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  • 3.0 is Here. iPhone / iPod Touch Come and Get it.


    Here it is folks! You can get iPhone OS 3.0 immediately, as of now, this very moment, ahora mismo, from iTunes. Not sure how to do it? Open iTunes, making sure your iPhone is connected to your comp. Click your iPhone/iPod Touch's icon on the left.



    Then just click the "Check for Update" button.



    iTunes will let you know 3.0 is available - grab it. Then just do as it says to continue upgrading.



    NOTE: If youo're not seeing it yet in iTunes, grab it from the following download links:

    iPhone 1G - Download
    iPhone 3G - Download

    Use Firefox to get it (or IE - blech), as Safari decompresses the file when it saves it. Then, when the .ipsw file is on your Desktop (or wherever), go back into iTunes, hold down the Option key (Shift in Windows) and press the Restore button in your device's tab in iTunes. iTunes will ask you what file you want to restore with - choose the appropriate 3.0 file you just grabbed.



    For all you paranoid folks, here's the rundown on upgrading:
    • BACKUP, BACKUP, BACKUP. Of course everything will go smooth and safe, but IF something happens, you want to make sure you've backed up your contacts, photos, important SMS, etc.
    • You WILL lose all Cydia apps. This is the same with EVERY firmware upgrade - iTunes has no idea you've got 'em on there, and sure isn't going to politely put them back for you after you upgrade. This includes all Cydia app settings, etc. Backup your stuff from those too if you haven't yet and need to.
    • 3.0 WILL have an official PwnageTool jailbreak (yup, including Cydia) shortly following the release of the 3.0 firmware (which just happened), according to MuscleNerd when he demoed the 3.0 unlock.
    • That being said, 3.0 will NOT BE UNLOCKABLE UNTIL FRIDAY. The DevTeam has already unlocked both the iPhone 1G and 3G running 3.0 with the new unlock tool, ultrasn0w, but they will not be releasing the tool until Friday. We'll let you know as soon as it happens, but for now - if you NEED to be unlocked, do NOT upgrade until Friday. Otherwise, you can upgrade just fine today and still unlock on Friday.
    • You DON'T need to wipe your device, go to stock 2.2.1 first, or anything - whether you're jailbroken or not, unlocked or locked, you can simply press "Update" in iTunes to upgrade to 3.0 - and you'll be fine.
    • Like you really need a list of features first, but we've got em detailed here.
    • iTunes 8.2 is required and fine to use. Jailbreak, unlock, all that will work fine in 8.2!

    New features include:

    *MMS (iPhone 3G and 3GS only) (Available later this summer for AT&T users)
    *Tethering (iPhone 3G and 3GS only)(Available later this summer for AT&T users)
    *Stereo Bluetooth
    *Landscape Keyboard in all apps
    *Cut & Paste
    *Spotlight Search
    *Voice Notes
    *Upgraded Calendar to include Exchange sync
    *Buy/Rent movies and shows directly on your iPhone
    *Enhanced Stocks
    *Increased speed
    *Shake to shuffle for the iPod.
    *Mobile Me improvements including Find My Phone and Remote Wipe.


    Please read the following before asking questions

    General Rules to Upgrading your Firmware:

    1. Back up your iPhone in iTunes first. If your phone is currently jailbroken and you have any apps hidden or in categories you will need to unhide them before making your back-up. This will avoid the "where are all my icons?" questions after you arrive at 3.0.
    2. If your phone is currently jailbroken you will need to use the RESTORE button, not the upgrade button. If you upgrade you will automatically lose about 500mb of disk space and never recover it until you finally restore. (This is due to Cydia moving files around). If your phone is not jailbroken then you can use the upgrade button without any issues.
    3. After you restore you can use your back-up in iTunes to get all your contacts, SMS, photos and App Store apps back. Do NOT ask about cracked apps!
    4. When you restore you will lose all your jailbroken apps which you will have to manually re-download from Cydia. Some apps are not 3.0 compatible yet.
    5. If you have an iPhone 3G this will upgrade your baseband and lock your phone. The unlock is not scheduled for release until Friday June 19th.
    6. If you have a first generation iPhone you can restore to 3.0 and re-jailbreak (when Quickpwn is updated). The baseband stays the same so you will not have to re-unlock.
    7. The initial release of Quickpwn and Pwnage Tool will be available for download on the iPhone Dev-Team blog. http://blog.iphone-dev.org/
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 3.0 is Here. iPhone / iPod Touch Come and Get it. started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 527 Comments
    1. ekidd's Avatar
      ekidd -
      Quote Originally Posted by tattoojack View Post
      details???
      how did you keep your activation with a tmobile sim?
      you must have had an active at sim to get it activated.
      Nope, no at&t sim used at all. I was originally on 2.2, then downloaded a custom 2.2.1 firmware that was unlocked and activated. Since im on a mac, option+restore to the custom 2.2.1 firmware. Then assuming you already have the 3.o firmware, option+upgrade to 3.0. Then your all set :]

      Quote Originally Posted by ryan206 View Post
      Alright, to clear up some confusion, heres what I've done.

