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iPhone OS 3.0 : BETA TEST IT NOW !

April 4th, 2009 admin

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We are glad to announce you that we are now part of the Apple dev program, and that we do have access to the latest iPhone 3.0 Beta software. But what about you? Do you also want to try out the new iPhone 3.0 Beta firmware but can’t afford the $99 subscription ? Well, you have an option left, you can become our beta tester, and try our applications on the new iPhone 3.0 Beta software. This is the only way to install iPhone OS 3.0 Beta legally on your iPhone!

As member of the Apple Developer program, we are able to activate additional iPhones to install the iPhone 3.0 Beta firmware. If you are interested, use the form below. All you need to do is select your device type and input your UDID (unique device id). It will cost you only $6 to get activated for iPhone OS 3.0 Beta Firmware.

IPHONE OS 3.0 BETA PERIOD IS OVER.
WE WILL REOPEN ACTIVATIONS FOR IPHONE OS 4.0 BETA.


How do I find my UDID ?

Easy, follow the instructions on this page : instructions

How does it work ?

It’s simple, BEFORE you can install iPhone OS 3.0 Beta on your iPhone, you need to register the unique device id (UDID) of your iPhone through a developer that subscribed to the developer program. Use the paypal form in this page to send us your device type and your UDID, and we will add your iPhone to the authorized list of devices. Once we confirmed you that your device is added, you can install iPhone 3.0 Beta firmware without any restrictions!

Need help, check our new forum !

iPhone OS 3.0 Beta forum open !

Read our full tutorial to successfully install iPhone OS 3.0 on your iPhone.

How to install iPhone OS 3.0 Beta on your iPhone

1. Find iPhone OS 3.0 beta firmware
2. There are 4 different versions of the OS 3.0 depending on the type of your device!
3. Download the firmware for iPhone v1, 3G, iPod Touch 1st or 2nd generation.
4. Do not try to install it yet, you need to activate your iPhone for OS 3.0 first!
5. Only proceed next if you have a legit iPhone that does not require unlock!
6. Select the type of your device in the paypal form on this page
7. Input the UDID of your device in the paypal form on this page
8. Use the “Buy Now” button on this page to activate your iPhone for OS 3.0
9. We will reply to you when we have activated your iPhone for OS 3.0
10. You can now install OS 3.0 firmware through iTunes on your iPhone
11. To install, restore the firmware by pressing alt key (on mac) then restore button
12. Browse to the firmware you downloaded previously (ipsw file)
13. Finish the restore procedure by activating your device in iTunes
14. Do not restore a previous backup of iPhone OS 2.x
15. Otherwise you will miss MMS and tethering features!

How can I get MMS and Tethering back ?

If you accidently restored a backup of OS 2.x, just restart the procedure from step 10.

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  • http://forum.theiphoneblog.com/iphone-developer-forum/170606-install-iphone-3-0-a.html#post1473542 To install iPhone 3.0? – The iPhone Blog Forums

    [...] UDID (unique identifier) of your device (iPhone v1, 3G, iPod touch 1st or 2nd gen) on this site : Want iPhone 3.0 Beta but can

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Remember, you cannot install 3.0 beta firmware if your UDID is not activated!

    If you become our beta tester, we will activate your UDID, and you will get access to our download service.

  • Daniel

    how do u lose tehering and mms by restoring from a 2.X backup

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    It looks like the mobile carrier’s *.ipcc file will be overwritten then with a 2.x one, resulting in a sms database not activated for MMS and no tethering…

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    You can now even install cracked apps on iPhone OS 3.0 Beta 2 :

    1. Open up Icy and add the xsellize repo if u havent already
    2. In categories go to x-Apps
    3. Install X-IPA
    4. Drag the ipas into var/mobile/libary/downloads using sftp client
    5. Open X-IPA and install your app !

  • Brian

    Looks like the UDID thing worked for me! Fully activated and good to go!

  • Dennis

    If I later subscribe to the developer programm, can I register my phone again?

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Hi Dennis, sure you can, if you become our beta tester, we will add your UDID in our dev account, but the moment you want to join the developer program, just drop us an email, and we will remove your UDID from our list.

    As simple as that.

  • Dennis

    Perfect. Just asked to be your beta tester :)

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Thank you Dennis, you are activated.
    Let us know when you are on iPhone OS 3.0.

  • Daniel

    U just restore from a 3.0 carrier file (availble in a lot of places) instead of restoring the whole software?

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Yes you can do that Daniel, just run this command inside a Terminal window :

    curl -s -L http://phobos.apple.com/version | grep -i carrier

    You will get a list of available carrier bundles from Apple servers.

  • Daniel

    Cool thanks

  • Ryan

    how long will it take you to update after payment?

  • Keith

    Got it, works just fine!! Well worth it. Thanks guys.

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Hey Ryan, I have added your UDID in the list.

    It should not take us more than 12 hours to add a UDID once you’ve made the payment. Anyway in practice, we do it in the hour, expect when we are sleeping.

    Glad to see it works out for you people.

  • Keith

    Hey guys, i’ve heard a lot of bad things about downgrading to 2.2.1 after going to 3.0, something about Baseband and the phone being completely unusable after downgrading? Can you shed any light on this?

  • Simon

    Hello guys,

    I upgraded to OS3.0 on a 3g iphone and its working fine… It’s noticeably a beta version. Especially in the beginning the software was really slow, but it seems like it’s getting faster and faster.

    Working fine, Thanks

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Hey Keith, I don’t see any reason why you would downgrade 3.0 to 2.2.1, but if you really need to, it is possible, the baseband will not be downgraded though, but it will work just fine.

  • Dawson

    Anyone know a RELIABLE site so I can download OS 3.0??? Or can someone send the software directly to me?! geeze.

  • http://NA Will

    copied my UUID, paid via paypal, got an email saying my phone was all set, plug into itunes, updated to 3. the entire process took no more than 15 minutes, thank you.

  • Mike

    Where do I get a windows version of the 3 beta 2 for 2G iPhone?

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Mike, there is no windows or mac version of the beta 2 firmware, there are just 4 different versions depending on the type of your device which can be iPhone v1, iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 1st generation or iPod Touch 2nd generation.

    If you join our beta tester program above, we will activate your device and provide you a link where you can download the firmware. This link will be personal and cannot be shared. Anyway you can’t do nothing with the firmware if your UDID is not activated. Hope this helps.

  • Scarcio

    Okay i paid for it. Now i can’t wait for it to be registered. Plz let me know as soon as possible.

  • Dawson

    I paid, received notification that I was registered, downloaded, installed, and was up and running all within one hour. Thanks MacGeeks!

  • Mike

    Alright, well my account was activated but I wasn’t provided a link for downloads for the firmware

  • Ryan

    I was skeptical and the only reason i went through with it was because i had money in my paypal i had forgotten about but i must say now that its done it is totally worth it!

    its especially worth it for those who would like:
    -copy paste
    -mms
    -spotlight
    -and text forwarding

    and the bugs…. there are not any that i’ve found in the first 36 hours or so orther than the contacts, for some reason my phone has import 2 sets of my contacts and will not allow a name to hold multiple phone numbers. My guess is this is related to the search function but needs to be fixed.

  • Dawson

    Does anyone know how to get MMS working?

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @ Scarcio : You are in man. Enjoy!

    @ Dawson : Here is a guide to enable MMS : http://tinyurl.com/cv7owv

    Thank you guys for joining our beta tester team.

