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Old Jun 11, 2009, 12:32 AM   #1
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Upgraded iPod Touch to 3.0, have some questions

Ok...Confession time. I saw a post on Gizmodo about downloading 3.0 via torrent and stuff, and in a spur of the moment thing, I installed it on my iPod Touch 2G. (I'm not a dev). I got it mostly just to try it out and see how great it was.

I know it was illegal, and I'm not happy that I did it. Now, I'm wondering what complications there will be because of that.

First, when 3.0 final comes out, I DO plan to buy it. I won't be getting it illegally or anything. But, I'm wondering if I will be able to upgrade from 3.0GM to 3.0 final.

Since it is a dev build, will I be able to upgrade to the Final version of 3.0 in iTunes via the purchase method? Or will it detect the dev build and demand some sort of dev account username and stuff for me to upgrade?

I'm trying to figure out if I should go into DFU and restore to 2.2.1 before 3.0 Final comes out, or if I should just keep the 3.0GM and then upgrade with the $10. (again, will that even work for me?) And again, either way, I will pay the $10. I just want to be sure I can get the 3.0 final firmware.

I may be making to big of a deal out of this or over-thinking it. Your help is appreciated!
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 01:03 AM   #2
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I would probably advise in doing a restore to 2.0 and then buying 3.0. Why take a chance with something that you can easily ensure will work correctly if you take the time?

I might borrow Snow Leopard GM build from my developer friend to test, and I know that that forces a clean install both for the GM build, and then finally when upgrading to the final release that I will purchase in September. Kinda weighing whether or not I want to reformat my system twice within the next few months...

You on the other hand have already taken the first step before thinking. Restore, upgrade, be happy. :P
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 08:57 AM   #3
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I wouldn't sweat it. The 3.0GM version is the Gold Master, which means that it IS the 3.0 final you are referring to. It will be the same build as the version that is released in a week or so. It is NOT a developer's beta, which is why I was able to upgrade without a hitch on my iPhone 3G, and I don't have a developer account.

True, you should purchase it if Apple charge for the upgrade for iPod Touch users, but this may save you the bother of having to go through yet another system upgrade in a few days, when the build version will be exactly the same.

In my case, however, I'll probably still do ANOTHER firmware restore when the faithful Dev Team work out the jailbreak for this build. I honestly can't use this handset at length without Cydia, and I honestly have bricked my iPhone and old iPod Touch 1G so many times I've lost count.

The only issue that you MIGHT have, if you are hell-bent on using the Update feature of iTunes, is that iTunes may not see the official release of 3.0 as an "update". Mine says that my iPhone software is up to date, and if that stays the same on release day, which is most likely, then you won't be able to update, so you might need to downgrade in DFU mode, and then upgrade from there.
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 12:10 PM   #4
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So this means I can install 3.0 gm try it out an then restore back to 2.0 using dfu mode before the 17th so I can buy it?
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Old Jun 12, 2009, 03:46 AM   #5
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I haven't tested the restore back to 2.x but I see no reason why it wouldn't work using DFU mode. Even if it fails initially, there are dozens of threads on this forum about 3.0GM where people have probably tried, and you can see what they did. Surely someone somewhere beat the system.
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