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Apple posts iPhone 2.0 firmware, upgrade guide

updated 01:35 pm EDT, Thu July 10, 2008

iPhone 2.0 firmware, guide

Apple has quietly released the iPhone 2.0 firmware, work has uncovered. Though not officially announced, or yet distributed through iTunes 7.7, the IPSW file can now be downloaded directly from an Apple server. The firmware enables both native applications and access to the App Store; installing it at this stage, however, is only recommended for advanced users familiar with manually synching such updates. A fresh installation of the v2.0 software takes approximately 20 minutes; normal distribution methods should begin by Friday morning.

Apple has correspondingly posted a new guide for installing or restoring v2.0 firmware through iTunes. After installing iTunes 7.7, users are expected to connect either a 2.5G iPhone or an iPod touch. People must then select the Summary tab in the device's Source pane, and click "Check for Update." At this point they can click Update to install the new firmware, or Restore to overwrite with a backup created from a previous iPhone.

by MacNN Staff



  1. ccrider

    Joined: Dec 1969


    not anymore

    "server unavailable"

  1. rootdr

    Joined: Dec 1969


    correct URL,22.05A347_Restore.ipsw

  1. jasonsRX7

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I updated mine this morning. Tested Exchange Activesync and WPA2 Enterprise. Both work great. Installed a few apps. The iTunes remote control app is pretty nice.

  1. gudin

    Joined: Dec 1969


    can't upgrade via iTunes?

    OK, my phone tells me 1.1.4 is the current version of the software. What am I missing here?

  1. Stogieman

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Hey gudin

    In order to install this firmware, you will have to do it manually by pressing the Option key when pressing the "Check for Update" button in iTunes. Then select the .ipsw file manually. If for some reason your download is a ".zip" file, rename it to ".ipsw" before proceeding.

  1. ccrider

    Joined: Dec 1969



    missed it again..."Page not found"

  1. jstephe

    Joined: Dec 1969



    This does not work with the iPod touch, you will have to wait for the official $10 version for that.

  1. mr.mouse

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Who's server

    That server does not belong to Apple.


    How do we know that Apple has "quietly released" this? I wouldn't trust anything that does not come directly from Apple!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Who's server

    Most stuff from apple is distributed via the likes of akamai. You just don't know it.

  1. mr100percent

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Edgesuite is part of the Akamai network, like the URL to broadcast Keynotes.

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