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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. loujob's Avatar
      loujob -
      My question is does this really fix the 3G strength or does it just change the representation of the 3G strength. In other words the same crappy signal strength, they're just playing with us by adding more bars, so we think its better.
    1. felacio's Avatar
      felacio -
      Quote Originally Posted by ibanezcollector View Post
      I had my camera app hiden in boss prefs since I was using snapture now I have no camera LOL...

      Any ideas besides a full restore?
      Same Here, I Had ALL my games hidden and was using Docks to launch them. any idea how to get them back?!.. oh.. and a FULL restore doesn't fix this problem.

      I tried downgrade back to 2.0.2 with no luck, gave me either error 16 or error 13 this was in DFU mode. could only install 2.1 again.
    1. imode's Avatar
      imode -
      Seems that the calculator bug is fixed... i.e. now: 2*pi+1 = pi*2+1
    1. ikiller's Avatar
      ikiller -
      has somone hacked it yet?
    1. Acadian's Avatar
      Acadian -
      Well the updates listed for v2.1 certainly are in tall order and if they all work properly (ie: extending the lousy battery life, fixing POP and SMTP probs, etc) then definitately worth the update and losing the jailbreak. But I think I'm going to wait until the devs come out with a compatible version of QuickPwn first and then have a lookey-see on what to do (don't mind doing the jailbreak again - it's just getting all my Cyd and Inst apps and settings back in place).

      Keeping the fingers crossed that we get good reviews on this update (unlike what 2.0.2 gave us...).
    1. imode's Avatar
      imode -
      Quote Originally Posted by ikiller View Post
      has somone hacked it yet?
      Meaning has it been jailbroken yet? No.

      I know there are a lot of posts in this thread but have a quick glance before posting. This question has been asked and answered quite a bit.
    1. Jgamble317's Avatar
      Jgamble317 -
      Landscape mode Texting!!! oh right im day dreaming... anyways, firmware works FAR better then its predecessors. My 2g iPhone ran like crap on 2.0.x but works excellent now. 3g is still on 2.0.2 and unlocked ;-)
    1. Jgamble317's Avatar
      Jgamble317 -
      Quote Originally Posted by loujob View Post
      My question is does this really fix the 3G strength or does it just change the representation of the 3G strength. In other words the same crappy signal strength, they're just playing with us by adding more bars, so we think its better.
      I think ATT just doesn't have there Sh*t together with there 3G Service... unfortunatly
    1. Bouzo's Avatar
      Bouzo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jgamble317 View Post
      Landscape mode Texting!!! oh right im day dreaming... anyways, firmware works FAR better then its predecessors. My 2g iPhone ran like crap on 2.0.x but works excellent now. 3g is still on 2.0.2 and unlocked ;-)
      And I thought I was the only one who wondered why no landscape texting! No worry though, wait till iRealSMS reases a full, stable, version (still BETA I think) and you'll have what you're looking for. Now in the mean time, let's get this thing pwned!
    1. DuRo's Avatar
      DuRo -
      The service issue has to do with AT&T, so let's give apple some credict. AT&T it's to blame
    1. hourami's Avatar
      hourami -
      I used categories and forgot to disable/uninstall it before upgrading to 2.1. Now the apps that were in the folders are no longer showing, even removing them from iTunes, syncing, re-downloading and then re-syncing them and still nothing. It syncs the apps but doesn't show them. tried restarting computer and phone but still nada, HELP!!!
    1. czarnachmura28's Avatar
      czarnachmura28 -
      yes , but we ar talking :2.1 ...yes?
    1. oscar25's Avatar
      oscar25 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bouzo View Post
      And I thought I was the only one who wondered why no landscape texting! No worry though, wait till iRealSMS reases a full, stable, version (still BETA I think) and you'll have what you're looking for. Now in the mean time, let's get this thing pwned!
      Yeah and landscape e-mail too! That's what I want the most even more than cut & paste.
    1. gorduxo's Avatar
      gorduxo -
      i figured it out!
      1st gen iphones can only stay activated when unlocked and activated with WINPWN or QUICKPWN (ONLY WINDOWS VERSION) the OS X version does not stay activated!!

      cheers
    1. msboy2011's Avatar
      msboy2011 -
      i got the spinnign wheel of death then tried to jailbreak my friends ipod ( which went good) but i forgot to unplugg my my phone then so i was f-ed for like an hour so yeah had some issues but im done know and its activating ill tell you how it goes

      ok all went well till my iTunes said can not sync when it was syncing my contacts.

      it's a lot of F-ing crap
    1. 2004.1.8t's Avatar
      2004.1.8t -
      Quote Originally Posted by theonlyest View Post
      i tried *3001#12345#*, get call cannot be completed error.
      I tried #3001#12345#*, get call cannot be completed error.
      I tried #3001#12345*, get call cannot be completed error.

      I tried #3001#12345#, and i get an overlay with the progress spinner, then an error that says "error performing request no network service" and a "dismiss" button.

      3g 8gig on at&t, and still on 2.0.2 & quickpwn... Not upgrading till quickpwn for 2.1 is released.
      *3001#12345#*
    1. bennygarcia06's Avatar
      bennygarcia06 -
      just updated to 2.1

      gotta say that i love it, yea ill miss cydia but its only a few days, im sure dev wont take to long to hack 2.1

      definitely a huge difference in speed. apps dont take nearly as long to open up, downloading from the app store is a lot faster and i have better signal strength than before. sms opens up quick and no lag on the typing yet (thats a huge plus, cause it was driving me crazy). So far its a good upgrade and its worth the few sacrifices.
    1. Mes's Avatar
      Mes -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2004.1.8t View Post
      *3001#12345#*
      Note: On my 1.1.4 2g phone, this *3001#12345#* executes a hidden iPhone app called FieldTest.app located at /Applications on the iPhone. I then select Cell Information and see the signal strength (plus lots of other stuff) from all the cell towers. If you're having problems, it's possible the app is missing or ???

      Using MobileFinder on the iPhone, a double-click on FieldTest.app does the same thing
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      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...
      And in two days, when I have that AND a video recorder, again you will be sad and ask me to help you at practice, haha.
    1. Raven2k's Avatar
      Raven2k -
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