How do I install/upgrade to iPhone OS 2.0?

How do I install/upgrade to iPhone OS 2.0?

Just one day in advance of the sale of iPhone 3G models which will come pre-loaded with iPhone OS 2.0, Apple has publically released the new iPhone operating system/firmware to the public. Owners of the existing, first generation, Apple iPhone are now free to upgrade their iPhone to OS 2.0 and start enjoying the new features, including the iPhone AppStore.

Upgrading is very easy. Simply follow the steps below and you'll have your iPhone up and running with the latest and greatest iPhone operating system.

Note: unlike traditional iPhone firmware updates, updating from pre-2.0 to 2.0 will result in the erasure of the media (songs, photos, etc) from your iPhone. Thus, for those of you that have performed an iPhone restore before, the process will be more akin to such. Once you have upgraded, you'll need to re-sync all of your media and information. As such, we strongly recommend you sync your iPhone before upgrading.

1) if you haven't already, upgrade your iTunes to version 7.7.
2) connect your iPhone to your Mac/PC and click the Update button on the iPhone tab

That's it. (Yep, really).

If you want to download the firmware manually, and use the force iPhone firmware method to ugprade your iPhone to OS 2.0, you can do that to. You can download the OS 2.0 firmware from Apple via this link.

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Simply not true, as of 8pm EST. I'm sure the direct firmware download works, but Apple has NOT released 2.0, and updating the iphone tab on iTunes does NOT give you 2.0, and...there is no 'update' button in iTunes, and there isn't an iPhone "tab" either.

I have to agree, there is no update via iTunes for 2.0, there is no option to chose which firmware to install after reset (defaults to the latest)...my guess is that there is a version of 2.0 floating around but no the final

You two obviously didn't upgrade to iTunes 7.7. If you do that, it offers you 2.0. I did this at 6pm.

They may have... I just ugpraded to 7.7 also and it told me "1.1.3 is the newest version" .. which is OBVIOUSLY incorrect.

HOWEVER, it turned out to be because I had my iPhone jailbroken and had the 1.1.4 compatibility fix in, so it's been telling me that forever (not even trying to go to 1.1.4).

Anyway, I think that if you have a jailbroken iPhone iTunes doesn't detect versions correctly and you need to do the manual download and force firmware install.

Either way, 2.0 is *definitely* out. It's on my phone now.

Nope. I have iTunes version 7.7 installed. It's now 10:26pm EST, and I'm still not getting iPhone 2.0. When I check for iPhone updates, I'm told that 1.1.4 is the current version. My phone is not jailbroken and never has been.

In other news, the Apple website still says that the 2.0 update is "coming soon," which would make sense, considering that...it is.

If someone thinks I'm doing something wrong, please spell it out for me.

i had 1.1.3 on mine, and had installer on it, then erased everything, pressed restore without backup and bam! 2.0 update popped up, hope that helps :)

I have 1.1.4 and I have installer on the phone. I AM with at&t, and have not
unlocked --just have installer (jailbroken?) what is the correct way for me to update to 2.0, without my phone being bricked.

yeah i just upgraded too... from jailbroken phone as well

worked fine but i had to do the force firmware option

chose setup as new iphone when it finished (took a while) because i didn't know how recently iTunes made a backup then i just synced. everything is as before now except i'm on 2.0!

I need real help. I had the iphone with the 1.1.4 version and decided to upgrade it to the 2.0 new version. Unfortunately everything went pretty bad. The iphone was blocked and the only thing i saw in the screen was the itunes icon and a new usb connector.

Then I decided to restore the iphone, but I get a new legend that it says that the simcard can not be recognized (ofcourse I do not have my phone with at&t).

I need really help and see if i'm able to fix it either with ziphone or any other software. Anyone knows?

I am suffering from the same problem as U, if yours is solved, pl help me.
I upgraded from 1.1.4 to 2.0 and now its locked, i am using it in india(no AT&T).
I have restored also, but it says sim not recognised
What can i do to solve my problem.

I need real help. I had the iphone with the 1.1.4 version and decided to upgrade it to the 2.0 new version. Unfortunately everything went pretty bad. The iphone was blocked and the only thing i saw in the screen was the itunes icon and a new usb connector.

Then I decided to restore the iphone, but I get a new legend that it says that the simcard can not be recognized (ofcourse I do not have my phone with at&t).

I need really help and see if i'm able to fix it either with ziphone or any other software. Anyone knows?

Hey, unfortunately we made the same mistake, please advise if you found a solution. (and how to resolve it)

Dror

I have updated my iphone 2G as above to 2.0. Now the phone is locked, as i am using it in india.
Is the unlocker for 2.0 available. Or can i undo & go back to my previous version of software.

http://www.ziphoneunlock.com/v2downgrade.html

this will tell you how to downgrade back to 1.1.4.

Follow every step and you'll have no problems.

this did not work for me.. i haven't been able to revive my phone since last week, when i updated to 2.0 firmware.
when i install itunes 7.5, and plug in the iphone, i simply get a message that the iphone has been sync'd with a higher version previously.
so unable to do much. any tips?

I can tell you how to unlock it. Please write me regarding this at: machhik@gmail.com

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