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  • Firmware 2.2 Released

    iPhone Firmware Version 2.2 was released this morning, and as usual it is recommended you do not apply it until the Dev Team gets Pwnage tool and Quickpwn updated. Some of the new features include are:

    Street View For Google Maps
    Ability To Turn Auto-Correct Off
    Ability to download Podcasts over the air.
    Updated Safari Menu Bar
    Walking And Bus Directions in Maps.
    No copy or paste OR MMS
    More to come as we see them...

    ALSO: iTunes 8.0.2 Is out as well (Thanks to nickh for sending that in)
    Onslaught of Direct Links ahead!

    1st Gen Touch: Here
    2nd Gen Touch: Here
    1st Gen iPhone: Here
    iPhone 3G: Here

    Edit Poseidon: For 1st generation users that just can't wait for the updated pwnage/quickpwn... you can use the UPDATE feature iTunes and retain the unlock (no baseband update) and activation. You WILL lose your 3rd party apps and jailbreak.

    The jailbreak for 2.2 is on its way soon according to the dev team - they just have to test to make sure it works fine, but they're fairly sure the Pwnage method is unchanged in 2.2.

    If you are using a proxySIM (YES SIM, Universal SIM, etc) for your 3G unlock then DO NOT upgrade. The baseband gets upgraded and you proxySIM will NO LONGER WORK!

    If you accidentally upgrade your 3G iPhone to firmware 2.2 there is NO WAY to downgrade because of the baseband update. You're STUCK.

    admin edit: Remember, if you're jailbroken, DO NOT UPDATE quite yet!

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Firmware 2.2 Released started by DoerrFan View original post
    Comments 230 Comments
    1. liveforit's Avatar
      liveforit -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheOrioles33 View Post
      Not worth updating for me right now. Nothing of interest. Especially since my phone has been running solid for a couple months now. Havent had to do a restore in quite awhile.

      Agreed, nothing in the 2.2 FW interests me enough to decide to jailbreak even when it does become available..
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      i want to play with the new features in the mean time..
      no you dont!, you just want to play with a new "feature" not "features" lol you just want google maps and you kno it!
    1. aonavy's Avatar
      aonavy -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      no you dont!, you just want to play with a new "feature" not "features" lol you just want google maps and you kno it!
    1. bhz1's Avatar
      bhz1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by name00 View Post
      Awesome!!!! cant wait to update it
      what a goog morning!!! this early morning i get up, grab my iphone, and see what happens -> 2.2 is out
      It's snowing out as well, hopefully shool will be canceled and dont give students the ****. it's now 7:16 west chester PA 19380
      Sorry to tell you but I dont think school will be cancelled over this. I'm not far from you, my kids go to Conestoga. So typical of this area for people to act like a dusting is a major weather event.

      Then again, if I were still in school, Id be thinking like you. LOL.
    1. penguin_tri's Avatar
      penguin_tri -
      Ive just updated and I feel there is a definite speed ibcrease when browsing the menus. Also the irritating feature where when u got a new sms and it display a new message on the lock screen without saying who from, is fixed so now it displays the sender on the lock screen.
    1. prestone683's Avatar
      prestone683 -

      Quote Originally Posted by zerobrand View Post
      help! i upgraded and now i lost all my jailbreak apps! what can i do??? i tried to downgrade and won't work!!

      HELP HELP!!

      just kidding xD
      That won't be long until we hear all sorts of complaints. I upgraded, and now's its broken... Ugh, what do I do now?

      Step 1) Find a high cliff (you can even use Google Maps for it)
      Step 2) Attempt to be Wiley Coyote, and step off the edge

      I promise the fall won't hurt. The sudden stop at the bottom? That'll leave a slight bruise...http://modmyi.com/forums/images/smilies/biggrin.gif
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      is there an updated app store?
    1. ZIGE's Avatar
      ZIGE -
      Quote Originally Posted by penguin_tri View Post
      Ive just updated and I feel there is a definite speed ibcrease when browsing the menus. Also the irritating feature where when u got a new sms and it display a new message on the lock screen without saying who from, is fixed so now it displays the sender on the lock screen.
      does it prompt you to activate after you update?
    1. Sullivan0930's Avatar
      Sullivan0930 -
      cool. finally gps for walkers.. kept bringing me to the highway.
    1. lookatthemonkeys's Avatar
      lookatthemonkeys -
      Two little things I am excited about...

      1) Ability to return to the first page of the homescreen by pressing the home button again (useful when you have 8 pages of apps!)

      2) Drop pins have addresses and you can email the location to someone!

