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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. Nefarious's Avatar
      Nefarious -
      Quote Originally Posted by questioncom View Post
      hmm they released different firmwares for the 2g and 3g?
      They always do. The 3g has software for gps and the 3g service in it
    1. jtesnani's Avatar
      jtesnani -
      Quote Originally Posted by wilkcards View Post
      updated a jailbroken phone...of course cydia, installer, and all those apps are gone, but some of the hacks remained like the numbered battery life, and custom carrier name. Seems to be working fine so far...

      btw, it's 3G
      did you restore your phone from a backup? that's how you'd retain the numbered battery life, correct?
    1. FTBoomer's Avatar
      FTBoomer -
      Quote Originally Posted by tattoojack View Post
      LET THE MILLIONS OF QUESTIONS BEGIN,

      oh wait it already has.
      Thanks Jack that's what I've been waiting for

      I have a Quikpwned jailbroken 3G. If I just plug this thing into iTunes and do a standard upgrade ( realize I will lose my jailbreak and apps). Is that all I need to do to upgrade?
    1. XChrisX's Avatar
      XChrisX -
      I updated my 3g phone and so far I've noticed a new 3g icon and dramatically increased signal strength. Before I got 1-2 bars on avg, and 3 MAYBE on a good day at home. Now I get 5 FULL bars. Worth the upgrade for those who always had poor reception.
    1. RessayFlex's Avatar
      RessayFlex -
      So i just upgraded my Jailbroken Iphone 3G that was on 2.0.2 and everything went well. just to point out though, i did a restore rather than a normal update just because i am always paranoid about having settings from a old firmware being backed up to a new firmware, but anyways....

      the update went through no problems, i synced my phone with exchange to get my email, calendar and contacts on the phone all is well...

      i did notice that the contacts load up significantly faster (at least so far). there is still a slight delay between when you launch the address book and when you can start scrolling, but it is ALOT less of a delay than before.

      i did notice one thing that i find interesting... before, on my 2.0.2 when ever i would launch an application that would need GPS (MAPS) and i had locationServices turned off, it would display the message that says you need to turn location services on, then i would click ok, and it would automatically turn location services on for me...

      now it does not, i have to click the settings button and go and turn it on, then return to the maps application, i wonder if that is one of the ways that apple is planning on improving battery life for "most users" by not turning it on automatically the user might remember to turn it off later?

      just a thought... to point out tho, i have not tried it with a 3rd party app to see if it does turn it on automatically, i just know it used to do that for me with the maps app...
    1. Robcoffee's Avatar
      Robcoffee -
      Has anyone tried Quickpwn on it yet?
    1. moharan's Avatar
      moharan -
      Hey

      I have jailbroken, unlocked iphone 1.1.4 in canada. But i bought this phone in USA. Thats why i unlocked it and using it with Rogers. Can someone tell me if i upgrade my phne to 2.1.0 i will still be able to use service with rogers?

      I know that rogers offers iphone but if you bought it from USA, your sim card would not work with Rogers iphone.

      Thanks
    1. cheaposity's Avatar
      cheaposity -
      MM Just Wondering Does it got Copy and Paste in it or not ?
    1. hozay09's Avatar
      hozay09 -
      I'm gonna hold off until the Dev team announces it's ok to Quickpwn. Not that having a jailbroken phone is THAT important these days but I know for sure I will miss having cydia.. Not to mention now I can't be w/out keyvib LOL
    1. FTBoomer's Avatar
      FTBoomer -
      Are most of you doing just the upgrade or a full restore?
    1. w9cae's Avatar
      w9cae -
      Does anyone know if the modem has changed in the first gen GSM iPhone ?
    1. Nefarious's Avatar
      Nefarious -
      Quote Originally Posted by cheaposity View Post
      MM Just Wondering Does it got Copy and Paste in it or not ?
      of course not.
    1. jtesnani's Avatar
      jtesnani -
      Quote Originally Posted by cheaposity View Post
      MM Just Wondering Does it got Copy and Paste in it or not ?
      nah, if it did you wouldn't even have to ask cuz everyone would be talking about it
    1. jrtek's Avatar
      jrtek -
      how do u restore from the downloaded link...
    1. Nefarious's Avatar
      Nefarious -
      Quote Originally Posted by jrtek View Post
      how do u restore from the downloaded link...
      hold down your shift button and click restore in itunes. Search for the downloaded file
    1. mattdonut's Avatar
      mattdonut -
      hello
      i did a full restore using the new 2.1 on my spare phone and its locked it again!
      im not sure if you just update i might keep the unlock.
    1. njt1's Avatar
      njt1 -
      My wifi now connects first time... not sure if thats a fix or a fluke?.
      Never did before and used to be unstable.
    1. FTBoomer's Avatar
      FTBoomer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nefarious View Post
      hold down your shift button and click restore in itunes. Search for the downloaded file
      Thanks for that, Doing this on my quikpwned 3G will just wipe it and give me a clean as-new upgraded phone?
    1. OneRing2Rule's Avatar
      OneRing2Rule -
      Quote Originally Posted by ftboomer View Post
      thanks for that, doing this on my quikpwned 3g will just wipe it and give me a clean as-new upgraded phone?
      yes
    1. jrtek's Avatar
      jrtek -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nefarious View Post
      hold down your shift button and click restore in itunes. Search for the downloaded file
      thanx man...