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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. Tweetix's Avatar
      Tweetix -
      I updated my iphone's firmware last night to the 3.0. Everything seems to look and work exactly as it was mentioned, however, I can't seem to find that damn MMS feature. I have an iphone 3G and that little picture camera icon next to the message box in the SMS app is not even showing on my phone. Is there something I need to do in order to get it on there?
    1. nashlib's Avatar
      nashlib -
      i used the restore function on my unlocked 2G

      now its is locked

      iTunes says only compatible sim can be activate!!!!!

      o shucks - i did screw up did'nt i?
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tweetix View Post
      I updated my iphone's firmware last night to the 3.0. Everything seems to look and work exactly as it was mentioned, however, I can't seem to find that damn MMS feature. I have an iphone 3G and that little picture camera icon next to the message box in the SMS app is not even showing on my phone. Is there something I need to do in order to get it on there?
      Yes. It's called learn how to read and use the search bar. This has been asked and answered more times than Yul Brynner did the King and I. *sigh*

      http://www.modmyi.com/forums/t/56587...-0-iphone.html <---wow, search function works amazing! I HAS FOWND TEH INTRAWEBZ!
    1. ClerkDante's Avatar
      ClerkDante -
      For all of those who are trying to downgrade from 3.0 because you ended up losing your unlock, one thing that seems to be missing from most online instructions is this:

      In addition to rolling your uninstalling itunes and rolling it back to 7.7, I was only able to get past the errors (1600, 1602, 20, etc.) was by also uninstalling "Apple Mobile Device Support" before do the install of the older itunes.
    1. chesleyn's Avatar
      chesleyn -
      When you click the little progress dot when playing a song on your iPhone, if you pull your finger down the scrubbing speed decreases and up will increase.
    1. cliffhanger's Avatar
      cliffhanger -
      I have a iPhone 1st Gen phone which is 2.2 Jail Broken and Unlocked. Now if I go for 3.0 OS will it get unlocked and closely bound?
    1. symple's Avatar
      symple -
      Quote Originally Posted by chesleyn View Post
      When you click the little progress dot when playing a song on your iPhone, if you pull your finger down the scrubbing speed decreases and up will increase.
      Like clerkdante stated iTune 7.7 is the an option to downgrade your 2G 3.0 to 2.2. . . I did the unthinkable and was stuck receiving call and texts behind the emergency screen. . . I follow clerkdante's advice and then installed iTunes 8.02 and upgraded back to 2.2.1. . .after all this, I'll definately wait for the complete Jailbreak Quickpwn from the Dev-Team.
    1. Ravell's Avatar
      Ravell -
      So I use Itunes 8.0 do I need to upgrade to the latest for the DEv team release?
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      and the saga continues!!!!!!
    1. vitaminme's Avatar
      vitaminme -
      Quote Originally Posted by DJM AutoWerkz View Post
      im with u on this
      trying to rollback to 2.2.1, will update details if successful

      Quote Originally Posted by DJM AutoWerkz View Post
      im with u on this
      rolled back to 2.2.1 from 3.0 on my 1st gen iphone.

      this is what i did.

      uninstalled everything related to apple,

      did a fresh install of itunes 8.1.
      started iphone in DFU mode.
      restored using iphone firmware 2.2.1
      used quickpwn.
      and yay!!
    1. symple's Avatar
      symple -
      another other method of downgrading is using itunes 7.7 and restore to 2.2 if having trouble with 8.1 (i definately was). but now I am back at 2.2.1 and fully functional patiently awaiting ultasnow. . . .
    1. mr_inky's Avatar
      mr_inky -
      Hi Guys

      I have Ist gen iphone, that was Pwned, all I did was download the ipsw file (New v3 firmware) to my desktop, and in Itunes, I hit ALT+UPDATE, navigated to the file on the desktop, and software and itunes did its thing and bingo. All working apart from the reported issues like YouTube etc.

      Good Luck
    1. rjd0717's Avatar
      rjd0717 -
      Quote Originally Posted by symple View Post
      another other method of downgrading is using itunes 7.7 and restore to 2.2 if having trouble with 8.1 (i definately was). but now I am back at 2.2.1 and fully functional patiently awaiting ultasnow. . . .
      This is exactly what u do.... If any1 needs help downgrading there 2g from 3.0 I'm willing 2 help. So PM me and I will do my best.
    1. Sadhunni's Avatar
      Sadhunni -
      Does the method work on iphone 3G. I tried using old itunes 8.1 and still getting error 20.
    1. way2fst4u's Avatar
      way2fst4u -
      OK, I read the entire thread in the past 2 days. I apologize to those of you that flamed me for asking stupid questions. I am patiently waiting for UltraSn0w to properly upgrade.

      I have seen the nightmare problems and the ******** and moaning about the dev-team being slow...and I now understand why some of you get so frustrated.

      This is FREE...The DEV-TEAM is doing this GRATIS...donate to them and help them along! Be patient, and stop whining. Once again, I apologize for my earlier ignorance. I am happy with my jailbroken 2.2.1 for now...

      Thank you Dev-Team for your hard work and diligence!
    1. rjd0717's Avatar
      rjd0717 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sadhunni View Post
      Does the method work on iphone 3G. I tried using old itunes 8.1 and still getting error 20.
      How r u putting it into dfu???
      Cause I was gettin error 20 when i had it in restore and not DFU.
    1. Sadhunni's Avatar
      Sadhunni -
      I dont know how you do it. I can put mines to DFU which is black screen and come up with error 20 also.
    1. brett k's Avatar
      brett k -
      do the people w/ 2g have stereo bluetooth?
    1. vitaminme's Avatar
      vitaminme -
      i even tried shift + update in itunes, but no luck, my phone gets locked.

      now going back to 2.2.1
    1. steveken's Avatar
      steveken -
      Quote Originally Posted by brett k View Post
      do the people w/ 2g have stereo bluetooth?
      No because it doesn't have a bluetooth chipset in it capable of doing stereo bluetooth.