iPhone 3G and OS 3 Beta

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Croatian, May 25, 2009.

  1. Croatian macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    i currently have OS 3 Beta 4 7a300g installed. today however the iphone went into a restore mode. when connected to iTunes 8.2 it says software has expired. i've downloaded beta 5 software and using itunes i try to restore it to beta 5 and it comes with an error saying it can not be restored because firmware file is not compatible

    any ideas what might be happening
  2. weeman macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2007
    Make sure the file begins with 1,2 and not 1,1

    1,2 is for the 3G
    1,1 is for the 1st gen

    That's the only thing I can think of.
  3. RichieCat macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2008
    Try downloading the firmware update file again (just in case it's corrupted) and make sure that you select the correct version (iphone 2G / 3G etc..)

    Then click on Update whist holding down the shift key (or alt on a mac) and select the file...

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