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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. aqd84's Avatar
      aqd84 -
      Hey guys,

      Ive been reading all through this thread and I havnt got any answers...

      So since the official 3.0 software is out, can I still jailbreak it with the beta jailbreak??

      I have a iphone 3G rogers.. and I was wondering if there is a jailbreak software for the official 3.0. Or do I have to wait for friday?

      hope u guys answer back without a mean comment saying im a noob.. lol im getting better.
    1. jabij1's Avatar
      jabij1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by SharkySharky View Post
      You realize that what I posted is ONLY for 3.0, right? If you are NOT on 3.0 then you could follow those steps for YEARS and have it NEVER work




      I actually think that when we saw the Numeric battery in any screenshots they were all posted by people OTHER than Apple, thus I presume they were jailbroken prior to 3.0.

      Go look at Apple.com and if you find one of their pictures with it then post it here, otherwise I'm pretty sure that it's not a "built in feature"

      Oh and I am 100% on your side in thinking it was built into the stock firmware! haha! I think we were BOTH wrong though
      OMG!!! no wonder...damn ok but has the dev team even released jailbreak for 3.0, cuz without that u can't ssh right?
    1. steveken's Avatar
      steveken -
      Ok, it frakin figures!!! ANOTHER "3G S" feature ONLY.

      "The battery icon in the upper-right corner shows the battery level or charging status. You can also display the percentage of the battery charge (iPhone 3G S only)."
    1. SharkySharky's Avatar
      SharkySharky -
      Quote Originally Posted by jabij1 View Post
      OMG!!! no wonder...damn ok but has the dev team even released jailbreak for 3.0, cuz without that u can't ssh right?

      CLICK ME! and specifically read the third paragraph of the most recent post

      Quote Originally Posted by steveken View Post
      Ok, it frakin figures!!! ANOTHER "3G S" feature ONLY.

      "The battery icon in the upper-right corner shows the battery level or charging status. You can also display the percentage of the battery charge (iPhone 3G S only)."

      Well it's a 3G S feature only, ONLY if you aren't Jailbroken from what I've found. Once the jailbreak is released then doing those steps SHOULD work since they worked on the betas for 3.0
    1. steveken's Avatar
      steveken -
      Quote Originally Posted by SharkySharky View Post
      Well it's a 3G S feature only, ONLY if you aren't Jailbroken from what I've found. Once the jailbreak is released then doing those steps SHOULD work since they worked on the betas for 3.0
      Yeah, I am just talking in general for the non-jb'ing crowd. Have to keep in mind that not everyone does that, so I was just trying to find out that information for those few people who don't jb.
    1. red_pill's Avatar
      red_pill -
      Hello, I have read tons of answers, my problem is not listed and I need help. I had a 1G unlocked iphone, made a backup and upgraded to 3.0. The thing is my iphone was bought in the USA and I'm in Colombia, so the carrier is not recognized and I cannot activate to restore from backup. Im stuck, Im trying to restore back to 2.2.1, but after DFU I set restore and select 2.2.1 firmware, but iTunes displays error #20 and cannot go into restore mode.

      Im stuck now, please help.

      PS: tried in mac and windows XP

      Thx in advance.
      Cheers.

      C
    1. Windmeel's Avatar
      Windmeel -
      Quote Originally Posted by steveken View Post
      Ok, it frakin figures!!! ANOTHER "3G S" feature ONLY.

      "The battery icon in the upper-right corner shows the battery level or charging status. You can also display the percentage of the battery charge (iPhone 3G S only)."
      Um, I have a battery logo and a numerical battery with the %. Is it cause I never turned it off before updating from a Jailbroken phone?
    1. STEVIELOLO's Avatar
      STEVIELOLO -


      this is what the numeric battery looks like is this a feature on the 3.0 firmware
    1. nora47's Avatar
      nora47 -
      Quote Originally Posted by STEVIELOLO View Post
      hmmmmm?

      by the way, whats the theme for this, i really like that.
    1. xjuliephanx's Avatar
      xjuliephanx -
      Downloaded! Just can't install until Friday Can't wait to try it out DD
    1. STEVIELOLO's Avatar
      STEVIELOLO -
      Quote Originally Posted by Windmeel View Post
      Um, I have a battery logo and a numerical battery with the %. Is it cause I never turned it off before updating from a Jailbroken phone?
      thanks
      i guess i have to wait until 6_23_09when i was orignaly Promised 6-19 for my black 3Gs 16g
    1. ericapproves's Avatar
      ericapproves -
      Quote Originally Posted by nora47 View Post
      First, this is not the place for an argument so im not doing that.

      Second, thanks for showing how tough you are as well.

      Third, like i said you should be patient, we should all be very thankful to the devteam for doing this in "their spare time". Like i said, they do not make money off of this at all (at least to our knowledge, who knows maybe apple pays them to do this and thats why there always seems to be a hole, unlikely but you never know).

      Fourth, a lot of people make promises without being able to complete them in an estimated time, it is nothing new. The devteam also never gave an exact time of release for the jailbreak, all they said was, and i quote from their blog, " All of our other tools should be out pretty soon after the official Apple release." No time frame at all, pretty soon could mean ten minutes after or a day after.

      Fifth, you are right i did recentely join, but that is only because i just bought my first iphone and was very interested in jailbreaking and unlocking, sorry that i am new here, i guesse i cant talk until i have been here for as long as you have been right?

      And finally, if you reread what i just said you will understand that there was logic in what i said, you just cant understand it, maybe you aren`t capable of reason? just a thought.

      p.s. you are right i am full of boredom as it is the summer and school is out, however i am not a pre-teen as you say, i am 20 years old.

