You can instead go to "Settings"->"General"->"Network"->"Cellular Data Network" on your iPhone and fill out the MMS section with the following details (note that you need to restart the phone after filling these settings in): (This info has coem from Flickr)

      APN: wap.o2.co.uk
      Username: o2wap
      Password: password
      MMSC: mmsc.mms.o2.co.uk:8002
      Proxy: 193.113.200.195:8080
      MMS Max Message Size: [leave blank]
      MMS UA Prof URL: [leave blank]

      Hope it works for you! (4 text messages are deducted from your bundle for each MMS sent)
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Jailbreak is not available for 3.0GM yet, or so I believe.
      If you are on an official carrier and don't want a jailbreak you *could* upgrade - but not officially unless you are a developer.

      When the official release is made on 17th you should just be able to download the ipsw (I'm sure it will be seeded within about 5 seconds of release) and then just restore the final version but I don't believe iTunes will recognise it as an upgrade and do it automatically.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      No, you get unlimited data on a standard iPhone Tariff - the 14/month is in addition to that.
      Oh, I thought you could tether over payasyougo, I guess you can't , oh well still got PdaNet

      OMG!! iPhone 3G S 32GB - 538.30 on payasyougo. What a rip!!!!
    1. newyork0900's Avatar
      newyork0900 -
      Quote Originally Posted by A.T View Post
      Oh, I thought you could tether over payasyougo, I guess you can't , oh well still got PdaNet

      OMG!! iPhone 3G S 32GB - 538.30 on payasyougo. What a rip!!!!
      I've just saw that on the O2 website I agree!! I would consider the 16gb one, but my Mrs would not be happy I'm unsure if people will run out in their masses and by it, unless they are on contract and spend 30 pm. It looks like the cheapest will be 30 a month and then 180 for the iphone 3G s 16gb
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      ^I really don't want to go on a contract for more than 12 months as I know Apple will release a new iPhone next year to make up for the disappointment this year. The 12 month free web and wifi would save me 120 though. Hmmm yeh, still not worth it lol.
    1. Apple.'s Avatar
      Apple. -
      to people asking for jailbreak:
      even if the devs do jailbreak the gm they will not release it due to the fact that apple will be able to make the necessary changes to the official firmware and from my perspective apple didnt include a baseband update in this one because the official one will have a baseband update

      as for the iphone 3g s (s stands for speed)
      forget it! apple needs to stop treating iphone releases like firmware updates..make something that will make upgrading the current device worthwhile, i mean a better camera? a compass? video recording?? i have cydia for that..ill stick with my 3g until an iphone worth it comes out
    1. hevey's Avatar
      hevey -
      I know this is my first post but I thought I would give you guys and update on how I went with updating my phone to 3.0GM on the Australian carrier Telstra

      After getting a copy of the 3.0GM I shift+restore my phone once the installation finished (by the way I aint a developer or use a developer's account.) The phone activated and restored from my last backup within an hour includes 20 odd apps and 1400 songs.

      I went into messages and it asked for my phone number it then took me to settings where I put my phone number in. I then received an MMS from telstra setting up the MMS no tehering though (or not that I could see.)

      I have been running for about 2 hours now receiving txt messages, MMS and phone calls with no worries.
    1. Girrelephant Master's Avatar
      Girrelephant Master -
      So has anybody heard now what "testing mode" really is? If it is locked into this mode and does not let you downgrade does this still mean that you will be able to update to the public release on June 17? For anybody who has upgraded, was there anything different from Beta 5? Any new, or even minor features or fixes?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      We all know the Dev Team won't release a jailbreak - but that doesn't top other people doing so.

      The 3Gs is aimed at people who took out a 2 Year contract when the original iPhone came out and are now looking to upgrade. If you already have a 3G there isn't a lot of point upgrading, more memory and speed are nice but no 'must haves' for most people IMHO.
    1. gasmasks's Avatar
      gasmasks -
      So, YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A DEVELOPER TO INSTALL 3.0 GM! I installed this last night and it worked perfectly fine! although I haven't managed to send a mms yet! however tethering is included in the o2 version and can be found in settings/general/network/set up internet tethering! although I'm yet to get access to it as it sends you to a safari link to set it up! and i have a poor signal in my home!
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Why do you need to SHOUT what everyone already knows?

      Tethering will cost you an extra 14/month.
    1. pakijawan's Avatar
      pakijawan -
      hay i read on some website that if you upgrade today ,when the official F.W gets out,it could screw your iphone up,is that true?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I don't believe so, I believe it wont recognise it as an upgrade and you will have to restore manually, possibly in DFU mode but I am fairly certain it won't screw your phone.
    1. Apple.'s Avatar
      Apple. -
      ok im trying to downgrade to 2.2.1 to see if its possible then back up to 3.0 but i keep getting error 1600 anyone have any clue whats going on? i tried dfu mode and regular restore, no go..
    1. newyork0900's Avatar
      newyork0900 -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      I don't believe so, I believe it wont recognise it as an upgrade and you will have to restore manually, possibly in DFU mode but I am fairly certain it won't screw your phone.
      I hope it doesn't screw my phone up I would think it would be wiser, as you stated earlier to downgrade and then upgrade
    1. kofman13's Avatar
      kofman13 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      You can only keep the unlock you have now by upgrading to 3.0 and not restoring. It does not upgrade the baseband. The GM has not been jailbroken yet, well at least not publicly available.
      ok so the 3g is no go unless downgrading baseband.... but what about on a 2g iphone? this is still unclear to me. there is no jail break for 3.0, meaning if i newly upgraded a non jail broken 2g iphone i would not be able to jailbreak, but what if i am upgrading from a jailbroken and unlocked 2g iphone to 3.0 gm? what then?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      The 3G is OK if you are on an official carrier and don't want to downgrade. The 2G is OK but you cannot jailbreak so you can';t activate without an AT&T SIM.