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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. phantomo's Avatar
      phantomo -
      I just updated my wife's and my 2G iPhone (pwned to 2.0.2) to 2.1 via iTunes 8 on Mac OS X 10.5.4.

      Both retained unlocked and activated. I have no need for Cydia nor Installer at the moment.

      Thank's for everyone's input.
    1. adrian1480's Avatar
      adrian1480 -
      *waits patiently for 2G and 3G pwn*
    1. esko032's Avatar
      esko032 -
      I got my phone into dfu mode bc it was stuck on spinning wheel now it says it was unable to restore due to error 13. WTF!!!???
    1. luiz's Avatar
      luiz -
      ok i upgraded my pwned 2.0.2 1st gen unlocked/activated, and it worked perfectly!
    1. Jest's Avatar
      Jest -
      Quote Originally Posted by alirz View Post
      is there a baseband change in 2.1 for iphone 3G ?. the base baseband in 2.0.2 is 02.08.01.. what is it in 2.1 ?
      iPhone 3, FW 2.1 >> 02.11.07
    1. bladerunner88's Avatar
      bladerunner88 -
      Answers to #s 1&2 are Yes.
      Do NOT use Restore
      Use Upgrade.
      You will loose 3rd prty installer etc...
    1. andyjoneski's Avatar
      andyjoneski -
      im going to try it cant hurt... people need to take a leap
    1. m2x03's Avatar
      m2x03 -
      Greetings to All!!!

      I have an PWNED 2.0.2 version and its unlocked, as the new version of the 2.1 update came today, I went ahead and tried to UPDATE (not restore and update) to 2.1. After all the wait of the update my iphone is still unlocked and works with T-Mobile however its not jailbroken.

      I just want to give you a heads up of my experience today. As long as my iphone is UNLOCKED im fine and running the version 2.1

      Thank you!

      m2x03
    1. zoolander369's Avatar
      zoolander369 -
      Updated... So far, so good. My reception's better and the SMS app isn't lagging anymore. Finally!
    1. BDaniels08's Avatar
      BDaniels08 -
      well has anyone tryd using winpwn 2.5 to jail break again with the Firmware u could download from the first page of this thread??
    1. Jest's Avatar
      Jest -
      Quote Originally Posted by ady199 View Post
      Can anyone post their custom 2.1 firmware for 2G first gen phone, like we had for 2.0.2?

      Thanks in advance
      There is no custom firmware yet... because there is no software to make it yet ...
    1. andyjoneski's Avatar
      andyjoneski -
      hahah this iphone 2G i have is going mad!!! i keep getting a message saying this accessory is not made to work with iphone. haha i think an update will fix it?
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Quote Originally Posted by esko032 View Post
      I got my phone into dfu mode bc it was stuck on spinning wheel now it says it was unable to restore due to error 13. WTF!!!???


      Did you upgraded to 8.0? DFU mode should not have been used for the upgrade.

      Non-the-less:

      Make sure you are on iTunes 7.7
      Turn off your iPhone
      Turn it bck on and enter DFU (blank screen)
      Restore to pwned 2.0.2..

      Make sure all is working and upgrade back to 2.1


      Hope this helps
    1. adrian1480's Avatar
      adrian1480 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CademiaX View Post
      lol, just hope the kids dont play with your phone...

      or hope you dont have friends like mine that would try to guess it for hours on end..

      what a dumb *** idea...

      now, if you knew when your phone was going to be stolen so you could enable the feature then great... but if you knew that why not just hide you phone better?
      I AGREE 100%

      wipe after 10 bad passwords is asking for some spiteful person that gets a hold of your phone to ruin your day.
    1. holewheat's Avatar
      holewheat -
      Has anyone tried to upgrade to 2.1 then use Quickpwn to jailbreak??
    1. BDaniels08's Avatar
      BDaniels08 -
      well i had to restore my iphone because it wouldnt load.. I have the iphone 3g and had jailbroken 2.0.2 version and i was doing update to 2.1 and then phone just sat loading and vibrate every 10 seconds.
    1. jtesnani's Avatar
      jtesnani -
      in regards to data wipe after 10 failed password attempts...

      i'm not sure why it's a stupid idea to have that on an iphone when it works the same way on a blackberry? iphone's just trying to live up to the security standards a firm would expect from a mobile phone of their choice, no?
    1. adrian1480's Avatar
      adrian1480 -
      Quote Originally Posted by holewheat View Post
      Has anyone tried to upgrade to 2.1 then use Quickpwn to jailbreak??
      yes. it does not work.
    1. bretthartt's Avatar
      bretthartt -
      Quote Originally Posted by jtesnani View Post
      in regards to data wipe after 10 failed password attempts...

      i'm not sure why it's a stupid idea to have that on an iphone when it works the same way on a blackberry? iphone's just trying to live up to the security standards a firm would expect from a mobile phone of their choice, no?
      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.