  • Ronnie

    I installed 3.0 because a member of a forum said they added me. Once installed itunes now says that I need to be registered to someone’s developer account. If my phone is currently bricked because I am not added, if i pay you for a slot when you add my UDID will it automatically recognize it and allow me to complete the install?

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Hi Ronnie, the only way to get your iPhone back to life is to activate its UDID.
    Feel free to use the paypal form on this page, and I will be glad activate you right now. Once activated, just sync your iPhone with iTunes and you should be ok.

  • kevin

    do i have to download all of the parts.. it shows three parts. i cant figure this out please help me ..

  • Ronnie

    it worked great, my phone was stuck in the “connect to itunes” state. It would not let me downgrade and itunes would not even recognize it. 10 minutes after paying $6 to get on the list, I connected to itunes and it went right through. Could not be happier! THANKS, will definitely recommend.

  • chrisLA

    I’m just curious, do you have a limit to how many testers you could have on your team?

  • Kyle

    ChrisLA: It is 100 people per developer account.

  • chrisLA

    thanks kyle.

  • chrisLA

    i need help, i cant download the 2nd part of the 3.0 update.

    “You have reached the download limit for free-users.”

    what do i need to do?

  • chrisLA

    i got it to work. =)

    downloading the 2nd part.

  • Willie

    Quick reply, I’ve upgraded to 3.0 OS and the iphone works like a charm! I am really digging the new features.. Thanks…

  • chrisLA

    has anyone checked if the mms feature is working?

  • Scott

    I’m using a PC, not a mac. At step 11, it says to press the alt key on the mac and then the restore key. How do I do this on a PC? When I try to restore, it never prompts me to be able to browse for the new firmware file that I downloaded.

    Any ideas of how to fix this?

  • Scott

    Nevermind! Google to the rescue.

    For any other PC users trying to figure this out, hold the “shift” key on your PC while hitting the restore key. It will then allow you to browse for the newly downloaded firmware file.

  • mike

    I just registered. I want to update now!!!!! lol please let me know when I can

  • http://plagueis.com John Fuqua

    paid via paypal with my UDID, wondering when I will get confirmation email to upgrade

  • chrisLA

    it normally takes around 10-15 mins to get the confirmation email.

  • http://plagueis.com John Fuqua

    alright, cool I was hoping I wasn’t duped ^_^ but it seems like there’s a lot of happy people with there 3.0 so I figured this was the real deal

  • mike

    Still no email for me

  • chrisLA

    it’s the real deal. mine’s working. i’m trying to restore it again maybe i did it wrong thats why my mms is not working still. but the landscape keypad and cut and paste tool works like a charm.

  • http://plagueis.com John Fuqua

    the MMS feature is not available for iPhone 2g aka 1st Gen it should only be available for 3g users

  • chrisLA

    im using an iphone 3g and still i cant recieve mms. is it just me? someone please clarify this.

  • Pistachio

    Much thanks, skr3dii & team. OS 3.0 up and running well. Should we be able to install future betas? And do you ever remove UDIDs from your dev device group? Again, appreciate your efforts!

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Hi guys, I am back and I activated all of you but only 2 folks sent me their serial number instead of the UDID. Please guys read carefully the instructions on this page on how to get your UDID : http://dev.macgeekblog.com/instructions.html

    @ Pistachio: Yes you will be able to install ALL the future beta updates, including the final release. And of course, I will not remove any of your UDID before the final release gets out. So don’t worry.

    And last but not least, don’t start to freak out if your order is not proceeded immediately, I am not on 24/7 but I try to fulfill all the requests as soon as possible. Now I hope you enjoy your iPhone 3.0, and get ready for beta 3!

    Peace.

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @chrisLA: Did you check this guide about MMS: http://tinyurl.com/cv7owv

  • chrisLA

    admin : i did not see that. oops. i will try it later when i get home from work and will give you guys feedback. thanks for the heads up!

  • Hunt4ams

    Hi Admin, I just made a payment to you with UDID of my iphone 3G. How quickly will you be able to set me up? Thanks in advance

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Hunt4ams: Done.

  • Hunt4ams

    Thanks very much Admin, I have just installed 3.0 beta 2 and works like a charm. Thanks…………..

  • chrisLA

    does anyone know if the the tethering update works too?

  • Sts13

    Ok, I’m waiting for activation.
    Thanks in advance

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Sts13: you are activated. congrats.

  • chrisLA

    Hi i got a new iphone from at&t. is it possible that you delete my old udid and give you my new one. or do i have to pay again?

  • James

    How do you download a MAC iphone 3.0 file. I have downloaded several of the files and they are always in winrar format. Please help!

    Thanx

  • Cmy

    I am waiting for more then hour and still did not get any response :-(

  • chrisLA

    Cmy : please be a little be patient. its well worth the wait. =)

  • Cmy

    chrisLA: well I’m trying to be :-)

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Cmy: Please be patient. Allow me to sleep a few hours ;) And don’t forget we might not be on the same part of the globe, so sometimes it takes some time, sometimes you get lucky. Anyway you should have received an email now.

  • archie

    Hi there,

    keep the good work up. On what part of the globe are you guys? Just wanted to say thanks for what you’re doing!

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Hi, archie, I have good news for you, you’ve just been activated :-D

    Sincerely yours,
    skr3dii,
    from the land of the Apple hackers on steroids,
    somewhere in Europe,
    where we like to drink beer and eat french belgian fries.

    doh!

  • cekone

    let me get this straight i payed the 6 bucks already and entered my udid when paying paypal do i have to enter my udid again or?? should i wait for a confirmation email?

  • chrisLA

    Hi i got a new iphone from at&t and returned my old one. is it possible that you delete my old udid and give you my new one. or do i have to pay again?

  • doojit

    paid about hour and half a go wondering when will get confrimation email

  • archie

    Show a little patience – 6 bucks is no big deal, but it does the trick. I am still doing some testing :-)

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @doojit : Could you send me your paypal email address + name + first name so I can double check. It happens sometimes that paypal does not send me an email when a new payment has arrived, I had it with one person…

    If you have any further inquiries, you can contact me here : http://www.macgeekblog.com/contact

    Now thanks to the iPhone 3.0 firmware (copy/paste) I can even activate UDID’s when I am on the road with my iPhone :-D So please be patient, we are doing our possible to activate you as soon as possible.

    @chrisLA: Sorry mate, I can deactivate the UDID of your old iPhone, but if you want to register a new one, you have to use the paypal form again. Please also note that if a UDID is deactivated, the next sync with iTunes will render your iPhone useless, until you activate it again.

  • chrisLA

    its ok, i gave my old fone back to att&t anyways. i think its going back to apple. i will just pay again. thanks mate.

  • Willie

    Anyone having issues with MMS? I followed link on this site and was unable to get it working! Are there any other sites, I can use….

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @doojit: You have been activated long time ago, I replied to your paypal email address.

    Please guys be sure your paypal email address is still valid and that you are checking it, or provide me a valid email address so I can reply to you once your are activated.

  • EvilBoris

    Thanks for the quick response, you’ve saved my Iphone’s Bacon :D

  • Scarcio

    anyone have an idead on when beta 3 is coming out? and has anyone been able to activate the mms because the guide is simple yet it limits u..

