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iPhone 2.0 & MobileMe Blues

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On the Apple-Support-MobileMe web page it states – “1% of MobileMe members cannot access MobileMe Mail. We apologize for any inconvenience”
but TUAW reports – “TUAW reader Drew told us: “Just got off the phone with AppleCare and they tell me MobileMe email is going to be down for 2-3 days, and that it’s the whole system, not just the 1% as noted on the support site. Those of us that use .me as a work address are hosed. Normally I wouldn’t care but I have 2 photoshoots to coordinate Sunday. Is it me, or does this feel like a M$ launch?”

I have had numerous problems with MobileMe and the iPhone 2.0 software as well!
It is driving me crazy and can’t understand how Apple can release this upon the world with NO updates in site!

A great read from macenstein (another unhappy iPhone 2.0 user) – Where the #$%@ is the iPhone 2.0.1 firmware?!

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Upgrading from Unofficial iPhone 2.0 Firmware to Official 2.0 Firmware – Mac Rumors

Upgrading from Unofficial iPhone 2.0 Firmware to Official 2.0 Firmware – Mac Rumors

Yesterday, we published a link to what appeared to be the release version of the iPhone 2.0 Firmware. This version of the firmware was successfully installed on a number of original iPhones and readers were able to start using Apps from the iTunes App Store.

Today, Apple released the official 2.0 Firmware. While it carries the same build number, the file sizes are different and the iPhone model designation is different. One unconfirmed poster explains that the “iPhone1,2” firmware that was leaked yesterday was only intended for use on development versions of the iPhone 3G. While it does appear to work on the original iPhone, it is not supported and is said to contain iPhone 3G specific debug code which may cause intermittent slowdowns.

Due to this possibility, we recommend all readers who upgraded to the pre-release firmware to take the time to upgrade to the official firmware. The process is exactly the same. Remember, with any firmware upgrade, there is the possibility that you may lose your data, and we can’t take any responsibility.

Before you begin, remember that the phone will have to be reactivated after firmware installation. This normally takes a few seconds when connecting to iTunes, but with the high number of activations today, Apple’s iTunes servers have been unresponsive, leaving many waiting to activate. It appears activations have just now started to run smoothly, but you may want to wait even longer before “upgrading” just to be safe.

1. Sync your iPhone with iTunes to make sure all data is backed up.
2. Download iPhone1,1_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw (Official firmware). You should get a single “.ipsw” file. If your browser renames it to a .zip file, you should rename it to “.ipsw”
3. In iTunes click on the “Check for Updates” while holding the Option key on the Mac (Shift key on Windows)
4. Select the firmware you downloaded in step #2
5. Wait for your iPhone to update and restore.

All your App Store applications and data should be moved over, and all applications should run.

Unrelated to this procedure, there have been sporadic reports of people having Applications quitting immediately after launch. This has happened both with original iPhone and iPhone 3G versions. The solution is to simply delete the application and redownload it from the App Store. Apple allows you to re-download any application for free.”

(Via macrumors )

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AT&T activation server crashes and an issue with iTunes.

AT&T activation server crashes and an issue with iTunes.

Looks like the launch of Apple’s new iPhone 3G has not been without problems, though there’s been no reason yet to break out that iPod white riot gear. But in-store activation, and activation in general, are proving difficult at times thanks to AT&T activation server crashes and an issue with iTunes. “There’s a worldwide issue with iTunes that Apple (AAPL) is working to resolve,” said AT&T (T) spokeswoman Sarah Andreani. “We’re signing people up for service in the AT&T stores–their plan, their phone number, etc. The final step is to tether to iTunes. We were doing that for customers in our stores, but while Apple is working to resolve the iTunes issue, we’re having customers do the iTunes synch later at home.”

Apparently, that’s not working out so well, either.

Apple is dutifully working on the issue and suggests waiting until a bit later today to activate.

Due to network congestion on the iTunes server, you may not be able to update or restore the software on your iPhone. Once the congestion has decreased the software should be available for you to update. It would be advisable to attempt the update later on today.

If you have attempted to restore your iPhone and it is currently in recovery mode, you will not be able to use your iPhone until the software has been restored or updated. A temporary solution may be to use your SIM in another AT&T phone or have your calls forwarded to a phone you have access to.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.

If you would like to voice your concerns to Apple about this, feel free to visit apple.com/feedback

Thank-you for your patience on this matter.

Your Apple Care Team

(Via All Things Digital)


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iPhone 2.0 software now available

iPhone 2.0 software now available

iPhone 2.0

Go ahead and plug your iPhone into your computer. iPhone 2.0 is now available and ready to download. This update will allow you to run all of the iPhone Apps you downloaded yesterday (you did go ahead and get a jump on that, right?). Just think…while all those poor souls are stuck in line trying to activate their new iPhone 3G, you can be playing iPhone games.

The update is 218MB. I’m downloading mine now. If you have any troubles with the update, be sure to let us know.

Full Story » | Written by Kirk Hiner for Appletell

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You can take iPhone screen-grabs!!!!

Turns out you can take iPhone screen-grabs by holding Home and tapping the power button. Photos are (logically) sent to the Photos app.!

Thanks for the cool news Cult of Mac!

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iPhone 2.0 Unlocked…What was it, 10 min?

iPhone 2.0 Unlocked

Image via CNet

The new iPhone OS 2.0 software has been unlocked and jailbroken, according to Gizmodo blogger Jesus Diaz.

After taking months to crack the code on last summer’s inaugural release, the iPhone Dev Team has opened the gates to unsigned software on the iPhone 3G before its US debut. The Pwnage tool that will allow unofficial carriers access to the phone and give users full read/write access to the filesystem to enable installation of unofficial, “jailbreak” applications is “imminent,” according to CNet, though no firm release date has been announced.

(Via Cult of Mac)

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iPhone 2.0 Firmware (5A347) Available Early

iPhone 2.0 Firmware (5A347) Available Early

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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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iPhone 2.0 Firmware Now Available!

iPhone 2.0 Firmware Now Available!


The iPhone 3G will not go on sale until tomorrow and version 2.0 software isn’t yet available for “old school” iPhones either. Apple has still decided to move forward and release iTunes 7.7 complete with a live AppStore. Look but don’t touch! Wait a minute? What’s that? Uh oh, it looks like original iPhone owners are in for a treat as we’ve just received word the the 2.0 firmware is now live and available for download. Well we received word and a download link (just hold down the option key and click – Check for updates, then point it towards the downloaded file) that is. If you’ve decided to hold on to your OG iPhone, for nostalgia’s sake perhaps, it’s your lucky day. Get it now before Apple’s servers get hosed and start enjoying all of that exchange-rocking, legal app-supporting goodness right away.

(Via The Boy Genius Report)

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