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 PostPost subject: Coming: Apple iPod Touch/iPhone beta firmwares...        Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:42 pm 
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Since BA is all about betas I decided to share whatever firmware betas I have (it's a very small collection, if even it can be called that!). These are all pre-release firmwares which may or may not have features working. I have used them to try stuff on my iPhone, but remember these are pre-release versions. These firmwares can brick your iPod/iPhone. You have been warned! I or BetaArchive will not take any responsibility for any bricking of your unit.

Now that I said that I'll upload the following firmware editions I have:

Apple iPhone:
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Apple iPhone Firmware 2.0 (2.0.5A240d) (beta3).rar
Apple iPhone Firmware 2.0 (2.0.5A258f) (beta4).rar
Apple iPhone Firmware 2.0 (2.0.5A345) (beta8).rar


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Apple iPod Touch Firmware 2.0 (2.0.5A240d) (beta3).rar


I've only tested the firmwares on my iPhone 3G, but they should work on the older 1.1 non-3G iPhone. Remember to not try to flash an iPod Touch with an iPhone firmware, I think iTunes will stop you from even trying to do it, but if you force it you'll be responsible for the results.

If anyone has any more beta firmwares to send up please do so. I am also looking for current and older Windows Mobile firmwares (please specify for what phone (brand, model) the firmware is meant for!) as well as other beta firmwares. Remember that all the firmwares has to be unmodified ones, no custom hack jobs or custom compiles. Really old firmwares of Windows CE are also welcome, betas or not, those that are not beta will be filed as abandonware.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Coming: Apple iPod Touch/iPhone beta firmwares...        Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:20 am 
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Will you be uploading the 3.0 beta as well? (Though I only have a touch)


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Yes, I will upload the 3.0 firmware for both iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 1.1. The 3.0 firmware for the older models will be uploaded later.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Coming: Apple iPod Touch/iPhone beta firmwares...        Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:58 am 
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The 3.0 firmware is greatly appreciated mrpijey, especially since there is already a jailbreak for it. :D


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 PostPost subject: Re: Coming: Apple iPod Touch/iPhone beta firmwares...        Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:34 am 
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mulholland wrote:
The 3.0 firmware is greatly appreciated mrpijey, especially since there is already a jailbreak for it. :D


Yep, I really want to test it :P

And mrpijey the iPod Touch 2G can't be bricked, only iPhone can because of Baseband :D
If you think your iPod Touch 2G is bricked use DFU mode and, you can restore again :P


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arthmx wrote:
mulholland wrote:
The 3.0 firmware is greatly appreciated mrpijey, especially since there is already a jailbreak for it. :D


Yep, I really want to test it :P

And mrpijey the iPod Touch 2G can't be bricked, only iPhone can because of Baseband :D
If you think your iPod Touch 2G is bricked use DFU mode and, you can restore again :P


I am aware of that, but now that the warning is given members can screw up their units in any way they want and not hold BA liable :). There are ways to brick an iPhone, and there are ways to downgrade the baseband firmware as well :). But the warning is given so now people can't come and whine that they screwed up their phone. The firmware are pre-releases and who knows what kind of nasty bugs are lurking inside...

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mrpijey wrote:
arthmx wrote:
mulholland wrote:
The 3.0 firmware is greatly appreciated mrpijey, especially since there is already a jailbreak for it. :D


Yep, I really want to test it :P

And mrpijey the iPod Touch 2G can't be bricked, only iPhone can because of Baseband :D
If you think your iPod Touch 2G is bricked use DFU mode and, you can restore again :P


I am aware of that, but now that the warning is given members can screw up their units in any way they want and not hold BA liable :). There are ways to brick an iPhone, and there are ways to downgrade the baseband firmware as well :). But the warning is given so now people can't come and whine that they screwed up their phone. The firmware are pre-releases and who knows what kind of nasty bugs are lurking inside...


You're right :P


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I've released the firmwares I got including the iPhone 3G (1.2) 3.0 firmware and iPod Touch 2.1 3.0 firmware.

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mrpijey wrote:
I've released the firmwares I got including the iPhone 3G (1.2) 3.0 firmware and iPod Touch 2.1 3.0 firmware.


Thanks to you :D


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Is the iPhone original version, firmware 3.0 there?

Doesn't the device need to be registered to be able to use the formware though?

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No, the uploaded firmware is only for 3G. Once I get the other firmware I'll send it up as well.

Yes, you need to be a registered developer to use it. But the firmware is provided in case it's crackable or in case you happen to be a developer =).

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No, the uploaded firmware is only for 3G. Once I get the other firmware I'll send it up as well.

Yes, you need to be a registered developer to use it. But the firmware is provided in case it's crackable or in case you happen to be a developer =).


Ok :) I may be buying access to the developer program, standard. :)

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Damn, just having an ADC account won't cut it? Aww.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Coming: Apple iPod Touch/iPhone beta firmwares...        Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:36 am 
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I now have access to the beta files. I am an iPhone Dev, if you need anything ask. mrpijey, I'll need to be uploading firmware files soon :)

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Firmware files sounds great, thanks! :). If you got anything else beta related then it's welcome too.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Coming: Apple iPod Touch/iPhone beta firmwares...        Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:40 am 
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My Birthday -- 7a280f - I'll upload once I've restored to iPhone.

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Finished uploading latest firmware files for all devices to upload account.

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Thanks, I'll add them to the collection as soon as possible!

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Apple has the bad habit of embedding your full name in things. Check that you've stripped the meta-data out of these, maybe get a copy from someone else and compare the files.


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Apple has the bad habit of embedding your full name in things. Check that you've stripped the meta-data out of these, maybe get a copy from someone else and compare the files.


WHAT!! :o I need to check them now -.-. Hang on, metadata in an ipsw?

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the IPSW file is just a regular zip-file. So if they added something it must have been to the included plist files or binaries. I compared older leaks with the ones I downloaded from Apple and they were identical, so I doubt they embed specific beta ID:s in these betas. If that was true the info would have been out a long time ago, and they would probably have done the same with their OSX betas.

But you find anything then let me know and I'll remove the info and repackage it.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Coming: Apple iPod Touch/iPhone beta firmwares...        Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:16 pm 
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What I was thinking about were the atoms they embed in their M4P files, sorry. Though I wouldn't be surprised if they did it for other things as well.


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Yeah, but that is a bit different since they embed it to include owner data etc (iTunes uses this for purchased media). But it's easily removed, and for this data to be embedded into the MacOS X/iPhone OS betas they would need to compile the build for each individual developer. Which of course is not done since all developers get the exact same binary files for any particular build.

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Beta 4 released =)

and a beta version of iTunes 8.2 :D

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