iPhone 3.0 Do Not Use Warning

iPhone 3.0 Do Not Use Warning

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BigBoss has issued a warning asking non developers not to install the iPhone 3.0 Beta on a live iPhone. He stresses that this early operating system is for developers only and lists some important reasons why...

1) The iPhone OS will probably expire every couple of weeks. If you are out and need a phone the day it expires you are screwed. You will not be able to use the iPhone until you restore to the “upgraded” version. If the current version is “leaked” (meaning you are not a developer and got it through unofficial means), there is no guarantee you will have access to the next beta to keep the iPhone running.

2) The iPhone v3.0 OS is due out for this summer. That puts the release date to be about 3 months away still. That is a long time! The OS is not done. Why would you want to run a buggy incomplete OS on your iPhone?

3) The beta will have compatibility issues with some apps.

4) You will not be able to jailbreak your beta.

5) If you want some of the new features, read this post on how to use them on a 2.x.

6) Your 3g baseband will be updated, and you cannot go back. Yellowsn0w on 3g will also stop working. There will be no fix for this. It is permanent!

7) The 3.0 beta is likely very battery hungry and has a lot of debug symbols in use. It is likely also to use more memory than expected causing some apps to outright crash. Such is often the case with beta operating systems.

8) The 3.0 beta baseband is likely to not be very efficient and tested.


If you have already upgraded and regret the decision you find some instructions on how to revert to 2.2.1 in the post.

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iPhone 3.0 Do Not Use Warning

markymark - March 20, 2009 at 1:24am
i\'m using the software right now and it\'s amazing... not buggy at all. and even if it did expire, new updates will come out, apple I believe have learned their lesson with one of their 2.0 beta updates that unfortunately did this. this is all a bunch of rubbish. I understand if you\'re a non developer but you shouldn\'t be installing it anyway cause of the warning of no way to activate. all the rest is garbage talk
Yes - March 20, 2009 at 2:06am
I agree, not buggy and not battery hungry as I can tell.
Wardski - March 23, 2009 at 1:25am
I agree, although I\'ve had some issues with Google Maps (crashing), and the Cricket Game (graphics end up 10X the size they supposed to be). A2DP seems a little buggy also (getting some bleeping feedback over my Stereo headset) but it works ok most of the time. Connecting bluetooth headsets and even my in-car bluetooth works perfectly. I think Bigboss is jumping the gun. Yes its not for non-developers, but its great for those of us who are developers and like testing new things out :-D
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