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  • Iphone Firmware 2.1 - Grab it While It's Hot


    The iPhone 2.1 software update contains many bug fixes and improvements. To get it, connect your iPhone to your computer using iTunes 8 and click Check for Update.


    Update includes:

    Decrease in call set-up failures and dropped calls
    Significantly better battery life for most users
    Dramatically reduced time to backup to iTunes
    Improved email reliability, notably fetching email from POP and Exchange accounts
    Faster installation of 3rd party applications
    Fixed bugs causing hangs and crashes for users with lots of third party applications
    Improved performance in text messaging
    Faster loading and searching of contacts
    Improved accuracy of the 3G signal strength display
    Repeat alert up to two additional times for incoming text messages
    Option to wipe data after ten failed passcode attempts
    Genius playlist creation


    You can find the update in itunes and we'll have it here shortly: (Thanks to Raxxal for the links)

    Here you can get the new updates:

    For 3G Iphone

    For 2G Iphone


    MMI Note: If you have a jailbroken phone or if your phone is unlocked.....DO NOT UPDATE....until we get word from the Devs
    *First generation users - if you upgrade in iTunes you will lose your jailbreak, but retain your unlock/activation due to the baseband not changing. If you restore, you will lose your jailbreak AND activation but remain unlocked.

    Note to 3G Users - If you upgrade in iTunes to 2.1 and have intelliscreen installed (or other programs that modify your com.apple.springboard.plist you WILL get the Spinning Wheel of Death after you upgrade and have to restore.


    Quickpwn/Winpwn/Pwnage DO NOT WORK on this new firmware yet.

    Thanks to Reeko for posting it in the Iphone Talk Section
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Iphone Firmware 2.1 - Grab it While It's Hot started by .:MirrorminD:. View original post
    Comments 372 Comments
    1. msb2008's Avatar
      msb2008 -
      HELLO people i restored my iphone 3g to 2.1 and works great tell now. just as a trial i run winpawn on it to see if can jailbreak it but to no avail. it doesn't work since i do not see any cydia installed on my phone.

      p.s. i used itunes 8.
    1. DTRocker's Avatar
      DTRocker -
      Ok I have the iPhone 3G and today when I updated to 2.1 FW from a 2.0.2 JB FW, when the iPhone 3G booted up it showed the unlock screen saying iPhone Activated....Ummm why did it say that? I never saw that before with previous FW upgrades? Im not gonna get charged for the crap again am I?
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Quote Originally Posted by bongeek View Post
      Hello,

      How do I activate my iPhone 2.1? I mistakenly Restored it,and it is unlocked, (i Pwned with winPwn).

      Any help appreciated !

      Take Care,

      Mudassir Azeemi
      you need to go back to 2.0.2
    1. enfurno's Avatar
      enfurno -
      Well, I upgraded alright. Now my phone is stuck in an infinite reboot / vibrate mode. It has rebooted 9 times now and just sits here vibrating in pulses over and over and over and over. The loading icon pops up on the apple screen but freezes, then it reboots, then it does it all again.
    1. bongeek's Avatar
      bongeek -
      Quote Originally Posted by kuhndsn View Post
      you need to go back to 2.0.2
      How Should I do that? Any quick guide? I am stuck :'(
    1. jtesnani's Avatar
      jtesnani -
      Quote Originally Posted by enfurno View Post
      Well, I upgraded alright. Now my phone is stuck in an infinite reboot / vibrate mode. It has rebooted 9 times now and just sits here vibrating in pulses over and over and over and over. The loading icon pops up on the apple screen but freezes, then it reboots, then it does it all again.
      restore again to 2.1 and set your phone up as new
    1. the sr5's Avatar
      the sr5 -
      As far as an update from a JB 2.0.1 3G device, straight to 2.1 upgrade from itunes 8, with back up works 100% it took about 45 min to completely back up my device but after that it took about 5-10 min to install 2.1 and everything is running 100% (not JBed)
    1. LastSonOfKrypton's Avatar
      LastSonOfKrypton -
      Quote Originally Posted by bongeek View Post
      How Should I do that? Any quick guide? I am stuck :'(
      Download the 2.0.2 firmware for your phone (there are seperate firmwares for 2g & 3g) from the downloads sections @ the top of this site.

      Go into iTunes and sync your iphone, hold down the shift button and click Restore. It will allow you to browse your computer for the firmware instead of automatically downloading the latest.

      Hit the thanks button buddy
    1. Tony_Z's Avatar
      Tony_Z -
      Quote Originally Posted by bongeek View Post
      How Should I do that? Any quick guide? I am stuck :'(
      you would just follow the same steps you did when you pwnd your iphone is the first place. You said you used winpwn, follow the same steps then update to 2.1.
    1. kanaya's Avatar
      kanaya -
      im getting anxious here too, any news from the dev team?
    1. Muggz5's Avatar
      Muggz5 -
      Confirmed as well, No issue in losing Activation and Unlock. Phone is running infinitely better than before, and the battery life truly is improved greatly. This is on another phone from a friend, not mine. (cant live without a JB)
    1. popmanbx's Avatar
      popmanbx -
      Quote Originally Posted by bretthartt View Post
      Yea but theres a couple of problems with that, Most of the boys from my hood only read the news and once they find out that the phone becomes like new after entering in the wrong password 10 times thy're going to target anybody with one. hold on tight ladies and gents and watch your sh**. That wouldnt be something i'd want to advertise honestly.

      Most thieves could care less about your information on the phone especially when they can get 200 to 600 for the phone itself.
      word, now everyone with an iphone will be a bigger target. And I think AT&T will let you activate a wiped iphone. So its better to steal one and put the wrong password in it. LOL What a joke.
    1. tha5150's Avatar
      tha5150 -
      i tried dialing #3001#12345#* and then pressed call and i got a recording saying the call cant be completed. then i tried all but the * and it said error.... any ideas??


      please help cause i am downloading 2.1 right now and want to compare here in south florida.

      and does this change for edge and 3g or is it just 1 number for both?

      also -85 is better than -95 right? just to verify with ya ... thanks everyone.
    1. salgonza711's Avatar
      salgonza711 -
      It's actually *3001#12345#*
    1. cheesecakezz's Avatar
      cheesecakezz -
      can anyone confirm background push?
    1. salgonza711's Avatar
      salgonza711 -
      Sorry for the double post. But does anyone have any word on Push for AIM and such?
    1. ToasterBoyOhFour's Avatar
      ToasterBoyOhFour -
      Quote Originally Posted by tha5150 View Post
      i tried dialing #3001#12345#* and then pressed call and i got a recording saying the call cant be completed. then i tried all but the * and it said error.... any ideas??
      i got the same errors whats your carrier? im on t-mo and thought that was probably my problem.
    1. Raven2k's Avatar
      Raven2k -
      Yeah, the correct access code to Field Test is *3001#12345#*
      Your signal strength will replace your carrier info. on the top status bar.
    1. ToasterBoyOhFour's Avatar
      ToasterBoyOhFour -
      -91 running jailbroken 2.0.2 winpwn'd 1st gen 2g 8 gig
    1. tha5150's Avatar
      tha5150 -
      -95 before update inside
      -81 right outside my front door