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  • Want 3.0? Don't Have an iPhone Developer Program Account? Devs are Selling Spots.


    With the pure awesomeness of iPhone 3.0 features many want to upgrade. There are a couple small catches though. First of all to (legally) download the iPhone 3.0 firmware you must be a registered with the Apple iPhone Developer Program at the cost of $99. Next, if you snatch the firmware off of a torrent you're out of luck because your iPhone's Universal Device ID (UDID) is not linked with a registered developer's account in the iPhone Developer Program making it fairly useless.

    Tipster happyaxekillercob pointed out to us that slots in dev accounts have made it to ebay. With a "Buy it Now" price of $0.99 and "shipping" of $9 the grand total to get a slot in a dev account and run some working 3.0 firmware is $10 instead of the $99 it costs to join the iPhone Developer Program.

    Another MMi reader with a dev account sent us a tip about his website to do the exact same thing. His prices are $15/slot but according to the email he is happy to give a 30% discount to MMi members making the grand total $10.

    Your options if you just can't wait for Firmware 3.0:
    1. Register in the iPhone Developer Program through Apple for $99.
    2. Grab a spot for your UDID in a pre-existing dev's account for $10.
    3. Find a kind friend that will add your UDID for free.
    4. Wait.
    5. Jailbreaking is awesome = wait.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Want 3.0? Don't Have an iPhone Developer Program Account? Devs are Selling Spots. started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 193 Comments
    1. 1shuttle1's Avatar
      1shuttle1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by tom3k View Post
      First of all...thanx to MMI and the entire DEV scene. Secondly...I have a DEV account...the first 15 people that contact me via email get a spot for FREE! Least i can do.

      Then I'll sell the rest...great idea!

      [email protected]


      EDIT: If interested please contact me with the 40 character hex UDID of your phone. THNX
      Thank you. I was added to list in a matter of minutes. You did not have to do this for free. It is much appreciated. Can't wait to try. Thanks again.
    1. RvB80's Avatar
      RvB80 -
      I have 99 slots open and I'm giving them all out for free. I don't understand why people are selling these slots. Beta software shouldn't be sold, it's beta! I paid the $99 to get in because I've been developing iPhone apps for 2 yrs and is how I make a living, not to try out the firmware releases. Email me your UDID to [email protected] and I will respond within 30 minutes. I will also email you the .IPSW as well so you don't have to download it.
    1. themartini's Avatar
      themartini -
      TOM thanks so much as said above didnt need to do this for free for us but im glad there are kind people about thanks again
      Josh
    1. glauberlobo's Avatar
      glauberlobo -
      Thanks a lot man !!!

      Always think different.

      i cant wait to try ..
    1. jballa9's Avatar
      jballa9 -
      so my situation might be a little unique, but I have my iTunes library id modified so that I can plug my phone into my work computer, and my computer at home and have full access to it in both places, anyone think I would have any problems syncing my phone at home if I upgraded to 3.0 on my work computer?
    1. themartini's Avatar
      themartini -
      IT WORKS THANKS TO TOM


