Upgrade to 2.0 Firmware Early: Get the Latest Features Now!

The MobileMe software has been spotted early, and similarly, the iPhone 2.0 firmware has also surfaced ahead of schedule! Indeed, the much-awaited iPhone 2.0 firmware is now available for download. According to MacRumors, the firmware can be accessed by clicking this link (iPhone1,2_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw).

However, before you proceed with downloading this file directly from Apple’s site, it’s important to review this knowledge base article where Apple indicates that your iPhone/iPod touch will be erased to install the 2.0 update.

“Typically, updating your device means the software gets upgraded while your settings and media remain unchanged. However, if your device is running a software version earlier than 2.0 (1.x) and you are upgrading to version 2.0 or later, all data will be deleted to install the new software. In this scenario, iTunes will suggest a one-time media backup of your device, depending on the existing content on your device and what’s stored in the iTunes Library you are connected to.

Make sure there is sufficient free space on your Mac or PC to accommodate a backup that matches the capacity of your iPhone or iPod touch (4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, or 32 GB) if you decide to proceed with this backup,” Apple explains.

To apply this update, you must download the ipsw file and iTunes 7.7. Launch iTunes and by option-clicking the check for update button, iTunes will prompt you to locate the ipsw file; following this, the firmware update process will commence.

A word of caution from Auntie TUAW: it might be wiser to wait for the “official release” of the 2.0 firmware; downloading files directly from Apple’s servers for installation is generally not recommended.

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