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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. Dizz's Avatar
      Dizz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dizz View Post
      Awesome find, gonna try it now, I'll update how it goes.
      Worked flawlessly! Jailbroken 2.1 iphone!!
    1. ToasterBoyOhFour's Avatar
      ToasterBoyOhFour -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dizz View Post
      Worked flawlessly! Jailbroken 2.1 iphone!!
      what program did you use? can you help me out?

      EDIT: nevermind, figured out the way you did it. was it complicated? i thought about going ahead and doing it that way but part of me still wants to wait lol.
    1. imode's Avatar
      imode -
      Quote Originally Posted by macachia View Post
      u jailbroke & unlocked my phone 1 using pwnagetool (mac os x), should i upgrade or restore via itunes8 to keep my unlock working? I don't really care about jailbreaking. thanks
      Use Update not Restore and you will be fine.
    1. stalli_ker's Avatar
      stalli_ker -
      wait...so if i have a winpwned 2g with unlock i can up grade without loseing the unlock??
    1. chbearsrock's Avatar
      chbearsrock -
      Quote Originally Posted by stalli_ker View Post
      wait...so if i have a winpwned 2g with unlock i can up grade without loseing the unlock??
      Yeah, as long as you just upgrade and don't restore, your phone will stay unlocked. It will lose the jailbreak, though.
    1. laz305's Avatar
      laz305 -
      so if I already dl file from here I can just shift+c trl and select update? Cuz my iTunes is 7.7.0 and it says I'm up to date. I guess it's only for 8.0? Is it ok if I do this even tho I'm not on 8.0?
    1. whitecookie's Avatar
      whitecookie -
      Has anyone try the text message improvement ? Can it do forwarding, save draft message in folder, outbox etc... like the iRealSMS does ?
    1. normel's Avatar
      normel -
      Is this correct, launch iTunes 8 then shift-update (Windows) or option-update (Mac) then choose the downloaded original firmware? or can i directly update using iTunes 8?
    1. daveey's Avatar
      daveey -
      previously 2.01 winpwn unlock, jailbreak, activated..........updated in itunes 8 and lost jailbreak ( expected) also lost activate and unlock......... and yes before you doubt me i pressed activate 100% sure. the modem firmware reports 04.05.04_G
    1. normel's Avatar
      normel -
      maybe shift-update then choose the firmware and not directly update in iTunes 8..
    1. vassalle's Avatar
      vassalle -
      My 2G iPhone survived the update to 2.1 from 2.0.2 quickpwn. As expected, unlocked and activated but NO JB. Just wondering, reading the 2.1 JB method from sleepers, would I be able to JB without uninstalling itunes 8 > itunes 7.7.*?
    1. normel's Avatar
      normel -
      got the spin wheel of death after reboot while updating to 2.1!!
    1. laz305's Avatar
      laz305 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vassalle View Post
      My 2G iPhone survived the update to 2.1 from 2.0.2 quickpwn. As expected, unlocked and activated but NO JB. Just wondering, reading the 2.1 JB method from sleepers, would I be able to JB without uninstalling itunes 8 > itunes 7.7.*?
      You have to uninstall 8>7.7 can ya let me know if anything is deleted from iTunes once back on 7.7. Like do we have to add everything back or does it turn back to as was before?
    1. countzero's Avatar
      countzero -
      mine is still unlocked and activated

      i'm on mac
    1. bsheek's Avatar
      bsheek -
      I had success jailbreaking 2.1 using Big Bosses instructions on Sleepers.com however I did find Cydia to be extremely buggy. It causes the iphone to intermittently reboot when Cydia is open.
    1. BLOWNCO's Avatar
      BLOWNCO -
      Quote Originally Posted by bsheek View Post
      I had success jailbreaking 2.1 using Big Bosses instructions on Sleepers.com however I did find Cydia to be extremely buggy. It causes the iphone to intermittently reboot when Cydia is open.
      i also jailbroke with no problems using this method. but i havent had any problems so far/yet running just as stable and before the jaibreak THANKS BIG BOSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1. vassalle's Avatar
      vassalle -
      congrats for those who manage to JB 2.1. Just a quick ques, do you sync your 2.1 iphone with iTunes 7.7.* right now? How about official apps, are there any problems with that (Assuming you bought it in Itunes 8)? Im still on unlocked 2.1 and no JB. Still reluctant do the uninstall/reinstall thinggie
    1. Christopher3712's Avatar
      Christopher3712 -
      I UPDATED my jailbroken and unlocked iPhone from 2.0.2 to 2.1 with no problems. It's different not having Cydia and Installer anymore, but my iPhone operates SO much faster now. I'll manage until the next Dev team tool is released...
    1. ady199's Avatar
      ady199 -
      Come on you wonderful Dev team - please work your magic
    1. Peanuts's Avatar
      Peanuts -
      I believe a lot of users are confusing people by not providing clear enough details about what they are experiencing, so I'll start by saying I have a first-generation iPhone 8GB on 2.0.2 that I pwn'd using WinPwn 2.5 on Windows Vista, so it is unlocked, activated and jailbroken.

      I have just upgraded to iTunes 8 and I have now started to update this phone through iTunes 8 to firmware 2.1. Of course I can expect it to become un-jailbroken, but I'm really not phased about that. I must note that I shift-clicked Update, (NOT Restore) and I used the 2.1 firmware I previously downloaded the other day, though I'm sure it works just the same if you download the firmware through iTunes from the iTunes server.

      OK, update complete, the phone is restarting itself (shame I lost my boot logos too, but never mind!). All done.

      I can confirm that I am still unlocked, still activated, and running 2.1! Contact loading and what was left of keyboard lag has been obliterated as far as I can see. Apps are loading a LOT faster, most noticably the Hold 'Em app. Genius is brilliant, and I'm not naive, of course Apple just want you to buy the recommended music, but that's why we have torrents, right fellas?

      All in all, absolutely no problems here!

      Have fun!