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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. popdog23's Avatar
      popdog23 -
      if anyone can also get me into the beta, I would really appreciate it.

      thanks ags03!
      3.0 here i come!
    1. bosphil's Avatar
      bosphil -
      PM me, donate $3 a slot. Used towards my app development and mac mini purchase.

      All slots gone now.
    1. samurai_vara's Avatar
      samurai_vara -
      I have factory unlocked iphone 3G
      Now I am on Developer's list and want to upgrade to 3.0
      Is it safe to do this upgrade or does it effect the unlocked sim status? Can anybody confirm this.
    1. varsityanchor's Avatar
      varsityanchor -
      Quote Originally Posted by samurai_vara View Post
      I have factory unlocked iphone 3G
      Now I am on Developer's list and want to upgrade to 3.0
      Is it safe to do this upgrade or does it effect the unlocked sim status? Can anybody confirm this.
      Your phone will no longer be carrier unlocked and you will be stuck with AT&T if you are in the USA.



      I have 50 UDID slots left. $1 each PM me.
    1. samurai_vara's Avatar
      samurai_vara -
      Quote Originally Posted by varsityanchor View Post
      Your phone will no longer be carrier unlocked and you will be stuck with AT&T if you are in the USA.



      I have 50 UDID slots left. $1 each PM me.
      My iphone is bought from Italy where it comes unlocked from Apple officially.
      Normally, this upgrade shouldn't be a problem. But I just want to make sure.
    1. varsityanchor's Avatar
      varsityanchor -
      Quote Originally Posted by samurai_vara View Post
      My iphone is bought from Italy where it comes unlocked from Apple officially.
      Normally, this upgrade shouldn't be a problem. But I just want to make sure.
      If the phone comes factory unlocked you should be ok, but the firmware is from the USA so it could pose a problem. PM me and ill see what more i can figure out for you.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      FYI 3.0 Beta 2 has been released for Developers and have also been told to start developing with push notifications in mind.
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      ^To add..........DONT post it here.
    1. LeeDude's Avatar
      LeeDude -
      SO reminds me of Gmail back in the day, when it was invite-only. :P
    1. varsityanchor's Avatar
      varsityanchor -
      Quote Originally Posted by samurai_vara View Post
      My iphone is bought from Italy where it comes unlocked from Apple officially.
      Normally, this upgrade shouldn't be a problem. But I just want to make sure.
      Ok so from what I have found as long as your computer has an internet connection while you update your iPhone to 3.0 Beta 1 or 2 your device will remain "factory unlocked"!

      Enjoy!
    1. madchild's Avatar
      madchild -
      I so need to test 3.0!! Somebody hook me up on the Dev.. willing to pay up to $2 for a slot
    1. varsityanchor's Avatar
      varsityanchor -
      I will continue to sell dev spots for $1.00 each until users stop posting ridiculous prices in this forum.

      Just PM me!


      Don't pay more than $3 for a dev spot... if you do then you have successfully wasted your money!

      -Varsity
    1. angelinirr5's Avatar
      angelinirr5 -
      if their is someone that will add my udid to their developer account thatd be amazing just pm if u can and with a price thatd be awesome
    1. samurai_vara's Avatar
      samurai_vara -
      Quote Originally Posted by varsityanchor View Post
      Ok so from what I have found as long as your computer has an internet connection while you update your iPhone to 3.0 Beta 1 or 2 your device will remain "factory unlocked"!

      Enjoy!
      Thanks for the help.
    1. c0mpguru's Avatar
      c0mpguru -
      Anyone giving free spots on their dev accounts? I'm interested in trying 3.0.
    1. BlackedOutMugen's Avatar
      BlackedOutMugen -
      Quote Originally Posted by c0mpguru View Post
      Anyone giving free spots on their dev accounts? I'm interested in trying 3.0.
      X2! Id just like to try it out. Id be more then happy to test apps and what not, I just want to give it a try

      PM me if anyone will
    1. x1x1x1's Avatar
      x1x1x1 -
      hi, is there anyone from indonesia have developer slot? problem is i'm under age and cannot make paypal account. If anyone willing to help me, please PM me, i really want to try os 3.0.

      Thanks,
    1. angelinirr5's Avatar
      angelinirr5 -
      Woooo I got some to add mine! Though Youtube isn't working or mms but everything else is sweet
    1. x1x1x1's Avatar
      x1x1x1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by varsityanchor View Post
      I will continue to sell dev spots for $1.00 each until users stop posting ridiculous prices in this forum.

      Just PM me!

      -Varsity
      hi varsity, please check your PM, thanks