this post documents my attempt(s) in upgrading my iphone 3g 2.2.1 to the leaked iphone os 3.0 7a341. why the leaked version? because i’m too impatient to wait for the official release on june 17th.
first i read this article on gizmodo:
i got excited and i went hunting for the torrent, which i found here:
(fyi my iphone 3g is jailbroken)
first open itunes and plug your iphone to your computer. under summary option+click restore and choose the iPhone1,2_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw that you downloaded from the torrent. hit ok and the iphone will restore / upgrade.
ok my first two attempts failed. no need to panic. take a deep breath (or take a panadol) and think.
1. my iphone was jailbroken so there were some incompatible files lurking around
2. i forgot to upgrade to itunes 8.2 *doh*
back to business…
4:40pm – i restored my iphone to factory default so i have a brand new iphone. now downloading itunes 8.2
4:50pm – installing itunes 8.2
4:54pm – itunes installed, restoring from downloaded ipsw file again *fingers crossed*
4:55pm – restoring iphone software…
4:57pm – verifying iphone software… (this is where it failed before.. TWICE!! so i’m praying on my knees as i type this)
5:00pm – restoring iphone firmware (good sign, right right?)
5:03pm – “your iphone has been restored to factory settings.. blah blah blah” – yippee!! *wipessweatoffmyforehead*
5:04pm – iphone rebooted, unlocked my sim pin, and it pops up on itunes
5:05pm – restoring iphone from backup (iphone shows “restore in progress”)
5:06pm – restore completed, iphone restarting again
5:08pm – iphone is syncing, restoring my apps, music, videos, contacts, etc.
i will conclude this here since the sync will take quite a while. everything seems normal and besides the failures in my original attempts the entire process was pretty easy and straightforward. so if you’re a little bit adventurous and you don’t mind missing your cracked apps until an official jailbreak is released, i got your back!