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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. rabanjr's Avatar
      rabanjr -
      MWCOEXEC. Same thing with me. Keeps timing out. They are getting slammed.

      Just gotta keep trying.

    1. i_eversaw's Avatar
      i_eversaw -
      did they take out double tap shift for caps lock? I can't do it anymore :[
    1. mwcoexec's Avatar
      mwcoexec -
      Good to know it's not just me getting the timeout.
    1. DeadGlory's Avatar
      DeadGlory -
      I upgraded both mine and my wife's jailbroken iPhones at the same time. Hers went through to get activated and mine didn't... Hopefully the server catch up soon.
    1. lalp's Avatar
      lalp -
      Quote Originally Posted by oo3 View Post
      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...
      Seems that they don't read at all!! New guys, read the previous posts on the 3.0 firmware and the features. Search search search
    1. <Ryan>'s Avatar
      <Ryan> -
      I can't connect to the activation server
    1. jabij1's Avatar
      jabij1 -
      keep getting network connection timed out error and phone is in emergency call mode...what do i do! ahhhhhhhh!!!!
    1. mwcoexec's Avatar
      mwcoexec -
      RE: Landscape Keyboard

      Straight from the Apple website--
      Landscape Keyboard

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

      So not all apps, as listed on Page 1...
    1. rabanjr's Avatar
      rabanjr -
      Finally Activated. It took like 20 tries.
    1. MikeHawk's Avatar
      MikeHawk -
      Ookay just updated, got a little nervous thinking I was gonna lose my music =X haha everything works fine!

      BUT when I connect it to iTunes, it wont really work =/ Like it says

      Works =)
    1. lalp's Avatar
      lalp -
      Quote Originally Posted by jabij1 View Post
      keep getting network connection timed out error and phone is in emergency call mode...what do i do! ahhhhhhhh!!!!
      The link for the firmwares may be found in this post earlier. Search and read!!
    1. ElGriton's Avatar
      ElGriton -
      Quote Originally Posted by Oliver350Z View Post
      Somethings were not clear for me "T-Mobile Jailbroken Unlocked" user:

      1) Will I lose data if I update?
      It's been hella long since I last synced my phone.
      (I am at work and I sync at home)

      2) Will I lose my Unlock?
      Nobody answer him , Dude! go read the thread!
    1. lalp's Avatar
      lalp -
      Quote Originally Posted by i_eversaw View Post
      did they take out double tap shift for caps lock? I can't do it anymore :[
      Still there. I have it on mine
    1. mwcoexec's Avatar
      mwcoexec -
      The activation servers seems to be back up. Keep trying if you're getting timed out...I finally just got through.
    1. lalp's Avatar
      lalp -
      Quote Originally Posted by i_eversaw View Post
      did they take out double tap shift for caps lock? I can't do it anymore :[
      Still there. I have it on mine
    1. jayteez's Avatar
      jayteez -
      woot! and att must share the same servers..getting to the activation server is worse than getting a BOC!
    1. Treybo23's Avatar
      Treybo23 -
      Where the Hell is MMS? I know AT&T havent Updated it, But should MMS still be avail. on 3.0?
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      thats why i don't get lazy and just update, i do a full restore and do it as a new phone. so many headaches come from updates and backups. you end up doin a full restore eventually anyway.
      just setup all your apps and stuff again and be happy with 3.0 until the jailbreak is released.
      it literally takes me 30 minutes to do everything.
    1. gmpv's Avatar
      gmpv -
      what you need to do is connect you iphone directly to the usb but on you computer don't (like extra usb ) use you computer usb this will fix you problem
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by skj8100 View Post
      People should really READ before posting the same questions over and over. Yes, 3.0 gm is the EXACT same firmware as what apple released today. Yes, if you update bye bye jailbreak and/or unlock. I guess it's true there ARE stupid questions AND stupid people.
      I love the way people state as fact things that are not true and then call other people stupid.

      If you update a 2G you will not lose your unlock. You will, however lose your activation meaning that although you can still make and receive calls you will be stuck on the 'Emergency calls only' screen.

      There is a hack to get round this but by the time I've found it quickpwn will be out and you can use that to activate.

      3G you will lose jailbreak and unlock but the jailbreak will be fixed as soon as the Dev Team release the tools today but we will have to wait until Friday for UltraSn0w.