Should I upgrade to 2.2.1 or stay at 2.2? (iphone 3g)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by lukeman3000, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. lukeman3000 macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, I'm new to the iphone hack scene, but I have been reading up.

    I have an iphone 3G that I would very much like to jailbreak. I have no desire whatsoever to "unlock" it, or to use it with other carriers.

    As such, I'm wondering if I should update my firmware before I jailbreak or not. I have heard people saying things like "THIS SUCKS NOTHING WORKZ ON 2.2" and things of that nature -- I just don't want to update if it's not going to work well for me..

    So I guess I'm just looking for some opinions: should I upgrade to 2.2.1 before I jailbreak, or stay at 2.2? If I do update to 2.2.1 and experience problems, can I roll-back to 2.2? I am very interested in running an application named Qik, as well as xgps, among others. Will these run ok on 2.2.1?
     
  2. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    I stayed on 2.2.....no reason to move to 2.2.1....Wait till a new super update comes out and gets broke. like 2.3>
     
  3. lukeman3000 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can you use the same pwnage tool to unlock 2.2 as you can 2.2.1? Or do you need an older version...

    I'm sure I can find the answer to this question but I've gotta run to class, just thought I would post it and see if anyone had an answer for me.
     
  4. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    No, 2.2.1 is a different animal. It updates the baseband, so that screws crap up. Listen...there is nothing noted that is a must have or urgent fix from 2.2 to 2.2.1....just stay on 2.2...I am not sure if Quickpwn works on 2.2.1 due to the baseband.
     
  5. lukeman3000 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay, I'm going to take your advice and stick with 2.2.

    That said, what method do I use to jailbreak a 2.2 iPhone 3G as a windows user?

    Every tutorial that I have found on the subject so far details how to upgrade to 2.2.1 prior to jailbreaking. But I want to stick with 2.2...

    Anyways, I appreciate the help. I'm sitting in class right now lol (it hasn't started yet).
     
  6. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    You cant go wrong with 2.2...link...sorry. I have a great step by step in my favs at home. I'll post in a few hours.
     
  7. lukeman3000 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hey man that would be awesome and very helpful. In the meantime, I'll be reading up on it more, but if you've got a good tutorial for me to follow, I'd like to see it
     
  8. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    The site I used was a step by step with the links to the ipsw for 2.2(5477), link to all files needed. Very easy to follow...i'll post when I get home. I am not sure if they updated site to 2.2.1 yet or not.

    Kinda like this, but this is for 2.2.1
    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1558
     
  9. lukeman3000 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mine is 2.2(5G77), not "5477"?

    Also, my modem firmware is 02.28.00 if that matters.

    I'm just saying because I don't know if I can use your tutorial or not if I have a slightly different firmware..
     

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