3.0 GM to 3.0 Public Release - Question for Developers

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by GFSarah, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. GFSarah macrumors regular

    GFSarah

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2009
    Location:
    North Carolina
    #1
    Forgive me if this has been posted, but I have been watching for a similar post for the last few days AND searched for it myself, but to no avail.

    I was not a developer this time last year (when 2.0 came out) and I was just wondering what to expect as far as updating my iPhone from the 3.0 GM to the public release of 3.0. I understand there may not be a different build, but assuming there is, how should I expect the update process to work? I imagine it will be similar to other betas like the iTunes 8.2 and Safari 4 in that "check for updates" won't pick it up and I'll have to do it manually. Is this true? If so, do they typically post the official 3.0 for manual updates on your developer account? Anything else I should know to look for? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Maclver macrumors 68020

    Maclver

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Location:
    36°07′53″N 95°56′14″W
    #2
    Clicking check for update probably wont work you will just need to keep an eye out on the forums and then "restore"
     
  3. GFSarah thread starter macrumors regular

    GFSarah

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2009
    Location:
    North Carolina
    #3
    Thanks for the quick response! :)

    Yeah, I expect "check for updates" won't work and that I will need to download & manually install the new .ipsw as we have done all the betas, but more specifically, I was wondering when and where those will be available somewhere other than iTunes (preferably Apple's site). I understand this is not an answer someone likely has "for certain," I'm just wondering what past experience others can share in this. I know I can always ask someone around here to post the file when it comes about, but I'd rather not get into any sticky situations by making requests that are less than legal. Just wondering what the "proper" way is to do the upgrade.

    Thanks again for the quick response and to anyone else who can offer more insight.
     
  4. ipedro macrumors 68040

    ipedro

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2004
    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    #4
    Short answer: The GM 3.0 is the exact same firmware that will be delivered via the "Check for Updates" in iTunes on Wednesday.

    You can be certain of this because iPhone 3GS have already shipped with 3.0 on them, or the GM that you have as a developer.

    In other words: you won't need to upgrade anything until 3.1 which will be detected automatically whenever its released.

    Ok, that was the long answer. :p
     
  5. Maclver macrumors 68020

    Maclver

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Location:
    36°07′53″N 95°56′14″W
    #5
    or 3.0.1 ( you know "general Bug fixes )
     
  6. mikey28 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    #6
    I am wondering the same thing.

    Doesn't the GM expire?

    I was a beta tester, can I just update like everyone else tomorrow?
     
  7. Maclver macrumors 68020

    Maclver

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Location:
    36°07′53″N 95°56′14″W
    #7
    you mean wednesday.. yes you can
     
  8. fishkorp macrumors 68020

    fishkorp

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2006
    Location:
    Ellicott City, MD
    #8
    It doesn't expire. GM means it's the final version, finished, same one that "ships"
     
  9. Maclver macrumors 68020

    Maclver

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Location:
    36°07′53″N 95°56′14″W
    #9
    so the iPhone 3GS has the same firmware the devs to right now! can we sticky this
     
  10. GFSarah thread starter macrumors regular

    GFSarah

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2009
    Location:
    North Carolina
    #10
    Thanks so much for all the help, guys.

    Here's hoping that 7A341 is indeed the final build ... if not, well, I guess we will have to go from there.
     
  11. GFSarah thread starter macrumors regular

    GFSarah

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2009
    Location:
    North Carolina
    #11
    Oh wow ... I wish I had known this earlier. Thanks so much for the info. :rolleyes::)
     
  12. Maclver macrumors 68020

    Maclver

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Location:
    36°07′53″N 95°56′14″W
    #12
    lol.. np
     
  13. ipedro macrumors 68040

    ipedro

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2004
    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    #13
    "Gold Master" is the customer version. It comes right after "Release Candidate" in the hierarchy; which in turn, if found to be bug free, is promoted to GM. That means it's out of BETA and is the shipping version.

    I don't think your iPhone will prompt you to update on Wednesday because it will find the firmware on your phone to be the same as what is being released. However, if your .ipsw file isn't in the correct folder on your Mac it may prompt you to download the update to iTunes but won't update your phone.
     
  14. Maclver macrumors 68020

    Maclver

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Location:
    36°07′53″N 95°56′14″W
    #14
    you will have to "restore" on wednesday!
     
  15. ipedro macrumors 68040

    ipedro

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2004
    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    #15
    Care to elaborate? GM is what will be made available for download on Wednesday. If I have the same exact firmware, why would I have to restore?
     
  16. Maclver macrumors 68020

    Maclver

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Location:
    36°07′53″N 95°56′14″W
    #16
    Well you have to restore if there is bug fixes or etc.. if its the exact same you wont have to
     
  17. ipedro macrumors 68040

    ipedro

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2004
    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    #17
    That's what Gold Master means..lol There are no known (critical) bugs. Otherwise it wouldn't have left Release Candidate status.

    So the point is: If you're a developer and you have the GM 3.0, you're set like everybody else until a point upgrade is available some day in the weeks or months ahead.
     
  18. Maclver macrumors 68020

    Maclver

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Location:
    36°07′53″N 95°56′14″W
    #18
    unless new bugs are found and they are serious
     
  19. dissdnt macrumors 65816

    dissdnt

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2007
    #19
    If that's the case it will get a new version number.
     
  20. Maclver macrumors 68020

    Maclver

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Location:
    36°07′53″N 95°56′14″W
    #20
    ya.....i guess then it would single a update
     
  21. eezing macrumors 6502

    eezing

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2008
    #21

    I say the final release will be necessary, there is quite a few obvious bugs in 3.0GM.
     
  22. Maclver macrumors 68020

    Maclver

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Location:
    36°07′53″N 95°56′14″W
    #22
    huh... what bugs?
     
  23. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    #23
    they'll probably just wait until 3.0.1 or something like that. remember 2.0.1 (or whatever it was called) came out like a week after 2.0
     
  24. Maclver macrumors 68020

    Maclver

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Location:
    36°07′53″N 95°56′14″W
    #24
    thats true!
     
  25. fishkorp macrumors 68020

    fishkorp

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2006
    Location:
    Ellicott City, MD
    #25
    GM is GM, there's no way around that. They wouldn't label it GM if it wasn't the FINAL shipping version. If there were still bugs that needed to be fixed they wouldn't label it GM. Software builds tend to hit GM status sometimes months before they're released. All the other fixes that get worked on get pushed out in the first update. Leopard went GM about a month before retail. Windows Vista was GM about 4 months before retail (the same version available to MSDN subscribers what was the retail build months later). I think the non-developers have a misconception of what it is. GM means final and that's that. When software is "done" it gets the GM label. What will be available on iTunes Wednesday will be the same build number.
     

Share This Page