  • inspiron

    hiya Admin, I’ve made a payment to you with UDID of my iphone 3G. How quickly will you be able to set me up? Thanks in advance

  • http://Thankyou cmy

    My Iphone is says 3.0, and all the credits go to you guys :-)
    Thanx once again.
    Unpatient cmy.:)

  • Oly

    Hi guys!

    I paid yesterday for my iPhone and I got the activation email in 15 min. Works great! Today I paid for my son’s iPod touch two hours ago and I still didn’t get the activation email. Do you have any idea how long will take?

  • chrisLA

    is there anyway to restore to 3.0 without losing all your contacts?

  • archie

    If a new beta comes out, will we see it through iTunes or will it only show up on iphoneheat?
    Jailbreak did not really work for me… so there was no radio afterwards :-(

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @Oly: It can take between 1 minute and 12 hours to get activated, because I need to process all the requests manually, and I am not on 24/7.

    Please allow me at least 12 hours to process your request, then contact me if you did not get the activation email : http://www.macgeekblog.com/contact

    @chrisLA: restore from 2.0 or 3.0 ? I would say use mobileme to sync your contacts over the air, or sync them with iTunes.

    @archie: I a working on a download service that will be available to all our beta testers that subscribed. Will let you know when beta 3 comes out.

    P.S. I am at the coast this weekend, sunday and monday, so please be patient for activations, I will process them within 12 hours max.

    Peace.

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    And by the way…

    Happy Easter !!

    :-D:-D:-D

  • chrisLA

    sorry i think my question was confusing, what i meant to say was is there any way to install the 3.0 update without losing all your data since you need to activate it as a new phone right and cant restore from your 2.0 backup. because last time i installed the 3.0 i had to transfer the apps, music etc. again.

  • Sts13

    HELP!!!
    I get a message “the software has expired and must be updated to a newer version”.

    I signed up as a developer two days ago. What could this message be from and what is the solution?

  • Armacham

    Thanks for the fast activation :D

  • topman

    thanks for the fast work :D very happy to get my hands on 3.0 :D

  • Kerjhe

    I downloaded the 3.0 beta update and it’s working fine however I can’t sync my iphone in iTunes now..It shows up in devices but nothing after that. I downloaded both parts of the update and installed them. Maybe I did something wrong. I would love to try again but it’s not giving me any options once connected to itunes. Please Help!

  • daniel

    hi ive paid the money please let me know when my udid is activated as i have already downloaded the ipsw files thanx

  • kevin

    i downloaded all three parts of the beta.. i press the alt key and restore on my mac.. but the three parts arent highlighted in the list and will not let me choose them… any help please ?

  • Armacham

    @kevin

    i think its a rar archive, unpack it.

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Hi everyone,

    Some of our beta testers have difficulties to download and install the OS 3.0 beta 2 firmware, and we wanted to do something for them to get them up and running as soon as possible. Also, we want all our beta testers to be able to install the next beta 3 and all the future betas as soon as they are released. It can be annoying if your beta is expired and you don’t have the next beta available to install.

    We are glad to announce to all our beta testers that we are now providing a download service of the current and all the future beta firmware 3.0 releases.

    The service is accessible on this page : http://www.macgeekblog.com/members/firmwares

    The service is password protected, if you are in our beta testers list, please feel free to contact us to get the password to access the firmware download
    section : http://www.macgeekblog.com/contact

    This service is limited to our beta testers who subscribed to our beta tester program and got their UDID activated by us. Please do not share your password with others to help us keep this service alive.

    A little fee per download will be asked to cover the bandwidth usage on our servers, and to avoid server overload.

  • http://deleted Kerjhe

    After the 3.0 update my iphone shows up in iTunes but I can’t sync it or nothing. It just sits there. Please help this is my second post and my iphone is dead in the water. Need Urgent Help.

  • padu

    i have made payment through paypal today, please let me know as soon as my ID is activated, n i have cydia installed and want to remove it before upgrading, pls let me know the ways of its removal

  • kevin

    how do i unpack it ?

  • Vince

    Just made my payment and will be waiting oh so patiently. How long does it typically take to get a response?

  • kevin

    the files that i downloaded are RAR files… is this correct?

  • Jason

    just paid via paypal. less then 2 hours later i got a replay. Installed 3.0 beta 2……. AND works PERFECT!!!! Just one question. If we paid for this beta, do we still get the next beta?

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @Jason : Yes, once you are activated, it’s for all the betas.

    Also all the betas software are available for download to our beta testers only on this page : http://www.macgeekblog.com/members/firmwares

    Ask for your password if you are a beta tester : http://www.macgeekblog.com/contact

    We want all of our beta testers to have beta 3 installed as soon as it gets out.

  • DannyMAC

    How many Beta testers can you have.>?

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @DannyMAC : We are several developers in our group, and we all need beta testers, so don’t worry, we have definitively enough free slots for all of you who want to join our beta testers list.

  • Jim

    Hi-
    I registered and was able to loas beta 2 but my sync attemps seem to be hanging and not completing. On itunes it show 3.0 installed and my iphone works fine the 3.0 is installed. Did I do somthing wrong when iloaded my backup iphone files?

  • Jim

    I somehow missed the warning not to install the 2.0 backup …ohh oh

  • chrisLA

    jim : it happened to me too. seriously i didnt notice any difference.

  • http://deleted Kerjhe

    Admin are you out there?

  • Dennis

    Dear admin

    I have activated my UDID a couple of weeks ago but now my Apple subscription has been activated as well so I need my UDID removed from your lists. How do I ask for this?

  • Jared

    Just put my $6 in, can’t wait to get a legit install of OS3.0. Oh, and btw, if you want me to test some of your actual work, let me know!

  • http://iphone josh

    hey man i recently paid some1 9$ for the beta one and it lasted a month then shutdown. so now do i just pay at top and install the 3.0? but is it 3.0 beta 1 or 2 because 1 is expired. also how long will it take for my udid to be activated?

  • archie

    iPhone OS 3.0 seems be a lot snappier and has better battery life, than 2.2.1 had. Can anyone confirm that?

  • brad

    jus paid waiting to get approved

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @josh : We will start processing new activations as usual in max 24 hours. Once you are activated, you will be until the final 3.0 gets out. And you need beta 2 since beta 1 is expired.

    @brad : Please allow us 24 hours max. to process your request, usually we are faster but this time it will take a little longer. Nothing to worry about, you’ll be activated tomorrow.

  • kevin

    i dont know id your just not getting my posts admin or what.. but i cant figure this out.. ive also sent you a few messages asking for the password for the new beta thingy.. i still havent got it… please help me.. ive already gotten the confirmation emil saying my phone was activated… it wont let me upgrade to the new beta.. pleaseee help me..

  • Ken

    just paid, can’t wait to take the 3.0 beta 2 for a spin.

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @kevin : I sent you the password.

  • kevin

    dear admin.. i checked my email and didnt see it? did u send it ot the email i supplied for this sight?

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @kevin: It seems that yahoo is blocking emails sent from our domain macgeekblog.com…

  • kevin

    @ admin..can u send the password to kmiller3@oswego.edu

  • kevin

    dear admin.. disregaurd the last comment.. i got it on my yahoo account.. however when i downloaded it it said decompression failed.. and it wont let me put it on the itunes.. when i go to get it its not highlighted like the rest of the stuff in the finder on my mac. y is this?