      Again...I get easily excited...cant wait for custom firmware.
    1. LeeDude's Avatar
      LeeDude -

      So far, 2.2 feels like it is running a lot more stable to me then 2.1 was. The iPod section has a new "feel" to it with, as does safari. Safari feels a little more stable to me right now as well. I'm still upset, however, that I can not edit my finalized playlists from my phone. "on the go" 1-4 (never renamed them because I need to do it from iTunes) can only be alterred at the time of creation. It's a small issue, but problematic to me.

      I haven't jaibroken in a while, but as always, don't upgrade if you want to remain hacked/alterred in any way. I imagine that if you update, just like In all prior versions, you will need to activate to use the phones features. If you are not a legit customer, proceed with extreme caution. Otherwise, the ungodly hand of Steve jobs will smite you as if you were the leader of an anti-apple cult seeking to bring them down with Chuck-Norris-like kicks of roundhouse.

      That is all.

    1. ASar08's Avatar
      ASar08 -
      Well I was jailbroken on 2.1, but I only had a few apps I was going to lose, so I did the upgrade. The first thing I noticed is that the upgrade was FAST and EASY. It did not erase music / apps when it updated... the whole process took about 15 minutes. There's no way it re-synced 10 gigs of music and 50 apps in 15 minutes. This is a MAJOR improvement as far as I'm concerned... as it makes the upgrade painless. Overall 2.2 seems to be much more responsive. Menus definitely load faster, and overall the phone is much more responsive. Safari has a new look and seems to load pages faster. The look of the iPod has changed slightly... cover flow MUCH more responsive and smooth. Photos scroll faster and smoother. Camera app opens probably twice as fast (at least for me). Contacts load / scroll faster. Overall I like it very much!

      One interesting thing I noticed... I had changed my carrier name with Erica Sudans "Make it mine" app (or whatever it's called...) the update did not change this back. Weird...

      There are other things I notice as well... but I have to start doing work before my boss shows up
    1. xGoOcHx's Avatar
      xGoOcHx -
      Here is what Apple has posted as the new fixed in FW 2.2

      iPhone 2.2 Software Update

      This update contains many bug fixes and improvements, including the following:
      Enhancements to Maps
      - Google Street View
      - public transit and walking directions
      - display address of dropped pins
      - share location via email
      Enhancements to Mail
      - resolved isolated issues with scheduled fetching
      of email
      - improved formatting of wide HTML email
      Improved stability and performance of Safari
      Podcasts are now available for download in iTunes
      application (over Wi-Fi and cellular network)
      Decrease in call set-up failures and call drops
      Improved sound quality of visual voicemail messages
      Pressing the Home button from any Home screen takes
      you to the first Home screen
      Preference to turn on/off auto-correction in Keyboard

      Products compatible with this software update:
      iPhone 3G
    1. aries_green_monkey's Avatar
      aries_green_monkey -
      Quote Originally Posted by AppleChic View Post

      ...bar now occupying its own space on the title bar
      - Toggle On / Off to disable the auto-correction
      - 461 Japanese emoji icons
      - Support for new languages.
      - Line-in audio is activated and can be used through the headphone jack
      - Google Street View, Google Transit information - Routes public transport, Walking directions, Location sharing.
      - App Store: 'Categories' now shows the icons of the applications instead of the list, In each page of the application has been added by a button 'Tell A Friend' & 'Report A Problem', Added the possibility of scoring the application when the user chooses to delete from the device, Added the possibility for direct downloading.....
      So i guess the two rumored features i was REALLY looking forward to didn't even get released... well the appstore is slightly different but its nothing too special
    1. jibaro3's Avatar
      jibaro3 -
      you can downgrade if you decide not to keep 2.2 firmware back to 2.1 I just did using Quickpwn, but you will lose everything you have in the phone mail, apps, music etc
      Firmaware 2.2 is much better in everywhere i can waith for the DevTeam to jailbreake. If you update it will be not jailbreak your phone
    1. Andy51081's Avatar
      Andy51081 -
      Wheres the google street view?
    1. intel inside's Avatar
      intel inside -
      so i have t-mobile on a 1 gen iphone and when i do the update il still have my iphone unlocked?
    1. trilogy069's Avatar
      trilogy069 -
      As far as I have read...you should still be unlocked but you will not be Jailbroken..meaning no cydia...third party apps....I am on TMO as well
    1. ejmack's Avatar
      ejmack -
      yeah no kidding where is the street view? Do I have to click the home button while holding the phone upside down while in Map View at closest zoom? Or do I just not see the huge button that says street view...
    1. LeeDude's Avatar
      LeeDude -
      When you type in an address and hit enter, a new icon pops up on the left side of the place. I think it's orange, on the opposite side of the > to get more information. Tap it for street view. It's pretty awesome. Vast improvement over zooming in from overhead.