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Download iPhone 4.0 beta Firmware for Non-Developers

Only recently Apple announced the availability of iPhone OS 4.0 for developers which brings a lot of new features including Multitasking and the new iAd platform.

While we believe that the firmware is not mature enough to be used by end-users, limiting it to the developers is still a bit unfair. Therefore! we are providing the links to download the iPhone 4.0 beta firmware.

It may be noted; the firmware may only be used by the user for testing-purposes as it is not meant for daily use. Also! Those who would like to keep their devices Jailbroken and Unlocked should stay away from this firmware as there is a good chance that they might not be able to restore to a previous firmware ever. The list of firmware as provided by Apple:

  • iPhone1,2_4.0_8A230m_Restore.ipsw (iPhone 3G)
  • iPhone2,1_4.0_8A230m_Restore.ipsw (iPhone 3GS)
  • iPod2,1_4.0_8A230m_Restore.ipsw (iPod Touch 2G)
  • iPod3,1_4.0_8A230m_Restore.ipsw (iPod Touch 3G)

To download the firmware for your device; follow onto this link. Only available for iPhone 3G/3GS and iPod Touch 2G/3G. Only those with iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G would be able to take advantage of multitasking on their device.

Update: The iPhone 4.0 beta 2 firmware is out. Also see our tutorial on how to Activate the iPhone Firmware 4.0 beta with Unique device ID (UDID) on your device.



{ 55 comments… add one }
  • EE April 10, 2010, 8:50 pm

    Thank you for this great article! But how can I install this on my iPod Touch 3G?

    • Keyano June 8, 2010, 9:08 am

      u have to hold the shift button and click restore find the file and click it..

  • Krunal April 11, 2010, 12:05 am

    This does not work on my iphone 3g. Itunes wont let me when i click restore or update.

    • Tim June 10, 2010, 10:37 am

      you need to use a mac and make sure u have 9.2 itunes beta!

  • Ian April 11, 2010, 2:35 am


  • vishnu sridhar April 11, 2010, 3:14 am

    iPhone 4.0 feature i like is folders…

  • Mike Bannister April 11, 2010, 3:51 am

    I love the folders option on the new Iphone 4.0 software

  • gustavo April 11, 2010, 4:52 am


    • Jimini June 22, 2010, 11:11 am

      what are foders?

  • Zachary Hodge April 11, 2010, 6:22 am

    Now that my UDID is registered, and I have downloaded the iPhone2,1 .ipsw file for my iPhone 3GS, can I restore my phone right now, from that .ipsw file??? I currently have it jailbroken with Blackra1n… Will it screw up my phone, or does this just mean that my iPhone will remain fine and will be completely fine to update to the legit iPhone OS 4.0 update when it comes out, it just means that it may not be able to jailbroken, depending on whether or not the dev team or someone else finds a crack.

    Is that correct?

  • wilt0000 April 11, 2010, 7:31 am

    how do you restore your iphone with the file

    • Tim June 10, 2010, 10:38 am

      make sure u have 9.2 beta itunes. and then right click restore and then find the file and then it will update. usually takes about 20 mins!

  • Daton April 11, 2010, 7:50 am

    Out of the features listed,i love the ability to add folders, multitask and add wallpaper to not only the lockscreen,but the homescreen as well!

    • LIL July 2, 2010, 5:13 am

      Do the folders option work for iPhone 3GS after updating to the OS 4.0 software?

  • IndyXIII April 11, 2010, 4:36 pm

    I like the multi exchange email config

  • Nathan April 12, 2010, 5:24 am


  • Nestor April 12, 2010, 6:35 am

    my favourite would be the folders!

  • edenlovegaga April 12, 2010, 7:01 am

    my favourite is folders!

  • bryce06 April 12, 2010, 9:57 am

    Feature #1 – Multitasking

  • michaelarnold April 12, 2010, 10:04 am

    i like the multi task best

    • vale April 12, 2010, 7:49 pm

      #1 – Multitasking

  • Brandon mcclure April 12, 2010, 10:38 pm

    Multitasking and folders

  • Stavros P April 13, 2010, 12:49 am

    Thanks !! cant wait !