      yep again thanks TOM it has worked and is amazing thank you very much for what you have done .
      Josh
    1. dugmug's Avatar
      dugmug -
      I upgraded and have had no problems except with voice memo. I found all the new features of iphone 3.0 are more convenient and less buggy than my jailbreak apps combined. I definitely miss SBS Settings and Cycorder. But that's it. If a jailbreak doesn't come out soon for 3.0 I will downgrade for Cycorder. But 3.0 works very well, a little buggy but no major problems. Landscape EVERYTHING is a HUGE HUGE plus. I never use copy & paste, but now that i have it I find myself using it quite a bit. Messaging now incorporates all the features of MY SMS and Bite SMS, and there is much more control over contacts and calendar sync. I think it's a worthwhile upgrade. Waiting on the Dev Team now........
    1. pizzahugger's Avatar
      pizzahugger -
      Interestingly enough I got 3.0 from a torrent site and upgraded my 2G without registering the UIDI and my phone works fine in 3.0. I was jailbroken in 2.2.1 and just held down the ALT key when clicking check for update and then selected the file.
    1. andygev35's Avatar
      andygev35 -
      Huge thanks to Tom for adding me. I'm glad some of these developers understand what it means to be a community and not be a "ticket scalper". Thx again Tom, and I applaud all other devs who are following his lead!!
    1. tom3k's Avatar
      tom3k -
      Quote Originally Posted by pizzahugger View Post
      Interestingly enough I got 3.0 from a torrent site and upgraded my 2G without registering the UIDI and my phone works fine in 3.0. I was jailbroken in 2.2.1 and just held down the ALT key when clicking check for update and then selected the file.
      fur cereal? can u pm with tracker...i wanna check out the ipsw
    1. RvB80's Avatar
      RvB80 -
      Quote Originally Posted by RvB80 View Post
      I have 99 slots open and I'm giving them all out for free. I don't understand why people are selling these slots. Beta software shouldn't be sold, it's beta! I paid the $99 to get in because I've been developing iPhone apps for 2 yrs and is how I make a living, not to try out the firmware releases. Email me your UDID to [email protected] and I will respond within 30 minutes. I will also email you the .IPSW as well so you don't have to download it.
      Update****

      These slots are going quickly. I've already added 15 in minutes. Hurry up if you want your chance of the firmware.
    1. deepdesign00's Avatar
      deepdesign00 -
      took it down
    1. andygev35's Avatar
      andygev35 -
      ^^ scalper alert...
    1. shahir29's Avatar
      shahir29 -
      IT WORKS THANKS TO TOM


      yep again thanks TOM it has worked and is amazing thank you very much for what you have done .
      shahir
    1. iMack007's Avatar
      iMack007 -
      Been reading alot abaout 3.0 and usually being an early adopter, was incredibly eager to give it a whirl. Some say the beta is great, for a beta and others feel otherwise. All in all though, with all the new features in 3.0, I simply cannot live without the asthaetics that Winterboard provides etc.

      Good for those of you who are not developers or beta testers, but love playing with cutting edge technology. Been in this mobile scene for too long now to forsake that which works as well as can be expected, for that which was not intended to.

      I'll happily be patient for once in my life lol!
      Much respect to those of you offering 'spots' for free so the rest of us can at least have the option to have a sneek peek at what's to come.

      Can't wait to discover what the new iPhone will be and what hardware it will sport.
    1. sn0ws's Avatar
      sn0ws -
      Tom is a model MMi member, k+
    1. emarty69's Avatar
      emarty69 -
      Will the BETA only work with AT&T, or has anyone figured out a way to upgrade without messing with the baseband? I'm using YellowSnow right now...

      Thanks!

      Talk about sounding spoiled! I am TRULY grateful to Richard for even giving me the chance to try out the BETA.
    1. themartini's Avatar
      themartini -
      i have only just i nstalled 3.0 thanks to tom but i do not have mms to add picture to a message the camera button is not there to add a photos
    1. tom3k's Avatar
      tom3k -
      Quote Originally Posted by emarty69 View Post
      Will the BETA only work with AT&T, or has anyone figured out a way to upgrade without messing with the baseband? I'm using YellowSnow right now...

      Thanks!
      At&T Stock or Jailbroken is a go...
      but using yellowsnow its a hell no...

      a little ditty to remember...3.0 messes with the baseband... wouldnt chance a brick

      so now that all u guys are upgrading i guess i should have relayed my experiences with it first...

      MMS does not work (as far as i know) its there but doesnt work...
      picture thumbnails are blacked out sometimes
      cant hide keyboard in landscape sms
      texting slows up worse than initial 3g release firmware did

      IDK though i find myself in a love hate relationship... stupid stuff is wrong with it...stuff they didnt really make changes to..its reliable enough though that i have yet to downgrade...
    1. BLACKSTEEL1's Avatar
      BLACKSTEEL1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by blacksteel1 View Post
      i still have a few left...get them while you can...they are free!!!