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    Two weeks after iPhone firmware 3.0 beta 3 Apple has released iPhone 3.0 beta 4 (7a300g) to those participating in the iPhone Developer Program. So far what's new in this latest beta is the Store settings pane is now functioning. Once you are signed into your iTunes account you can edit your payment settings. Will update this thread as more info from beta 4 comes in.
    • iTunes 8.1.1 restores beta 4 firmware just fine . . . well until the end. Nice error 10. Installing iTunes 8.2 and restoring on beta 4 works fine.
    • After you take a pic you have the option of re-taking.
    • While playing shows if you are connected via some bluetooth (image via macrumors)
    • Tethering already enabled without patching (possibly only if you had it enabled before restoring?). I can't confirm this with my phone. What I can confirm is after loading the hack along with my network update for AT&T tethering does work fine on beta 4.
    • Error 3004 probably means iTunes can't connect to Apple servers to verify you have a dev account. Open port 8080 on your router.
    • New iTunes shows how much time remaining to restore backup.
    • New iTunes syncs voice memos.
    • If you get the pink screen of death try try again to restore via iTunes 8.2. It should work eventually (hopefully). A reboot might solve that too.
    • iTunes 8.2 for windows enables usb tethering (even compatible with beta 3)
    • Copy paste now works in the calculator.

    iTunes 8.2 was also pre-released. Now iTunes checks that you are a registered developer before updating your iPhone. Macrumors is reporting that iTunes 8.2 carries Blue-ray references to Gracenote that could suggest that itunes might support Blueray reading.

    thanks everyone who sent this in
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 3.0 Beta 4 and iTunes 8.2 Pre-Release. started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 186 Comments
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      are you jailbroken?
    1. pvm3355's Avatar
      pvm3355 -
      anyone know where another link to beta 4 is, just incase ive got a corrupt 1. got mine off Demonoid and mininova

      just keeps saying "firmware file is not compatible"
      Thanks
    1. doan_1's Avatar
      doan_1 -
      Hey guys. Yes that was actually tethered. I don't have Rogers cable for home Internet, I have Telus ADSL. And Rogers does not offer home service here on Vancouver island. It is confusing, but that's what I got.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by doan_1 View Post
      Hey guys. Yes that was actually tethered. I don't have Rogers cable for home Internet, I have Telus ADSL. And Rogers does not offer home service here on Vancouver island. It is confusing, but that's what I got.
      It is confusing, not what I'd expect. Thanks for clearing that up though.
    1. debennett2's Avatar
      debennett2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      are you jailbroken?
      Yes. Why?
    1. wisecat74's Avatar
      wisecat74 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      after you got the pink screen did you force a hard reboot?
      I know I rebooted the phone and the PC, I'm not sure if I did a hard reboot on the phone (I was very sleepy), I thinking I did but I'll try it again.

      EDIT: I just tried it and did a hard reboot, 3 times, and still doesn't work. Maybe I got a bad copy...

      Edit 2: I got a new version from, and that worked just fine. Working on enabling tethering and MMS now.

      Edit 3: MMS options is gone from the Messages app, I verified that I'm using the beta 4. I did update the ipcc file, could this cause the MMS to disapear, if the ipcc file was old?

      Last edit: I'm not liking beta 4. As I mentioned before, the MMS option os gone from the SMS application and now when I get an SMS the alert is back to just OK, no more View or Close options. This is a step back.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      If u got it from a torrent, it could be crap. Has happened to alot of people
    1. debennett2's Avatar
      debennett2 -
      Any ideas why I can't sync my apps? It acts as thought it is syncing them but they don;t show up on the Springboard at all. Didn't have this trouble with beta 3. Thanks!
    1. kendo88's Avatar
      kendo88 -
      does the iutilities activation method work with beta 4, because im not registered but want to upgrade.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      @debennett

      did u have them in a category before? They could be poofed! Enable restrictions then disable in settings app
    1. debennett2's Avatar
      debennett2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by debennett2 View Post
      Yes. Why?
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      @debennett

      did u have them in a category before? They could be poofed! Enable restrictions then disable in settings app
      I wish I had categories..as far as I know it does not work in beta 3. Regardless, I fixed rthe issue by downloading one of the missing apps from the app store via the phone and then once I had to put in my username and password for the itunes store , it allowed me to sync on the PC.

      Thanks for the help though!
    1. lightmaster's Avatar
      lightmaster -
      Has anyone noticed that iTunes 8.2 really messes up the ID3 tags (I think that's what they're called) on TV Shows? When I try to set the season number box, it acts as the Episode number and the Episode number box doesn't do anything. Has anyone else had this problem?
    1. Micara57's Avatar
      Micara57 -
      Okay, I got the pink screen of death 3 times, I'll attempt re-installing beta 3 now.

      Seems as if all went well with the beta 3 re-install.
    1. Gray Fox's Avatar
      Gray Fox -
      Quote Originally Posted by wisecat74 View Post
      I just tried to install Beta 4 like 10 times and everytime I got the pink screen of death. I even upgrated iTunes to the pre-release 8.2 and rebooted my Vista PC. Restoring to Beta 3 seems to work Ok. Anybody has any idea as of why this isn't working?

      I was having that problem too. What worked for me was unistall itunes. Install 8.1.1, then the beta 4. When it ends it will say you need itunes 8.2 to activate your iphone. Install 8.2 and your iphone will activate, no more pink screen of death!

      Quote Originally Posted by Micara57 View Post
      Okay, I got the pink screen of death 3 times, I'll attempt re-installing beta 3 now.

      Seems as if all went well with the beta 3 re-install.
      Try this also. You will no longer get the Pink screen of death.
    1. jballa9's Avatar
      jballa9 -
      I keep getting this message when upgrading, this is the third time trying, I restarted my computer after the first one, after the second try I downloaded a firmware from a different source. My phone isn't going into DFU mode either.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by jballa9 View Post
      I keep getting this message when upgrading, this is the third time trying, I restarted my computer after the first one, after the second try I downloaded a firmware from a different source. My phone isn't going into DFU mode either.
      Do you have admin rights on the computer?

      Quote Originally Posted by Micara57 View Post
      Okay, I got the pink screen of death 3 times, I'll attempt re-installing beta 3 now.

      Seems as if all went well with the beta 3 re-install.
      Try Gray Fox's method. Beta 3 will expire 10 days after the release of B4 so you do need to upgrade.
    1. jballa9's Avatar
      jballa9 -
      awesome, looks like Grey Fox's method is working for me. I didn't downgrade back to beta 3, just downgraded my iTunes to 8.1, installed beta 4, then upgraded to 8.2, I'm restoring my phone from the backup right now, and it says it is activated. Thanks for the method Grey Fox, and thanks confucious for steering me down the right path!
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Glad you got it working, but he's American so can't spell grey
    1. jballa9's Avatar
      jballa9 -
      ha, I didn't even notice that, but hey, I'm only american too, haha
    1. wisecat74's Avatar
      wisecat74 -
      IS it just me or did beta 4 removed the MMS option from the iPhone's apps???