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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. justin7942163's Avatar
      justin7942163 -
      Quote Originally Posted by C00per View Post
      wheres the video camera?!?!?!
      It's on the 3G-S

      Quote Originally Posted by iLeetabix View Post

      WTF HELP ME!?!?!?! I can't update to 3.0 i been trying this for 3and a half hours and this is all i get when it trys to "Contact the activation server" If you help me i will bake you a cake!
      It's called waiting mate, sorry but the apple serves right now are being pelted at with downloaders like we've been wait ALL NIGHT (Which some of us have) to download this file. Just keep trying!

      Don't worry about the cake.
      --
      Anyway I just woke up and its downloading now!
      22.8 meg already done

      (From Australia)
    1. pyrotek's Avatar
      pyrotek -
      You just have to keep trying. Apple's activation server is getting slammed..
    1. NissanGoddess's Avatar
      NissanGoddess -
      Well I love the 3.0 but very disappointed that we still CANT send MMS uhhh that was one of the main things I was looking forward to!! I mean AT&T needs to get their stuff together here got on the same page as APPLE and make it happen!! Our phones are able to send MMS and AT&T should have prepared for this awhile ago.
    1. Amraam's Avatar
      Amraam -
      I noticed the black square in the photos app also, seems to be the first bug.

      I cannot download nor update apps from the app store. Is this also due to the servers being slammed?
    1. rockjohn's Avatar
      rockjohn -
      what happened to the push the smiley face app that wAS show on the keynote
    1. midlight's Avatar
      midlight -
      Quote Originally Posted by Begin View Post
      Yeah, I'm getting a similar message. I guess we just have to wait a little longer.
      i just cut the internet from the computer and the update is running now =) i just don't think im going to be able use it until it get activated... hmm ill keep you posted
    1. venomz's Avatar
      venomz -
      would a turbo sim work if we upgrade to 3.0 so until friday we can turbo sim and have service with tmobile? i want to do that someone let me in on that!
    1. csworrell's Avatar
      csworrell -
      I went to the bathroom 4 times today but remote wipe does not work??? why not? it just made things messier. thanks apple and Mr. Blow Jobs
    1. Amraam's Avatar
      Amraam -
      Yup, I cannot download or update apps from either the iPhone's app store, or through iTunes. Service must be taking an absolute hammering!

      Anyone have any info on the bluetooth music streaming? I thought that was a feature of 3.0?
    1. virtualcappy's Avatar
      virtualcappy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Amraam View Post
      I noticed the black square in the photos app also, seems to be the first bug.
      This is not a bug... you just don't have any pictures yet. Take a picture and then it becomes a handy preview!
    1. aries_green_monkey's Avatar
      aries_green_monkey -
      Quote Originally Posted by NissanGoddess View Post
      Well I love the 3.0 but very disappointed that we still CANT send MMS uhhh that was one of the main things I was looking forward to!! I mean AT&T needs to get their stuff together here got on the same page as APPLE and make it happen!! Our phones are able to send MMS and AT&T should have prepared for this awhile ago.
      Yeah, they should have had MMS prepared... for the FIRST iPhone!

      Alas, i too cannot connect to the servers. In this sense, maybe Apple should have been more prepared as well...
    1. lalp's Avatar
      lalp -
      Quote Originally Posted by RonHC View Post
      Am i the only one disappointed with the 3.0

      i mean wheres all the 100 features Apple talked about
      i already know about the MMS coming later this summer but IMO i only see like 20+ features

      And has anyone had a little Black Box at the Low Left corner when trying to take a picture

      like its the button to view your photos
      It is! Nobody reads !#$@%&*&& :-D
    1. fluffer's Avatar
      fluffer -
      yep. most of the world has it. you appstore hogging americans who are just getting in after work are killing the place.
    1. SuperVee3's Avatar
      SuperVee3 -
      Quote Originally Posted by eclipseballer08 View Post
      wow. a lot of you dont know how to read..

      if you need to have ur iphone unlocked then dont update.. yet

      read the first post.
      i believe this was in the first post



      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.
    1. djdraco's Avatar
      djdraco -
      Quote Originally Posted by midlight View Post
      i just cut the internet from the computer and the update is running now =) i just don't think im going to be able use it until it get activated... hmm ill keep you posted
      really? its good to see that method at least got you started. i was uncertain when i read it.
    1. eclipseballer08's Avatar
      eclipseballer08 -
      Quote Originally Posted by csworrell View Post
      I went to the bathroom 4 times today but remote wipe does not work??? why not? it just made things messier. thanks apple and Mr. Blow Jobs
      lmao.
    1. zerobrand's Avatar
      zerobrand -
      im on Rogers in canada, and MMS and Tethering is fully working
    1. venomz's Avatar
      venomz -
      Quote Originally Posted by venomz View Post
      would a turbo sim work if we upgrade to 3.0 so until friday we can turbo sim and have service with tmobile? i want to do that someone let me in on that!
      can someone answer this pleaee!
    1. eclipseballer08's Avatar
      eclipseballer08 -
      Quote Originally Posted by SuperVee3 View Post
      i believe this was in the first post



      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.

      yeah but Quickpwn hasnt been updated/ released yet
    1. Begin's Avatar
      Begin -
      I just tried to restore my 2G iPhone just now after hours of being told that the sever was down and just a moment ago it started. It's on the black screen with the silver Apple logo and the loading bar below it. I guess this means its starting.

      I also agree that Apple should have been on the boat ages ago with the whole MMS thing. It's a pretty basic feature that just about every cell phone (even the crappiest ones) have already. The iPhone is probably the most popular phone in the world, it should have already had MMS as a standard feature.