iPhone 2G - 2.1 upgrade beneficial?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chox99, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. chox99 macrumors regular

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    #1
    I'm sure it's been asked before, but what would be the benefit of upgrade it to 2.1 for my 2G phone? Is battery life increased? less crash? So far, I heard people saying 2.1 does nothing for 2G phone.

    Additional Question, I have 2.0.1. Can I just restore to 2.1 (using itunes 8) and winpwn it just like what I did with 2.0.1?

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

    andreab35

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    I think 2.1 for my first gen. iPhone was beneficial. 2.1 has a lot of bug fixes kinked out and for my phone, I see an increase in battery life with less app crashing. However for me, it seems that reception is poorer.

    As for your second question, I'm sorry that I cannot answer. After the 2.0 update, I do not know how to jailbreak.
     
  3. ElBerserko macrumors member

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    I'd wait for the next update. There are some serious bugs in the fetch email system for 2.1. If you are good with 2.0.1 I wouldn't bother. I wish I could go back.

    The only reason I get better battery with 2.1 is because my phone now doesn't bother checking for new email when on battery while in standby.
     

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