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    kevin, could you compute the md5 of the zip file ?
    If you are on mac just open a Terminal window and type :

    md5 iphone_os_3.0_beta_2__iphone_3g__7a259g.zip

    Let me know the result.

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    You should get this md5 : 5f108794bff23ce96fbad18716299eac

    If it’s different, it means that the zip file is corrupt.

    Let me know.

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @kevin : There was a little problem on our side with the download service, but it has been fixed. I have added you one more download, please retry with your email and code we sent you by email.

  • Jim

    How do I get the password for the betatesters download site?

  • Skyler

    Hey admin, just paid. Since the new beta just came out, should I still grab 3.0b and restore from that? Or get the new 3.0c and restore from there…Thanks

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @Jim : If you activated your device with us, and therefore you are part of our beta tester team, you can request a password here : http://www.macgeekblog.com/contact

    @Skyler : Always grab the latest beta, which is now beta 3

    We will soon have beta 3 available for download to our beta testers.
    Check it out : http://www.macgeekblog.com/members/firmwares

  • Grant

    Hi. I have just bought the 6$ Iphone 3.0 Beta but I do not know what to do from here…..someone please help

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Wait for the confirmation email please.
    Allow us 12 hours max to process your request.

  • Grant

    Ok thank you. I might still need help getting it started but thank you

  • Dustin

    I just purchased your service. Please hurry. I need it. Thank you.

  • Grant

    When my device gets activated. What do i do from there???

  • fedebaier

    do you still have place for UDID? because I’ve read that you can only register 100 per dev account…

  • fedebaier

    Because I already did my purchase…

  • fedebaier

    Hello? admin??

  • Jason

    The new beta 3 is out. When do you think it will be avialable from you?

  • kevin

    admin im having tons of problems.. 1. there wasnt another download there so i bought another.. and it did the same thing, it says decompression failed.. when i click on it it begins to archive and then it says archiving failed. please help me.. even if its through email so u can help me step by step please !!!

  • Grant

    Hey do I need to download anything before i restore my iphone to the 3.0

  • archie

    Hi,

    if we were to be able to get iPhone OS 3.0 beta 3 – then do we need to restore it again or is it sufficient to update to beta 3?

  • Jared

    Any word on progress for me? I paid about 24 hours ago.

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Thank you for your patience.
    All the pending requests are now activated, please check your emails.

  • mitch

    greetings…..i just gave my udid and of course paid the fee….is there still room for me?

  • mitch

    i do not recall whether I gave you my correct phone version….my phone is an iphone 3G….please advise

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    mitch, you are activated.

  • Federico

    Is out firmware 3.0 beta 3!!!

    this is only beta 2….

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Those having problems with the download service, please wait until this evening 7pm (GMT+1). I will have a look and try to fix the issue. Keep the code you received for the downloads.

  • Federico

    yes but i want firmware beta3 ,not beta2……
    this evening it s possible download this beta3??

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Federico, once you are activated, you can install any 3.0 beta firmware, including all the futures beta.

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Federico, Beta 3 is already available for download here : http://www.macgeekblog.com/members/firmwares

  • archie

    I seem to have run into the above mentioned problems with your download service…

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @archie: Yes the problem is general to the download service. Please allow me max 4 hours to fix this issue, you will all get your betas, don’t worry, just keep your codes.

  • mitch

    when you say “just keep your codes”
    what codes are you referring to?

  • archie

    Hey man, I very much appreciate your efforts, take your time.

    @mitch: The code that gets displayed, when you’ve paid for firmware-download and try too often to download the FW, after it did not work the first time.

  • chrisLA

    You now charge $5 to download the beta firmware? and all future beta;s too?

  • kevin

    well i just paid the 5 dollars again.. to try to upload the new beta.. and once again it says decompression failed.. admin i know your prolly getting sick of me by now but what could be the problem..

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Please allow me 4 hours max to solve this payment issue and everyone will be happy with it’s firmware downloaded. I just can’t do anything right now, I do not have access to my server. Please allow me 4 hours, and do not panic, you will get what you need.

  • mitch

    thanks Archie

    To Admin: BTW…since all beta versions eventually expire, will we have workable versions until apple releases the public download?

  • brad

    its not letting me download

  • brad

    i followed the link from my email and enter in the stuff and it says i have no available downloads

  • Federico

    When we can buy and download the service?

  • Skyler

    Hey admin, thanks a lot. Up and running right now. Good work!

  • Federico

    if I want to restore the original firmware 2.2.1? there are problems or not?

  • Eugene

    I was wondering what time zone you guys operate on, so i can figure out when i get my activation.

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Good news! The download service is up and running again!
    I will now add everyone one extra download to get the firmware.

    Thank you for your patience!

  • mitch

    the download site still wants to charge me another $5 for the iphone 3g beta 3 firmware….am i doing something wrong? how do I get the re-download of the firmware I tried to get this morning?

  • Federico

    @Admin if I want to restore the original firmware 2.2.1? there are problems or not?

  • Eugene

    What are the operations hours, i submitted my payment two hours ago and still have not heard anything about the activation?
    What is the avarage wait time.

  • Grant

    Ok i got my password and i went to the firmware download page,do i have to pay another 5$ to get the 3.0 firmware since i already paid the 6$. I am fine doing so i just want to make sure i dont waste 5$

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @mitch: You have one download left, just use your code.

    @Federico: There is a method to get back to 2.2.1 but it’s only for geeks

    @Eugene: You are activated more than 30 minutes ago.

    @Grant: Yes you pay the download service additionally

    If you have any questions concerning a purchase you made, please contact me using this form : http://www.macgeekblog.com/contact

    Provide the name + firstname + email address from your paypal account.

    Do not use comments for this purpose to protect your privacy.

    Thank you.

  • Federico

    Listen let us agree.
    I pay the $ 6 then $ 5 per download, and we are arriving at $ 11. You say to me that is all secure.i go to download the firmware, I only have a download available. Watch accurate after a certain point that the download is initiated the server loses the connection eil download falluir.What we do? I paid the $ 11 I resubmit or download firmware?????

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Please not that the firmware *.ipsw file that you need is contained in a *.dmg file which is compressed in a *.zip file.

    First unzip the *.zip file, you will get a *.dmg file, then mount the *.dmg file (double click), the ipsw file is inside the dmg. Alt+ Restore i iTunes.

    If you are on windows, you can use TransMac to extract the *.ipsw file from the *dmg file. Please read the instructions here : http://www.downtr.net/29258-transmac-8.1-open-osx-.dmg-files-on-windows.html

    Also on windows, you need to press shift + restore in iTunes.

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @ Federico: Calm down dude. Stop spamming the comments, I said if you have a problem you contact me via this form : http://www.macgeekblog.com/contact

    I will disable comments if you start abusing them.

  • Federico

    Gates also comments! you afraid? what happened? ‘re deceiving someone?

  • Federico

    OK perfect…..

  • Vince

    Frederico has his panties in a bit of a bunch

  • mitch

    admin: sorry for being redundant but where do I find this code?

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @ Federico: Dude what’s wrong with you ? Do you have bit of patience ? Don’t push me too far or I will cancel your activation and download access to the firmware. Now you can try the download again.

  • Grant

    @admin:Does it ship to my location??

  • Federico

    Excuse me one question…..
    But if i install firmware 3.0 beta3 ,then i lose sync with itunes??

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @Grant : IT does not ship to your location, it’s a download.

    @Federico: You will not loose sync.

