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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. phantomo's Avatar
      phantomo -
      maju25, glad you also confirmed what's working.

      Just that quite a lot of people probably did a "Restore" thus loosing the activation and unlock. Since many described they "Upgrade", I just want to clarify what people should click to enjoy the OS3 a day or two earlier. Cheers everyone.

      Quote Originally Posted by maju25 View Post
      Yeah, I agree. Ive been around from thebeginning and I also want to confirm that what is said really is what it is. Might post studid questions too.
      Poetic_Folly did say:
      "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"
      Phantomo on page 29 pointed this out.

      And its Friday tomorrow.... Lol

      Cheers and thanks for the good work, Dev-Team
    1. steveken's Avatar
      steveken -
      Quote Originally Posted by STEVIELOLO View Post


      this is what the numeric battery looks like is this a feature on the 3.0 firmware
      Actually, its NOT a feature of the 3.0 firmware. I have already determined that it is for the 3G S iPhones ONLY. This page Apple - iPhone - Learn how to use all the features of iPhone. tells you all about it. Especially these two sentences: "The battery icon in the upper-right corner shows the battery level or charging status. You can also display the percentage of the battery charge (iPhone 3G S only)."

      Now, if you jailbreak a 3G, you CAN get the percentage to show up, but not without jailbreaking it. And I bet its going to be like it has been on the old jailbreaks where you touch the battery icon to switch between the icon and the percentage.
    1. Sadhunni's Avatar
      Sadhunni -
      I hope the jailbreak will be released soon. Now my iphone is complete useful and unable to do anything. Man. i hate itunes. I accidently press enter and they do the upgrade for me. At least release the jailbreak because i mostly use my iphone as a mp3 player. GO DEV TEAM! ><
    1. steveken's Avatar
      steveken -
      Quote Originally Posted by juquan View Post
      wheres the MMS app?
      Ok, let me try this one guys.

      1) Did you do a search through this forum? It's really very simple to do and it would answer your question.

      2) Did you search Google?? Let me google that for you If you will click that link, you will see MANY results on this. The second one specifically answers your question for you in the results on that page. In fact, so does the third.

      3) Did you check Apple or AT&T's websites for information on this? iPhone 3G S, Exclusively from AT&T and Apple - | Wireless from AT&T, formerly Cingular All you have to do is scroll down to the part of the page that says MMS by it.

      Was that so hard? Instead of posting the same question time after time, try doing simple searches for it. You will be AMAZED at what you figure out.

      Quote Originally Posted by Sadhunni View Post
      I hope the jailbreak will be released soon. Now my iphone is complete useful and unable to do anything. Man. i hate itunes. I accidently press enter and they do the upgrade for me. At least release the jailbreak because i mostly use my iphone as a mp3 player. GO DEV TEAM! ><
      How is it "useful" and "unable to do anything" at the same time?? Seems kinda funny.

      I never understood why people use a phone primarily as an MP3 player. If you want an MP3 player, go ahead and buy one. They aren't that expensive anymore. The function of the device foremost is a phone. The other things are only added extras. Anyway, just the way I look at it. Not an invitation for a flame war or anything, just a statement. Ignore it if you don't agree.
    1. danno2022's Avatar
      danno2022 -
      Quote Originally Posted by steveken View Post
      Ok, let me try this one guys.

      I never understood why people use a phone primarily as an MP3 player. If you want an MP3 player, go ahead and buy one. They aren't that expensive anymore. The function of the device foremost is a phone. The other things are only added extras. Anyway, just the way I look at it. Not an invitation for a flame war or anything, just a statement. Ignore it if you don't agree.
      because they're not cool and popular like we are and get tons of phone calls and invitations to parties.
      haha, buncha losers
    1. juquan's Avatar
      juquan -
      well maybe I did that as well , and Im not the only one with this issue as well did you read that as well,.... are you just wanted to hear your self talk and type .such a clown
    1. metelskiy's Avatar
      metelskiy -
      I don't know if i missed on something but before restoring my 1g iphone to 3.0 firmware i backed it up in itunes, than used Shift+Restore+3.0 FW. Restored to 3.0 smoothly, than i got offered to either set it up as a new iphone or restore from a back up, i restored from a back up and i have no appstore apps that i used to have before updating to 3.0 I used to have 6 pages of diff apps, i thought after i'll update to 3.0 and restore from a back up i'll have all my apps back but i got nothing . Did i miss on anything? Thanks.
    1. mr_inky's Avatar
      mr_inky -
      LIke all who waited its good to see the release of V3, I have managed to update my 1st gen Iphone to v3 and it all works, bar MMS and You Tube.