      My iPhone 2G was 2.2.1 Unlocked and Jailbroken on T-Mobile.

      I did a clean install of 2.2 (only version I had, and my net crashed after downloading 3.0) and jailbroke it.

      I don't care about the jailbreak, and since I have a 2G the baseband stays the same. I thought it'd stay activated after the update like it has in the past.

      So I updated to 3.0. My phone became unactivated, but T-Mobile was still at the top and I could make calls though the emergancy call screen.

      I tried downgrading with iTunes 8.2, but got an error

      I tried it on my sister's computer with 8.0.2 and successfully downgraded to 2.2

      So, we must wait until jailbreak if you're using T-Mobile

      if you dont mind using the phone stock as can be, then you DONT have to wait for the jailbreak if your on tmobile. i was successful and was able to remain unlocked and still activated on 3.0 with my 2g running tmobile.
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by ekidd View Post
      Nope, no at&t sim used at all. I was originally on 2.2, then downloaded a custom 2.2.1 firmware that was unlocked and activated. Since im on a mac, option+restore to the custom 2.2.1 firmware. Then assuming you already have the 3.o firmware, option+upgrade to 3.0. Then your all set :]
      AHHHHHH!
      dude i am gonna put u in for a promotion!
      that is the most informative and helpful post for the last 8 pages!
      finally a step by step from someone who got it to work in one instance (1st gen iphone on tmobile)

      for future reference, if you could, please, kindly (tryin to not appear like i am flaming, i really am asking nicely. no emotion to text ya know)
      when you post stuff like your previous post, could you include these very vital instructions next time to prevent people from thinkin its just that simple.
      thanks again!
    1. CoPa708's Avatar
      CoPa708 -
      well excuse the F*** out of me for reading 18 pages worth of sh** and forgetting one part, really the only information acquired from this entire thread is that dikheads like you don't know anything more than 2+2 and the first post about 3.0 being released.
      I asked legitimate questions in a proper manner, if you don't want to just link me and say "there ya go, guess you missed that one" next time you need help with anything and you ask a question that has already been asked by 1 of the other 3 billion people owning iphones and get a gay response that you gave, then you'll probably understand what i'm talkin about.
    1. ekidd's Avatar
      ekidd -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rescuer View Post
      ^ lol wtf??
    1. spongebobiwan's Avatar
      spongebobiwan -
      Err...Rescuer? WTH? LMAO Was there a caption that was supposed to be included with that picture? If not, perhaps you could see who could come up with the BEST one. I had one come to mind, but I can't use it here.
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rescuer View Post

      i just got tingly in my no-no place

      Quote Originally Posted by jsanchey View Post
      Will ultrasnow unlock a 2G iPhone? Its jailbroken, but not unlocked. I have tried so many times to unlock. But Bootneuter never worked.
      they really should make a smilie face that is pullin his hair out and then shoots himself in the face!

      this will have to do

      sorry stealthbravo, had it for a while
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by spongebobiwan View Post
      err...rescuer? Wth? Lmao was there a caption that was supposed to be included with that picture? If not, perhaps you could see who could come up with the best one. I had one come to mind, but i can't use it here.
      om nom nom nom nom
    1. jsanchey's Avatar
      jsanchey -
      Quote Originally Posted by tattoojack View Post

      i just got tingly in my no-no place



      they really should make a smilie face that is pullin his hair out and then shoots himself in the face!
      Yeah. No kidding. Well if im not to worried about it being unlocked could I just upgrade, and still be activated?
    1. chemalito's Avatar
      chemalito -
      I just updated my iPhone 3G, and everythings running good except for 2 things:

      1) Im having problems on the App Store to update Shazam, its very slow to show in the screen, and when I start de update process it does nothing, it just say Waiting, but no progress till it stops.

      2) I cant open any internet in 3G, it says this:

      "Could not activate cellular data network: You are NOT subscribed to a cellular data service"

      Thats imposible cause I have unlimited data and voice in my plan, and when I enter the AT&T site for my info it says it clearly. Someone had same problem, something similar????
    1. virtualcappy's Avatar
      virtualcappy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rescuer View Post
      NOOO! The water damage sensor!! My warranty!!
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by jsanchey View Post
      Yeah. No kidding. Well if im not to worried about it being unlocked could I just upgrade, and still be activated?
      if you are on at$t and dont care about jailbreak
      update
      if your on at$t and want jailbreak
      wait for pwnage/quikpwn tonite
      if your tmobile
      WAIT!
    1. ninthchamber99's Avatar
      ninthchamber99 -
      Quote Originally Posted by tattoojack View Post
      rotflmmfaotipmmfgiagc


      that was absolutely beautiful!

      not to mention aptbackup and a couple other apps like it have been extensively discussed on here months ago.

      like i said in previous posts.
      people are lazy and only read the news page.
      no one searches the site. they search this thread.

