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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. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
      3. After you restore you can use your back-up in iTunes to get all your contacts, SMS, photos and App Store apps back.


      How do I restore from a backup after doing a full system restore?
    1. coloradoxmfan's Avatar
      coloradoxmfan -

      For those of you who didn't read what the mods spent time on here explaining in detail, if you have a 2G or 3G phone, here is what you will get when you update to 3.0.

      Cut, Copy, Paste and Landscape Keyboard MMS Spotlight Search
      Cut, Copy & Paste

      Quickly and easily cut, copy, and paste text from application to application. Select entire blocks of web text with a tap. Copy and paste images from the web, too.
      Landscape Keyboard

      Want more room to type? Rotate iPhone to landscape to use a larger keyboard in Mail, Messages, Notes, and Safari.

      Send MMS messages and include video, photos, audio, and contact info.2 Even tap to snap a picture or shoot a video right inside Messages.MMS support from AT&T coming in late summer.
      Spotlight Search

      Find what you’re looking for across your iPhone, all from one place. Spotlight searches all of your contacts, email, calendars, and notes, as well as everything in your iPod.
      voice memo
      Voice Memos

      Capture a memo, a meeting, or any audio recording on the go. Voice Memos works with the built-in iPhone microphone or with the mic on your headset.
      Improved Calendar

      Create meetings via Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and subscribe to calendars with new CalDAV support.
      itunes store
      Buy Movies, TV Shows, and Audiobooks

      Download movies, TV shows, music videos, and audiobooks from the iTunes Store on your iPhone.3
      Enhanced Stocks App

      Etc. found on this page
    1. haibane's Avatar
      haibane -
      Quote Originally Posted by nhreminh View Post
      wow, this isn't a terribly very friendly forum.
      we just don't like lazy people
    1. Nefarious's Avatar
      Nefarious -
      Updated as a new phone and added back my stuff without a hitch! Hope for quickpwn tonight.
    1. eclipseballer08's Avatar
      eclipseballer08 -
      lol @ haibane
    1. hiverli's Avatar
      hiverli -
      here is the link . Apple servers are down.

      it will help you to install

      RapidShare: Easy Filehosting
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      RapidShare: Easy Filehosting
    1. hondakorn's Avatar
      hondakorn -
      that means u can change the imei in 114 and keep it in 3.0 wooooooot
    1. mwcoexec's Avatar
      mwcoexec -
      I'm on AT&T, so no need for the unlock. Followed directions, restored from the 3.0 file and get this screen when I'm almost done. What happened and what do I do?

      iTunes recognizes the iPhone but I get the following message: "We could not complete your iTunes Store request. The network connection timed out."

      The phone now is only usable for emergency calls. Any thoughts?

      edit: the phone screen is the USB plug asking for iTunes connection.
    1. tracerbullet's Avatar
      tracerbullet -
      Just upgraded my 4gb unlocked/jailbroken 2G iphone to 3.0, unlock is STILL THERE YAY
      But how did you get the activation bit sorted out? I don't care about jailbreak and my carrier is now in the supported list - Vodafone India - so I won't need to unlock either.
    1. pyrotek's Avatar
      pyrotek -
      Seems like apple is getting slammed with 3.0 device activations. My iTunes has tried 3 times to activate my phone since the upgrade and keeps timing out.
    1. fluffer's Avatar
      fluffer -
      there is a slight difference in the 3.0 gm and the official release.
      so far my messages app is a little different. in the GM i had a little subject header before the message window, now it's gone!
      my caps lock won't work when trying to put my password in the wifi settings, but is working ok in all the other apps. mail, sms, safari etc.

      no biggie, but there are differences
    1. Quote's Avatar
      Quote -
      Yes, the people on this forum will help you with your upgrade. They will answer every question....but goodness guys show respect by reading through the forum. i mean the amount of detail on the fost point by PF was like i have never seen on an upgrade.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      i have internet tethering but i dont have the cellular data tab to add the apn settings
    1. wareagle5693's Avatar
      wareagle5693 -
      Quote Originally Posted by C00per View Post
      wheres the video camera?!?!?!
      That's only for the 3G S, not the 3G or original iPhone.
    1. coolrey3's Avatar
      coolrey3 -
      any one succesfully on t-mobile with 3.0?
    1. ejmack's Avatar
      ejmack -
      When typing an Event in the Calendar does not allow you to type in landscape mode... ******** on it allowing you to type in landscape everywhere...
    1. Desolationism's Avatar
      Desolationism -
      So yeah, download and installation went great... now its just waiting for the servers to go online again. Anybody know if you can activate over the phone?
    1. Bender!'s Avatar
      Bender! -
      Originally Posted by NYY

      So no MMS or Tethering? That was pretty pointless then.
      I take it you are on at&t, o2 over here have actually done something right for a change!!!
      Was all ready last week when I installed 3.0seed

      p.s - On another note, there are far too many posting who are not reading the thread properly, c'mon people!!!
    1. indiscretion's Avatar
      indiscretion -
      i dont blame ppl for lashing out at the ppl who ask stupid questions....if they would just read the posts before they ask it would save them alot of backlash.....
    1. coloradoxmfan's Avatar
      coloradoxmfan -

      Search is your friend - page 1 of this thread answered this question