Dev Team Warn iPhone 3G Users to Avoid Upgrading to Upcoming Firmware 2.2

There is rumors that iPhone firmware 2.2 will be released this Friday (Nov 21st, 2008) and iPhone Dev Team  have successfully jailbroken and unlocked the first generation iPhone running iPhone firmware 2.2 Beta 2 which was seeded to developers of its iPhone Developer program.

However, in a post yesterday they have warned iPhone 3G users who are looking forward to unlock their iPhone 3Gs to avoid upgrading to upcoming iPhone firmware 2.2 when it is available until they don’t give an all clear.

The iPhone Dev Team have posted the following warning on their blog:

"Update warning!

We’ve explained about the pros and cons of applying Apple’s updates in the past and we’ve warned against the immediate installation of these updates without knowing what they do to your device.

This is indeed true of the iPhone 3G’s upcoming 2.2 release. Installing ‘2.2’ straight away on the iPhone 3G using the iTunes auto-updater could affect your chances of any software unlock in the near future (should one be found and released), so when you see an update in iTunes await our instructions first!

Please don’t blindly install the update and then complain about it later."

As reported earlier, the iPhone Dev Team have cracked iPhone 3G’s baseband and are getting closer to unlock iPhone 3G.

The Dev Team had told us earlier that it was impossible for Apple to
fix the bug they had exploited to unlock the 1st generation iPhone so the warning is only for iPhone 3G users. However, if you have jailbroken and/or unlocked your iPhone then updating your iPhone with the latest firmware is not recommended at least until the iPhone Dev Team have not released the latest version of their Pwnage Tool which can hack it.

The Dev Team have also mentioned that they are currently
not working on hacking the 2nd generation iPod Touch, but will in the future when they
get time.

They are currently focusing only on unlocking iPhone 3G.

[via iPhone Dev Team blog]

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