Update: Apple has released the FULL VERSION of iPhone 3.0 firmware. Direct download links, unlock/jailbreak details and other ultimate list of resources here.
On March 17th, Apple unveiled the much hyped new firmware version of iPhone – version 3.0 beta and since then the blogosphere and the twitterverse is abuzz with this news. The new firmware brings some exciting new features, like the Copy and Paste functionality, iPhone Tethering and Multimedia messaging.
But sadly, this beta version of the firmware is available only to the iPhone App developers and the final iPhone 3.0 firmware will be released during the summer for consumers and till then there is no direct way of accessing and testing out the features of this new firmware on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
Now the good news is, here on TechPP you can download the iPhone 3.0 firmware beta for your iPhone (2G and 3G) or for your iPod Touch (1G and 2G), thanks to Sizlopedia. He will also provide you instructions on how to install and get it working on your device without any problems. Below you will find the download links for each of the device.
Direct Download of iPhone 3.0 beta firmware for iPhone 2G
Direct Download of iPhone 3.0 beta firmware for iPhone 3G
Direct Download of iPhone 3.0 beta firmware for iPod Touch 1G
Direct Download of iPhone 3.0 beta firmware for iPod Touch 2G
Once you have downloaded the zip file, use Winzip or Winrar to extract the files onto your local folder. The installation and upgrade procedure for the devices will be discussed in an upcoming article.
Warning : You MUST have an iPhone 3G registered as a developer handset, otherwise after upgrade your phone will get stuck at the emergency screen, add to that You CANNOT downgrade back to 2.2.1 once upgraded to 3.0, Use at your own risk ! Better wait for the detailed installation and upgrade guide from Saad.