  • Kassar April 13, 2010, 5:54 am

    with out a doubt folders

  • jonwren April 13, 2010, 5:57 am

    folders and wallpaper

  • vale April 14, 2010, 9:46 am

    registered but the activation code does not work completely fakeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • Turab April 14, 2010, 4:13 pm

    my fav is the new folders app. simply amazing and ver handy . also a great ui xD

  • Cheismond Mercado April 14, 2010, 7:05 pm


  • ianmontgomery April 15, 2010, 11:52 am

    Folders and multi-tasking ….

  • shammisarin April 16, 2010, 7:30 am

    Hi, great efforts, still waiting for UDID.
    I think multitasking and folders should be of equal importance.

  • JC Roberts April 16, 2010, 10:28 am

    Dear Krunal. i downloaded the OS from here for my i phone 3gs and i couldn't get it to do anything but i got it from another website and it worked, you have to search the web and i do know there are preactivated torrents. just cant find one for my 3gs/ 🙁

  • sativaconn April 16, 2010, 10:00 pm

    Hey. I saw this in my husbands phone and the multitasking is by far my favorite. I am still waiting on my UDID from Saad.

  • michaelforaker April 17, 2010, 7:09 am

    Looking most forward to multitasking!

  • aldo April 17, 2010, 11:52 am

    can't wait to try this out! already submitted my info! please let me know when I can try it 🙂

  • jgrockz April 17, 2010, 6:56 pm


  • rick April 18, 2010, 8:45 am

    Nice Offer Thanks alot

  • Gian Dy April 18, 2010, 12:06 pm

    can anyone help me. even though my itouch 3g is registered. its still error 13. why?

    • slimane April 18, 2010, 10:07 pm

      You can only do it on Mac not PC

  • Mdfuad April 18, 2010, 9:22 pm

    Multitasking and Folder, that's i've been waiting for.

  • jrdnkasparek April 21, 2010, 3:00 am

    links dont work

  • jrdnkasparek April 21, 2010, 3:01 am

    says files have been blocked for illegal content

  • mmm April 22, 2010, 11:15 am

    Rapidshare gives a error message, these links have been blocked

  • jgrockz April 22, 2010, 12:18 pm


  • Alex April 25, 2010, 12:44 pm


  • jgrockz April 26, 2010, 12:47 pm


  • Cris April 28, 2010, 10:02 am

    Thanks for the great Posting!

  • xtermuak April 28, 2010, 11:46 am

    the os 4 feature i like is the multitasking!

  • dijete April 29, 2010, 9:01 pm


    Multitasking (for MotionXgps recording tracks in background) and iBooks are things i'm looking foward very much :o)

  • Ben Cammaratta May 5, 2010, 10:48 pm

    HELP!!! I didn't know to wait for an email or a confirmation that my UDID was registered and now my iphone will not register with the activation server!!!! I can't do anything on my phone. It is stuck at the activation screen!

    WHAT DO I DO???? PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ben Cammaratta May 6, 2010, 3:48 am

    HELP!!! I didn't know to wait for an email or a confirmation that my UDID was registered and now my iphone will not register with the activation server!!!! I can't do anything on my phone. It is stuck at the activation screen!

    WHAT DO I DO???? PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Andrew May 16, 2010, 9:55 am

    doesn't work.. garbage!!

  • Iphone Jailbreak May 19, 2010, 3:05 am

    is it true that iphone 4G will be release on july ?

    • LionKing May 26, 2010, 2:40 am

      HEHE; just waiting for 4.0 dont belive in udid; its all fake…..

  • Petya97 June 22, 2010, 3:22 am

    i need itunes 9.2 ???????

  • LBN August 10, 2010, 10:28 am

    folders is the best new thing about IOs 4…to me at least..!


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