[Itching to upgrade to 2.0?] Do the smart thing and wait!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jav6454, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    “All human wisdom is summed up in two words - wait and hope”

    2.0 is around the corner. As your heart pounds faster, for some anyways, and as you get more excited with the new features coming, like MMS or the iTunes Control, be patient and dont upgrade.
    For you old timers, you know this. You know that you should always wait and not upgrade because if you do upgrade and there is no solution for it, you will end up with a bricked phone. For the newcomers, "wait and hope." Let reports come in of how 2.0 reacts to Installer and Jailbroken iPhones- In fact we know that 2.0 doesnt allow either, including unlocking. What we dont know, is what the "gold master" solution has that may further prevent unlocking and jailbreaking.
    Also, if there is another developer out there claiming to have the unlocking capabilities for 2.0, always double check with moderators and with old timers on hackint0sh.org to make sure it wont brick your iphone, or hard-code a MAC address to every iphone it unlocks *cough cough*


    Stay tuned though. You never know what may be coming or released in the next few weeks.
     
  2. Riemann Zeta macrumors 6502a

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    This is true--think long and hard about whether or not you want to update before taking the plunge. For all those wanting to update, remember that the update is permanent, so no crying about downgrading to 1.1.4 once you have jumped. Furthermore, I have a locked AT&T phone, so there was no risk of 'bricking' my phone; those with unlocked phones absolutely cannot update.

    Having said that, I couldn't fight the anticipation and updated last night. I'm still not sure if it was worth it. The rendering speed of Safari is noticeably faster, but the email support sucks donkey ass. Mail.app crashes upon startup (every single time it is opened) and the exchange support forces one to have a password lock on their phone, preventing quick access (very annoying--I'm not in the bloody CIA, I just wanted to check my email on the go). Other than the glaring email problems, 2.0 is pretty nice. I just hope Apple addresses all of these mail bugs in 2.01.
     
  3. Alan Taylor macrumors 6502

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    I won't upgrade until other people are easily and successfully! And I wanna keep my SMSs!
     
  4. joseluis.17 macrumors regular

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    how long you guys think is gonna take tho the hacker community to have the iphone 3g jailbreaked
     
  5. Riemann Zeta macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I take back some of what I said about instability. I did a another full restore of 2.0 (5a345), but this time I did not perform the 'backup & restore settings' operation, I just went with a fresh phone. Highly recommended. It turns out that my Mail.app crashes (and many other instabilities) were due to all of the old preferences files (dating back to 1.0.0 for me) that were installed over the top of the OS 2.0 files, apparently creating a whole mess of conflicts. I guess restoring all my old prefs mindf*cked my phone.

    So, to anyone sticking with a 1st gen iPhone that wants to update to OS 2.0, I would recommend doing a full restore and not trying to do an update-in-place. You will save yourself a lot of quirkiness. Also remember that there is no such thing as a "jailbroken" 2.0 and there is no way to downgrade (well, it is a serious pain in the ass, at the very least), so if you would rather have JB Apps than the 2.0 features, stick with 1.1.4 or you are SOL.

    Unfortunately, using Exchange still requires a mandatory power-on password lockout. I really hope there is some way of disabling this, because I do not want to have to enter a password every time I want to perform the simplest little operation.
     
  6. Maxwell Smart macrumors 6502a

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    My phone has been especially glitchy since I hacked it, I think the 2.0 upgrade will be worthwhile if only to get rid of all of the cruft that has built up, and then if some apps can only be accessible by jailbreaking, I can jailbreak it in a bit.
     
  7. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Well there may be some exceptions, but overall, if you want to keep your current jailbroken apps, wait until the Dev Team says we can update using Pwnage or WinPwn.
     
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  9. Ninja Dom macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't bet on this happening. Blackberry's on Enterprise always have mandatory password entry every time the phone is powered on or woken up from sleep.
     
  10. cualexander macrumors 6502a

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    I call BS on exchange mandatory password. I know someone who has 2.0 and exchange and it does not require any password to get into the phone.
     
  11. VenomousSVT macrumors 6502

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    i would love to have the features of 2.0... however it means more to me to have my custom themes or programs. I would rather have a custom theme than have 2.0. When they get the official final 2.0 jailbroken, I will upgrade and load my themes onto it, until then I will be rocking my current OLD firmware.
     
  12. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Same here. I have the 2.0 software with me; however, its useless without being able to jailbreak it or for that matter unlock it.
     
  13. VenomousSVT macrumors 6502

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    being with at&t i dotn even need the unlocking, i just want custom themes really.
     
  14. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Be patient. It all will be solved.
     
  15. VenomousSVT macrumors 6502

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    yeah.. it isnt bothering me like it used to... maybe I am just getting older :) and wiser :eek:


    i will probably end up with a 3g in the next week or so anyways to tell you the truth.
     

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