      EDIT1: A very good reason for any delay that might be or might not be is that something unexpected might have shown up with the final 3.0 firmware causing them to revaluate the jailbreak.

      EDIT2: According to urban dictionary(not a real dictionary, but a great slang dictionary), brotha is an urban slang term for a male friend, although we do not know each or are friends it can be used in a situation like Tatoojack used appropriately.
      First, Understandable

      Second, I was not showing how "tough I was", generally being an "internet tough-guy" has to do with angrily insulting users without presenting an argument while using an immense amount of swearing

      Third, I will be patient, bear in mind that this whole thing started in a subtle nudge to the dev-team, I wasn't demanding or campaigning for a release right now.

      Fourth, True, I probably jumped into downloading an expecting a jailbreak, and misdefined "shortly" to mean "within hours" of the jailbreak.

      Fifth, No, thats not what I meant, I meant that you shouldn't tell others to get out if you just got here.

      Also I can't understand the logic in that post, as most of it contains swearing and your wanting for the dev team to somehow "block me from the jailbreak/unlock"
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by ericapproves View Post

      TattooJack, I updated the second the firmware was released, hours ago, it was already done before these warnings of "do not restore" were given. Also, the word "brotha", is horrible description of Nora47, as he is not related to you, and it is inherently a misspelling of the word "brother."
      ooooh you can spell!
      wow!
      mommy must be proud.
      and u never heard of slang?
      nevermind

      besides, you stated that it updated by itself (your fault not the devs) so them posting a date had nothing to do with your stupidity and attacking them or us (the only ones who can help you will get you nothing except what you got from nora,
      a kind, "get the **** out!"
      deal with it.
      don't some on here slamming the only people who will make your phone work
    1. ddfilms's Avatar
      ddfilms -
      Quote Originally Posted by red_pill View Post
      Hello, I have read tons of answers, my problem is not listed and I need help. I had a 1G unlocked iphone, made a backup and upgraded to 3.0. The thing is my iphone was bought in the USA and I'm in Colombia, so the carrier is not recognized and I cannot activate to restore from backup. Im stuck, Im trying to restore back to 2.2.1, but after DFU I set restore and select 2.2.1 firmware, but iTunes displays error #20 and cannot go into restore mode.

      Im stuck now, please help.

      PS: tried in mac and windows XP

      Thx in advance.
      Cheers.

      C
      Had the same issue.

      After a few hours of frustration, here is how I fixed it.

      1, downloaded 2.2.1 firmware
      2, made custom firmware in pwnage
      3, put iPhone in DFU
      4, restore thru iTunes making sure to option click the restore button ad select your custom firmware.
      5, sync with iTunes.
      6, If you want 3.0 now hit the Upgrade button.
      7, Wait till Dev-Team has jailbreak ready.

      the Unlock and Activation stay put and all should work fine, just re-imput your carrier APN for data.

      This is only for the 1st Gen iPhone.

      hope this helps.
    1. hishamsaleh's Avatar
      hishamsaleh -
      I've restored my 2G iphone using the new firmware 3.0, it remained unlocked, but needs activation: so I can't use my phone at all. Any ideas what to do for now?
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by ybhavarthi View Post
      Why do people setup a new phone for getting their category apps? Its simple to enable and disable restrictions once. Thats it!!!
      thanks for that, i forgot about that one!
      everyon take notice so this question doesnt get asked again!


      Quote Originally Posted by aqd84 View Post
      Hey guys,

      Ive been reading all through this thread and I havnt got any answers...

      So since the official 3.0 software is out, can I still jailbreak it with the beta jailbreak??

      I have a iphone 3G rogers.. and I was wondering if there is a jailbreak software for the official 3.0. Or do I have to wait for friday?

      hope u guys answer back without a mean comment saying im a noob.. lol im getting better.
      man you obviously didnt read at all if you asked what you just asked.
      sorry you think its mean to call someone a liar when they are.
      but if you read the first 2 pages alone u would know whats up.
    1. ddfilms's Avatar
      ddfilms -
      Quote Originally Posted by hishamsaleh View Post
      I've restored my 2G iphone using the new firmware 3.0, it remained unlocked, but needs activation: so I can't use my phone at all. Any ideas what to do for now?
      look up ^
      II
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by red_pill View Post
      Hello, I have read tons of answers, my problem is not listed and I need help. I had a 1G unlocked iphone, made a backup and upgraded to 3.0. The thing is my iphone was bought in the USA and I'm in Colombia, so the carrier is not recognized and I cannot activate to restore from backup. Im stuck, Im trying to restore back to 2.2.1, but after DFU I set restore and select 2.2.1 firmware, but iTunes displays error #20 and cannot go into restore mode.

      Im stuck now, please help.

      PS: tried in mac and windows XP

      Thx in advance.
      Cheers.

      C
      at this time you are screwed, thats what we have been saying from the start
      shoulda waited!
    1. Revenger92's Avatar
      Revenger92 -
      Quote Originally Posted by tattoojack View Post
      ooooh you can spell!
      wow!
      mommy must be proud.
      and u never heard of slang?
      nevermind

      besides, you stated that it updated by itself (your fault not the devs) so them posting a date had nothing to do with your stupidity and attacking them or us (the only ones who can help you will get you nothing except what you got from nora,
      a kind, "get the **** out!"
      deal with it.
      don't some on here slamming the only people who will make your phone work
      Lool. Anyways we shouldnt blame the Dev team for not releasing it yet because they do it for free.But wasnt the new quickpwn ready already as the devs said? Did they encounter a new problem or what?
    1. brahby's Avatar
      brahby -
      Personally I thought even Friday was amazing time considering the firmware was just released today. I give two big thumbs up to dev team for all they have done. To ME shortly after meant a couple of weeks so I was more than happy to hear it was going to be released within days.