The much anticipated iPhone OS software 3.0 has been released. The new version 3.0 of iPhone 2G (first generation), iPhone 3G and iPod Touch firmware contains a lot of goodies and enhancements that well worth the upgrade, such as MMS support and ability to cut, copy and paste. The new iPhone 3G S (3GS) comes factory installed with OS software 3.0. Owner of previous generation of iPhone and iPhone 3G on OS 2.2 or 2.2.1 can upgrade to firmware 3.0 for free using the simple guide below.

Note: In order to upgrade iPhone firmware version to OS 3.0, iTunes 8.2 must be installed.

  1. Connect iPhone or iPhone 3G to the computer.
  2. Run iTunes 8.2.
  3. Select the iPhone under Devices in the Source List on the left pane.
  4. In the iPhone Summary pane, click Check for Update button.
  5. Click Download and Install. Do not disconnect your iPhone until the update is completed.

Once update is finished, the iPhone or iPhone 3G will be running firmware OS software 3.0. iPhone OS 3.0 is available for free for 1st Gen iPhone and iPhone 3G users, while iPod Touch users need to pay $10 to get the upgrade, although a hack is available to let iPod Touch device upgrades free to firmware 3.0.