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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. Manca's Avatar
      Manca -
      restore to previous version
    1. felacio's Avatar
      felacio -
      to update my experiences with this whole new iTunes 8 and fw2.1

      iTunes 8 HATES my HP.. whenever my HP was plugged in when I plugged in my phone it would BSOD. keeping my HP unplugged until needed so far is the only workaround.

      because of my own rush to install the shiny new 2.1 I forgot to unhide all my games and camera (used snapture) and they ended up in.. well, Purgatory for all eternity for all I knew. so I decided to try the Jailbreak thats over on Sleepers. went smoothly, definitely not a quick process.

      couple notes for anyone doing this method. Categories, Docks, BossBref's dock area,...basically ANYTHING that launches programs outside of Springboard itself won't work, just klicks you back to Springboard. Categories and BossPref's has been updating to fix this. Docks and anything else STILL doesn't work, in fact, Docks was removed from Cydia, so... waiting for that update... cause I liked me some "Docks"

      oh, and thanx for the QUICK jailbreak, a wait of a couple days.
    1. jawatkin's Avatar
      jawatkin -
      I'm surprised at how many people are reporting "my reception is improved" and not really looking at the facts!

      Quote Originally Posted by Apple View Post
      Improved accuracy of the 3G signal strength display
      Upon seeing this, I decided to try something out. I updated my 3g to 2.1 and left my fiancee's on 2.0.2... Put them both into field test mode and compare the dB signal strength.

      Both matched, ranging between -97 -> -101.

      Switched back to the "bars" display, mine says 5 bars, hers says 2-3.

      Apple is pulling the wool over so many customers' eyes, and it's going to work too, placebo effect... I've already had a couple of dropped calls yesterday after upgrading and also a few failed calls when trying to call out)... I've also watched my phone go to 4 bars on 3g and then switch to EDGE, that's cause the 4 bars is about -108 dB with the new "accuracy calibration".

      Well done, Apple.
    1. pfcfury's Avatar
      pfcfury -
      Quote Originally Posted by questioncom View Post
      hmm they released different firmwares for the 2g and 3g?
      .....since day one LAWLS
    1. Kaas's Avatar
      Kaas -
      i updated a spare iphone 2.0.2 pwnd to 2.1 via itunes, unlock is still active but the mail passwords don't save.

      saw this too (look at attachment)
    1. lostwhiteboyy's Avatar
      lostwhiteboyy -
      On the dev teams blog there's a good right up about fake quickpwns that steal there work and then ask for money! Any how they also said we should see something good or fun today!
    1. LastSonOfKrypton's Avatar
      LastSonOfKrypton -
      Quote Originally Posted by lostwhiteboyy View Post
      On the dev teams blog there's a good right up about fake quickpwns that steal there work and then ask for money! Any how they also said we should see something good or fun today!
      Could you provide a link to their blog? Everyone seems to like 2.1 so I'm itching to upgrade, I just don't want to lose Winterboard. I love my Vista ultiamte theme
    1. Rustynuts's Avatar
      Rustynuts -
      Jailbreak iPhone 2.1 | QuickPWN

      Iv just jailbroken my 2.1 and winterboard is working just fine
    1. kanaya's Avatar
      kanaya -
      Rustynuys I can't quote cause I'm on the phone but how do u jailbreak 2.1?? I'm using a 2g iPhone 8gigs thanks
    1. hatton920's Avatar
      hatton920 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rustynuts View Post
      Jailbreak iPhone 2.1 | QuickPWN

      Iv just jailbroken my 2.1 and winterboard is working just fine
      Rustynuts,

      Can you do me a favor and see if the following work on 2.1

      bitesms
      bossprefs
      cycorder
      winterboard

      Thanks
    1. Daiskei's Avatar
      Daiskei -
      Quote Originally Posted by hatton920 View Post
      Rustynuts,

      Can you do me a favor and see if the following work on 2.1

      bitesms
      bossprefs
      cycorder
      winterboard

      Thanks
      Hey Hatton,

      Everything for 2.0 firmware works. I am using bossprefs, cycorder, and winterboard like nothing ever changed.
    1. lefty83's Avatar
      lefty83 -
      nevermind. please delete.
    1. NCMacMan's Avatar
      NCMacMan -
      upgraded yesterday morning. I did get the spinning wheel of darn, but I was able to put it into DFU mode and restore.
      Much more stable release, better reception, better battery life (+ 1 hour under normal use), and the apps load better + much shorter backup times.

