Should I install 2.1?

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  1. shevi macrumors newbie

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    I haven't been having any problems recently with my iPhone 3G. Connections are fine, I have 4-5 3G bars all around the area, and although Safari crashes about once a day, it's not a big deal. I'm just concerned that I'll upgrade to 2.1 (I have 2.0.2 installed now) and start having issues.

    What do those of you who have upgraded already think?
     
  2. paulold macrumors 6502

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    I have the 1st Gen iPhone and I have been very pleased with 2.1. My iPhone works a lot better now. It's no longer a hastle to sync/backup my iPhone and I no longer see sluggish performance or strange behavior when using the phone. I am especially happy they fixed the Contacts delays. I am back to loving my phone.
     
  3. Julien macrumors G3

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    I've had the iPhone since day one (now a 3G) and 2.1 to me is by far the best stability upgrade yet.
     
  4. mBox macrumors 68020

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    So far so good :) It hasnt fixed the probs with updating apps on both sides but as fas as apps crashing, hasnt happened yet :)
     
  5. FearlessFreep macrumors 6502a

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    2.1 is what 2.0, 2.0.1 and 2.0.2 should have been. Install.
     
  6. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    +10.
     
  7. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    I finally upgraded my first gen iPhone to 2.1 and couldn't be happier. My battery life has doubled over 2.0, now it is back to 1.x levels. I've been using 2.1 for three days on a single charge, 2.0.x only got about a day and a half with the same usage. The delays in contacts and typing in Safari are gone. Safari has only crashed once in three days of use, whereas it crashed several times a day on 2.0.x.
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I haven't noticed any major improvements since I installed it, but I really didn't have very many problems before either. I say go for it.
     
  9. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if the OP is a user of very many third party applications? Version 2.1 has stopped my first generation iPhone from crashing back to the home screen whenever any third party applications were launched. I could fix it temporarily, but that behavior always returned.

    It is also worth installing, along with iTunes 8.0, because backup times are much, much shorter.

    My iPhone is working the best it has since it last was running version 1.1.4. The decision to update in this case is easy - Do it!
     
  10. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Yes.
     
  11. Oilbrnr macrumors 6502

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    Many of us are having POP fetch issues since upgrading to 2.1, so if that would effect you, then I would say NO.

    Otherwise, it seems to be a good update.
     
  12. Mikebuzzsaw macrumors 6502

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  13. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting. I started having POP mail fetch issues with version 2.0, but I haven't had any more of them since updating to 2.1. The release notes for 2.1 refer to fixing that. I wonder why I have stopped having those problems and others have started.
     
  14. criscris macrumors member

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    If you wanna jailbreak I'd wait. Lots of bugs. No easy jailbreak option out yet. I'd read around the forums before deciding. The reviews are mixed. Using iTunes 8 is also causing some issues.
     
  15. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    the 2.1 is (almost) comparable to 1.1.4, actually you know what it is on the same level as 1.1.4

    if you want an iphone the way it "should" be then DO IT! DO IT NOW!!
     
  16. pj rage macrumors 6502

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    There's absolutely no reason not to install 2.1.
     
  17. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    Pretty close. While Safari still isn't as stable as it was in 1.1.4, and Push from MobileMe still occasionally craps out (though obviously not an option in 1.1.4), its way, way better than any 2.0.x version.
     

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