Updating to 2.0.1; should I re-flash baseband? Also, mail broken?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by kean, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. kean macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2008
    Hey all, quick question. I have a 1st gen iPhone, and I used the PwnageTool to upgrade to 2.0, including unlocking the baseband for use on Tmobile. I now want upgrade to 2.0.1 with the updated PwnageTool. When I create the custom IPSW, should I include updating/unlocking the baseband (meaning, would the stock firmware re-lock the baseband)? Or is the baseband permanently unlocked? I seem to remember reading several places that it's not good for the phone to flash fimware to the baseband over and over, maybe it's bad for the hardware somehow. Ideas?

    Also, I've seen quite a few comments on the devteam's blog about this recent update breaking mail.app on the phone; anyone confirm/deny/shed light on that issue?
  2. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    mail works as intended. If you have issues with mail crashing then it is a permissions problem and you can use boss prefs to fix it. All in all just go ahead and use "easy mode" to build the ipsw. Just be sure to choose "yes" when your are asked if your phone was pwned before.
  3. kean thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2008
    I see about the mail, but...

    OK, but what about the unlocking? If I build my firmware without including the Boot Neuter flash, will my baseband remain unlocked? I guess that's my main question. I don't want to keep flashing my baseband on every little software update if it's not necessary. (and if it's possibly bad for the hardware in the long run)
  4. spinstorm macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2007
    Bootneuter ONLY flashes your baseband if it NEEDS to be flashed!

    When it first runs it checks your bootloader and basenband settings and if it is already neutered and unlocked it does NOT do anything!

    So having bootneuter in your custom firmware will not do anything if your phone is already unlocked so don't worry.

    As for 2.0.1 - it has the same baseband as 2.0 so your phone remains unlocked when you restore to 2.0.1 anyway!

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