Sep 12

The time has finally come. iPhone firmware version 2.1 has finally been released and features many bug fixes. Although, it does not contain advanced GPS features or Copy and Paste, which was one of the two most wanted items in this update. I also haven’t heard of the push notification server being opened in this firmware update.

The complete list of features is:

* 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

I am downloading the update now, so I cannot confirm any of these fixes working correctly.Â

Once again, if you want to keep your jailbreak, DO NOT UPDATE. Also, if you have an iPhone 3G which you want unlocked in the future, the iPhone-Dev Team recommends you not update until the new PwnageTool is released, which enables you to to disable the baseband update. We will report on when the new PwnageTool is released, along with WinPwn. Leave a comment below if the update has fixed anything for you.

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5 Responses to “iPhone 2.1 finally released”

  1. Marwan Says:

    CANT WAIT 4 WINPWN :smile:

  2. Ragart Says:

    I’ve been reading up on iClarified. I’ve got an unlocked and jailbroken 1st gen on 2.0.2. If I update using iTunes 8 to 2.1, can I keep my unlock? That’s all I really need right now anyway.

    I’ve seen a couple of testimonies on iClarified saying that the unlock is kept, but I just wanted a word-for-word answer if possible :P An iBrick won’t help me much

  3. taranfx Says:

    thnk God! the BETA 2.0.1 is over!
    i want to switch to 2.1 now!
    but i cant dare to live without Jailbreaking and unlocking without Baseband update..
    cumon WINPWN!

  4. v478 Says:

    hi if u want all the cracked application running don’t upgrade to 2.1 as it’s not allowed to run so wait for the jailbreak,but 2.1 really does improve in signal strength for 3g good work finally done for connectivity

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