How long does the 3.0 firmware upgrade process take?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by shankar2, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. shankar2 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    #1
    Hi, how long does the upgrade process take for 3.0 firmware? People who have the GM might know.

    Regards,
    Shankar
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Location:
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
  3. iGary Guest

    iGary

    Joined:
    May 26, 2004
    Location:
    Randy's House
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Location:
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    #4
    Yow, what; you have a 3G?
     
  5. mr.stinki macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    #5
    I'd say anything from 5-10 minutes for me. Maybe more, maybe less, but the wait made it feel like an eternity ;)
     
  6. iGary Guest

    iGary

    Joined:
    May 26, 2004
    Location:
    Randy's House
    #6
    Original iPhone.
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Location:
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    #7
    Interesting... (so do I) :confused:
     
  8. aristobrat macrumors G4

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    #8
    Same here with iPhone 3G. 10 minutes max, felt like forever. :)
     
  9. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    #9
    i used the shift-click restore method to upgrade to 3.0 because the guide i went by said to do that and if apple makes you restore like they did with 2.0 then the whole process can take about 3 hours and 10 mins. (depending on the size of your library and if you restore the backup). restoring the backup is the longest part. if you don't restore the backup but instead set it up as a new iPhone or iPod then it will be around 1 hour and 10 mins. (depending on the size of the library, mine takes about an hour to put back on there). so the update doesn't take long, but every thing after the update takes forever but it depends on what apple does this time around.
     
  10. Mexbearpig macrumors 65816

    Mexbearpig

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2008
    Location:
    Here
    #10
    Any side affects?
     
  11. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    #11
    no i haven't had any problems. it's just lags a bit and some apps are incompatible because they haven't been updated yet (so far i've found dictionary.com and air sharing.) but there are always a few bugs when it first comes out. last year about a week after 2.0 was 2.0.1 (i think that's what it was called)
     
  12. dscuber9000 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Location:
    Indiana, US
    #12
    I don't remember 2.0 taking very long at all. Back then, the biggest issue was just releasing the damn thing. :p iPod touch users had to wait for about 12 hours until after the iPhone version was released. These forums were up in flames. :D
     
  13. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    #13
    2.0 took me a very long time. for some reason when i did it, it restored the backup twice, and it didn't even work. i had to go back through and put all my settings and stuff back in.
     
  14. omegaphil6 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Location:
    Fort Myers Florida
    #14
    It really didnt take that long a few minutes, maybe. Apple has really come a long way with the process.. i remember back on iphone 2g some updates would take a LONG TIME, and going to 2.0 seemed like forever. 3.0 was VERY VERY seemless and i think that longest part of it was loading the 10GBs of media back onto the phone. Less than 15 minutes i would say. and VERY VERY seemless.
     
  15. three macrumors 6502a

    three

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2008
    Location:
    Washington State
    #15
    It took around 5 minutes for me to get my iPod touch up and running when from clicking restore.
     
  16. maddogeco macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2008
    #16
    do i need to move my song back onto my ipod?

    when the official version comes out and i pay the 15aussie dollars will i have to re transfer all my apps and song back onto my ipod? or will they all stay where they should be?
    the only reason i asked is i deleted the songs off my macbook pro to free up some space.

    cheers for your help:)
     
  17. farleysmaster macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2008
    Location:
    London, UK
    #17
    Why not try clicking "check for update" instead of "restore". Might be less of a pain.
     
  18. farleysmaster macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2008
    Location:
    London, UK
    #18
    You shouldn't need to.
     
  19. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Location:
    Home
    #19
    With 2.0, it backed up EVERYTHING before installation - unlike 'normal' backups where it only backs up things like settings an app information. If it's like 2.0 then it should retain your music and videos...as long as you update it normally (using Check For Updates) instead of using the Shift/Option + Restore method. If you do the latter then it'll literally restore your iPod - you'll have 3.0, but none of your content.
     
  20. maddogeco macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2008
    #20
    cheer Ivan P, i think ill do the check for updates method but i may wait and read to see what other poeple say when it goes live.
     

Share This Page