iPhone Firmware 2.2.1

3G Fuzzyband Downgrader: GUI based Tool Makes it Easy to Downgrade Baseband to 02.28.00 for iPhone 3G Users

3G Fuzzyband Downgrader: GUI based Tool Makes it Easy to Downgrade Baseband to 02.28.00 for iPhone 3G Users

Last month, the iPhone hacking community had released a tool called pHaseBanDowngrader to help iPhone 3G users who had accidentally upgraded to iPhone OS 2.2.1 without preserving their baseband to downgrade baseband from 02.30.03 to 02.28.00.

However, the tool had two limitations, it worked with only bootloader version 5.08 and it was only meant for those who were technically inclined as it required some command line work.

w1kedZ (coding) & DHowett (GUI) have just released 3G Fuzzyband Downgrader to address the second issue. It is based on the same exploit in the 5.08 bootloader found by geohotz but comes with a nice and simple GUI.

It also checks the version of bootloader on your iPhone 3G and tells you if you can downgrade the baseband.

Tool Released to Downgrade Baseband from 02.30.03 to 02.28.00 for iPhone 3G Users

Tool Released to Downgrade Baseband from 02.30.03 to 02.28.00 for iPhone 3G Users

Apple had released iPhone firmware 2.2.1 back in Jan which included some minor bugs and improvements.

However Dev Team had warned against updating to firmware 2.2.1
without preserving the baseband if iPhone 3G users wanted to unlock their iPhone as it also included a baseband update (02.30.03) which breaks the "injection hole"
that they had used in their application yellowsn0w to modify the
firmware which had helped to successfully unlock iPhone 3G.

There might be some good news for iPhone 3G users who had accidentally upgraded to iPhone firmware 2.2.1 without preserving their baseband as ModMyi is reporting that a tool called pHaseBanDowngrader has just been released that allows iPhone 3G users to downgrade baseband from 02.30.03 to 02.28.00.

Have iPhone Safari Crashes Reduced Significantly After Upgrading to iPhone Firmware 2.2.1?

Have iPhone Safari Crashes Reduced Significantly After Upgrading to iPhone Firmware 2.2.1?

iPhone's Safari browser is easily one of the best mobile browsers I have used and one of my favorite iPhone apps; however I had just one complaint. It crashed quite often. It was a view shared by many readers here at iPhone Hacks which is why we had written an article on how to fix Safari crashes.

Its more than a month since I have upgraded to firmware 2.2.1 and I am happy to report that Safari crashes have reduced significantly.

Step-by-Step Guide to Jailbreak iPhone 3G running Firmware 2.2.1 using QuickPwn 2.2.5-2 (Windows)

Step-by-Step Guide to Jailbreak iPhone 3G running Firmware 2.2.1 using QuickPwn 2.2.5-2 (Windows)

if you want to update your iPhone 3G to firmware 2.2.1 but at the same time preserve its baseband so that you can also unlock it then you should follow our step-by-step guide to use Dev Team's PwnageTool.

But If you don't want to unlock your iPhone 3G now or anytime in the future and only want to jailbreak it to install jailbreak iPhone apps then you can update your iPhone 3G with firmware 2.2.1 using iTunes and then use QuickPwn 2.2.5-2 to jailbreak it.

Here is our step-by-step guide to jailbreak iPhone 3G using QuickPwn 2.2.5-2 for Windows users updated for iPhone firmware 2.2.1.

Step-by-Step Guide to Jailbreak iPhone 3G running Firmware 2.2.1 using QuickPwn 2.2.5 (Mac)

Step-by-Step Guide to Jailbreak iPhone 3G running Firmware 2.2.1 using QuickPwn 2.2.5 (Mac)

The Dev Team had warned iPhone 3G users against updating to firmware 2.2.1
as it also included a baseband update which breaks the "injection hole"
that they had used in their application yellowsn0w to modify the
firmware which had helped to successfully unlock iPhone 3G.

So if you want to update your iPhone 3G to firmware 2.2.1 but at the same time preserve its baseband so that you can also unlock it then you should follow our step-by-step guide to use Dev Team's PwnageTool.

If you don't want to unlock your iPhone 3G now or anytime in the future and only want to jailbreak it to install jailbreak iPhone apps then you can update your iPhone 3G with firmware 2.2.1 using iTunes and then use QuickPwn to jailbreak it.

