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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. jayizzy's Avatar
      jayizzy -
      ooo u guys are the bestes gonna DL whn i get home but i hope the quickpqn is realesed soon idno how long i can go with out beaing jailbroken
    1. r1994augusto's Avatar
      r1994augusto -
      This really pisses me off

      cant wait to get the ultrasn0w!
    1. i_eversaw's Avatar
      i_eversaw -
      Does anyone have the updated carrier settings? I downgraded for MMS and tethering, and I can't get the most up to date one back!
    1. indiscretion's Avatar
      indiscretion -
      seems when i upgraded to 3.0 officially.....apple downgraded my baseband from 4.30 to 4.26...guess thats how the dev team knows they can unlock all phones
    1. Inverted2's Avatar
      Inverted2 -
      Thats interesting ill have to check mine too
    1. NYY's Avatar
      NYY -
      So no MMS or Tethering? That was pretty pointless then.
    1. EmoMicah's Avatar
      EmoMicah -
      Where's the Compass?
    1. jayizzy's Avatar
      jayizzy -
      ooo playnice some ppl cant read you know lol
    1. JerseyScottie's Avatar
      JerseyScottie -
      EMO,buy the 3GS for the compass
    1. NYY's Avatar
      NYY -
      So no MMS or tethering? That was pretty pointless then.
    1. Inverted2's Avatar
      Inverted2 -
      you can find the carrier settings for 3.0 @ http://help.ben.at/ (you must be using safari on iphone). I can confirm tethering fully working on my phone.
    1. imnothardcore's Avatar
      imnothardcore -
      where is the MMS? wtf
    1. haibane's Avatar
      haibane -
      Quote Originally Posted by EmoMicah View Post
      Where's the Compass?
      same place the video camera is
    1. jayizzy's Avatar
      jayizzy -
      whn dl 3.0 lets say on 3g or 2g will it say sms or would it say messages?
    1. oo3's Avatar
      oo3 -
      Wow these n00bs really need to learn how to search and read...MMS is not activated on all devices as of yet because of at&t...
    1. haibane's Avatar
      haibane -
      Quote Originally Posted by EmoMicah View Post
      Where's the Compass?
      same place the video camera is
    1. DJ_Fletch's Avatar
      DJ_Fletch -
      Does anyone know how often the iPhone will check for Push notifications?

      I have installed Tap Tap Revenge 2 from the App store and have now got the Notifications settings but it only gives you the option to have the notifications on and then decide what app specific items that will be pushed.

      Will it adopt the Fetch New Data settings in the Mail, Contacts, Calendars settings?

      Thanks in advance.
    1. schwartzki's Avatar
      schwartzki -
      Just upgraded my 4gb unlocked/jailbroken 2G iphone to 3.0, unlock is STILL THERE YAY
    1. Boosty's Avatar
      Boosty -
      Does voice control work with 3G iphones? Or is that a 3GS thing only?
    1. nhreminh's Avatar
      nhreminh -
      wow, this isn't a terribly very friendly forum.