Does Apple ship Iphone 3G with 2.02 installed yet?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by plchung, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. plchung macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2008
    New to here. I read some people's story of receiving error message during 2.02 updating process and bricked their iphones. So I'm wondering if Apple already ship iphones with 2.02 already installed. So I can avoid the risk of breaking my iphone during updating process. Thanks

    If you just purchased iphone 3G with 2.02 installed, please write here.
  2. txhockey9404 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2008
    You will be fine. You cannot "brick" your iPhone while updating. If you cannot restore, put into DFU mode by following these directions (they work for windows and mac) DFU mode instructions. Go ahead and get it. If it really does get stuck, you can take it to the Apple store as long as you do not jailbreak it.
  3. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_0_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5C1 Safari/525.20)

    careful tho, you might get hit by a meteor on the way to the apple store.
  4. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    Lightning strikes are increasing amongst Apple users.
  5. plchung thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2008
    Thanks txhockey9404, for your info. Basically I'm thinking 2.02 came out for more than 1 week, Apple should start to ship those iphones with new software installed. I don't quite get the meaning of "bricking" the iphones. It seems that some users get battery or reception issues after updating to 2.02. If iphones come with new software, maybe these issues would not be present.
  6. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2008
    "Bricking" means the phone has been rendered useless, like a brick.
  7. Oskee2001 macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2008
    I bought my iphone 3G last tuesday and it had 2.0.1 installed. i upgraded to 2.0.2 with no problems at all.

    Relax people!
  8. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007

    unless it's typed in all caps, followed by 39 exclamation points...

    e.g. "U2 SONG BRICKED MY 3G IFONE!!!!???!!!! WTF???!!!!! HAAAALLLLP??!!!!"

    ...then it just means it needs to be rebooted or restored. :D
  9. Marky_Mark macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2005
    Bricks are useful too. I know - my house is made of several thousands of them and it does a good job of keeping me warm and dry.

    It's not made of duff iPhones though. That would be useless. :D
  10. tbonewilly macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2008
    Mission Viejo, CA
    Bought my wife an 8gb yesterday. Still has 2.0.1
  11. w0ngbr4d macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2006
    Findlay, OH
    Picked up 2 week 31 iPhones (white and black) on Saturday in Ann Arbor both with 2.0 on them. Still haven't upgraded them to 2.02 although I probably should.
  12. weeman macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2007
    My friend got an iPhone from a fresh shipment of iPhones today from the ATT store and it came installed with 2.0.2
  13. theunlocker macrumors member

    Dec 12, 2007
    Bought a 16GB black at AT&T on tuesday and it has 2.0.1 installed. 2nd iPhone 3G for me
  14. plchung thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2008
    I just read the latest report that Iphone 3G 2.0 and 2.0.1 demands more power than it needs to and over-loaded AT&T signal towers, and 2.02 is released to decrease the power needed for 3G. So more iphone users update to 2.02, the better the reception will be.;posts

    Apple should ship out Iphones loaded with 2.0.2 software, ideally 2.1. as soon as possible. Who knows how many people still stay with 2.0 or 2.0.1 and not even bother to update, or worry of brick/worsening their iphones by updating.
  15. murdoc158 macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2007
    West Bend, WI
    Got a 16GB black 2 days ago. Week 30 build with 2.0 installed. I'm not upgrading until a confirmed working firmware update is released.
  16. sibruk macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2007
    Got a black 16GB at Apple Store (Regent Street, London) yesterday as a swap-out after asking whether my 5 hour battery life was normal. It was a week 32, and it came with 2.0.1 installed.
  17. Y2JDMBFAN macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2007
    I got a new 16GB Black 3G last week and it had 2.0.2 loaded already. Week 34.


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