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  • Jailbroken? DON'T upgrade to 2.2 when it hits.


    The iPhone Dev Team (yup, they're still around) has been a bit quiet of late, noses to the grind stone and fingers typing speedily into their respective Terminals... seeking a 3G iPhone software unlock. While they have made progress (running unsigned code on the 3G baseband, among others), a software unlock for the 3G has yet remained elusive.

    With the 2.2 firmware being released soon, Apple again has set things in the update to nix the jailbreak-ability of it. The best thing, as always, for jailbreakers is to WAIT UNTIL ITS SAFE TO UPGRADE, then use the guide which we'll pop out to do so. This has typically been within days, sometimes hours, of the new firmware release.

    The dev team warns:

    Now for something a bit more serious, we’ve explained about the pros and cons of applying Apple’s updates in the past and we’ve warned against the immediate installation of these updates without knowing what they do to your device.

    This is indeed true of the iPhone 3G’s upcoming 2.2 release. Installing 2.2 straight away on the iPhone 3G using the iTunes auto-updater could affect your chances of any software unlock in the near future (should one be found and released), so when you see an update in iTunes await our instructions first!

    Please don’t blindly install the update and then complain about it later ;-)
    Thanks for the work, dev team, and to all you hundreds of thousand of jailbreakers - and those waiting for 3G software unlocks - keep on keepin on.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Jailbroken? DON'T upgrade to 2.2 when it hits. started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 61 Comments
    1. tonman23's Avatar
      tonman23 -
      hurry up and release it Apple. My phone is so cluttered with crap and I need a reason to wipe it and start from scratch!
    1. petesi's Avatar
      petesi -
      When you do finally do the upgrade, does that mean that the phone is wiped clean, and then it must be REjailbroken and all the apps on there now have to be REinstalled?
    1. defmute's Avatar
      defmute -
      It is really sad that people have to be reminded of this.
    1. phoenixfire425's Avatar
      phoenixfire425 -
      Quote Originally Posted by defmute View Post
      It is really sad that people have to be reminded of this.
      I concur...

      Just so we are clear people... lol

      Upgrade = Upgrade. (No your data stays and yes you need to jailbreak again. and yea all "homebrew apps" need re-installed...)

      Restore = bye bye data... (Yea that means wipe)

      Oh and if there is question about doing something.
      Look in the top right of the MMI site... search is an amazing thing
    1. imagine engine's Avatar
      imagine engine -
      Thanks for the warning. Last thing I want to do is brick my iPhone 3G with a not so useful update from Apple
    1. alek's Avatar
      alek -
      ya the pwng guys haven't released winpwn 2.1 yet, its been like a month now i think!!!!

      i think thats stupid cuz most people own windows not mac (like 95% more)and we've been waiting.

      hurry up!!!!!!!!!!11:mad:
    1. aries_green_monkey's Avatar
      aries_green_monkey -
      Quote Originally Posted by alek View Post
      ya the pwng guys haven't released winpwn 2.1 yet, its been like a month now i think!!!!

      i think thats stupid cuz most people own windows not mac (like 95% more)and we've been waiting.

      hurry up!!!!!!!!!!11:mad:
      First of, site your sources.

      Secondly, yeah, is everybody forgetting: EMOTICONS!
      I've been waiting a long time.
      I bet it gets released on the 21st, only because iTunes says thats when it will check for updates. I just have a feeling they do that intentionally, because mine has said the 21st for like 2 weeks now.
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zwayne View Post
      cpjr and I was just conversatating about all the winning an crying over what do I do now....LOL
    1. Napoleon_PhoneApart's Avatar
      Napoleon_PhoneApart -
      Quote Originally Posted by billchase2 View Post
      hahaha, oh yes. i'm sure we'll see all of this far too soon.
      Along with the inevitable:

      "Hey! The 2.2 upgrade killed my right-hand speaker!"
    1. mungorgor's Avatar
      mungorgor -
      Thanks, keep up the good work!!
      BTW, any news regarding 2nd gen iPod Touch jailbreak?
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by aries_green_monkey View Post
      First of, site your sources.
      W3Counter - Global Web Stats

      He's half right since Macs do have around a 5% market share while Windows (all versions) got over 90% with the remaining falling to Linux/Others.

      EDIT: other sources lead me to numbers as high as 8% but still nothing compared to Windows.
    1. echo's Avatar
      echo -
      What about the fact that the new MacBooks and MacBook Pros render Pwnage unusable? Will this be addressed and "fixed" by the Dev team? I can't use Pwnage as I bought one of the new MBP's and have sold my PowerBook.
    1. m600i's Avatar
      m600i -
      Does anyone know if the mail fetch problem will be fixed in 2.2 or at least function more often?
    1. BarberMods's Avatar
      BarberMods -
      Quote Originally Posted by echo View Post
      What about the fact that the new MacBooks and MacBook Pros render Pwnage unusable? Will this be addressed and "fixed" by the Dev team? I can't use Pwnage as I bought one of the new MBP's and have sold my PowerBook.
      what are you talking about!?
      I have a Macbook Pro and have had 0 problems with pwnage
    1. joseluismb's Avatar
      joseluismb -
      Ok, warning taken. Just one thing... it says it may affect your chances of software unlock in the future... what if I'm a legit user? Couldn't I just upgrade when the FW is out? Although I know I won't be able to jailbreak in the new FW for a few days... Or does this also affect future jailbreaks?
    1. Napoleon_PhoneApart's Avatar
      Napoleon_PhoneApart -
      Quote Originally Posted by joseluismb View Post
      Ok, warning taken. Just one thing... it says it may affect your chances of software unlock in the future... what if I'm a legit user? Couldn't I just upgrade when the FW is out? Although I know I won't be able to jailbreak in the new FW for a few days... Or does this also affect future jailbreaks?
      You can upgrade immediately if future unlocking isn't what you're looking for. You might have to wait a short while for jailbreaking capability, however.
    1. joseluismb's Avatar
      joseluismb -
      You can upgrade immediately if future unlocking isn't what you're looking for. You might have to wait a short while for jailbreaking capability, however.
      Yea... that's what I thought... Thanks for confirming, tho! =D
    1. khaoticsquirrel's Avatar
      khaoticsquirrel -
      since when does a MBP reject applications?
    1. heath_rox's Avatar
      heath_rox -
      Quote Originally Posted by khaoticsquirrel View Post
      since when does a MBP reject applications?
      it doesn't but it doesn't recognize the iphone in dfu mode wich is needed for pwnagetool
    1. aries_green_monkey's Avatar
      aries_green_monkey -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      W3Counter - Global Web Stats

      He's half right since Macs do have around a 5% market share while Windows (all versions) got over 90% with the remaining falling to Linux/Others.

      EDIT: other sources lead me to numbers as high as 8% but still nothing compared to Windows.
      touchÉ

      =]

      but yeah, i mean its not nearly 95% + on windows.

      You must include liniux and the other small guys...

      Also, if you follow the TRENDS apple is moving up