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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. omega2k1's Avatar
      omega2k1 -
      so its cool to jailbreak this?
    1. zero visual's Avatar
      zero visual -
      man it looks soo pretty on my iphone... waahooo
    1. nhreminh's Avatar
      nhreminh -
      Woo! It seems to have improved the signal on the 2g as well. I'm getting at least 1 bar all over my apartment, where before I had "no service"
    1. stalli_ker's Avatar
      stalli_ker -
      im on beta 5 right now and it says im uo to date what do i do?
    1. schwartzki's Avatar
      schwartzki -
      Question is will upgrading the 2G retain the unlock? does anyone know? I could care less about jailbreak as long as my modem unlock remains...ultrasnow is referring to 3G only they didnt say anything about the 2G
    1. chucked188's Avatar
      chucked188 -
      So here is the situation I have my iPhone running 2.2.1 and it si unlocked using Pwnage on Mac so what happens if i Restore using the 3.0 update file ????
    1. o9balla's Avatar
      o9balla -
      @schwartzki-check out stealthbravo's blog
    1. Dizzy714's Avatar
      Dizzy714 -
      hurray for a slooooooow download
    1. 40_ounce's Avatar
      40_ounce -
      So is it ok to update? I want to jailbrake.
    1. Real_Iphonecrazy's Avatar
      Real_Iphonecrazy -
      yeah its the exact same version as the gm seaded to the Devs, I thought it would be but some were scare mongering that it would lock us out of future updates. Mi 3g has been flying all week since I updated fromed one of the leaked files (Torant) but I'd put most of the speed down to the clean fresh install non clutered with Jailbroken apps, saying that Ive missed being Jailbroke all week and the Quickpwn update cant come quick enought for me. I guess I'll have to wait a little longer.
    1. itaintrite's Avatar
      itaintrite -
      Quote Originally Posted by C00per View Post
      wheres the video camera?!?!?!
      Did you miss the memo that says video camera for 3GS only?
    1. Real_Iphonecrazy's Avatar
      Real_Iphonecrazy -
      yeah its the exact same version as the gm seaded to the Devs, I thought it would be but some were scare mongering that it would lock us out of future updates. Mi 3g has been flying all week since I updated from one of the leaked files (Torant) but I'd put most of the speed down to the clean fresh install non clutered with Jailbroken apps, saying that Ive missed being Jailbroke all week and the Quickpwn update cant come quick enought for me. I guess I'll have to wait a little longer.
    1. eatjello's Avatar
      eatjello -
      WARNING: If you used categories, you MUST take your apps out of the folders before updating, or they will disapear until it is available on 3.0
      i had to restore because i forgot
    1. bergmanb's Avatar
      bergmanb -
      This 3.0 release is the exact same build as the 3.0 GM (7A341) so if you have the 3.0 GM already I would not do a restore on your iPhone unless you just want to waste time. There is no difference in this "Official" release.

      For Push notifications - the section won't appear in the Settings until you install an app that supports it like TapTap Revenge 2 from the app store which is free. Then you will see the "Notifications" section.
    1. rufio's Avatar
      rufio -
      now where's my jailbreak?
    1. skj8100's Avatar
      skj8100 -
      Are you people kidding me? When have you known an updated or new firmware not to make you lose your jailbreak and/or unlock?
    1. schwartzki's Avatar
      schwartzki -
      appears it wont upgrade the baseband...hmm do i want to update...gah
    1. jonban's Avatar
      jonban -
      ive had the GM version working with an updated ATT.ipcc, with the new update, do carrier settings also update? for instance if your going to text, can u attach photo? (knowing you cant mms, jus wanted to know if the carrier settings changed) thanks
    1. grahampaull's Avatar
      grahampaull -
      So..... Can anyone confirm that this is the same as the 3.0 GM ?, I'm clicking "Check for update" and it says im current 3.0.

      Cheers
    1. ItsCyrious's Avatar
      ItsCyrious -
      So jus to be sure, is the GM version exactly like tha one that was jus released, because mine keeps sayin im up to date or w.e.