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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. fluffer's Avatar
      fluffer -
      Quote Originally Posted by venomz View Post
      can someone answer this pleaee!
      i have no idea.

      it's an answer jim, but not as we know it!
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by venomz View Post
      can someone answer this pleaee!
      Do you have a Turbo SIM that works with 3.0BB?
      If not, wait til Friday.
    1. venomz's Avatar
      venomz -
      figures lol it might not ill wait till friday
    1. kevin36's Avatar
      kevin36 -
      Quote Originally Posted by venomz View Post
      can someone answer this pleaee!
      Well then install the new 3.0 and try the turbo sim and let us know.
    1. DeadGlory's Avatar
      DeadGlory -
      Quote Originally Posted by zerobrand View Post
      im on Rogers in canada, and MMS and Tethering is fully working
      Because Roger has his ***** together and ATT doesnt.
    1. spongebobiwan's Avatar
      spongebobiwan -
      Quote Originally Posted by phaseshift View Post
      Sorry for this post but I must know the answer, I've been so confused lol I have a jailbroken 3g. If I want to upgrade I must do a restore right? If I do a backup for my sms, music, and pictures can I still sync once the restore and 3.0 installation is done?
      If you are jailbroken, you are going to lose whatever apps you have installed through Cydia by upgrading to 3.0 at this time.

      What I would recommend first if you have a lot of Cydia apps on your phone, is install a program from Cydia called AptBackup, and then perform a Backup from that program. Then wait until the dev team releases QwkPwn. Further, I would wait until I hear that the program AptBackup is working on 3.0. The last I heard (a week ago or so), it was not yet working on 3.0 Beta. If you don't do this, you will have to re-install all the Cydia apps you now have on your phone one by one after you've upgraded to 3.0. If you don't have a lot of Cydia apps, that's no big deal. If you have a lot of Cydia apps (as I do) you might want to wait a bit longer, until you hear that AptBackup is working on 3.0, and available to download on Cydia. AptBackup makes backing up and restoring all your Cydia apps quite painless.

      Next. Before you go ahead with your upgrade to 3.0, do a sync with iTunes. Then do a full restore to 2.2.1 so that you are starting with a "clean" phone. Then go ahead with your upgrade to 3.0. iTunes will go ahead and take care of the part of reloading your App Store apps on your phone first. Then once you've accomplished that, re-install the AptBackup program back on to your iPhone from Cydia and do a restore of all your Cydia apps from within that AptBackup program. Those apps were saved on a list someplace in iTunes when you did your last sync before you upgraded.

      Then you should be good to go.



      If my post has helped you in any way, kindly consider clicking the "Thanks" button. Otherwise, "NEVERMIND" (said in my very best Gilda Radner voice)
    1. csworrell's Avatar
      csworrell -
      Quote Originally Posted by eclipseballer08 View Post
      lmao.
      lmao sideways up up up down down down left right left right.
    1. midlight's Avatar
      midlight -
      Quote Originally Posted by djdraco View Post
      really? its good to see that method at least got you started. i was uncertain when i read it.
      yup it worked!!! up updated and good to go w00t!
    1. travis_t80's Avatar
      travis_t80 -
      Confirmed that iPhone data does not work on PrePaid iPhones anymore using the new 3.0 stuff.
    1. mikeydooodie's Avatar
      mikeydooodie -
      nice just need to jb and get cycorder going and im happy ... who needs a 3gs??
    1. djdraco's Avatar
      djdraco -
      do you want mms, tethering, all you other sim cards and not lose your cydia apps? try this press up, down, left, right, a, b, a, c, a, b, b.....no wait thats sonic the hedgehog.
    1. r1994augusto's Avatar
      r1994augusto -
      who thinks that the dev exaggerated with the release date of the ultrasn0w/quickpwn for 3.0?
      i do!
    1. Du Blex's Avatar
      Du Blex -
      OKAY!... now that its out i have a few questions. Im on a 2G iPhone and really want upgrade to 3.0. Right now, I don't care about jailbreaking because I can live with the new features until friday but I need to know that its safe to upgrade to 3.0 without having to unlock it because i use a T-Mobile SIM Card and want to be able to use my phone and still enjoy the features of 3.0 while i wait for the jailbreak tool friday. So is it fine to upgrade? Thanks in advance...
    1. nhoj_yelbom's Avatar
      nhoj_yelbom -
      Quote Originally Posted by mikeydooodie View Post
      nice just need to jb and get cycorder going and im happy ... who needs a 3gs??

      CYCORDER is not that great, but better than none
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      WOW!!!!!!! So many noobs trying to hack the iPhone lmao, hardly any of them read!
      100+ features hmmmm......no!
    1. djdraco's Avatar
      djdraco -
      Quote Originally Posted by A.T View Post
      WOW!!!!!!! So many noobs trying to hack the iPhone lmao, hardly any of them read!
      100+ features hmmmm......no!
      of course dude, havent you heard it makes you breakfast now too.
    1. Hudnut's Avatar
      Hudnut -
      My update went just fine. I was using Windows 7 RC build 7100. I was a little hesitant but didn't see anything out of the ordinary. Except for a cartoon of steve jobs speaking in russian or something at the begining of the upgrade.
    1. juanmatt's Avatar
      juanmatt -
      i restore my 1g iphone 2.2.1 to the 3.0fw, its keeps unlock but i cant activate it, (im using another carrier), is anyway to activate it, or someone can seed a custom 3.0 for 1G iphone. thanks
    1. mikeydooodie's Avatar
      mikeydooodie -
      Quote Originally Posted by nhoj_yelbom View Post
      CYCORDER is not that great, but better than none
      its better than nothing bc im not spending 600$ on a new phone
    1. tha_bandit's Avatar
      tha_bandit -
      Quote Originally Posted by juanmatt View Post
      i restore my 1g iphone 2.2.1 to the 3.0fw, its keeps unlock but i cant activate it, (im using another carrier), is anyway to activate it, or someone can seed a custom 3.0 for 1G iphone. thanks
      same here, anyway to activate it without pwnagetool?