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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. bsonline's Avatar
      bsonline -
      Quote Originally Posted by aboudiiiiii View Post
      MMS doesn't work, bluetooth stereo does. It's very beta and very boring
      I am SO very happy to say that you are now wrong. I'm not being rude, you were quite right when you posted that. Now, thankfully, you are wrong. Well, if said iPhone lives in the US and is on ATT.


      I didn't figure it out, I didn't really do anything but receive a tip and post instructions to the same site I've been using for activations. But download the file and commence MMSing!
    1. angelinirr5's Avatar
      angelinirr5 -
      I got 3.0 and put it on my 2g phone... its awesome the phone doesn't have any service its more of like and ipod than anything but the search thing is sweet i keep searching around and finding new things if there was a way to jailbreak 3.0 so that i could have irealquicksms than i would no doubt upgrade my 3g phone... when the official release comes out and a lot of the bugs are worked out this will be great
    1. rel1215's Avatar
      rel1215 -
      yeah i'm not sure where all the people claiming 3.0 is really buggy got their ipsw. My overall experience with it so far is that its actually quicker than when i was jailbroken with 2.2.1 prob 85% of the time. i've seen two of my app store apps that are not compatible with 3.0 at all, otherwise the others work great. The bugs are tiny. there was a prob with contacts photos being messed up, but just selecting new ones cleared that up. all of the new landscape modes are impressive, and actually smoother than what i've experienced with mysms and bitesms. copy and paste is a lot easier and more intuitive than clippy. the search function is amazing, quickgold but better. its nice to be able to use the home button to get back to page 0 without quickgold popping up everytime, a second press takes you to spotlight.

      while i miss theming my phone, sbsettings, and quickreply for sms......i don't think they're gonna be enough to get me to downgrade back to 2.x. I'm honestly quite amazed that this is just a first release....if you simply look at this upcoming release for what they've added and not the things still missing, i'm going to guess that people are going to be really happy when they get their upgrade. I highly doubt 3.0 will be getting the complaints and mixed reviews that 2.0 got initially.

      the strangest thing i've seen so far has been the fact that the change i made to the carrier with MIM before upgrading still remains...its kinda nice actually....interesting to be trying out 3.0 but that one little mod keeps it from being COMPLETELY stock

      so for anyone who is itching to give it a try, i would say def. go for it. i'm not sure if it made a difference for me, but i did restore back to a regular version of 2.2.1 before upgrading, maybe some of the people having big issues upgraded straight from their JB firmware. idk, just an idea though.
    1. ags03's Avatar
      ags03 -
      PM me if you want to be on the Dev list
    1. Niner1000RR's Avatar
      Niner1000RR -
      BT is acting strange... I have to manually set it every time, doesn't get it from my headset. And seems to only want to play one damn song! lol

      Guess that's why it's beta?!?! lol
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      Has anyone had any luck with that MMS fix, that was posted?
    1. andygev35's Avatar
      andygev35 -
      From what I've read, it was working until an email was circulated through at&t instructing them NOT to enable mms for anyone calling in claiming to be part of the development program for 3.0
    1. whyphone's Avatar
      whyphone -
      Quote Originally Posted by BenzoHartt View Post
      Has anyone had any luck with that MMS fix, that was posted?
      OS 3.0 3G Tethering is successful on bluetooth: gist: 81465 - GitHub as well as MMS: [ame=http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=671426]iPhone 3.0 MMS enabled via carrier update file - Mac Forums[/ame]
    1. ags03's Avatar
      ags03 -
      **EDIT CPJR - One post is sufficient, any more is considered spamming.**
    1. lancerevo18s's Avatar
      lancerevo18s -
      hey i was wondering if someone with a dev account can add my UDID to there account i paid someone on ebay to add mine but they never did

      someone please pm me

    1. flybopr's Avatar
      flybopr -
      Thanks Tom3k for the hook up. You are a great member.
    1. Rulez28's Avatar
      Rulez28 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ags03 View Post
      PM me if you want to be on the Dev list
      Big THANKS to ags03! Will now trying FW 3.0...
    1. ssfirme's Avatar
      ssfirme -
      I got added but dont know what to do now
    1. stlcaddie's Avatar
      stlcaddie -
      can somebody hook me up on a list so i can get 3.0.......who do i pay and how. I've been offline for awhile so i've been missing out.
    1. conway4x4's Avatar
      conway4x4 -
      i also would like to get my udid on the list if someone could let me know that would be great

      thank you
    1. transam7816's Avatar
      transam7816 -
      i have 18 spots left email me at chiclaso at gmail
    1. ssfirme's Avatar
      ssfirme -
      can someone pm me with a copy of Xcode tools.and maybe a 3.0 beta firmware
      Thank You
    1. kriffer's Avatar
      kriffer -
      I have some spots left, email me kriffer at gmail, 3 bucks a slot
    1. willitos323's Avatar
      willitos323 -
      how u downgrade from 3.0 back to 2.2.1