Firmware 3.0 Now Available for Download

AppleApple has released the 3.0 firmware. Connect your iPhone or iPod Touch to iTunes and click update. We will have the direct download for you when we have them. The jailbreak should be released within a few hours. Unlock on Friday.



iPhone OS 3.0 Software Update

This update contains over 100 new features, including the following:

• Cut, Copy & Paste with shake to undo
• Landscape keyboard in key applications
• Enhanced Messages application
– Send and receive photos, contacts, audio files, and location via MMS*
– Forward and delete single or multiple messages
• Added search feature in Mail, Calendar, Notes and iPod
• Spotlight search across iPhone
• Support for CalDAV and subscriptions in Calendar
• Improvements to Safari
– Performance
– HTML 5 support
– HTTP Streaming audio and video
– Auto-fill usernames and passwords
• New Voice Memos application
• Sync Notes with a Mac or PC via iTunes
• Internet Tethering over USB and Bluetooth*
• Browse and download movies, TV shows, and audiobooks from the iTunes Store**
• Stereo Bluetooth***
• Wi-Fi auto login
• Enhanced Stocks application
• More Parental Control options for Apps, Music, Movies and TV Shows
• iTunes account creation and login**
• YouTube account login and access to subscriptions, ratings and favorites**
• Shake to shuffle
• New languages, dictionaries, and keyboards
• Find my iPhone and Remote Wipe via MobileMe (subscription required)**
• Support for more Exchange policies
• Create and send Exchange meeting invitations
• Search mail on server (Exchange Server 2007 and supported IMAP servers)
• Search LDAP company directory
• VPN on demand and VPN proxy support
• Encrypted configuration profiles
• Encrypted iTunes backups
• 1,000 new developer APIs, including:
– In App Purchases
– Apple Push Notification Service
– Accessories support
– Peer to Peer Connectivity
– Embedded Maps
– iPod Library Access
• Bug fixes

Products compatible with this software update:
• iPhone
• iPhone 3G
• iPhone 3GS

* Compatible only with iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS and requires support from your wireless provider.
** Not available in all regions or in all languages.
*** Compatible only with iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS.

For feature descriptions and complete instructions, see the user guide for your iPhone at:
Apple – Support – Manuals

For more information about iPhone, go to:
Apple – iPhone – Mobile phone, iPod, and Internet device.

To troubleshoot your iPhone, or to view additional support information go to:
Apple – Support – iPhone

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:
Apple security updates

Apple’s Firmware Links:,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw,2_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw,2_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw,2_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw

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  1. It keeps saying 2.2.1 is the newest firmware! Gah!

  2. Denver has an iPhone? 3.0 half downloaded now.

  3. Nearly there!! The apple servers must be heating up a bit, better get that air con going!!!

  4. Michael Myland Seltzer says

    if you want to stay unlocked can you update to 3.0. will it work with t-mobile

  5. defib you had to wait till 1:00 now you can upgrade to 3.0 i just did. it also matters what time zone you are in. you should probably look at the article on this website about the release times. good luck!

  6. quickenergy says

    Is there a direct download link somewhere for v3.0?

  7. you guys have to first update to the newest version of itunes (8.2) before it will show up.

    i just updated itunes and now 3.0 is showing up

  8. do i have to downgrade to 2.2.1 n then click on check for updates??cos im on 3.0GM n its telling me that 3.0 is the latest FW

  9. or should i just stay with the 3.0GM?

  10. nothing here for toronto canada yet

  11. 1 min to 3.0

  12. 3.0 baby!

  13. iPhoneMan says

  15. am i missing something or what i cant find notification in settings???

  16. Hopefully Jailbreak will be out by the time I get home! :D


  18. when is the dev team expected to release their tools to jailbreak? thought right after apple released 3.0…?

  19. Anyone figure out how the turn by turn GPS works? I can’t seem to find it.

  20. iLove my iPhone says

    anyone know the modem f/w of a 2g on 3.0 and if/when it is/was upgraded

  21. Ok, so I’ve been running the 3.0GM the day after WWDC. The only thing I’m looking forward to right now is the push notifications. And of course my new iPhone 3G S on Friday. Has anyone heard anything about the push notifications yet? Right now I’m looking for that extra “Notification” tab in settings. And its not there yet. Am I missing something to get the push notification started?

    • Get tap tap revenge 2…that is the only app that supports push notification for thye time…therl b other apps later

  22. If i update my iphone 1st gen to 3.0 will i still have my unlock? or should i wait till friday?

  23. netozone.iphone says

    Updated to 3.0, but can’t connect to appstore to finish it…. I guess apple screw up again…another network down issue…

  24. Great “iPhone Activation Server is currently down, check back shortly”

    Probably would have been a good idea to let people start downloading before the sun was up for the whole country.

    • Do you get this message too?

      “We could not complete your iTunes Store request. The network connection timed out.”

    • Nope, it let me download 3.0 and it checks my current software…then a message pops up that the Activation Server is temporarily down.

      So frustrating.

  25. getting the same error as everyone else I assume, left with an emergency lock screen and no phone…

  26. Activation server is down. Can’t do a restore. This stinks.

  27. had the same issue. unplug it. turn off iphone. then turn it back on and plug it back in. it activated for me after a brief message saying it might take awhile. phew.

  28. Have a look here:

    , looks like quickpwn is imminent!

    woo hoo!!!

  29. Michael Seltzer says

    Wait… couldn’t this be unlocked with one of the quickpwn 3.0 beta unlocks?

  30. I’ve tried by switching off n on my iPhone but no result. Still it shows the activation server is down. Any idea when its going to be online again…..;) can’t wait.

    • There is a workaround.

      When iTunes is extracting the file, switch off you internet connection on your computer before it completed the extraction. This will bypass the activation.

      After the iPhone has been updated, just re-enable your internet connection and once iTunes connects to the iTunes Store, it will activate your phone.


  31. does anybody have a dl link for the ipod touch 1st gen?

  32. I was going to upgrade to 3.0 but then heard that even though you upgrade you still can’t use MMS until later this summer when AT&T supports it!!!! Is this true????

  33. Anyone having any battery problems on 3.0 ..
    ever since i upgraded.. my battery is troubling me a lot
    i have my wifi off, bluetooth off, location services off and i dun use mobile me .
    I set an alarm at night and went to sleep with almost full battery, and in the mornin my phone was off with zero battery,,
    And when i put it on charge, it showed my usage to be 7 hours.. i used it for like 15 minutes before sleeping ..
    I don’t know what the heck is happening ..
    Any suggestions??

  34. shermund says

    I have updated to 3.0 with my 3g. But my batt percentage function stays. i heard that it has something to do with the 500mb dormant space due to cydia. and i jailbroken it 2 days ago, so is my 500mb still stuck there? or i have to click restore instead of update. Please advise guys.

  35. i have installed redsnow,my itouch is upgraded to 3.0..2nd gen..what should i do if i want to jailbreak my ipod touch?install what else?pls guide how n email me.