I've been getting a lot of comments and e-mails from people asking about the iPhone 3.0 release time and how to update to iPhone 3.0 and thought it would be useful to make a short FAQ post to answer everyone's questions.
1. When will the iPhone 3.0 firmware update be released?
The iPhone 3.0 software update will be released tomorrow, June 17th, 2009.
2. How do I update to iPhone 3.0?
Just plug in your iPhone or iPod Touch, open the iTunes application and then click "Check for Update". iTunes will check for the latest iPhone 3.0 update and let you download the appropriate firmware for your device.
3. Do I need to pay for iPhone 3.0?
iPhone 3.0 firmware will be completely free for all iPhone owners. iPod Touch owners will have to pay an extra $9.95 fee to download the iPhone 3.0 Update.
4. Will I be able to jailbreak iPhone 3.0? When will the jailbreak be released?
Yes, thanks to the iPhone Dev Team you will be able to jailbreak iPhone 3.0 firmware on all iPhones and iPod Touches except for iPhone 3G S. You will not be able to jailbreak or unlock the new iPhone 3G S yet. The iPhone Dev Team plans to release the jailbreak after the iPhone 3.0 update is released. Just keep checking back here if you want to download the jailbreak, I'll make a post with the download links once it's out.
5. Will I be able to unlock iPhone 3.0?
Yes, you will be able to unlock iPhone 3.0 using the Dev Team's yellowsn0w software. yellowsn0w works with the latest baseband and it's safe to update. @MuscleNerd will be doing a live demo of this on his twitter feed today, feel free to watch it!
If you have any other questions relating to iPhone OS 3.0, please post it in the iPhone OS 3.0 forums.