Safe to upgrade iPhone to OS3 GM?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by johnnyjibbs, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

    johnnyjibbs

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Location:
    London, UK
    #1
    Hi all,

    I'm being rather impatient before next week but I got so close to upgrading my iPhone OS to 3.0 using my paid developer access but am worried that the 'restore to 3.0' would wipe all my texts etc?

    Is that the case or will everything be fine? I don't want to lose any data but AFAIK this will be the same firmware that gets released to the public next week?

    Thanks,
    John
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Location:
    London
    #2
    If you restore to 3.0 you should be able to restore your texts etc from a backup. I personally just option-clicked Check for Update in iTunes and updated to the 3.0 GM from the last 3.0 beta. So far no issues :)
     
  3. johnnyjibbs thread starter macrumors 68030

    johnnyjibbs

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Location:
    London, UK
    #3
    Cool, that's promising. I didn't put the OS 3.0 beta on my iPhone because it was my only device and needed a fully functioning phone. So when I downloaded the OS 3.0 software last night (having also downloaded the new 3.0 final SDK) it wasn't immediately clear how to upgrade the iPhone to 3.0.

    When I go to iTunes and click Check For Updates it says that 2.2.1 is the latest version (despite downloading the OS 3.0 for iPhone 3G file from the developer downloads page) but I wasn't aware that you could control click it. Damn, not at my Mac right now..!

    The only option to install I found was from the organiser, where I could select OS 3.0, but I was scared by the 'restore to OS 3.0' terminology!

    Perhaps I will try again tonight and take the plunge! I'm getting impatient!
     
  4. Surfin macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2009
    Location:
    Miami
    #4
    Just tried option click upgrade to 3.0 GM. Backing up takes a very long time. Did you have this problem?
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Location:
    London
    #5
    I think the entire upgrade process for me took less than 20 minutes. But I had just let my phone do a complete sync/backup before I started...
     
  6. DaveP macrumors 6502

    DaveP

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2005
    #6
    It was about 15 minutes and I was able to re-sync my existing data / apps.
     
  7. Ames macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    #7
    Is there any downside to upgrading or is it just getting next Wednesdays OS a little early?
     
  8. johnnyjibbs thread starter macrumors 68030

    johnnyjibbs

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Location:
    London, UK
    #8
    Well I upgraded last night by option clicking the check for updates button in iTunes and choosing the appropriate file. Absolutely no problems, just like a normal upgrade. Don't wait until next week!
     

Share This Page