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Topic # 32157 14-Apr-2009 21:18
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A good guide:


A Summary of the information above is as follows:

  • If you have a 3G iPhone (2nd Generation), installing the 2.2.1 Firmware updates your baseband to 02.30.03, and blocks your ability to unlock the phone — allowing it to work on unsupported networks (like T-Mobile). You can still Jailbreak the phone however. So until unlocking this phone is supported, hold off on updating it using the normal Apple firmware — if you must update it, you can build your own custom firmware by using PwnageTool (Mac Only).

  • If you have a 2G iPhone (1st Generation) or a iPod Touch (1st Generation), installing 2.2.1 Firmware is fine — even though it updates your baseband, the way QuickPwn unlocks the phone still continues to work fine. So you are OK here in all cases.

  • If you have a iPod Touch (1st Generation), you can still apply this upgrade but you can only Jailbreak it while teathered to your computer. So you are still OK here.

[Moderator edit (MF): for copyright reason removed the entire post, which was a exact copy of the original]

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  Reply # 209450 26-Apr-2009 12:27
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I used the same instructions recently-worked like a charm.

One thing i would recommend is to make sure you are running THE MOST RECENT iTUNES, as when i went to update mine it was temporarily bricked.

Ended up having to put it manually into DFU mode, update iTunes and then "shift-click restore" it using the .ipsw given.


The force is strong with this one!

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  Reply # 209760 27-Apr-2009 14:23
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One thing I haven't done is apply 2.2.1, can we just apply that? Like the last short patch?

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  Reply # 209898 27-Apr-2009 19:41
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Yeah, i just "shift-click" restored it and then used Pwnage tool.

No dramas apart from reinstalling all my old apps lol


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  Reply # 209962 27-Apr-2009 21:15
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Another good source of unlock + jailbreak instructions is tutorials at

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