Daily Archives: July 10, 2008

Are you having problems with iPhone 2.0?

Are you having problems with iPhone 2.0?

UPDATE – click here for NEW firmware download help!

So we can’t help but notice that Apple still hasn’t officially released iPhone software 2.0 for first-gen iPhones, even though most self-respecting gadget freaks have pulled it from the direct download links that popped up earlier. Since the file was hosted and available on Apple’s servers around the time it was expected for release, it seemed safe to assume that it was legit — and indeed, it (for the most part) works fine and plays well with the newly-live App Store. But a few of us here have had persistent problems on our first-gen iPhones: interface lag, crashing apps, hard resets, you name it. On top of that, we’re hearing whispers that the .ipsw in question was meant only for 3G phones and not first-gen units — and bizarrely, the build number of what we’ve got is 5A347, while our launch iPhone 3G is running build 5A345 on them. So until Apple stops being, well, Apple, and clears this all up, we’re putting it to you: how are things going? Any problems, or smooth sailing? Happy you took the early plunge?

I have had a few hinkey things happen, restarts, freezes etc….. How about you?

(Via Engadget)



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Mobile Me video guide uses Firefox browser NOT Safari…interesting.

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I finally got MobileMe to work me.com and there is a nice guided video tour of all the things it does. I found it interesting that the browser they use is Firefox and NOT safari. What do you think???


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Tons of iPhone 3G Pics -Big, Beautiful!

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iPhone 2.0 Firmware (5A347) Available Early

iPhone 2.0 Firmware (5A347) Available Early

6E8AEE7B-5F6E-471E-B115-68F780452489.jpgUPDATE – THIS POST IS FROM JULY 10TH. It is about iPhone software version 2.0 (you know the one that sucks) stay tuned for 2.1 news coming (hopefully) SOON!


Once again, digging through Apple’s XML files has revealed the url to the iPhone 2.0 Firmware that is presently available on Apple’s servers. One of our readers found this new firmware image:

iPhone1,2_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw (download link)

This build is slightly higher than the one of the latest iPhone Firmware Beta (5A345) which was also spotted on shipping iPhone 3Gs. Despite the filename appearing in the XML file, the actual firmware has not yet been released officially. As well, the firmware carries a “1,2” designation while all previous firmwares, including the beta firmwares carried a “1,1” number.

Apple has posted an updated guide about firmware upgrades and warns:
Normally if you choose to update, the iPhone or iPod touch software is updated but your settings and media are not affected. If your device currently has a software version prior to 2.0 (1.x) and you are updating to software version 2.0 or later, all data on your device will be erased in order to perform install the new software. In this case, iTunes will offer to create a one-time media backup of your device depending on what content is on your device and what content is stored in the iTunes Library you are connected to. You should ensure that you have enough free space on your Mac or PC to accommodate a backup that matches the capacity of your iPhone or iPod touch (4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, or 32 GB) if you proceed with the this backup.

Be sure to fully sync prior to proceeding. In order to install this firmware, you will have to do it manually by pressing the Option key (Shift under Windows) when pressing the “Check for Update” button in iTunes version 7.7. Then select the .ipsw file manually. If for some reason your download is a “.zip” file, rename it to “.ipsw” before proceeding.

We expect the firmware to be officially released shortly and will appear in your iTunes software update. If you don’t wish to wait, you can use this method, but should proceed with caution and at your own risk. That being said, there are reports of people having successfully used this firmware on the original iPhone, and are successfully downloading and running App Store apps.

Note: Can not be used for iPod touch.

(Via MacRumors)

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‘January Upgrade’ included in iPod touch 2.0

Confirmed: iPod touch 2.0 software to include ‘January Upgrade’

In an update to their knowledge base article about the subject this morning, Apple has confirmed that the 2.0 firmware will include Mail, Stocks, Maps, Weather and Notes.

There had been some speculation about this earlier this month.

Also — when it’s available, Apple said the iPhone 2.0 Software Update for iPod Touch will be available at http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/appstore. Currently, the page points to the same “coming soon” page that we’ve come to know and love, but I’m sure checking back often wouldn’t hurt.

Apple also confirmed, as you might imagine, that the January Software Upgrade itself is now no longer available. iPod models shipped after January 15 included the upgrade, while models shipped before did not. Users of those earlier models had to pay $20 for the suite of five apps.

(Via (TUAW))

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Apple TV 2.1 – what’s new?

Apple TV 2.1 walkthrough

Today Apple released the 2.1 update for the Apple TV. The main new features of this update are MobileMe and support for Remote.app (Apple’s Remote application for iPhone/iPod touch users).

Telling readers what the update did is one thing, but showing is a completely different story, that’s why we went the extra mile to bring you a walkthrough of the new features in the 2.1 update. So check out our gallery of Apple TV 2.1 screenshots.

Gallery: Apple TV 2.1 update

(Via (TUAW))

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3G iPhone Officially Torn Apart!

3G iPhone Officially Torn Apart by iFixit.com.


It’s official: While here in the states we begin the countdown to 8 a.m. tomorrow, those in parts of the world have already been blessed with the iPhone 3G wonder as the launch is underway. Members of iFixit.com flew to New Zealand to be amongst the first to buy and disassemble the iPhone 3G. You can check out iFixit’s photos and logs of their excursion and subsequent findings on their website. Additionally, according to iPhoneBuzz.com, the first person in line in New Zealand (alias: iPhone Johnny) posted photos of the kickoff event and the first iPhone sold at his local Apple store. For those of your who want to live the experience before actually living it: check out the fairly interesting play-by-play on his blog.

A couple of notes provided for readers by iFixit, and those tech savvy enough to care:

• LCD and Glass components are NOT glued together
• Battery is not soldered on

Lastly, Apple issued a press release today on their website reminding us that the iPhone 3G will go on sale tomorrow here in the U.S. at 8 a.m. at Apple and AT&T stores across the country. The press release also includes a laundry list of the 3G’s most promising assets…In case you weren’t already sold. To view the document in its entirety, click here.

Additionally, iFixit.com has posted an iPhone 3G First Look Gallery, but their site is being extremely unresponsive. Hopefully a mirror will come soon.

(Via MacBlogz)

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