Should We Set our Clocks Back?

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  1. cridiron macrumors member

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    For those of us running 3.0 on our main device (Yes, I know, we were told not to by Apple, I was aware of the risks when installing 3.0), should we set the clocks on our iPhones back a few days to avoid the PSOD? I was told that beta 5 will be expiring tomorrow (5/28).
     
  2. sd2009 macrumors 6502

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    I hope not. Told by whom? And what time?
     
  3. Spidesol macrumors member

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  5. wnxgenral macrumors 6502

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    this is gonna suckkk if my phone doesnt work cause its my only one :(
     
  6. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    The ipocalypse is coming! Set your clocks back!
     
  7. thelordnyax macrumors regular

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    They won't do that to us, we'll get a new beta before it expires

    if you want to know when it expires...set your clock ahead a day at a time, until you know...

    based on this...
    i set my clock to June 18th, and the phone continued to function....haven't set it past that...
     
  8. Agolden macrumors newbie

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    the worst that could happen is to restore your phone to the 2.2.1. im sure its gonna be hard to be without copy and paste for a couple weeks... ha, ya know?
     
  9. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like you guys that paid some Dev a few $$'s to get Beta Firmware may be joining the ranks of ZUNE users that had their device lock up because of coding?
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  10. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Most applications don't use the system clock anymore to check and see if it has expired. This is probably due to people setting their system clock back so that it never expires.

    I'm not 100% sure, but I'm guessing that the iPhone 3.0 Beta software does not use the system clock.
     
  11. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    Why wouldn't they? It happened with the 2.0 betas.
     
  12. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Nope. From Apple:
    If you have a 3.0 beta phone, you're not going back.

    Well, that's assuming Apple had a typo and meant "cannot". Because, well, otherwise it just means that you are allowed to not restore it to earlier versions. ;)
     
  13. javaGuru macrumors 6502a

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    Where is the source for this information stating that iPhone OS 3.0 beta 5 will expire on 05/29? I keep reading this but I have yet to see anyone provide a link to any substantial information proving this to be true. I will be out of town 05/29 so if this is true I might be stuck without my iPhone for the weekend.
     
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  15. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    It strikes me as very unlikely they'd have a beta expire when, the day before it's supposedly going to expire, there's no beta 6 release. So, yeah, I call B.S. on the 5/29 expiration claim.
     
  16. javaGuru macrumors 6502a

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    Good point, this makes sense to me.
     
  17. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    You can't restore back to 2.2.1 now. The modem firmware doesn't work with it.

    Not at all. Some of us can only afford one device.

    And it was a major mistake. Apple jumped on it and got an update out as soon as possible.

    We'll all know soon enough, right?
     
  18. cridiron thread starter macrumors member

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    I successfully downgraded from 3.0 Beta 5 to 2.2.1.

    There are several guides online with instructions on how to do it. I don't know why everyone keeps saying that it's impossible to downgrade.
     

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