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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. 02589's Avatar
      02589 -
      Look in the top left corner where the bars and ATT logo are.
    1. tpbobtai's Avatar
      tpbobtai -
      a quick question :P
      If i upgrade instead of restore, is itune going to delete all my contact?
    1. HarlemState's Avatar
      HarlemState -
      Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
      and in two days, when i have that and a video recorder, again you will be sad and ask me to help you at practice, haha.
      lmao!!!
    1. viP4x's Avatar
      viP4x -
      Hi, I have a 2G 2.0.2 iPhone, it was restored with a custom 2.0.2 created with winPwn 2.5 BETA 2. It means that my iPhone is pwned?. Plz answer cause while im texting iTunes8 is downloading and updating my iPhone ...
    1. Dizz's Avatar
      Dizz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Raven2k View Post
      2.1 2g and 3g Jailbreak

      - iPhone News & Review
      Awesome find, gonna try it now, I'll update how it goes.
    1. KMorg's Avatar
      KMorg -
      I never had any of the 3rd party apps on my iPhone 2g but I have it unlocked for Tmobile USA. I'm downloading the update through iTunes as we speak! I'll update with how it works.

      Edit: Well it looks like the new 2.1.0 is working way better than 2.0.2 worked. All I had to do was click "Update" in iTunes and it took care of the rest! The new edge icon looks like crap but other than that my service is way better and everything moves more smoothly
    1. NiteStar's Avatar
      NiteStar -
      When I did a restore to 2.0, I lost my numbered battery option. Is there a way to get it back now before I upgade again (2.1) so that i'll still have it after?
    1. bobaziz's Avatar
      bobaziz -
      Quote Originally Posted by tpbobtai View Post
      a quick question :P
      If i upgrade instead of restore, is itune going to delete all my contact?
      Nope. All data including contacts, calendar, music & videos will still be there when you update. Mine is...
    1. imode's Avatar
      imode -
      Quote Originally Posted by gorduxo View Post
      i figured it out!
      1st gen iphones can only stay activated when unlocked and activated with WINPWN or QUICKPWN (ONLY WINDOWS VERSION) the OS X version does not stay activated!!

      cheers
      Absolutely not true. Any 2g phone that was pnwd on a mac will remain activated and unlocked after updating to 2.1
    1. todesto's Avatar
      todesto -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      if cycorder was made into an .ipa , will it install on un jailbroken phone thru itunes? i kno i seen a snapture cracked version on youtube that was installed like that (but it was jailbroken)
      saurik, i can live with out this, do you think its possible saurik?
      cuz if you say yea, i will upgrade lol
      I got cycoder into .ipa and working fine. However even though you have it in .ipa, you will not be able to install in itunes because you need to have hacked mobile installation file, otherwise it will kick it out when you install. You will have to jailbreak in anyway.
    1. atm_10142k's Avatar
      atm_10142k -
      I Have been able to update to 2g iphones by selecting update in itunes. and the only lost is jailbreak. I have been able to update to 2.1 and remain unlock and activated.
    1. macachia's Avatar
      macachia -
      Quote Originally Posted by imode View Post
      Absolutely not true. Any 2g phone that was pnwd on a mac will remain activated and unlocked after updating to 2.1
      u jailbroke & unlocked my phone 1 using pwnagetool (mac os x), should i upgrade or restore via itunes8 to keep my unlock working? I don't really care about jailbreaking. thanks
    1. diem0n's Avatar
      diem0n -
      Anyone tried quickpwn with 2.1 3G?
    1. ToasterBoyOhFour's Avatar
      ToasterBoyOhFour -
      i wish the dev team would give us an update or eta.

      patiently waiting
    1. DuRo's Avatar
      DuRo -
      My 3rd party apps hangs just a little bit before opening. Has anyone else experience this? Stock apps opens fine.
    1. Bouzo's Avatar
      Bouzo -
      Quote Originally Posted by ToasterBoyOhFour View Post
      i wish the dev team would give us an update or eta.

      patiently waiting

      Can't be too long now. I'm assuming you read this:


      Quote Originally Posted by Raven2k View Post
      2.1 2g and 3g Jailbreak

      - iPhone News & Review
    1. aayman_farzand's Avatar
      aayman_farzand -
      Just upgraded mine. Its was activated and unlocked but not jailbroken, same as others. Very noticeable performance difference. Now i'll wait till dev releases a pawnage tool.

      oh and one more thing, when i press Shift + restore on itunes 8, it doesnt ask for the restore image, but asks to confirm whether I want to restore or cancel. So how is it that you guys are doing it?
    1. ToasterBoyOhFour's Avatar
      ToasterBoyOhFour -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bouzo View Post
      Can't be too long now. I'm assuming you read this:
      i actually over-looked that. thank you for reposting.

      cheers.
    1. Bouzo's Avatar
      Bouzo -
      Ya I think many missed it cuz no one's talking about it!!! So here it is again, of course credit goes to "Raven2K" for the initial post:

      2.1 2g and 3g Jailbreak

      - iPhone News & Review



      *****Update on that link now says:******************

      Please Holdoff on 2.1

      Author: BigBoss // Category: jailbreak

      While I posted a series of steps on how to jailbreak 2.1, I recommend strongly that you all hold off. There are many issues that dev team is working through. A jailbreak isnít quite enough.

      Many apps are not yet stable. Categories will not work because we cannot launch one app from another at this time. Cydia is not yet stable. I recommend you wait a day or two still.
    1. gastonm's Avatar
      gastonm -
      I just updated to 2.1 from 2.02 jailbroken. I hit update and when it was done I got the spinning wheel of death (spinning wheel, vibrating, rebooting) Then I did a shift-restore to the downloaded 2.1 and when it was done it told me the sim card was not supported. So I restored to my previous custom 2.02 (I had to put it in DFU mode through Winpwn to get it to work. I did it as a new phone. Then I hit update and am at 2.1. It is MUCH FASTER! Great so far.