So here is our updated step-by-step guide to jailbreak iPhone 3G using QuickPwn for Mac users updated for iPhone firmware 2.2.1.

Step-by-Step Guide to Jailbreak iPhone 3G and Preserve Baseband using PwnageTool

Step-by-Step Guide to Jailbreak iPhone 3G and Preserve Baseband using PwnageTool

Apple released iPhone firmware 2.2.1 couple of weeks back which included some minor bugs and improvements. The Dev Team had warned against updating to firmware 2.2.1 as it also included a baseband update which breaks the "injection hole" that they had used in their application yellowsn0w to modify the firmware which had helped to successfully unlock iPhone 3G.

They released the updated version of their PwnageTool 2.2.5 which allows users to update their iPhone 3G to firmware 2.2.1 and also jailbreak it but at the same time preserve the baseband so they can unlock their iPhone.

This step-by-step guide will show you how to use Dev Team's PwnageTool 2.2.5.

Warning: Turn Off Airplane Mode before Updating your iPhone with the latest Firmware; Tip to Fix the Problem

Warning: Turn Off Airplane Mode before Updating your iPhone with the latest Firmware; Tip to Fix the Problem

Victor Agreda over at TUAW has reported a problem that everyone should be careful about before updating their iPhone with the latest firmware update using iTunes.

His warning message:

"Turn off Airplane Mode before updating your iPhone firmware"

It looks like Victor is not the only one who puts his iPhone in Airplane mode before upgrading, one of readers, Mario had also reported an issue few days back while trying to update his iPhone with iPhone firmware 2.2.1 which was released by Apple last Tuesday. He also has the habit of turning on Airplane mode before upgrading but he hit a problem this time.

QuickPwn 2.2.5-2 for iPhone Firmware 2.2.1 Released for Windows

QuickPwn 2.2.5-2 for iPhone Firmware 2.2.1 Released for Windows

After releasing PwnageTool 2.2.5 and QuickPwn 2.2.5 for iPhone firmware 2.2.1 for Mac users earlier in the day, the iPhone Dev team has just released QuickPwn 2.2.5-2 for Windows users.

The QuickPwn tool can be used to jailbreak and unlock 1st Gen iPhone and only jailbreak iPhone 3G. But using QuickPwn or the upgrading to iPhone Firmware 2.2.1 from iTunes will re-lock your iPhone 3G. So iPhone 3G users should use QuickPwn 2.2.5-2 if you DON'T care about unlocking and want to ONLY jailbreak your iPhone 3G.

PwnageTool 2.2.5 and QuickPwn 2.2.5 for iPhone Firmware 2.2.1 Released for Mac

PwnageTool 2.2.5 and QuickPwn 2.2.5 for iPhone Firmware 2.2.1 Released for Mac

The iPhone Dev team has released updated versions of their PwnageTool and QuickPwn Tools to jailbreak and unlock the 1st Gen iPhone and jailbreak iPhone 3G running iPhone firmware 2.2.1  that was released by Apple on Tuesday.

The updated PwnageTool will allow iPhone 3G users to create custom firmware (.ipsw) which will preserve the baseband so that it can be unlocked and also bring new features of iPhone firmware 2.2.1.

The latest versions of their iPhone hacking tools are PwnageTool 2.2.5 and QuickPwn 2.2.5. They are currently available only for Mac users. Dev Team will releasing QuickPwn 2.2.5 for Windows users shortly. Dev Team has also released QuickPwn 2.2.5-2 for Windows users.

Step-by-Step Guide to Downgrade from iPhone Firmware 2.2.1 to Firmware 2.2

Step-by-Step Guide to Downgrade from iPhone Firmware 2.2.1 to Firmware 2.2

One of the most common problems after Apple releases its the latest
firmware update for the iPhone is that some users who have jailbroken
their iPhone end up losing the jailbreak and all the jailbreak iPhone apps and if they have unlocked their iPhone end up locking their iPhone if they accidentally upgrade to the latest firmware update.

So when Apple released iPhone firmware 2.2.1 on Tuesday, quite a few readers ended up accidentally upgrading their iPhones to the latest firmware update despite the warning from the iPhone Dev team.

One of our readers, ezio-xb just commented on our step-by-step guide to downgrade from iPhone firmware 2.2 to 2.1 to tell us that he was able to successfully downgrade his iPhone 3G back to firmware 2.2 and jailbreak it. We have updated the guide to downgrade from iPhone firmware 2.2.1 to firmware 2.2.