[MAC] Will my pwnd iPhone still be unlocked if I update to 2.1?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by TommyLee, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. TommyLee macrumors regular

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    #1
    apparently the 2.1 update fixes some of the some technical difficulties I'm experiencing with my 1st gen iPhone.

    I pwnd it a few months ago using the pwnage tool and now it's got cydia. I really enjoy using my t-mobile sim and don't want to lose that.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, if you unlocked and jailbreaked using Pwnage on any firmware 2.x, when you use the iTunes updater to update to 2.1, it will remain unlocked (but not jailbreaked).

    So if you want to use Cydia apps, you should use Pwnage to jailbreak 2.1.

    If you don't need to use Jailbreak / Cydia apps, then you can just let iTunes update the phone.

    Mine is using the official 2.1 firmware on T-Mobile USA right now.
     
  3. neesh0 macrumors 6502a

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    If you are on 1.X software you will lose unlock and jailbreak, if you are on 2.X software you will lose only jailbreak not the unlock. Also, if you restore at any time you will lose unlock/jailbreak.
     
  4. TommyLee thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmmm... so what do I do?
    Backup the phone or something?
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You should backup the phone in iTunes, yes, certainly. This will allow you to recover your SMS, iPhone settings, etc, if you lose them on update.

    There's no way to back up Jailbreak content.

    What firmware are you using now?
     
  6. fa.ce macrumors 6502

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    i've a Vodafone iPhone 3G.
    I need to jailbreak it to install a program that i cannot find in AppStore.
    What happens when comes out the new official firmware version ?
    I'll loose all my unofficial content (programs, cydia, installer, etc. ) ?
     
  7. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    If you use PwnageTool it will recognize the Unlock and there will not be modem flash, just a Jailbreak.
     
  8. fa.ce macrumors 6502

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    what's the differences between Pwnagetool or QuickPwn ?
     

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