iPhone 2.0 Software Released, Leaked Copy Smells Fishy

In case any of you weren’t already aware, Apple has officially released the iPhone 2.0 software for download and installation. The software enables things like the use of the App Store. However, another download was posted previous to that one to an illegitimate copy. With the arrival of the official download, it has sparked some controversy.

Strangely, the two versions of the software update both claim to be the same version and make number, but for some reason one file size was larger than the other one. due to the unusual discrepancy, it is recommended that all users that installed the unofficial leaked 2.0 software take the time to install the official update.

That said, keep in mind that doing this would require reactivating your iPhone, which could be a real pain with all the traffic bombarding Apple’s servers (although they seem to be opening up now). To install the new 2.0 software on your iPhone, follow these instructions:

  1. Sync your iPhone with iTunes to make sure all data is backed up.
  2. In iTunes click on the “Check for Updates”. iTunes should find the update automatically and download it.
  3. Once downloaded, your iPhone will begin the update process
  4. Wait for your iPhone to update and restore. Everything will be erased and a fresh version of the OS will be installed
  5. Once complete (it takes quite a bit of time compared to previous updates), iTunes will require your phone to be activated again. This should happen within a few seconds and work perfectly for those with legit iPhone contracts.
  6. After activation, iTunes will allow you to restore your backed up data to the phone.

Keep in mind, all unlocks, jailbreaks, and jailbreak-based applications will be wiped out. There is no jailbreak or unlock released at the time of this posting. You’ll get the app store, though.

[via MacRumors]

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