iTunes 9.2 Released To Support iPhone 4 And iOS 4; Dev Team Warn Jailbreakers To Avoid Installing It [Updated]


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Apple has just released iTunes 9.2, which brings support for iPhone 4 that will be available on June 24 and iOS 4 that will be released on June 21.

Apple had seeded iTunes 9.2 beta to developers of its iPhone Developer program last week at the WWDC 2010.

According to the release notes, iTunes 9.2 includes the following new features and improvements:

  • Sync with iPhone 4 to enjoy your favorite music, movies, TV shows, books and more on-the-go

  • Sync and read books with iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4 and iBooks 1.1

  • Organize and sync PDF documents as books. Read PDFs with iBooks 1.1 on iPad and any iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4

  • Organize your apps on your iOS 4 home screens into folders using iTunes

  • Faster back-ups while syncing an iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4

  • Album artwork improvements make artwork appear more quickly when exploring your library

iPhone Dev Team (via Twitter) are recommending users to avoid installing iTunes 9.2 if they want to jailbreak iPhone using the Spirit jailbreaking tool:

Don't install today's iTunes 9.2 if you plan on using Spirit for fresh JB (but it's fine for PwnageTool & redsn0w users)

Since iTunes 9.2 is required to install iOS 4 it looks like the warning is a temporary one and users who want to jailbreak their iPhone will probably have to wait for the iPhone Dev Team to release their jailbreaking tools for iOS 4.

If you don’t care about jailbreaking then you can download iTunes 9.1.1 from this link or via Apple Software update. Please don’t forget to let us know how it goes.

Update:

Please note that if you've already jailbroken your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch using Spirit then you can upgrade to iTunes 9.2. This warning is only applicable for those user who haven't jailbroken their iDevice yet and want to jailbreak using Spirit. 

We will also let you know if we’ve any further updates or if we discover something interesting in the new version of iTunes so stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks or follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our RSS feed.

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  • Doggz

    You heard it here first! Stay away if you want to JB your iPhone.

  • What if your iPhone is already jail broken? I currently have a jail broken iPhone 3G until I get my iPhone 4 delivered but I don't want problems with my jail broken 3G in the meantime.

  • The warning is applicable for users who have jailbroken their iPhone using Spirit jailbreak. According to Dev team's tweet, you should be fine if you have jailbroken your iPhone 3G with redsn0w or PwnageTool.

    The safer option is to avoid it until we get more clarity.

  • Jcm800

    Shit I installed it before the warning was read, my iPhone is old bootrom 3gs 3.1.2 jb with blackra1n, am I correct in thinking this up date won't affect me negatively?!
    Just figured I'd need iTunes 9.2 for upgrading to ios4 soon so I went ahead..

  • You should be fine. Updated the post to avoid any further confusion.

  • You should be fine. Updated the post to avoid any further confusion.

    On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 1:44 AM, Admin@iPhoneHacks.com <admin@iphonehacks.com> wrote:
    The warning is applicable for users who have jailbroken their iPhone using Spirit jailbreak. According to Dev team's tweet, you should be fine if you have jailbroken your iPhone 3G with redsn0w or PwnageTool.

    The safer option is to avoid it until we get more clarity.

  • Jcm800

    Ok thanks kindly

  • jacob

    i want the unlock to come out so i can sell my phone. Would i need to jailbreak to unlock my phone?

    Thanks for the help.

  • gavin

    please help me i have a 3GS with 3.1.3 official unlocked
    but Jailbroken using Spirit jailbreak
    can i not upgrade now to IOS4 as the unlock dont matter ? sorry if i sound dumb

  • Furo

    I can finally install iOS 4 GM on my iphone 3Gs.

  • TimW™©

    An official unlock via a carrier, eg. O2 UK will remain unlocked as it an Authorised one.

  • dan

    The simplest answer is, do not install the new Itunes update on your iphone, if you're unsure of what to do. Just say no to Itunes until when the next announcement goes out.

  • DANNY224

    When will be out the unlock tool for the 3GS 05.12.01 baseband, I still waiting for it to use my phone, please do something. otherwise is the iOS4 GM the official release one ? can i install it and preserve my baseband waiting for the unlock ?
    my phone is already jailbroken by Spirit, if I want to upgrade to iOS4 what should I do since iTunes 9.2 cannot support sipirt?
    Thanks

  • sharaff

    http://www.serviceok.net/english/order.php

    is this legitimate or a ripoff? anyone?

  • manoj

    rip off, stay away and dont waste ur money

  • Hired

    obviously fake!

  • rockrj

    i want a simple answer that i have jailbroken unlocked iphone 3g with 5.11.07 baseband so can i upgrade to ios 4 without affecting my unlock with this itunes 9.2????
    plz reply…

  • GuKc

    Upgrading to a new firmware updates the baseband which means your unlock will be lost.

  • jaydee

    Please…please…please……. when will the unlock be released for 5.12.1 base band if ever ?

    Is anyone actually working on it or have you been beaten by this one ??????

  • Skaar

    Don't see the hassle with updating Itunes, You can always downgrade it by having the older version saved somewhere. I've been doing that a lot because trying the ios4 GM on my iphone 3G requires itunes 9.. used the beta but now the original 4.2 is better because you don't need a UDID to activate your phone.

    If you want to downgrade itunes on a mac all you have to do is drag it from the application folder into the trash and delete itunes library under Username- Music – Itunes then install the older version. Its as easy as that and by the way you can test drive the 4.0GM with AT&t prepaid

  • rv97tbird

    Ok…still lost. I have a 3G with 3.1.3 and upgraded base band. Everyone is talking about the unlock. I used Spirit to Jailbreak, NOT unlock. Can I upgrade to iOS4 and still Jailbreak?

  • JB

    It might be helpful for those concerned to read tis part again:

    "Please not that if you've already jailbroken your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch using Spirit then you can upgrade to iTunes 9.2. This warning is only applicable for those user who haven't jailbroken their iDevice yet and want to jailbreak using Spirit. "

  • YES, you can jailbreak iphone 3g(non-MC) on ios 4 GM
    here:
    http://www.iphoneheat.com/2010/06/jailbreak-iphone-3g-ios-4-redsn0w-0-9-5-bet/

  • NEBO

    It might also be helpful to know that if something goes wrong and you need to restore the phone you will lose your jailbreak and not be able to use Spirit again. No reason to update to 9.2 right now.

  • kevin

    did you ever hach yout 3gs

  • Daniel

    ok what happen to me was i update my itunes to 9.2 and it wont detect my iphone 3g (jailbreak with spirit). weird huh…. anyway just wanna double confirm before i do something wrong. i have a iPhone 3g 8gb and is official unlock set. so i can go on for os 4.0 without any problem with jailbreak?

  • SB

    Can I do a fresh iPad 3.2 jailbreak if I uninstall 9.2 and install 9.1.1? Thanks.

  • Downside

    Ipad won't be affected by iTunes 9.2 until iOS4 is out for it

  • cocaniliedaniel@yahoo.com

    I jailbroke my iphone 3Gs 3.1.3 with spirit and dawnloaded iTunes 9.2 after that and now i want to upgrad to iOS4… can I then jailbrake my iphone ?

  • sathish

    how 2 use iph 4 blutooth?