      Wow!! All I can say. But, you are so right about people being lazy. I must admit, when I first got into hacking/jailbreaking my phone, I would never search. I would go to the most popular threads or the news threads. Then I started searching, learning, and now I dont need any help anymore. Fact is, I have unlocked and jailbroken several phones other than my own. I just bought a MacBook Pro (like 2 hours ago) because of all the things I have learned, I want to start programing now.

      And my two cents about 3.0 are if you have a 2G or a 3G, the new 3.0 FW is really no big deal. MOST of the improvements from 3.0 are things that MOST jailbreakers have been using for months and months. Now, I for one have a 2G and will be upgrading to the 3GS because Im sick of how slow Edge is. But 1)I can wait for the official tools to be released for jailbreaking the new 3.0 on my 2G since there is nothing truly special in the update that I dont already have and 2) I will be waiting for the 3GS to be jailbroken before I update my current phone. I have waited this long, what is a few more days, weeks, or even months.

      Edit: what does all this mean....rotflmmfaotipmmfgiagc? I bet it is the funniest thing I would have heard all day!!
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by virtualcappy View Post
      NOOO! The water damage sensor!! My warranty!!
      gets my vote for best quote!
      now how to amke this small enough to be my avatar. photoshop?
    1. jsanchey's Avatar
      jsanchey -
      Quote Originally Posted by tattoojack View Post
      if you are on at and dont care about jailbreak
      update
      if your on at and want jailbreak
      wait for pwnage/quikpwn tonite
      if your tmobile
      WAIT!
      Well I really only use it as a glorified iPod touch. I dont have a sim for it.
    1. xrisis's Avatar
      xrisis -
      come on relax guys i just read the post and have fun xD

      for the new ones if you have an iphone (which really cost a lot for most of us) then is logical to go ahead reaad instructions (and for me not only on one site) and then if you do not get something ask and we will be happy to answer.
    1. spongebobiwan's Avatar
      spongebobiwan -
      Quote Originally Posted by ninthchamber99 View Post
      And my two cents about 3.0 are if you have a 2G or a 3G, the new 3.0 FW is really no big deal. MOST of the improvements from 3.0 are things that MOST jailbreakers have been using for months and months. Now, I for one have a 2G and will be upgrading to the 3GS because Im sick of how slow Edge is. But 1)I can wait for the official tools to be released for jailbreaking the new 3.0 on my 2G since there is nothing truly special in the update that I dont already have and 2) I will be waiting for the 3GS to be jailbroken before I update my current phone. I have waited this long, what is a few more days, weeks, or even months.

      Edit: what does all this mean....rotflmmfaotipmmfgiagc? I bet it is the funniest thing I would have heard all day!!
      I'm of the same frame of mind, 99. When my new 3Gs arrives here on Friday (or whatever day it actually arrives) I will take it out of the box and fondle it for a while, the put it back in the box and wait for the dev team to release QwkPwn AND wait to hear that AptBackup is working on OS 3.0. Even after that, I'll probably have a sandwich and take a nap first to enter in to my proper "relaxed" mode.

      P.S. Note to Rescuer: I'm still contimplating a good PG rated caption for your girl licking the iPhone picture. I'll keep you posted. :P
    1. Chin's Avatar
      Chin -


      I am surprised no one else (that ive seen on here) hasn't had their 2g unlocked, ive been on it for almost a week now.
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by ninthchamber99 View Post

      And my two cents about 3.0 are if you have a 2G or a 3G, the new 3.0 FW is really no big deal. MOST of the improvements from 3.0 are things that MOST jailbreakers have been using for months and months. exactly my point. EVERYTHING they want in 3.0 is in cydia in 2.2.1 its mindboggling, i know! but at has always stole their ideas from their customers.

      Edit: what does all this mean....rotflmmfaotipmmfgiagc? I bet it is the funniest thing I would have heard all day!!
      rolling on the floor laughing my motha f&%$in a#$ off till i puke my motha f%$#in guts into a garbage can?

      sounds good enough
      i was just typin away!
      lol


      Quote Originally Posted by jsanchey View Post
      Well I really only use it as a glorified iPod touch. I dont have a sim for it.
      then if you update, you wont be able to activate until pwnage/quikpwn comes out tonite.
    1. oscar25's Avatar
      oscar25 -
      I was able to update at about 10:30 this am (I am in Seattle) without any problems whatsoever. Meaning so time outs or anything. I'm sure the servers are just getting slammed now so be patient. Only glitch I have found so far other than the ones we know about (mms and tethering) is that black box on the photo page, not sure what's up with that. I'm assuming the activation issue people are running into is for folks with jaiilbroken phones? I'm not running mine jailbroken anymore so I didn't have that issue.