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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. alirz's Avatar
      alirz -
      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 ?
    1. Tails234's Avatar
      Tails234 -
      I had 2.0.1 pwned and I did a restore to 2.1 and like people say it's unlocked but can't activate. Is there a quick way to activate? I don't care about 3rd party apps. Just want to use my carrier with 2.1 right now.
    1. D to the M's Avatar
      D to the M -
      I noticed there is a sound effects option in one of the pictures on another website. I dont have that.

      Also i have no idea where to change the number of alerts for a text message as said in the update features.

      I did noticed that now when text privacy is on it just says new text message instead of new text message with the name of who sent it.

      the new icons are lame. There is still a slight lag when pressing a name in contacts and it doesn't highlight it blue.

      The initial backup when installing took ages and so did verify software

      WHERE IS THE TEXT NOTIFICATION OPTION!?!?
    1. bretthartt's Avatar
      bretthartt -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      This is Apples version of spamming your phone to buy more music from them.

      Ha, Brilliant thats exactly what it is.... Did you guys see the pop up that came from the updated itunes that says "itunes can now get artwork easier" or something like that, its because its attached to the ads their now giving us. They want to milk us dry.

      I aint got no mo money to give em...... I'm hurtin mann, I'm hurtinn
    1. ady199's Avatar
      ady199 -
      Can anyone post their custom 2.1 firmware for 2G first gen phone, like we had for 2.0.2?

      Thanks in advance
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by djredjoker View Post
      No new stuff, just fixes
      I am sure lots of people are going to be happy if the fixes work. I haven't had any of these issues except slow texting if I have ssh enabled in bossprefs. When I disable it my texting is back to normal.

      It is strange how the same phone can act different ways for different people.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by bretthartt View Post
      Ha, Brilliant thats exactly what it is.... Did you guys see the pop up that came from the updated itunes that says "itunes can now get artwork easier" or something like that, its because its attached to the ads their now giving us. They want to milk us dry.

      I aint got no mo money to give em...... I'm hurtin mann, I'm hurtinn
      It's actually more similar to Pandora as in it'll try to pick similar songs to the one you choose and make a playlist out of it.
    1. jhuys's Avatar
      jhuys -
      Updated an unlocked, activated and jailbroken (with pwnage) original iPhone with Firmware 2.0.2 and it remained unlocked and activated, but with no jailbreak. I lost cydia and installer 2.0 and related apps. Everything else was fine. Was worth it for the speed of contacts and Genius playlists.
    1. Bouzo's Avatar
      Bouzo -
      Quote Originally Posted by ToasterBoyOhFour View Post
      ill wait til i get the okay from the dev team before doing this. the glitches on 2.0.2 are annoying but i can live with them a few more days til the dev teams says i can winpwn it cant wait!
      You think it'll take them a few days?? If memory serves me correctly, I've seen em do it within the same day of a release in the past!

      I hope this is the case today! I can't stand the glitches either but can't go without cydia, winterboard, blah blah.
    1. dotdd's Avatar
      dotdd -
      Pwn'ed iPhone 2.0.2 "udpated" to 2.1 without problem. Remind unlocked and activated. DO NOT DO RESTORE THO.

      Carrier: Hong Kong Peoples
    1. flyinguysrocks's Avatar
      flyinguysrocks -
      devs will soon jailbreak it..
    1. pitbulvig's Avatar
      pitbulvig -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bouzo View Post
      You think it'll take them a few days?? If memory serves me correctly, I've seen em do it within the same day of a release in the past!

      I hope this is the case today! I can't stand the glitches either but can't go without cydia, winterboard, blah blah.
      Not only that but when will apple release yet another update, then the next etc etc etc Lately if you wait a week or so you can update and jump 3 firmware versions!!
    1. DuRo's Avatar
      DuRo -
      Apple just calibrated the way Service Bar is display , sure you get full bar but the reception is still the same. Dial *3001#12345#* and press call . The lower the number the better reception. I'm still getting between -89 to -91 in my house as before.
    1. Roamerick's Avatar
      Roamerick -
      Is it just me, or is the yellow screen tinge gone in 2.1? My screen (especially when viewing mostly white lists) seems a lot cooler in tone than before the update.

      Anyone else seeing this?
    1. gtag's Avatar
      gtag -
      Hardmac.com has links for both firmware updates.
    1. wilkcards's Avatar
      wilkcards -
      I just noticed SONG LYRICS pop up on the screen. This was unexpected!

    1. bretthartt's Avatar
      bretthartt -
      Quote Originally Posted by jhuys View Post
      Updated an unlocked, activated and jailbroken (with pwnage) original iPhone with Firmware 2.0.2 and it remained unlocked and activated, but with no jailbreak. I lost cydia and installer 2.0 and related apps. Everything else was fine. Was worth it for the speed of contacts and Genius playlists.
      For me I'm just gonna wait for the pawnage update, Iblacklist, Kate and ilog 2 are running my phone now and keeping alot of things in tact for me right now (lol) I can afford to wait after all the phone is functioning well, and there are no major changes.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bouzo View Post
      You think it'll take them a few days?? If memory serves me correctly, I've seen em do it within the same day of a release in the past!

      I hope this is the case today! I can't stand the glitches either but can't go without cydia, winterboard, blah blah.
      I am not losing Cydia either. This firmware release is not for me.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Roamerick View Post
      Is it just me, or is the yellow screen tinge gone in 2.1? My screen (especially when viewing mostly white lists) seems a lot cooler in tone than before the update.

      Anyone else seeing this?
      Screen is still yellow... I have my 2G & 3G side by side.
    1. bretthartt's Avatar
      bretthartt -
      Quote Originally Posted by wilkcards View Post
      I just noticed SONG LYRICS pop up on the screen. This was unexpected!

      Wait, WTH? lol, does everybody's do this?