  • brad

    ok i paid the 5 dollars to download and it didnt let me do it, it jus had a page error when i clicked the download link

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @brad and @all :

    If you have any questions concerning a purchase you made, please contact me using this form : http://www.macgeekblog.com/contact

    Provide the name + firstname + email address from your paypal account.

    Do not use comments for this purpose to protect your privacy.

    Thank you.

  • Willie

    A special thanks to the admin whose been working to get everyone up in running in spite of the 21 questions. Dude, thanks a million for being patient and replying as fast as you can… I am up and running!!!

    Once again,

    Thanks dude!

  • Grant

    ok i got it to restore if i unplugged it during the restore procces will this be a problem…..please help

  • brad

    ok i went back the the download screen and i was able to download YAY, thanks admin!

  • chrisLA

    any noticeable difference between the beta 2 and beta 3? how many betas is apple gonna release before they come out with the official one?

  • Grant

    ok i got it up and running..thank you admin for all your help..well worth the 11$ but i have two questions.
    1.If there is an iTunes update for the iPhone software and we downlaod it wil we lose the 3.0 beta upgrade
    2.If a newer version of the 3.0 beta comes out..will we have to pay another 5$ for the new download
    Thanks again for all your help and patience

  • Fuzzy

    is this still available

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @Fuzzy: Yes this is still available :)

  • topman

    Hi admin, i have been using beta 2 for a couple of days now with your generous offering. i managed to get hold of an appropriate beta 3 for my iphone. shall i go ahead with the process with the current registration i have with u? thanks :)

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @chrisLA : I guess the next one will be a release candidate due to may.

    @topman : Go ahead.

  • kevin

    its working now.. about 5 downloads later.. it didnt say i had any downloads let so i just kept paying the 5 bucks.. but everything works as stated..

  • kevin

    only one question.. how do i use the teathering ?

  • Grant

    When a new version of the beta comes out..how do you download the new version

  • Merrill

    so i just paid $6 to you from paypal.when can i start with this program?installation will come with the confirmation?thanks.

  • Jason

    @ Admin. Damn dude thanks so much for the instructions, if people cant understand these instructions at the top of the page then damn. Anywho thanks for the quick replies and the patience. (Running beta 3!)

  • Figbash

    Admin, is it safe to take in my iPhone 3g with the beta software on it (activated here) for a replacement?? Should I downgrade to 2.2.1 first because I’m on a mac and that seems like a lot of trouble??

    Thank you, again.

  • mitch

    working great!!! thanks very much!!

    any word on whether these betas expire before new ones are available? and any idea if will we have updates straight through to the GM?

    I’m hoping that when the beta testing concludes, i won’t be left with a dead phone until the GM releases in June/July

  • archie

    Well I guess, since Apple does not provide a downgrade option there will be some soft of FW until the final release. Otherwise all devs would be left with dead phones…

  • John

    Dear Admin,

    Hi. I have a query.

    I am currently using an iPhone 3G with firmware 2.2.1 and on baseband 2.30.03. In addition, I bought this phone in the United Kingdom & would like to use it in India but I am unable to when enter a different sim card. I am also sure you are aware that there is no unlock for baseband 2.30.03 till yet.

    My query is if I install the OS 3.0 beta 3, then would I be able to use the phone in India or would it still be locked to the UK.

    If it unlocks my phone for use in India, then I will purchase the OS 3.0 firmware.

    Thanking you for hearing me out and awaiting your kind response.

    Regards,

    John

  • DBrown

    The pinpoint feature for the maps app no longer works, after loading the iPhone 3.0 Beta 3. I updated directly from 2.2.1. When I press the current location icon (the button with the scope sight on it), the maps app takes me to the middle of Penn Ave. NW in Washington, DC. I’m 25 miles west of that. Unfortunately, any app using the locator services will take me to Penn Ave for my current location also.

  • archie

    Well over here it works fine to pinpoint my location :-)

  • DBrown

    I have two other beta testers in VA who are having the same problem. Might be a carrier/locality issue.

  • jaeik

    Hi Admin,

    Can you tell me what happens if my beta version expires? How long does a beta version last? Do I get a reminder of expiry date? What do I do, if my beta version expires? Please let me know. Cheers.

  • Toby Mathew

    Hey I just paid for the thing and i didnt know you had to wait for a confirmation page and I already upgraded and now im stuck on that slide to emergency page is that bad? What should I do

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @jaeik : We will provide all the beta firmware required for our beta testers through the download service : http://www.macgeekblog.com/members/firmwares

    @Toby, you are activated, just sync your iPhone with iTunes.

  • merrill

    i already bought the $6 initial payment then i paid 5 and then 5 again i dont know where to download the firmware or what to do nxt.

  • Steve

    iPod volume slider stopped working for me on 3.0 beta 2.
    Side volume buttons do nothing also

  • Nettz

    Will MMS in 3.0 Beta 3 only work for AT&T subscribers?

  • jaeik

    Hi Admin, I downloaded iPhone 3.0 Beta 3 from your site. When I checked version, it still is 7A280f. Did I install the Beta 3 correctly? Let me know please. thank you.

  • Nettz

    I have some problems:

    1) How do I create an MMS? I have just installed the 3.0 Beta3, but finds no way to create a new MMS, and please do not forward me to http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2009/04/how_to_enable_mms_in_iphone_30_right_now-2.html because this site is telling me nothing except from how to set up the MMS-settings for AT&T users.

    2) All my contacts are lost, no way to get them out of my previous restore?

    3) A lot of my apps are not getting synced with my “new” phone. Is there any fix for this?

  • Jim

    According to references on google 7A280f is the correct Beta 3 version number

  • archie

    Just sync your iPhone with your computer and let it sync your addressbook and perhaps email. Plug it in into iTunes and then you can configure, which data shall be synced.

  • Toby Mathew

    its not working for me its staying on the slide to emergency screen and it wont sync properly i keep getting a error in it.

  • archie

    are you sure you’re activated for OS 3.0?

  • Jarett Hulett

    Still available?

  • Troy

    how long will it take for admin to respond i am willing to pay asap is i cant get it in return asap just let me know

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Yes still available and I am taking orders right now!

  • Troy

    i have paid and am waiting for conformation please let me know when im good to go!

  • Donald Barlow

    Hello, I have paid and am waiting for your word

  • Donald barlow

    After downloading and extracting the rar file. How do I get transmac to open the .dmg file so that I’ll be able to get the needed file for windows, the ignf file or whatever it is?

  • jaeik

    @Admin, Whenever I restore new beta file, iTune treats my updated iPhone as a new phone. If I transfer all my applications into my iPhone from iTune, would this count it as “Authorizing” computer so I can’t transfer application more than 5 times?

  • http://2nd3giphone merrill

    i paid another $6 for another iphone admin.pls activate asap.ty

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Activated. It’s useless to post such comments to ask activation asap.
    Activations are always processed asap, just be patient please.

    If you need something, contact me : http://www.macgeekblog.com/contact

    Let’s keep the comments clean.

  • Dan G

    So I’m a bit confused and need some clarification:

    The MMS WILL NOT work on a 3G iPhone UNLESS I do the steps provided on http://tinyurl.com/cv7owv ?

    Or, It should be working correctly if I don’t restore the backup of an iPhone OS 2.x and I don’t have to go to the site above to activiate it?

  • Jake

    Just finished payment! does the $6 include the first download of the beta, or do I have to pay for the download as well?

