Although I have still yet to purchase an iPhone (I’m waiting until after the mass hesteria that will ensue Friday morning at Apple stores and AT&T outlines around the country) I thought it was interesting that the folks over at macrumors.com have discovered the location of the iPhone 2.0 firmware.
Yes, it is true, that you can download the iPhone 2.0 Firmware here:
iPhone1,2_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw (download link).
According to the article at macrumors, the firmware is slightly higher than previous builds they’ve seen and will require a bit of attention while installing. It appears, that for the install to function properly that all media on the iPhone will be erased. Luckily, iTunes will allow you to back up all your media onto your Mac or PC before the installation.
Additionally, to install this firmware you must hold the Option key while pressing the “Check For Updates” in iTunes.
Head over to macrumors.com for more details.