problems downloading Beta 3 HELP!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mikey28, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. mikey28 macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2008

    I got a link for beta 3 (my UDID is registered, legitimately) But when I donwloaded the link I got a "blue" folder". (The beta 2 was not a folder, but a program w/a square icon...)

    I went into itunes, clicked control+options, and the window did open up
    but it will not let me download the beta 3 (the blue folder)

    Please tell me what I'm doing wrong or PM me.
  2. redrox5 macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2009
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/7A280f Safari/525.20)

    Surely the developer that added you would be able to help?
  3. jkeating2005 macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2009
    i am guessing that when you downloaded it, your mac unpacked the ipsw file!
  4. I3eXa macrumors 6502

    Aug 24, 2004
    call me stupid but I can only find the sdk download, and not the iphone firmware download for beta 3 and yes I'm a Dev. help please, or a link?

    scratch that, I'm retarded and found it.
  5. mikey28 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2008
    Yes, he's a nice guy, BUT I can't get ahold of him.. Im registered if someone could just PM me the link....pretty pleas!!!!
  6. mikey28 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2008
    Ok. I have the right down load. But when I go to itunes and control +option click. The window pops open. I choose the blue folder download (iphone 1,2 -3) but it will not let me choose that one.

    Can someone now give me steps on how to get this into itunes, and onto my phone.

    I would be grateful. (I ur just going to be a smart aleck, don't bother, I am asking for help)
  7. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

    Aug 23, 2008
    Use your "developer" skills.
  8. xserve2 macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2009
    It won't let you select because it's not the right file it expects - Go back over your steps and see if you can work out what you did wrong - it's easy to fix - but like previous answers I also will not give you the steps - if you can't work it out then you shouldn't be 'playing' with the 'phone and you'll only end up causing yourself more problems.

    Sit back, take a deep breath, and THINK! :)

    Clue: 'BLUE" folders are a NO NO - what came before the blue folder?
  9. mikey28 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2008
    Thanks for the hint. I kinda figured the blue folder was the problem. Can some one please post Or PM the steps to convert the blue folder into something that the iphone recognizes...

    Thank you soooo much...
  10. benflick macrumors 68020


    Jul 11, 2008
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    The firmware icon must look like this:

    It seems to me that you downloaded the firmware illegally via Rapidshare (or the like) and it is compressed into a few different parts.:rolleyes:
  11. mikey28 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2008
    No, no, I did not illegally download any version. This was how my developer sent it. And he says that he is having the same problem also...
  12. benflick macrumors 68020


    Jul 11, 2008
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Via e-mail?
  13. jmccray macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2008
    Are you using Safari to download? Try Firefox as it does not automatically unzip it.
  14. renewed macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2009
    Bemalte Blumen duften nicht.
    Sounds like your "developer" has no idea what he is doing. He most likely downloaded it through Safari and it automatically broke up the .ipsw file.

    There is an easy way to cure this but then again he should know how.

    But since I am a nice person I will let ya know the hint.

    Go to Safari>Preferences>General and uncheck the box next to "open safe files after download"

    Then when he downloads it, it will be a zip file. Then you just unzip it.

    TA-DAH! :p

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