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  • iPhone SDK 8, Firmware 2.0 Beta 8, and iTunes 7.7 seeded to Developers


    Apple yesterday seeded new releases of iPhone software to developers, including SDK 8, OS 2.0 Beta 8, and iTunes 7.7.

    An anonymous tipster sent us in the info that came with it:

    iTunes 7.7 pre-release seed is being provided solely for the purpose of installing iPhone OS beta 8 on your Apple devices. The use of this pre-release software is governed by the same non-disclosure agreement covered in your Registered iPhone Developer Terms and Conditions with Apple. iTunes 7.7 pre-release software is for development and testing purposes only and therefore should not be used with any existing iTunes libraries on your system.

    Request new iPhone Development Certificate
    To prepare for the release of iPhone OS 2.0, certificates issued prior to June 9, 2008 have been
    revoked. Request new iPhone Development Certificates in the Program Portal and have a Team
    Admin re-generate any provisioning profiles containing the revoked certificates.
    Looks like AppStore won't work without the latest version of iTunes installed. Developers are now encouraged to submit their apps for review - the last we heard they were able to submit the metadat, but uploads were not yet working for the actual apps.

    The OS 2.0 Beta 8 firmware is NOT the Golden Master that some sites had rumored was released, but that firmware version will still be released by early July, as Steve let us know in the last keynote.

    Also of interest - the usual RAM disk decryption is no longer possible in beta 8. The dev team and hacking community will have to figure this one out in the next couple weeks before launch.

    This is unverified, but the tipster also sent us this blurb from the Whats New in iTunes 7.7:

    What's new in iTunes 7.7
    Use iTunes 7.7 to sync music, video, and more with iPhone 3G, and download applications from the iTunes Store exclusively designed for iPhone and iPod touch with software version 2.0 or later. Also use the new Remote application for iPhone or iPod touch to control iTunes playback from anywhere in your home — a free download from the App Store.
    This could be confirmation of the rumor that's been going around on the Remote application which lets you control iTunes with the iPhone.

    Further iTunes 7.7 info:

    I may be too late, but you may want to add this that I forgot to include in the tip:

    When I launched iTunes 7.7 I found that it introduces MobileMe settings under the Info Tab and a new Application syncing tab.
    The MobileMe settings redirects you to the browser to a http page at Apple, but it is currently unavailable.

    iTunes Store behaves as usual. No App Store or link so far.

    On a side note: I now have an iPhone with 2.0 Beta 5A345, but surprisingly my other iPhone with 2.0 Beta 5A240d that is Pwned, is now recognized as a regular iPhone and not with the generic iPod icon. Nevertheless, music downloaded from iTunes still won’t sync because it reports that the software is too old.

    So far the usual tricks I used to downgrade from 5A331 (Beta 7) to 1.1.4 are apparently not working. Thus for the moment I am stuck with Beta 8 on one of my devices.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone SDK 8, Firmware 2.0 Beta 8, and iTunes 7.7 seeded to Developers started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 39 Comments
    1. .:MirrorminD:.'s Avatar
      .:MirrorminD:. -
      Great news, thanks pF
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      And the fun continues.
    1. kakashi360's Avatar
      kakashi360 -
      Interesting.....
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      i thought 2.0 was gonna be relesed today? What happened?
    1. Broomhead's Avatar
      Broomhead -
      Sweet News. Only 2 weeks until all the madness
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      excellent, official remote software. i like it!

      july 11th can't come soon enough...
    1. Chase817's Avatar
      Chase817 -
      wow, this is awesome! I can't wait until the 11th!
    1. iphonemagic12345's Avatar
      iphonemagic12345 -
      what date is 2.0 firmware.
    1. jimbeam4581's Avatar
      jimbeam4581 -
      This part scares me.

      Also of interest - the usual RAM disk decryption is no longer possible in beta 8. The dev team and hacking community will have to figure this one out in the next couple weeks before launch.

      I have an unlocked iphone. I hope they get this one figured out before release. I don't want to be stuck with a 1.1.4 phone forever.
    1. powa's Avatar
      powa -
      so i guess after the firmware release, our dev will have to find a new way to jailbreak/unlock the iphone?
    1. Dan0609's Avatar
      Dan0609 -
      yea I remember seeing a June 27th date for the 2.0 firmware...
      (looks down & kicks a small rock)
    1. ajmooseman's Avatar
      ajmooseman -
      Gutted
      Bought my iphone in early April when in the states, knowing that the firmwware 2 and activesync, due to business needs, Now I'm going to have to wait a little longer, Hope we get a unlock/jailbreak solution before July 22nd which is when i go on my hols.
      Fingers Crossed
    1. ~Steve Jobs~'s Avatar
      ~Steve Jobs~ -
      mms and instant messenger better be in there...
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by ~Steve Jobs~ View Post
      mms and instant messenger better be in there...
      neither.

      basically it has 3g internet (no use to tmobile),
      gps (supposedly),
      and activesync for business users (not me).

      basically sucks.
      but i am sure there will be little tweaks of the menus and such like in 1.1.3 with the moveable icons.
    1. Cherrysoda_zx's Avatar
      Cherrysoda_zx -
      I too remember seeing a post about the 2.0 firmware release on the index page of the this forum... was it june 27th... Oh well Ill just wait for the new iPhone. BTW, I'll sell my 2 month old 16GB iPhone, yes its a virgin... After Apple denied repair for my previous iPhone, because of the "altered software" O.O How can they tell???
    1. rusty778's Avatar
      rusty778 -
      Quote Originally Posted by tattoojack View Post
      neither.

      basically it has 3g internet (no use to tmobile),
      gps (supposedly),
      and activesync for business users (not me).

      basically sucks.
      but i am sure there will be little tweaks of the menus and such like in 1.1.3 with the moveable icons.
      how can GPS be supposed? Its defiantly there like its says on APPLES site
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      iTunes Remote App will be awesome (as much as I love Signal, I'm sure this will be better than just a webapp).

      I can't wait for July 11, I'm dying for iPhone games.
    1. Dash-2's Avatar
      Dash-2 -
      2.0 firmware will be released on July 11th, along with the new iPhone.
      I'll find the link in a second.

      EDIT: here ya go:
      Despite some recent reports about an early Firmware 2.0 release, one reader points out that Apple's iPhone 3G press release pinpoints July 11th to be the day of the 2.0 software launch:
      iPhone 2.0 software will be available on July 11 as a free software update via iTunes 7.7 or later for all iPhone customers
      http://www.macrumors.com/2008/06/26/...-on-july-11th/
      http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2008/06/09iphone.html (8th paragraph)
    1. Faxmonkey's Avatar
      Faxmonkey -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cherrysoda_zx View Post
      I too remember seeing a post about the 2.0 firmware release on the index page of the this forum... was it june 27th... Oh well Ill just wait for the new iPhone. BTW, I'll sell my 2 month old 16GB iPhone, yes its a virgin... After Apple denied repair for my previous iPhone, because of the "altered software" O.O How can they tell???
      Even if you reflashed the firmware before sending it in, the baseband, which has it's own seperate firmware, would have remained unlocked. "Revirginizing" an iphone completely is rather long and complicated (since the only tools for it run on 1.1.2, you usually have to downgrade, rejailbreak, put the tools in place via winscp, login via terminal, run the tools from terminal, and then wait -- and all this requires you to be able to find the older baseband firmware somewhere first).
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      Looks like the cat and mouse game for 2.0 firmware has begun...