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Download the new iPhone 3.0 beta Firmware for Free

Everyone is excited about the new iPhone 3.0 firmware beta which was released earlier a couple of days ago at the iPhone 3.0 event by Apple.

The new firmware brings some exciting new features, most significantly the Copy and Paste and Multimedia messaging. But the unfortunate part here is that 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 unless you are an official iPhone developer.


Our blog shall give you the chance to download the iPhone 3.0 firmware beta for your iPhone (2G and 3G) or for your iPod Touch (1G and 2G) and 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. Make sure to read the note at the end of the article.

iPhone 3.0 beta for iPod Touch 1G (Direct)

iPhone 3.0 beta for iPod Touch 2G (Direct)

iPhone 3.0 beta for iPhone 2G (Direct)

iPhone 3.0 beta for iPhone 3G (Direct)

In case the above links are removed or are not accessible for some reason, we have hosted the backup firmware for devices on Rapidshare which can be seen below. Here, you can make use of our List of Rapidshare Premium Generators to save yourself from waiting in the queue.

iPhone 3.0 beta for iPod Touch 1G (Rapidshare)

iPhone 3.0 beta for iPod Touch 2G (Rapidshare)

iPhone 3.0 beta for iPhone 2G (Rapidshare)

iPhone 3.0 beta for iPhone 3G (Rapidshare)

Now that you have all the download links for your respective devices which support the iPhone 3.0 beta firmware, use a utility e.g. WinRar (for Windows) and UnRarX (for Mac) to extract the firmware IPSW to a folder on your operating system.

Update: Now we also have articles on how to install the iPhone 3.0 beta firmware and how to activate it.

The official and final iPhone 3.0 firmware for the iPhone and iPod Touch is now available for download.



{ 24 comments… add one }
  • Phil March 21, 2009, 6:44 pm

    Thanks for the upload. Just got the it and awaiting the installation procedures. I was under the impression that you had to be a developer to install, does that still apply?

    • Nefarious May 1, 2009, 1:56 am

      Plug in your iPhone or iPod Touch and hold alt/Option and select the ipsw you downloaded

  • Joost March 21, 2009, 7:01 pm


    When will you release the install and upgrade procedure? Please 🙂

    Most people say that this will brick you iPhone if you aint a Apple dev.

    • otai head March 29, 2010, 1:15 pm

      oi mangkuk . u bodoh ke…………. mari saya ajar u . otak u sudah gadai ka…………… berapa u jual sila beritahu dan baru saya boleh tolong belikan otak u balik.

  • Joost March 22, 2009, 2:41 am

    I got my UUID put in the Apple dev. site and the 3.0 is rocking just along fine.

  • Mark March 22, 2009, 7:06 am

    I downloaded this, now how do I use it to put 3.0 on my iPhone?

  • nick March 23, 2009, 1:32 pm

    thx for the download! when is the install article going to be posted?

  • think March 23, 2009, 9:31 pm

    Fantastic, the iphone 3.0 fw package without a install description! What’s the point of that?

  • Melvin March 24, 2009, 3:20 am

    Hi Buddy, this is cool, may i know how soon you will post the upgrade procedure for 3.0? I’m downloading now, hope the guide can be sent to me in advance. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing the firmware.

  • Sebastian March 26, 2009, 11:49 am

    This really messed up my phone! Can’t even restore it! Someone help me before I have to take it to the apple store!

    On itunes it took me to a page that said I had no Developer UDID… and left my phone locked…

    So then I tried pressing home as I connected again to itunes and I got into recovery mode… tried restoring my phone and it wouldnt let me!

    I kept getting error 21

    Since I dont know my UDID, what can I do???!

    • Troy April 4, 2009, 12:58 am

      Will it not give you your UDID if you click on your serial number in itunes?

      • Sebastian April 14, 2009, 11:03 am

        actually I had to use system profiler in Utilities =)

    • Sebastian April 14, 2009, 3:32 am

      OK, so I finally got it fixed… sorta… but what had to be done was this:

      Find someone on the iPhone developer list and ask them to put you on their list… they have up to 100 iphones that they can add to the list for free…
      Many developers don’t have 100 friends with iPhones though, so a lot of them either leave the spots empty or sell them.
      I simply found one developer willing to take a payment of 5$ and I was on the list. Simple as that…

      The update is definitely worth the 5 bucks…

      You can become a developer yourself and sell the spots yourself… 100 spots * 5 bucks each… you earned your 100 bucks back and more

      cheers =)

  • Raphael April 1, 2009, 3:07 pm

    Will you also provide the second version of the beta?

  • Aaron April 6, 2009, 6:24 am

    At first I was not going to search for an illegal download (It is since Apple has not allowed it to the public.), but I just could not wait any longer. Yeah sure it’s beta and most likely buggy but things like MMS and multi photo select & so on (You know.) I could not wait any longer for. I do look forward to it’s official release and hoping there will be more stuff added to the OS. Now it’s going to be a wile before I’ll get (Due to my slowed internet cause gone over my monthly usage.) to try to install 3.0 but I’m having doubts that iTunes will prevent me from installing it so I have set my self up for a disappointment so I won’t be that disappointed when it won’t install.

    From an iPhone 3G user in Australia

    • Aaron April 6, 2009, 3:35 pm

      Ah never mind it said I am not a developer so it wont work. Ah well haft to wait till June now. Bad luck.

  • Adam April 9, 2009, 1:08 am

    Yes i have the Beta 2 already hosted and ready to give access

  • taranfx June 10, 2009, 8:17 pm

    Looking for iPhone, iTouch 3.0 Firmware leaked, by Developers WWDC 2009 ?
    get it here:

  • Jason June 10, 2009, 11:18 pm

    how do we get this to install on the ipod touch ???

  • isrockman July 18, 2009, 1:22 pm

    links are not working.. plz help

  • aoibhin93 August 19, 2009, 9:18 pm

    if i download this could my iphone lock?

  • ivan500 September 5, 2009, 9:53 am


  • otai head March 29, 2010, 6:15 pm

    oi mangkuk . u bodoh ke…………. mari saya ajar u . otak u sudah gadai ka…………… berapa u jual sila beritahu dan baru saya boleh tolong belikan otak u balik.

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