  • rich

    ?

  • kevin

    does the 3.0 have teathering.. if so how doi use it ?

  • archie

    Yes 3.0 does have tethering. Either plug it in over USB or enable Bluetooth, then the computer will detect a new network interface and you’re good to go. If this does not work – you need to change the *.ipcc file for your network provider. Alt-click Update in iTunes if you’re on a Mac or Shift-click Update, if on a windows box.

  • Peter Osborn

    Made payment last night around 10:00 pm and received an email at 5:00 this morning saying the ID didn’t have 40 characters, but it did. I followed the directions to copy and paste the ID (at 8:00 am this morning) and sent it back as a reply to the email but I have not heard anything yet. I know your busy but just wanted an update. Thanks.

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Peter, you are activated.

  • cekone

    hey are you guys gona release a clean firmware download of 3.0 beta 3 any time soon?

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @cekone : We are not going to release anything. If you are interested in joining our beta tester program, you will be able to install iPhone OS 3.0 beta, and test applications we will develop for that particular firmware. As a beta tester, we will provide you indeed the firmware files you need to get up and running. Do not ask or expect firmware files if you are not in our beta tester program. Our main goal is to have a large base of beta testers that we can trust, and that we need to report bugs. Thanks to everyone who joined already, and we are still looking for more beta testers. Everyone is welcome!

  • cekone

    oh sorry i thought if i paid the 6 dollars i was considered a beta tester and would get the updates

  • Alan

    ok i have payed for it and will you guys send me a link to download the firmware?

  • Alan

    WHEN will i recieve the confirmation???

  • Peter Osborn

    I was able to install everything fine and all is working great but my visual voicemail is no longer working. Any thoughts? I tried the request a new password from ATT website but that didn’t work either.

  • marcelle

    hi,
    i’m interesting to be a part in the beta tester program and willing to pay $6 instead of $99 (others is $5), but before applying I would like to know if there’s anything happen like fail to update the firmware, can I go back to my current firmware (2.2.1) ? your prompt response is appreciate.
    thanks.

  • marcelle

    one more thing, am I be able to install all my current application into the new firmware without re-downloading them again from app store ?

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @cekone : since you are a beta tester, I sent you the informations. Please contact us via http://www.macgeekblog.com/contact next time, and provide your name + firstname + paypal address you used to register.

    @marcelle: You can’t go back to 2.2.1, and yes you can install all your apps from app store, just synced them via iTunes.

  • marcelle

    thanks for your promptly response, one last question: my device still under warranty, am I eligible to claim a hardware failure if upgrading to 3.0 ? can you provide a link payment through paypal please. thanks

  • Anthony

    Does your iphone have to be unlocked?

  • Anthony

    had messed email up. Does it have to be unlocked?

  • Claas

    work well

    thanks

    Claas

  • Stevo

    Does anyone know if it’s possible to get some kind of config file from an iPhone that uses O2 in the UK and ALREADY has MMS working? They have stopped enabling it on iPhone accounts!

    They said they used to have the functionality to enable it, and now they haven’t as they’re working on something for the release in the summer. Rubbish! I even put the SIM in a Nokia and got the settings sent to the phone, then put the SIM back in the iPhone. No joy. Even better? The MMS app that I had under 2.2.1 no longer works in 3.0b3.

    Can’t believe they’re being so out of order about it. Just wondered if there was some way of getting something from an iPhone that had already had the service enabled before? Other than that, 3.0b3 is working fine!

  • Jim

    I have eperienced many issues with istore apps not working properl and I have also had some issue with the dialing key pad not initializing properly. The main issue is the sync time is extremely long. Other than that beta 3 works pretty well. The reason i installed it was to check out the stereo blue tooth which works extremely well. But still I downgraded back to 2.2.1 because I use Yelp alot and and it doesn’t work on my version of 3.0 beta 3.

  • Jon Howard

    I just paid the fee about 30 min ago. Still waiting on an email. I assume your email will include a link where I can download the OS3.0 files? Please advise!

    Thanks! looking forward to testing!

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Jon, you are activated. There are still plenty of slots available!

    Join us!

  • Tanner

    i got activated in like 10 minutes but waiting a while for my download of my firmware and i paid my 5 other dollars, whats up?

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @Tanner : We have issues sending emails to yahoo accounts, Yahoo keeps denying emails originating from our domain. Please try not to use Yahoo emails when ordering and commenting on the blog. Yahoo mail is epic fail.

    Anyway, in case of problem, contact us : http://www.macgeekblog.com/contact and wait for a response, we always reply, just allow us the time to do so.

  • Jon Howard

    I’m up and running, no problems for me except no MMS but thats AT&Ts problem. 3.0 is great!! Thanks!!

  • alexw

    what is the $6 for if it was not to download the beta version? not I used the id number and now it says it costs $5 to down load. that is $11. have I miss understood something?

  • Darren

    And we are in business! 3.0 here we go!

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @alexw : Activation of your UDID is $6 since we want serious beta testers to test our future software releases. We provide an optional download service for our beta testers only to get the latest firmware for $5. We need to charge the download service to avoid server overload, bandwidth excess or any other kind of abuse, not to mention leaks.

    We were only offering activation at the beginning but since some of our beta testers needed the firmware to get up and running, we had to put the download service in place.

    @Jon & @Darren : Woot !

  • alexw

    all right I paid and the install went easly, but
    I lost all my pictures and contacts how can I get them back.

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    You should have synced them with iTunes and save them on your computer before installing iPhone 3.0 like my instructions suggested to do. Then getting contacts and photos back is just as easy as syncing back to iPhone.

  • alexw

    okay so i am restoring my phone from backup, could you explain to me how to install it so it does not want to install as a new user but as an update? thanks 3.0 seemed cool but I need the contacts back. Also I was unable to down load apps for itunes it said ‘unknown error’ try again of cancel.

  • alexw

    the restored worked. But I am still unable to download the apps from itunes?

  • marcelle

    Woot! done with no problem…. Thanks

  • Ian

    I’m very interested in trying out the Beta 3 of OS 3.0 on my 3G. Are there any major issues besides MMS/tethering not being enabled? I’m seeing a few comments from users about contacts not syncing properly after the update.

  • archie

    no, just make sure, to let iTunes make a BACKUP of your iPhone before upgrading!

  • Ian

    Okay, I want to take the plunge. I’ve sent my $6 through PayPal, will I be given a unique password to download the 3.0 firmware or will I need to find it elsewhere?

    Thank you!

  • Ken

    To all of you uncertains,

    this service is great, i have had it for almost 2 weeks now and do not regret it. what is a measly $6 when you can test the new iphone 3.0 beta? so to all of you uncertains, what are you waiting for?

  • Ian

    Great turnaround time from purchase to download! Thank you!

  • DBrown

    Another bug noticed. The photo albums icon is missing under the camera app. There is just a blank. Think any thing would be done about the locator service not being able to pinpoint the current location?

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Thank you for the nice comments guys!

  • Park

    I just purchased with UDID, a16ed3462d9636ffc3fe4b************************** . Where can I down load firmware 3.0? Please let me know. Contact via mail would be great.

  • archie

    @ DBrown: This “blank” is no bug, it will show the last taken pic as kind of a thumbnail there!

  • Scott

    I am beta testing my iphone with your unlock and think I have had the software on my phone for about three weeks. Other than minor bugs, I’ve had no issues. That is until now.

