iPhone Firmware 2.1

Step-by-Step Guide to Downgrade from iPhone Firmware 2.2 to Firmware 2.1

Step-by-Step Guide to Downgrade from iPhone Firmware 2.2 to Firmware 2.1

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 accidentally upgrading it.

So when Apple released iPhone firmware 2.2 on Thursday night, quite a few readers ended up accidentally upgrading their iPhones to the latest firmware.

The problem is that they ended up losing the jailbreak and all the unofficial iPhone apps. They are left with two options: 1. Either wait for the iPhone Dev Team to release the latest hacking tools which should be soon or 2. Downgrade to iPhone firmware 2.1.

One of our readers, Jason, has tried the second option and successfully downgraded his iPhone to iPhone firmware 2.1.

Update:

Dev Team Releases PwnageTool 2.2, QuickPwn 2.2 for Mac & QuickPwn 2.2 for Windows; Supports iPhone Firmware 2.2

Step-By-Step Guide to Create Free Custom Ringtones for Your iPhone Using iTunes 8

Step-By-Step Guide to Create Free Custom Ringtones for Your iPhone Using iTunes 8

The simple ringtone hack that was discovered almost a year back still seems to work with the latest version of iTunes (v8.0.1).

It is based on the fact that iTunes differentiates a song file and a ringtone by the file extension. While we all know that the song file extension was AAC; the file extension for ringtones is "M4R".

You can check out the step-by-step guide to create free custom ringtones for your iPhone using iTunes 8.0.1.

Security Hole or Minor Privacy Bug in iPhone’s Emergency Call Feature?

Security Hole or Minor Privacy Bug in iPhone’s Emergency Call Feature?

In iPhone fimrware 2.1, Apple had fixed the security flaw that was discovered in iPhone firmware 2.0.2 which allowed someone to access your data and certain iPhone apps even when you have the passcode lock feature turned on.

The blogosphere has been buzzing about another small security hole in the Emergency call feature that was discovered by a programmer, Karl Kraft’s 12-year-old son.

So lets see what’s the fuss about after the jump.

iPhone Firmware 2.1: Fix for Voicemail Password Incorrect Popup & Caller ID Toggle Switch Issue

iPhone Firmware 2.1: Fix for Voicemail Password Incorrect Popup & Caller ID Toggle Switch Issue

The overall feedback from iPhone users about iPhone firmware 2.1 has been very positive.

It seems to have fixed most of the known problems with iPhone firmware 2.x.x such as dropped calls, slow iPhone syncs, iPhone apps crashing issues, 3G reception issues, Apple Logo Screen of Death problem.

However, there are still some issues observed by users with iPhone firmware 2.1.

You can checkout the fix for couple of bugs which seem to be annoying some users after upgrading to iPhone Firmware 2.1 after the jump.

iPhone Firmware 2.1 Allows Users to Launch iPhone Web Apps in Full-Screen Mode [Updated]

iPhone Firmware 2.1 Allows Users to Launch iPhone Web Apps in Full-Screen Mode [Updated]

We had published an article which covered quite a few undocumented features in iPhone firmware 2.1 that did not make it to the release notes.

However, Apple Insider reader has revealed a nice feature that seems to have slipped our radar.

iPhone users now have the ability to launch iPhone Web apps in full-screen mode without the Safari toolbar thus making an iPhone Web App look and feel like a native iPhone application.

Fix: iPhone Users Reporting Problems Retrieving Mails in the Background After Upgrading to Firmware 2.1

Fix: iPhone Users Reporting Problems Retrieving Mails in the Background After Upgrading to Firmware 2.1

As per this Apple Discussion thread, there are quite a few iPhone users reporting that their iPhone’s mail application fails to retrieve mails in the background when push is enabled and regardless of the interval that is set after upgrading to iPhone firmware 2.1.

If you are facing this issue then you can checkout the solution (after the jump) that might help fix the problem.

iPhone 3G Users Still Reporting Reception Issues After Upgrading to Firmware 2.1

iPhone 3G Users Still Reporting Reception Issues After Upgrading to Firmware 2.1

As I have mentioned earlier, the overall feedback from iPhone users about iPhone firmware 2.1 that was released by Apple last Friday has been very positive.

It seemed to have fixed most of the known problems with iPhone firmware 2.x.x such as dropped calls, slow iPhone syncs, iPhone apps crashing issues, 3G reception issues, Apple Logo Screen of Death problem.

However, this Apple discussion thread points out that iPhone 3G users are still reporting reception issues after upgrading to iPhone firmware 2.1.

QuickPwn v2.1 for iPhone Firmware 2.1 for Windows Users Released

QuickPwn v2.1 for iPhone Firmware 2.1 for Windows Users Released

The iPhone Dev Team had released the Pwnage Tool v2.1 and QuickPwn v1.1 to jailbreak and unlock the 1st Gen iPhone and jailbreak iPhone 3G running iPhone firmware 2.1 almost immediately after it was released by Apple last week. However, the tools were only for Mac users.

They have now released their QuickPwn v2.1 for Windows users that supports iPhone firmware 2.1.

Fix: GPS Not Working After Upgrading to iPhone Firmware 2.1

Fix: GPS Not Working After Upgrading to iPhone Firmware 2.1

The overall feedback from iPhone users about iPhone firmware 2.1 that was released by Apple last Friday has been very positive.

It seems to have fixed most of the known problems with iPhone firmware 2.x.x such as dropped calls, slow iPhone syncs, iPhone apps crashing issues, 3G reception issues, Apple Logo Screen of Death problem.

However, as per this Apple discussions thread, some iPhone 3G users have reported that GPS no longer works after upgrading to iPhone firmware 2.1.

Undocumented Features of iPhone Firmware 2.1

Undocumented Features of iPhone Firmware 2.1

Apple released the much awaited iPhone firmware 2.1 on Friday to fix issues such as  slow iPhone syncs, dropped calls, iPhone apps crashing issues, 3G reception issues, Apple Logo Screen of Death problem and the security flaw that was discovered by iPhone expert in iPhone firmware 2.0.2 as per the release notes.

However, there were some features that did not make it to iPhone firmware 2.1’s release notes, here is an exhaustive list of some undocumented features of iPhone firmware 2.1 compiled by Mac Rumors Forums user justinomg.