iPhone firmware 2.0 available via direct link [UPDATED]
If you’re a current iPhone owner eager to get your hands on the new 2.0 firmware, it should be available in the new iTunes 7.7 soon. If you really, really can’t way, the 2.0 firmware (iPhone1,2_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw) is available now as a direct download here.
This will only work on the iPhone and NOT the iPod touch.
Apple has posted a support document about upgrading your firmware, which says:
Normally if you choose to update, the iPhone or iPod touch software is updated but your settings and media are not affected. If your device currently has a software version prior to 2.0 (1.x) and you are updating to software version 2.0 or later, all data on your device will be erased in order to perform install the new software. In this case, iTunes will offer to create a one-time media backup of your device depending on what content is on your device and what content is stored in the iTunes Library you are connected to. You should ensure that you have enough 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 proceed with the this backup.
Personally, I would wait for the download to be available via iTunes, but if you can’t wait it’s your call.
UPDATE: Looks like the update has been released in iTunes so if it were me I’d grab it from there.
[Via Mac Rumors]