    When I went to bed last night, the phone worked fine. Then when I woke up this morning, the alarm went off on my phone and I still have the correct wallpaper on the phone. But now it is in emergency call mode and won’t get out of it.

    Can you tell me how to fix it?

  • archie

    have you upgraded ever since your beta version? Maybe it’s expired? Then you need to go on 3.0 beta 3…

  • Scott

    I think that might be the issue, because I haven’t updated.

    Can I gain access through the members only site mentioned above or do I need to go back to the original firmware link to download it? I don’t have a password to access the members site.

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Scott, I have sent you the instructions by email.

  • Scott

    Thanks admin! That fixed the issue. I guess my version had just expired. How long do they normally last?

    Once the final version comes out through Apple, will we be able to switch back to their version?

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Yes you will be able to install the final release of course, that has been said many times already in the comments as well.

    We should get a new beta around 28th.

  • mike lofton

    I just responded to your email to get my password. Please let me know

  • Oly

    Hi!

    I got the iPhone 3.0 to weeks ago and now it is expired. I hope I haven’t paid just for two weeks . Please let me know how I suppose to fix it.

    Thanks

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Oly, I have sent you the instructions by email. You need to download beta 3 from our download service: http://www.macgeekblog.com/members/downloads

    Cheers,
    skr3dii

  • Carlos

    I send. Payment about 4 hours ago ami activated? What beta

  • Keith

    Hi, was away for the last while and now my beta 2 has expired, can you email the link for beta 3 please? Cheers

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Keith, you got mail!

  • Ruben

    If my 3g Iphone is jailbroken, do I have to remove the jailbreak and install 2.2.1 before I can load the 3.0 firmware?

  • archie

    no, you don’t have to unjailbreak it, but make a backup of your phone to preserve the data if any…

  • Himesh

    Im a UK iPhone 3g customer (o2) Will this still work or is it only for AT&T? Also will all SMS’s and contacts and photos etc etc. be lost on the upgrade to os 3 beta?

    Thanks

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Himesh, there is no problem since your iPhone is factory unlocked. For the contacts and photos, you can sync them via iTunes to your computer then back to iPhone OS 3.0. For the SMS, you will need to restore your 2.2.1 backup on 3.0, which is not recommended but still works, I did it because I don’t care about MMS and tethering.

  • Himesh

    Hi Admin :)

    Thanks for that… i really want to do it… so my iphone isn’t jailbroken and is locked on the o2 network. But before i do step 11 above, i backup my iphone using itunes, and then carry on. Once OS3 is installed, i just do step 11 again but with my backup restore that i created for my sms etc. ?

    Is that correct or more to it?

    So it is possible to save all the texts after restoring from a 2.2 backup :) ! thanks

  • Himesh

    http://tech.element77.com/2009/03/iphone-os-30-upgrade.html – is that what will happen when i install os 3 (it will ask to either restore or start as new?)

    thanks!

  • Desmond

    Hello!
    I’ve just registered my UUID ^^
    How long does it takes receiving [is this correct] your email?

    Thanks ^^

  • Ruben

    I just sent in the payment. How long does it take to get registered and what is the website to download the os 3.0.
    thank you

  • howardkaii

    just send payment….when can i expect to be registered?

    thx

  • Ruben

    is there a manuel for all the new updates and features in 3.0 to learn how to use them.

    thank you

  • Himesh

    Paid for the beta :)! Hopefully i can get my SMS’s back on while still making use of the features (bar mms/tethering!)

  • Ronnie

    Hey, I referred a friend and just paid using the mptXXX@aol.com email address. Just wondering how soon I can restore, thanks again.

  • cekone

    OMG im so mad i PAYED and downloaded the beta 3 and its a dmg file i CANT open it thanks macgeeks gj

  • Ronnie

    any word when i will be added?

  • Ruben

    How do I use MMS, I tried to send a picture and it errors out. also how do I use tethering?

    Thanks, everything else works great

  • Himesh

    @Cekone – if you read the email it says what to do (something with TMSETUP!?) to extract the ipsw from the DMG.. (it says it in the email anyway :)!) it works!

  • Ruben M.

    this isn’t working for me. The download won’t decompress.

  • Himesh

    the ipsw download?

  • Ronnie

    I did this a month ago and within 15 minutes i was added, I registered my friends phone yesterday and I still have not been added. Any word on when this is going to happen??

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @Ronnie: Dude allow me the time to process your request. Can you imagine that we do not live on the same part of the globe, and that I also need to sleep, work, get laid, etc… So please be patient, and stop posting useless comments. Anyway I also said 100 times that if you have a problem, you need to contact me via the contact form! Provide the name + first name + paypal email address you used when you purchased activation. Thank you!

    But as I speak you are probably already activated.

  • Ronnie

    All things considered, you did take awhile to do it. The first time it was within 15 minutes. Regardless, I am glad to say that you have been very helpful.

  • will

    I put my UDID in yesterday and got the approval email. This evening, I dl’d the 3.0 beta and loaded it up no problem. I jailbroke it using the information from this site and now I have no signal. Is my UDID plugged in?

  • Niklas

    Hey Admin!

    I just wanted to say thank you for helping us with this!

  • Niklas

    Lovely!

    It worked perfect! I payed at 1.20 am and got the confirmationmail at 2.00 am! Very nice!!!!!

    Upgraded and got an iPhone 3G with OS 3.0!

    Thank you very much i will recomend you to others who wanna upgrade there iPhones!!

  • psykix

    @Will

    When you jailbroke it, did you click the box next to activate? If so, do it again and untick that box.

  • Jim

    Admin:

    OS 3 beta 4 is out but it requires the pre-release itunes 8.2 to be installed first. Are the people who registered here as beta testers going to be able install OS3 Beta 4 after installing itunes 8.2?

  • mitch

    greetings…..are you going to be putting up a link for the download of itunes pre release 8.2 as well as the link to beta 4? I’m assuming that you are testing both pieces of software as we speak….please advise

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Beta 4 is available to download for our beta testers, included in the download is iTunes 8.2 pre-release. We have added this time Windows and Mac downloads due to iTunes. Please choose the right one. Enjoy Beta 4!

  • mitch

    i’m having a problem with the download of beta 4….I selected iphone 3g but the download is for version 1…..I tried again and the version in my cart says iphone V1….how do I get the version for iphone 3g? even my receipt from paypal says iphone V1….I definetly picket the link for iphone 3G….I’ve bought the software twice now…please advise

  • Jarett Hulett

    Downloaded Beta 4 but can’t decompress the file on my desktop………

  • Diff

    I just sent the paypal payment for the beta 4 and recieved a confirmation email but unfortunately it didn’t have any link, email address or code that I would need to download this… :(

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Ok, I fixed the emails for those who did not receive a link and code to download. If you have further issues, don’t hesitate to contact me : http://www.macgeekblog.com/contact

  • Jarett Hulett

    Is there any information as to what functionality is updated with each beta 3.0 version? I’ve updated every time but notice no difference.

  • Oly

    Hi!

    I paid for two iPhone 3.0 beta 4 (for iPhone 3G and iTouch ver2) but I couldn’t download it. Please send me the information to download it.

    Thanks

    Ovidiu M.

  • Ian

    Hi Admin:

    I paid for the beta 4, and was able to start the download, but the download stopped at 14.3MB and would not continue further. I have also sent you an email reply with my purchase info to the return email addy. Please advise when available.

