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Firmware 2.1 Available for the iPhone

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Sep 12, 2008, 10:33 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Today Apple released the 2.1 firmware update for the iPhone. The update improves 3G reception, increases battery life, reduces time to complete backups with iTunes and adds the ability to create Genius playlists.

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Crunchy Frog

Sep 12, 2008, 1:54 PM

So far, so good.

I did the update this morning on my iPhone 3G and 2G the moment they were available. So far I can say the update is required for any iPhone 3G user to improve performance. I have immediately noticed:

1. Dramatic 3G reception increases in my home from a max of 2 bars to 5.
2. No garbled or dropped calls so far today.
Apps install much faster and no phone app crashes yet.
3. iPhone backup not taking 20 to 30 minutes anymore.
4. Screen transitions are faster without the lagging.
5. Slide lock and button presses are not hanging.
6. So far so good on battery life but I have not run the phone all day yet so I really can't comment. 🙂
Will this update change anything significant on the 2G iPhones or only the 3G?
I did the upgarde this am & lost about 1/3 of my contacts. What a pain. Each time I've done the upgrade something has gone wrong. ☚ī¸

Any ideas why they can't offer the upgrade as they do the apps store, over the airwaves directly to your phone vs...

Sep 15, 2008, 11:51 AM

Idid the update

I noticed a big improvement on signal strength but I have to say I still drop calls. It may say I have 3-4 bars but at my house calls still fail.
contact response time is better , it's a good fix overall but , signal strength doesn't mean , no drop calls according to what apple fix is. I used to get no bars at my house but I get 2-3 in 3 g but still drop calls. Oh well.

Sep 12, 2008, 2:03 PM

no problems and pwned real quick too!

I used www.quickpwn.com and it worked perfectly in about 15 minutes. Im real happy...battery life actually is much better too! been on wifi for about an hour and battery life is still up and running solid at about 95%.
Does this just pwn the iPhone or does it unlock it as well?
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