Users have now found a way to install and use iPhone OS 3.0 Beta on iPod Touch without an developer account, the hack involves using the iPhone OS 3.0 Beta .IPSW restore file with iTunes blocking the applications access to internet via firewall.
The trick is that iTunes uses an active internet connection to verify whether the current device using the BETA OS is developer registered or not, if it founds non-developer registered device using the BETA OS iTunes syncing is disabled, this simple check can be easily bypassed using the hack described next.
Before trying this do keep in mind that this hack works only for and it is not advisable to upgrade to an BETA OS.
- Block both inbound and outbound internet access for iTunes.exe from your firewall (if you don't know how-to do that you should not be reading this and should abort immediately).
- Now, download iPhone OS 3.0 Beta IPSW files corresponding to your device from links provided here (once again try this on iPod Touch only).
- Use the iPod Touch firmware upgrade guide shared earlier using the NEW 3.0 BETA IPSW file downloaded in step above.