3.0 - Final Vs GM

iStealth

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So many of us have had 3.0 GM for about 10 days. How is it different from the final version of the OS?
Don't know, but I plan to find out in the next few hours. I am on GM but am installing the public release as I type this.
 

ashwini

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The ipsw file has the same name for both GM and the final release. (7A341) They also have the same size!

.... did Apple release the final 3.0 on 8th and just called it the GM?
 

zandrik

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Don't know, but I plan to find out in the next few hours. I am on GM but am installing the public release as I type this.
So where did you download the ipsw file from today's release?
 

dcom

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The ipsw file has the same name for both GM and the final release. (7A341) They also have the same size!

.... did Apple release the final 3.0 on 8th and just called it the GM?
GM means Gold Master...i.e. final. If another may have been coming, they would have called it RC (Release Candidate)
 

styfle

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Yep its the same. Same build, same size, same md5. Same same same. Obviously its the same because the 3GS ships with 3.0 :p
 

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is there any advantage to installing todays release over GM? just wondering. I have 3.0GM with carrier update 5.0 and have tethering and MMS
 

styfle

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is there any advantage to installing todays release over GM? just wondering. I have 3.0GM with carrier update 5.0 and have tethering and MMS
Well since it is the exact same file, bit for bit....No. There is no advantage.
 

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I'm sorry, I thought everybody knew this. I believe it was explained fully when we got the 3.0 GM seed that it was actually the final version. It's confusing for me to see that people didn't understand this. :(
 
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I'm sorry, I thought everybody knew this. I believe it was explained fully when we got the 3.0 GM seed that it was actually the final version. It's confusing for me to see that people didn't understand this. :(
Does it expire? Other wise we have no reason to "update"
 

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I think that we will see a 3.01 very soon as the GM is the 3.0 that was released.