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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. csoccer1's Avatar
      csoccer1 -
      none of you need to buy a dev spot anymore. here are instructions on how to upgrade to 3.0 and still have AT&T's network working on your iPhone.

      Upgrade or restore to 3.0 and use Quickpwn to only jailbreak 3.0 (jailbrek only- do not select activate).
      when finished use ( iUtilite ) google it. Install and open the folder that iUtilitie is installed in. Delete the upgrade file. Run iUtilite and ignore the little popup that comes up asking for an IP address (press the red x button).
      This software allows you to change the firmware version to 2.2 or 2.2.1 as you chose by using the string editor tab. and then restart iphone then connect to pc and let iTunes activate your iPhone . By changing the firmware version number to 2.2.1, iTunes will skip the Developer check and allow you to activate your phone and sync with iTunes. After activation , change the firmware to its orginal 3.0 if you want. some apps may not work if you keep the firmware version at 2.2.1, so changing it back to 3.0 may solve that problem.

      This tricks iTunes into activating your iPhone as if you were still on firmware 2.2.1. You will have a fully functional and jailbroken 3.0 that is Activated on your cellular network.
    1. BlackedOutMugen's Avatar
      BlackedOutMugen -
      Quote Originally Posted by x1x1x1 View Post
      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,
      Im in the same boat buddy. Im 15, and I dont have a bank account, so I cant have a PP account

      Quote Originally Posted by csoccer1 View Post
      none of you need to buy a dev spot anymore. here are instructions on how to upgrade to 3.0 and still have AT&T's network working on your iPhone.

      Upgrade or restore to 3.0 and use Quickpwn to only jailbreak 3.0 (jailbrek only- do not select activate).
      when finished use ( iUtilite ) google it. Install and open the folder that iUtilitie is installed in. Delete the upgrade file. Run iUtilite and ignore the little popup that comes up asking for an IP address (press the red x button).
      This software allows you to change the firmware version to 2.2 or 2.2.1 as you chose by using the string editor tab. and then restart iphone then connect to pc and let iTunes activate your iPhone . By changing the firmware version number to 2.2.1, iTunes will skip the Developer check and allow you to activate your phone and sync with iTunes. After activation , change the firmware to its orginal 3.0 if you want. some apps may not work if you keep the firmware version at 2.2.1, so changing it back to 3.0 may solve that problem.

      This tricks iTunes into activating your iPhone as if you were still on firmware 2.2.1. You will have a fully functional and jailbroken 3.0 that is Activated on your cellular network.

      I tried doing this, and I get all the way to where you actually do the jail break, it says waiting to recognize your phone in recovery mode or what ever and doesn't recognize it when its at the purple screen. And if I try to do the 5 sec, then 10, then 30 dec process nothing happens. Im stumped, It worked fine for 2.2.1
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      If you don't have a PayPal account send me 100 in cash and I will add you.
    1. bschucher's Avatar
      bschucher -
      Odd 3.0 issue. Anytime i reboot the the phone i end up with a gang of blank webclips on my springboard. I have to delete them all every time. I am using 3g that was 2.1(?) jailbroken and upgraded to 3.0. Any ideas??
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      ^They were installed with a theme you used to have.
    1. bschucher's Avatar
      bschucher -
      I figured that.. How in the world do i get rid of them at this point. I figured since i did a restore they would be deleted. Any adivce? Thanks...
    1. daniel415's Avatar
      daniel415 -
      where did u get it free
    1. DiPSET08's Avatar
      DiPSET08 -
      Quote Originally Posted by csoccer1 View Post
      none of you need to buy a dev spot anymore. here are instructions on how to upgrade to 3.0 and still have AT&T's network working on your iPhone.

      Upgrade or restore to 3.0 and use Quickpwn to only jailbreak 3.0 (jailbrek only- do not select activate).
      when finished use ( iUtilite ) google it. Install and open the folder that iUtilitie is installed in. Delete the upgrade file. Run iUtilite and ignore the little popup that comes up asking for an IP address (press the red x button).
      This software allows you to change the firmware version to 2.2 or 2.2.1 as you chose by using the string editor tab. and then restart iphone then connect to pc and let iTunes activate your iPhone . By changing the firmware version number to 2.2.1, iTunes will skip the Developer check and allow you to activate your phone and sync with iTunes. After activation , change the firmware to its orginal 3.0 if you want. some apps may not work if you keep the firmware version at 2.2.1, so changing it back to 3.0 may solve that problem.

      This tricks iTunes into activating your iPhone as if you were still on firmware 2.2.1. You will have a fully functional and jailbroken 3.0 that is Activated on your cellular network.
      Thanks, this worked for me. No need to pay anyone to get a spot.
    1. michym's Avatar
      michym -
      Hey! I was wondering if anyone has a free dev spot. My boyfriend really wants to try 3.0 If anyone can msg me I would greatly appreciate it. =)
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Why on earth does your b/f want to try it if he's not a developer?
      Do him a favour and persuade him it's not worth it!
    1. bschucher's Avatar
      bschucher -
      Question: When doing a restore I thought all the files were re-written. Why would i still have blank webclips from a previous theme i installed? Is the only way to get rid of this is jailbreaking 3.0 and deleting the webclips folder via SSH??
    1. wbarc's Avatar
      wbarc -
      anyone willing to give/sell for a cheap a spot on their developer account, please let me know.

      Thanks a lot!
    1. coloradoxmfan's Avatar
      coloradoxmfan -
      Quote Originally Posted by BlackedOutMugen View Post
      Im in the same boat buddy. Im 15, and I dont have a bank account, so I cant have a PP account




      I tried doing this, and I get all the way to where you actually do the jail break, it says waiting to recognize your phone in recovery mode or what ever and doesn't recognize it when its at the purple screen. And if I try to do the 5 sec, then 10, then 30 dec process nothing happens. Im stumped, It worked fine for 2.2.1

      See my post in the iPhone General Chat, describing the process in detail.
    1. BlackedOutMugen's Avatar
      BlackedOutMugen -
      Bringing this back up

      Does anyone have any more slots for no more then a few bucks? My dad said he would send a few bucks.

      PM me please with a price and PP addy

      Im sick of windows, and I cant get jail breaking to work worth a poo. I need SP3 for XP...
    1. wbarc's Avatar
      wbarc -
      me too!
    1. BlackedOutMugen's Avatar
      BlackedOutMugen -
      I cant use my phone till i can get on a dev account or somehow pull a miracle out of my rear end and have quickpwn suddenly work. Because as it is, I cant my phone out of the DFU mode if I try to restore

      I get the 1013 error, and quit itunes, do a 15 sec home/sleep button, then 2 sec home button after. And plug it back in and it doesnt recognize it... but i can update back to 3.0 fine...
    1. pyranderson's Avatar
      pyranderson -
      6 some one plz help
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      dont post your udid. pm me if you want a spot
    1. seantheproducer's Avatar
      seantheproducer -
      Does any one have any spots open they're willing to part with on their DEV account? I want to upgrade to beta 5. PM me details and I'll PM you my UDID. Thanks!

      If anyone had DEV spots open under their account I'm looking to upgrade to beta 5 and can PM you my UDID number. PM me and let me know! Thank you!

      Sean
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by seantheproducer View Post
      Does any one have any spots open they're willing to part with on their DEV account? I want to upgrade to beta 5. PM me details and I'll PM you my UDID. Thanks!
      Why don't you just read the sig of the previous post to yours and PM him instead of expecting him to read your post and contact you?