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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. darchinst's Avatar
      darchinst -
      tattoojack,

      use fastStone image viewer. its free and photoshop is overkill for that. faststone has all the basic image editing tools, plus its a quick, well built image viewer.
    1. spongebobiwan's Avatar
      spongebobiwan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rescuer View Post
      "I guess it's true after all. The ONLY thing that doesn't taste like chicken, IS chicken!"
    1. chemalito's Avatar
      chemalito -
      Found another error message, this time running Skype, didnt write it down, and its not showing againg, but it said something about app not suported :S Im gonna try all my apps and post here if one of them throw a similar message here...
      Skype - Not suported thing... but it runs good ...
      Shazam - Wont Update but it runs ok
      Maps its not locating my iPhone, maybe the cellular data thing???
    1. spongebobiwan's Avatar
      spongebobiwan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rescuer View Post
      "Kimberly McKlusky bought her iPhone based on Steve Job's claims that the iPhone can do ANYTHING. Here she demonstrates how the iPhone can be used as postage."
    1. chemalito's Avatar
      chemalito -
      Saw it too on my iPhone(black box on camera) dont know what for...
    1. darchinst's Avatar
      darchinst -
      Quote Originally Posted by chemalito View Post
      Found another error message, this time running Skype, didnt write it down, and its not showing againg, but it said something about app not suported :S Im gonna try all my apps and post here if one of them throw a similar message here...
      Skype - Not suported thing... but it runs good ...
      Shazam - Wont Update but it runs ok
      Maps its not locating my iPhone, maybe the cellular data thing???
      maps is running fine for me, and the location dot is dead on.
      iphone3g with 3.0 firmware
    1. gastonm's Avatar
      gastonm -
      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 :]




      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.
      So I wondder what I did wrong? I did the same as ryan206, and am now on the emergency screen, but can still make calls. I did the shift upgrade to the 3.0 i downloaded from this site....
      Soooo close.... yet sooooo far!! LOL oh well, waiting for the dev team....Unless there's a way to bypass activation??...
    1. mudslag's Avatar
      mudslag -
      so I upgraded and did the restore, it restored everything but my music and apps, lame
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by darchinst View Post
      tattoojack,

      use fastStone image viewer. its free and photoshop is overkill for that. faststone has all the basic image editing tools, plus its a quick, well built image viewer.
      not on mac
    1. darchinst's Avatar
      darchinst -
      Quote Originally Posted by chemalito View Post
      Saw it too on my iPhone(black box on camera) dont know what for...
      try touching the mysterious black box before you post about it. it just goes to your pictures folder. and then try taking a few photos in a row. see where they go? now try touching the pic that just filled up the black box. it opens that photo in your picture folder.
    1. nismo.rb26dett's Avatar
      nismo.rb26dett -
      the black box in the bottom left corner of the camera app is a preview of your picture in photos, just take a picture and see a small preview, click the pictures to open up photos
    1. brahby's Avatar
      brahby -
      I want to thank everyone who participated in this thread for giving me the best day at work. I wish there was a thanks to all button.
    1. jeffrow925's Avatar
      jeffrow925 -
      when i download this it downloads the file then at the end of it, it says that the network connection timed out and to check my network. what does that mean that my phone isnt connected to edge or is it more on my home pc? its like my 5th time doing this.
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by darchinst View Post
      try touching the mysterious black box before you post about it. it just goes to your pictures folder. and then try taking a few photos in a row. see where they go? now try touching the pic that just filled up the black box. it opens that photo in your picture folder.
      thanks given.
      i was literally about to freak the F^&% out
    1. rdfisch's Avatar
      rdfisch -
      I know the original post says "iTunes 8.2 is required and fine to use. Jailbreak, unlock, all that will work fine in 8.2!" but I am wondering if you download the firmware directly and are going to use Shift-Restore (windows) if you can get away with using iTunes 8.1 ???
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by mudslag View Post
      so I upgraded and did the restore, it restored everything but my music and apps, lame
    1. Zarian's Avatar
      Zarian -
      So is there a jailbreak for the iPod Touch 1stGen 3.0 firmware as yet?
    1. darchinst's Avatar
      darchinst -
      Quote Originally Posted by tattoojack View Post
      thanks given.
      i was literally about to freak the F^&% out
      your welcome. people should learn to be a little more experimental. it's not like the black box is going start shooting smoke out the mic hole, just touch it and see what happens.

      oh and sorry bout the software, totally didn't notice osx on your details
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zarian View Post
      So is there a jailbreak for the iPod Touch 1stGen 3.0 firmware as yet?
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by darchinst View Post
      your welcome. people should learn to be a little more experimental. it's not like the black box is going start shooting smoke out the mic hole, just touch it and see what happens.

      oh and sorry bout the software, totally didn't notice osx on your details
      lol
      i know, right?
      wth?
      too much fun.

      and they are so quik to tell me to calm down when I am telling them how to calm down and keep from jackin up their $500 precious!
      i can't help gettin rowdy when i answer a question and ten more people ask the same one.
      and then they talk smack to us for helpin since it aint what they want to hear.
      suck it up people!