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Warning: Do Not Update to 2.2 Firmware

Warning: Do Not Update to 2.2 Firmware

Posted November 21, 2008 at 10:07am by iClarified
This is a reminder that those interested in a software unlock should not update to the 2.2 firmware until instructions are made available.

The iPhone Dev-Team has repeated stated that updating to 2.2 may prevent you from unlocking your 3G iPhone once a software unlock becomes available.

This is indeed true of the iPhone 3G’s upcoming 2.2 release. Installing ‘2.2’ on the iPhone 3G could affect your chances of any software unlock in the near future (should one be found and released), so when you see an update in iTunes await our instructions first!

Considering that the iPhone Dev-Team is one step closer to finishing the unlock, I would strongly recommend you wait until we post the proper upgrade tutorial on iClarified.

Warning: Do Not Update to 2.2 Firmware
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pitpat - November 22, 2008 at 1:30am
I am on the same boat. I auto click the update. :(:( please help how to downgrade to 2.1 again?
smellyKen - November 21, 2008 at 2:56pm
Yea, i was so tempted on updated to 2.2. But i knew i should wait until the jailbreak 2.2 is released instead. Luckily :D. I love my jailbreak 2.1 just fine :P
ais - November 21, 2008 at 2:36pm
Hello, after updating to 2.2 my i-smartphone unlock card doesn´t work any more. (iPhone 3g swisscom). I downloaded the firmware 2.1 from this site, but restoring in iTunes with comand + restore always brings error 5. Becarefull or know a working way back! ais
MakesMoves - November 21, 2008 at 11:50am
word on the street is 2.2 is downgrade friendly so give that a shot. when you downgrade you will definately loose your data. sync your important info first. DFU and run with it. Get more info first because I know the 2g can be, but the 3g might as well get more info because 2.2 changes the 3g's baseband so wait a couple hrs if u can afford to. if not drop to 2.1, if its a no go just come back up.
mt - November 21, 2008 at 11:45am
I made the mistake of updating to 2.2 immediately, and it now cannot connect to the mobile network (using a simunlock chip). Is it possible to reverse the update, for example by restoring the iphone to the 2.1 firmware version that you have available on this site? I cannot find a clear guideline on what will be restored, kept, changed, or lost lost if I try to do this. i would appreciate any advice, or a quick explanation of why this would/wouldn't work. Thanks!
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