      I took the advice of many posts and bizarrely installed yellowsn0w on my 2.2.1 firmware, on my previously Pwned firmware and then downloaded the ipsw file from a modmy link.

      But heres the thing, to do the update without locking your phone in MACS press the ALT button and Update, this directs you to the file you have downloaded and then you can begin the update.

      As I said mine is working fine.

      Once the Dev Team release there Pwnage tool I can replace Cydia and all my 3rd party apps as well.

      Goodluck all and thanks to all the Dev Team
    1. vitaminme's Avatar
      vitaminme -
      i did a upgrade from 2.2.1 to 3.0 and my phone is locked,
      emergency calls only! waaaaaaaa
    1. Sadhunni's Avatar
      Sadhunni -
      Quote Originally Posted by steveken View Post
      How is it "useful" and "unable to do anything" at the same time?? Seems kinda funny.

      I never understood why people use a phone primarily as an MP3 player. If you want an MP3 player, go ahead and buy one. They aren't that expensive anymore. The function of the device foremost is a phone. The other things are only added extras. Anyway, just the way I look at it. Not an invitation for a flame war or anything, just a statement. Ignore it if you don't agree.
      Oops. I mean useless*.. I am trying to say: At least release the jailbreak and so I can use it as a wifi calling phone or as a mp3 player. Better than now, being locked.
    1. anikek16's Avatar
      anikek16 -
      I know that the mms is available until late summer. I have read the entire post. I know that the mms feature is located in the message app, but i don't even have the option to do it. the camera icon beside the message entry box is missing. Does any one have it or is apple going to release another update?
    1. steveken's Avatar
      steveken -
      Quote Originally Posted by anikek16 View Post
      I know that the mms is available until late summer. I have read the entire post. I know that the mms feature is located in the message app, but i don't even have the option to do it. the camera icon beside the message entry box is missing. Does any one have it or is apple going to release another update?
      Why would you want to see something that you can't use? You wouldn't, plain and simple. That is why the damned thing has been disabled until they want you to have it.
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by imode View Post
      I guess google must be blocked for you... Try here:

      iphone 3.0 firmware downgrade - Google Search
      lmao, i did the same thing and i get flamed for it!
      ur a mod
      awesome
    1. Sadhunni's Avatar
      Sadhunni -
      I tried doing that and I keep getting the error. I guess I will wait till the 3.0 comes out.
    1. sbd1965's Avatar
      sbd1965 -
      Quote Originally Posted by tattoojack View Post
      gets my vote for best quote!
      now how to amke this small enough to be my avatar. photoshop?
      Because some things just *need* to be animated...
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by sbd1965 View Post
      Because some things just *need* to be animated...
      DUDE!!
      you rock so hard!
      i have finally found one thing i dont like about mac!
      i have photoshop cs4 but i guess i didnt install imageready with it.
      i could not find a way to do this!
      that 80x80 and 56kb limit was kickin my *****!

      and you are right, non animated just didn't do it justice!
      thanks again!
    1. sbd1965's Avatar
      sbd1965 -
      You're welcome. I had to cut out more than 1/2 the frames and increase the delay (it could stand to be bumped up a bit more) to get it to an acceptable size for this board. Enjoy.
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by sbd1965 View Post
      You're welcome. I had to cut out more than 1/2 the frames and increase the delay (it could stand to be bumped up a bit more) to get it to an acceptable size for this board. Enjoy.
      yeah i was gonna cut the last half and size it down to 80x80 but it starts out as a 1.6mb file so i was runnin into program limitations.
    1. xrisis's Avatar
      xrisis -
      from saurik's twitter :

      "The WinterBoard you'll see in Cydia on 3.0 works. Expect some bugs, however, as the delay on that kernel patch set back testing."
    1. DJM AutoWerkz's Avatar
      DJM AutoWerkz -
      Quote Originally Posted by vitaminme View Post
      i did a upgrade from 2.2.1 to 3.0 and my phone is locked,
      emergency calls only! waaaaaaaa
      im with u on this