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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. jeffrow925's Avatar
      jeffrow925 -
      Quote Originally Posted by tattoojack View Post
      now that my friend was a direct and unwarranted insult.
      can't wait for a mod to hit u with an infraction for that one.
      i was actually saying thanks. i thought that was your name. sure seems like it is.

      and please hammer dont hurt em.
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zarian View Post
      Well, I did read the first page and I am not new to jailbreaking at all. I just wasnt sure about the rumors thats been goin on and I wasnt sure if the jailbreak for the Betas would work for the final version of 3.0
      it happens to the best of us and if u didn't notice, we are all in the same boat and all a little on edge from anticipation.
      no harm done.
      however, rumors are just that.
      IF it would work, TRUST ME, we would all be doin it right now!
      and it would be on the front page.
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by jeffrow925 View Post
      i was actually saying thanks. i thought that was your name. sure seems like it is.

      and please hammer dont hurt em.
      so me tryin to help people from having a bad week waitin for their iphone to work makes me a douche?

      wow.

      what a douche i am!

      lmao

      good luck gettin help now noob
      better hope you dont have any issues
    1. drswaar's Avatar
      drswaar -
      Well let's see...could it be that there are millions of people who dont keep up on updates and cool new stuff like we all do here (excluding some n00bs) and when they see an update when they hook up to iTunes they think "Hey this will mek my iPone better right? What could go wrong?" and so they are all happy with an un-jailbroken phone and all the "not nearly as cool apps" apple has to offer. Jailbraking is the sweetest thing ever, but there really are only a handful (in the LARGE scheme of things) who are jailbroken. I updated to 3.0 mostly because I was going to restore anyway due to an ever slowing phone (which was my bad to begin with). So I can wait til Friday no prob...until then I'll sync my non-cracked apps and patiently wait for the devteam to do their best work to date.

      P.S. I want to thank EVERYONE for cheering me up with the back and forth banter.....that is what chat rooms and forums were MADE for! Boo Yeah!
    1. mikeydooodie's Avatar
      mikeydooodie -
      on a side note we need new ringers and sound packs for messages ... im tired of the same old sounds
    1. D3ath's Avatar
      D3ath -
      Quote Originally Posted by jeffrow925 View Post
      thanks douche
      That was very uncalled for. He is right 3000%
      So technically, your one.
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by drswaar View Post
      Well let's see...could it be that there are millions of people who dont keep up on updates and cool new stuff like we all do here (excluding some n00bs) and when they see an update when they hook up to iTunes they think "Hey this will mek my iPone better right? What could go wrong?" and so they are all happy with an un-jailbroken phone and all the "not nearly as cool apps" apple has to offer. Jailbraking is the sweetest thing ever, but there really are only a handful (in the LARGE scheme of things) who are jailbroken. I updated to 3.0 mostly because I was going to restore anyway due to an ever slowing phone (which was my bad to begin with). So I can wait til Friday no prob...until then I'll sync my non-cracked apps and patiently wait for the devteam to do their best work to date.

      P.S. I want to thank EVERYONE for cheering me up with the back and forth banter.....that is what chat rooms and forums were MADE for! Boo Yeah!
      thanks and i agree, we got nothing better to do while we wait right?

      i still don't see why the noobs gotta flame us for tryin to help


      Quote Originally Posted by mikeydooodie View Post
      on a side note we need new ringers and sound packs for messages ... im tired of the same old sounds
      thats why i am almost willing to wait for winterboard on 3.0 until i update.
      i mean i could ssh but what a PITA
    1. raxxal's Avatar
      raxxal -
      Thanks for the heads up. I just upgraded my Iphone; it's working just fine. I backed it up before I upgraded. After the upgrade, basically everything is there. Kool!
    1. drswaar's Avatar
      drswaar -
      So.....those codes....will they work on my NES mods?
    1. roady1's Avatar
      roady1 -
      hello and good morning. 3:00 am here yet
      I have a problem to upgrade my iphone to 3.0.
      Every time I try this with itunes I got 2 error messages and then I'm done
      again.
      First I see a pop up, the authentic server is just busy. Well that is not
      the main problem, but then during the install process I got message Nr. 2,
      there is an unknown error No. 1602. my contract is running since some month with t-mobile.
      Anyone have a clue or have the same problem like me. I guess I'm not the only one
      Thanks in advance
      roady1
      BTW, installing and restoring version 2.2.1 is no problem for me. works fine.

    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by drswaar View Post
      So.....those codes....will they work on my NES mods?
      if they worked in the original they should
    1. D3ath's Avatar
      D3ath -
      roady1, maybe english screen shots?
    1. drswaar's Avatar
      drswaar -
      Does anyone else think that the CHUCK themesone by CAKE is the sweetest choice ever for a theme for a computer geek/spy....oh you KNOW his iPhone is pwned!

      Sweet!
    1. Du Blex's Avatar
      Du Blex -
      im dreading for friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!
    1. WaLLy3K's Avatar
      WaLLy3K -
      I'm gonna miss my theme until Saturday, since presumably it's Friday in American time...
    1. seandiego's Avatar
      seandiego -
      I haven't read through all the replies yet but i am here to say that if you have a First Generation iPhone, or a regular iphone 3G, don't bother with the upgrade. Most of (nearly all) the new features are only available on the 3G S. Sure you get cut and paste, voice recording and landscape typing but if your iphone was hacked, you already had that stuff and more. All the really good stuff is reserved for the 3G S (even though the older iphones are perfectly capable of running all those programs. I made the mistake of upgrading and now my phone is only slightly better than some LG touchscreen pile of crap. The worst thing is, I can't get the functionality back because the iPhone Dev Team hasn't released a QuickPwn for 3.0 yet. I just can't believe apple would screw over it's customer base once again.

      Sad Sad day!
    1. djdraco's Avatar
      djdraco -
      That was the most off the wall picture I've seen. We could go blonde with it..."is this how the voice command works?"
    1. D3ath's Avatar
      D3ath -
      Quote Originally Posted by djdraco View Post
      That was the most off the wall picture I've seen. We could go blonde with it..."is this how the voice command works?"
      Sense the name is Voice Command, I would hope so.
    1. dread33's Avatar
      dread33 -
      so what about those who are using the iphone 3g with t-mobile what would happen if we update to 3.0, and if we do can we jailbreak the phone again to use t-mobile?
    1. seandiego's Avatar
      seandiego -
      Nope, That stuff ONLY works on the 3G S. Apple didn't really tell us that 98% of the features wouldn't work on previous iphones.