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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. jandrad's Avatar
      jandrad -
      Quote Originally Posted by w9cae View Post
      Does anyone know if the modem has changed in the first gen GSM iPhone ?
      I Updated and the unlock remained!
    1. editwizard's Avatar
      editwizard -
      Yet another day I'm grateful that I'm NOT jailbroken. Oh well call me lame if you want...

      The Genius playlist creation on the iPhone itself is SOOOOOOOO freaking cool. I would put it up there at the top of the list of features EVER put onto an iPod. You just hit Genius, up pops a list of all songs on the iPhone. Pick a song. Up pops a list of 25 songs that it has picked from your library. It's one of those features that you just say to yourself "how did they freaking do that?!?!"

      To enable Genius playlist creation do the following:

      Install 2.1 (duh)
      Create a Genius playlist in iTunes 8
      Save that Genius playlist
      Go to your iPhone under Devices and pick the Music tab
      Make sure you have that Genius playlist checked to sync
      Sync your iPhone

      After sync completes go into the iPod app and you should have at the top of your playlists 'Genius' right at the top above 'On The Go'.

      Enjoy!
    1. w9cae's Avatar
      w9cae -
      Thanx I can live without 3rd party guess Apple has given up on the first gen and letting us live in peace
    1. bretthartt's Avatar
      bretthartt -
      Quote Originally Posted by phantomo View Post
      Thanks psw29uk, I also have the 2g iPhone which I just want to update to 2.1 now. I just need it to be activated and unlocked because I am using it outside the US. Don't really need to jailbreak it yet. Your experience certainly helped me to make the decision. I will wait for a few more report before making the move.
      In your case I'd just wait a till you get back. The one thing that you want to be sure about is your services especially since youre going out of the country. Stick with what works at least till you get back.
    1. wilkcards's Avatar
      wilkcards -
      wtf? Genius isn't there?!



      That's where it is on the touch.
    1. luiz's Avatar
      luiz -
      OK so i want to know, would 2.1 relock my iphone (described below)?
      and if not, should i upgrade or restore, and after going to 2.1, should i restore backup?
    1. trungntran's Avatar
      trungntran -
      Well i updated my 2g iPhone and....its not activated but is still unlocked
    1. Peanuts's Avatar
      Peanuts -
      How are you guys remaining unlocked? Are you telling lies? Is the new firmware already unlocked?
    1. pitbulvig's Avatar
      pitbulvig -
      Quote Originally Posted by trungntran View Post
      Well i updated my 2g iPhone and....its not activated but is still unlocked
      Have you tried to use pwnage or winpwn on your phone again.?
    1. trungntran's Avatar
      trungntran -
      its unlocked just not activated. it says tmobile at the top

      no i have not tried winpwn yet
    1. mattdonut's Avatar
      mattdonut -
      so did mine !! well pleased but what is the little circle next to the carrier name now?
    1. trungntran's Avatar
      trungntran -
      i dont see a circle all there is is the E
    1. nisarg64's Avatar
      nisarg64 -
      they changed both 3G and Edge icons...I liked the old ones better
    1. bretthartt's Avatar
      bretthartt -
      Quote Originally Posted by editwizard View Post
      Yet another day I'm grateful that I'm NOT jailbroken. Oh well call me lame if you want...

      The Genius playlist creation on the iPhone itself is SOOOOOOOO freaking cool. I would put it up there at the top of the list of features EVER put onto an iPod. You just hit Genius, up pops a list of all songs on the iPhone. Pick a song. Up pops a list of 25 songs that it has picked from your library. It's one of those features that you just say to yourself "how did they freaking do that?!?!"

      To enable Genius playlist creation do the following:

      Install 2.1 (duh)
      Create a Genius playlist in iTunes 8
      Save that Genius playlist
      Go to your iPhone under Devices and pick the Music tab
      Make sure you have that Genius playlist checked to sync
      Sync your iPhone

      After sync completes go into the iPod app and you should have at the top of your playlists 'Genius' right at the top above 'On The Go'.

      Enjoy!
      Can anyone explain to me why this seems like another version of the shuffle option?
    1. mattdonut's Avatar
      mattdonut -
      i lost cyldia? but i didnt use it much anyway.
    1. w9cae's Avatar
      w9cae -
      My first gen is still activated and unlocked after upgrading to FW 2.1 But if one does a restore sure your going to loose your activation.

      Update is the only way to maintain your activation any other method will need to be pawned to get activation back.
    1. Nefarious's Avatar
      Nefarious -
      Quote Originally Posted by mattdonut View Post
      i lost cyldia? but i didnt use it much anyway.
      That's expected. You have to be jailbroken to have cydia.
    1. garretwp's Avatar
      garretwp -
      Does this also include the 3rd party push service that apple is suppose to allow devs. to use? Or have they pushed that back?

      - Garrett
    1. InspectorGadget171175's Avatar
      InspectorGadget171175 -
      Wow!!! With O2 at home, I was lucky to get 1 bar for the 3G signal, if any at all.
      Now, immediately after the update, 3 bars of 3G signal.

      Haven't even tested anything else yet
    1. gtag's Avatar
      gtag -
      Mild curiosity because there seems to be some confusion and conflicting messages here.
      I have a first generation iPhone unlocked and jailbroken (with Pwnage on Mac) running 2.0.2. My question is a if I update my iPhone through iTunes:
      1. will it still be unlocked
      2. will it work as before (will iTunes recognize it)
      If the answers to 1 & 2 are yes what is the preferred method for upgrading (restore or update)?
      Thank you for any clarification & help.