      Darn! That was supposed to say spinning wheel of death.
    1. hatton920's Avatar
      hatton920 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Daiskei View Post
      Hey Hatton,

      Everything for 2.0 firmware works. I am using bossprefs, cycorder, and winterboard like nothing ever changed.
      Thanks,

      Could you just check to see if bitesms starts.

      I know the new beta of swirlymms doesnt work yet so some apps dont work

      Thanks
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      follow these instructions from quickpwn...

      i recommend using two computers!!! upgrade one with 8.0 and leave the other on 7.7... its much easier thn messing around with installing and uninstalling itunes....

      You must install iTunes 8 first, so if you don't have iTunes 8 download or update to it right now.

      If you're using an iPhone, you must download iPhone 2.1 firmware using the below link:
      http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite....6_Restore.ipsw

      If you're using an iPhone 3G, download iPhone 3G 2.1 firmware using the below link:
      http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite....6_Restore.ipsw



      1. Open iTunes 8, and update to iPhone firmware 2.1.

      2. After you're upgraded to firmware 2.1, uninstall iTunes 8.0, and install iTunes 7.7.* from the download link here:

      Download iTunes 8.0.0.35 - FileHippo.com

      3. Click --> Download QuickPWN iPhone 2.1 Jailbreak <--, or use any of these mirrors if this link doesn't work:
      Mirror 1, Mirror 2

      4. Run the QuickPWN-GUI.exe file and browse and select your iPhone 2.1 firmware.

      5. Follow the on-screen steps, choose Installer and Cydia.

      6. Once finished, your iPhone will reboot, but Installer and Cydia won't be visible.

      7. Download & Install DiskAid from here:
      http://www.digidna.net/downloads/dow...on=1.5&sys=win

      8. Connect your iPhone via USB to your computer and launch the DiskAID program.

      9. When the DiskAid screen launches, you'll see a drop-down box on the bottom left that says "Media Folder". Click on it, and select "Root Folder" instead.

      10. You'll get a Root Partition message, just click ok!

      11. On the left side, scroll down and click the System folder. Now double-click the Library Folder. Scroll down and double-click the "PrivateFrameworks" folder.

      12. On the right side, scroll down and click on the MobileInstallation.framework folder.

      13. Select the MobileInstallation file, and click "Delete from Device".

      13. Download the new MobileInstallation patch from Send big files the easy way. Files too large for email attachments? No problem!

      14. In DiskAid, click "Copy File to Device", and select the MobileInstallation file you downloaded.

      15. After you've copied the MobileInstallation file, reboot your iPhone and you should see a jailbreaked iPhone 2.1 now! Enjoy.
    1. tha5150's Avatar
      tha5150 -
      that seems like alot of work there buddy.

      sure this will work?
    1. Nefarious's Avatar
      Nefarious -
      dev teams site says some "cool" stuff will be released today. I'll wait for a few hours.

      Quote Originally Posted by tha5150 View Post
      that seems like alot of work there buddy.

      sure this will work?
      It works. It's been posted on bossman's site and several have tried it. It's just messy and requires you to del the cache everytime an app is added.
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      I only need jailbreak for themes, so losing apps wouldn't be a biggie since it would just be NES for me.

      Is this update really only going to help 3g phones or is is beneficial to 2G phones also?

      As a last thought, I have not looked into it, but would you be able to use iSSH in the app store to stick Cydia in your phone?
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by colmiak View Post
      thanks for info bout SSH...

      i think im gonna upgrade my girlfriends iphone to 2.1 and see if ixfer will recognize it hehe, no point in experimenting with mine when her's is within reach...
      Lol! +1!

      We can file her phone under the category of "Acceptable Casualties" :P
    1. pcuserforever's Avatar
      pcuserforever -
      call it "collateral damage" captain chaos!

      LOL