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