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Use the contact form : http://www.macgeekblog.com/contact if you have issues.

    Not the comments. Thank you.

  • Ian

    The disk image for iTunes says iTunes 8.2 but the software installer is still listing 8.1.1. Anyone else notice this?

  • kewouin

    hello, i’ve paid to test this os today. I really excited tu test it !!

  • Ian

    Nevermind, they didn’t update the installer. All is well!

  • Jason

    Admin, I have just paid via CC and looking forward to testing Beta 4 on my 3g.
    Please advise me when I can install the new Beta and thank you for offering this service.

    I have a question, will you ever be removing the UDID’s from your Dev account in the future or are they on there for good?

  • Shaun

    Paid via CC a little bit ago, just waiting for my udid to be activated…thanks for this service. looking forward to testing beta 4 and onward..

  • Jason

    Admin, I accidently forgot to uncheck the email notification and am now recieving a notification everytime someone leaves a comment. Can you kindly remove me from this.

  • Shaun

    Jason, beneath the comment submit box there should be a link for subscription management or something, click it and remove the subscription to the comments.

  • Jason

    Thank you Shaun, did you get a confirmation yet?

  • Shaun

    not yet, he is probably asleep or away..he will get to it when he gets back i’m sure

  • Jason

    Yes, it is early in the AM according to his timezone.
    Everyone needs their sleep which reminds me I think I need some now too. Lol

  • CT

    “Only proceed next if you have a legit iPhone that does not require unlock!”

    Does it mean I can not do it with my unlocked iPhone 2G?

  • archie

    @ CT if you had the phone unlocked to use it with an alternative provider – other than the ones picked exclusively by Apple, then you should not upgrade to OS 3.0 as I understand it.

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    If you need to unlock your baseband with Pwnage, or whatever tool, then you can’t use 3.0. Simple.

  • Martyn

    I selected the option in PayPal for my 3G phone but when I received the automatic PayPal email after paying it said it was a iPhone V1. This does not look correct to me, will I still be able to install the beta software on my iPhone 3G?

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Martyn, don’t worry buddy, everything’s gonna be alright.

    There is a little delay of 24 hours to process activations, please be patient.

    Cheers.

  • Jason

    Thank you admin for adding my UDID in a timely manner.

    installed 3.0 beta 4, activated and jailbroken without a hitch.

    You are awesome!

  • adam

    hi. i’m in australia. have purchased the activation, just wondering when the code will be emailed to me? many thanks.

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Hello adam, check your mailbox.

  • Yannic

    Just wanted to say thanks for the fast activation of my UDID.

    Installed it without any problems :)

  • alexw

    how do we get the new beta 4 version now that it has been released?

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @alexw : The same way you got beta 3. Check the email you got when you registered your UDID.

  • adam

    after install is it ok to sync it to get contacts etc back?

  • adam

    all good – it syncs fine. have updated to 3.0 and it is working perfectly! thx guys. if anyone is in asutralia and needs telstra mms settings see this link:

    http://sellingexpectations.com/2009/03/iphone-30-mms-tethering-and-more-goodies/

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Glad to see it worked out for you guys!

    We have plenty of free spots available to activate your UDID, do not hesitate.

    Cheers,
    skr3dii.

  • brad

    ok so i tried to updat from beta 3 ( got it from you guys) and it wont work my phone is stuck at the pink screen whit the usb and itunes on it what do i do?

  • kowal

    hello,
    Have just paid by paypal and sent my UDID how long will it last?
    Will itunes recognize me and install the new os 3.0 automaticaly or do I need to download it from somewhere?

  • archie

    @kowal You will have to wait until you’re activated and then download beta 4 from here – iTunes won’t upgrade you automatically since it’s a dev build which is not broadly available.

  • adam

    hi. i have now run into trouble. i was running beta 4 (installed fine for a few days) and all of a sudden the iphone wouldnt appear in itunes. now i cant get it off the pink ‘connect to itunes’ screen. i have tried restoring from beta 4 and beta 3, none of them work. they get close to the end of restoring and then i get an error.

    please advise if there is anything i can do? will the aple store help me? thx

  • marcelle

    I have been activated and my current OS is 3.0 beta 3. Can I upgraded into beta 4 without reactivate my UDID ? Need your response. Thanks

  • kevin

    quick question? seems as if people are having trouble with the beta 4.. i have the beta 2 i beleive, maybe the 3 i cant remember, but what does the beta 4 haver that say the beta 2 doesnt?

  • Kimberly

    If i become a tester, will it be safe to try out on my personal iphone for day to day usage?

  • Rick

    I received an email that my UDID was added and downloaded the OS 3 file. After using alt – restore, i received an error while validating. I tried it twice. Could you please confirm that you added the correct UDID. Or is there an another issue?

    Hope to hear from someone soon.

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Rick, did you install iTunes pre-release that is provided with Beta 4 ?

    You cannot install OS 3.0 Beta 4 with your regular iTunes.

  • Rick

    Hello admin, thanks. i am sorry i didnt. I installed the Itunes prerelease. Unfortunatly i am receiving an message that there is no sim card in the iphone. I am only able to use an emergency call. Is there anything else i might have forgotten?

    Sorry for the problems

  • Scott

    Do you have an iTunes 64 bit version you could provide me? I installed the 32 bit version provided with the Beta 4 and I keep getting an error when I try to install beta 4. I’ve tried it a few times now and each time it tells me I need to restore my iphone to make it work. When I try to restore with the new beta 4, it just keeps giving me that same error. I am thinking it might be an issue with using 32 bit iTunes instead of 64 bit. What do you think?

  • kevin

    what does the beta 4 have the the rest dont?

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    Hi folks, I just wanted to inform you that we just finished migrating our servers to achieve more stability and to increase download speed. Please feel free to report your first impressions. Cheers, skr3dii.

  • Ronnie

    Just referred another friend. If I install the 3rd BETA instead of the 4th will it work the same. Or must I install the 4th beta on his phone in order for it to work properly. Thanks.

  • archie

    When will we see Beta 5 here?

  • kevin

    what does beta 4 have that the rest dont anyting?

  • archie

    it works for me like a charm! @adam: Did you install iTunes 8.2 pre and then try to upgrade to Beta 5? Beta 1 to 3 are expired yet, Beta 4 will expire *anytime soon*

  • marcelle

    I did install the beta 5 and it works well…. some of bugs has been resolve at this beta. thanks for skr3dii

  • Kenny

    Hi Admin, I paid for the beta tester program and when my beta expired, i paid for the download service for the firmware as well, but unfortunately when my download was completed this round, it was corrupted. I tried downloading again, but says that I can’t. would appreciate if you could let me redownload again as my iphone now is unusable as my beta expired :(

  • Cory Walker

    I paid for the UDID activation and still havent recived anything

  • http://www.macgeekblog.com admin

    @Cory Walker: You are activated man. Be patient in life.

    I am closing the comments on this post ’cause I am sick of people trying to abuse comments, make publicity for their scam sites, etc…

    If you need to contact me do it via the contact form : http://www.macgeekblog.com/contact

    And I can already reply to 2 of your questions: yes we are still activating UDID’s and yes we can provide you all the beta firmwares for a little extra fee for the download service. Be aware, do not trust people providing you firmwares via torrent sites, direct downloads etc.. You never know what they custom added in those firmwares!

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