Update (231108): iPhone firmware 2.2 now out, jailbreak (both 2G and 3G) and unlock (for 2G) instructions are now available here…

As expected, the iPhone Dev Team has revealed a further update on their progress with unlocking the iPhone 3G and preparation from the coming iPhone firmware update version 2.2

Jailbreakers, in case you were wondering whether it you should update your jailbroken iPhone to 2.2 once Apple prompts you to do so in iTunes, here is what the iPhone Dev Team themselves said…

“Now for something a bit more serious, we’ve explained about Apple’s updates in the past and we’ve warned against the immediate installation of these updates without knowing what they do to your device.

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

Please don’t blindly install the update and then complain about it later ;-)”

[via iPhone Dev]

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7 Responses to iPhone Dev Team: iPhone 3G unlocking progress and firmware update 2.2

  1. 1
    iphone 3g says:

    its great that the firmware update is coming. i want that google street view app on my iphone.
    but, the software to unlock the iphone 3g is taking too much time!!

  2. 2
    Roland says:

    I unlocked my 2G iPhone after the firmware update to 2.01 with your software, which worked fine. However, the phone now performs extremely slow and constantly locks up even when just scrolling through the address book (it will continue after a wait). Is there any solution to help with this issue? Using the iPhone in its current state is very cumbersome.


    • 2.1

      Hi Roland, thanks for your message. Just like to first clear up a common confusion, the softwares aren’t actually created by us and instead by the iPhone Dev Team (blog.iphone-dev.org), therefore we are just users like yourself with a tiny bit more experience.

      For reasons we don’t entirely understand your problem seems to be very common amongst iPhone users who have jailbroken their iPhones. The only suggestion we could make is try and re-do the whole process again using a freshly downloaded firmware from Apple and then running QuickPwn. Sorry we could not be of more help, thanks for your time.

  3. 3

    I have my iphone jailbroken and I have one advice for you. If you have 10 screens of applications and many more installed from cydia it can slow your phone. It’s worth it! That’s why I’ll wait for the new soft to be broken.

  4. 4
    Joel says:

    i just got the iphone 3g from my friend and it was running firmware 2.1 will i have problems unlocking it when one is available or is this just talking about firmware 2.2

    • 4.1

      Hello Joel, thanks for leaving your comment, sorry for the delay in replying. You can in fact only jailbreak the iPhone 3G at this point and not unlock it though we now know that the iPhone Dev Team are making good progress and unlocking it will only be a matter of months (we suspect).

      Jailbreaking will give your iPhone the advantage to use third party apps and download from Cydia, of course this is entirely free. The latest jailbreaking methods for the iPhone 3G will work for firmware 2.1 and hopefully 2.2 in the near future. Here’s a link to our guide on doing this on firmware 2.1 http://blog.gadgetlite.com/2008/09/14/roundup-jailbreaking-unlocking-3/ please do not hesitate to contact us further for support!

  5. 5
    Kamal says:

    Hey Guys

    Your guys are doing gr88 work so keep it up.

    Here is my whiner…. my fone was disabled this morning so off I go to itunes to restore and without checking the prompts I happen to install the 2.2 and guess what… I am sitting with a locked phone..

    Do you guys have an approximate time for releasing the jailbreak for 2.2 … lest I just use the fone as a paper weight.



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