iPhone Updates

iPhone Firmware 2.1 Release Coming Friday

The next iPhone firmware update will be released this Friday, according to Steve Jobs at Apple's Let's Rock event in San Francisco. The new version will include fixes for many ongoing problems reported by users in version 2.0.1 and 2.0.2. On the list of fixes is a solution to the application crashing problem, battery life improvement, faster iTunes backup speeds, and other bug fixes.

In addition, firmware 2.1 is purported to solve many connectivity issues and reduce the number of dropped calls. The download will be free for iPhone users, although iPod Touch users who haven't already upgraded to 2.0 will have to shell out $9.95 for the upgrade. Along with the firmware, iTunes has been updated to version 8.0 and is already available for download.

When attempting to update my iPhone I get the following error: "Cannot Update, Unknown Error (1602)." How can I update?

Many users have reported an unknown error message (1602) when attempting to update their iPhones to firmware versions 1.1.3 or 1.1.4. Though there are many documented approaches to solving this problem, none seems to work for everyone. Our readers have reported success using the following approaches:

1) Reset sync history (instructions here)
2) Turn off Auto-lock on the iPhone prior to attempting an update. There is no indication why auto-lock being on would affect the update process, however.

Is there a way to update/restore my iPhone with a selected version of iPhone firmware?

For a variety of reasons, should you need to restore your iPhone, you may not always want to use the most recent version of the iPhone firmware. We've found a good deal of instruction out there that suggests complicated (and likely ineffective) ways of doing this which usually involve disconnecting your PC from the internet during the early stages of the restore process.

Thankfully, there's a much easier, and effective way to restore your iPhone with a particular firmware version of your choosing

iPhone Firmware Version 1.1.1 Released, Update Wisely

Apple's newest update for the iPhone, firmware version 1.1.1 has been released and includes a long list of feature additions, bug fixes, and security enhancements. As always, the new firmware can be installed on your iPhone via the iPhone "check for updates" button in iTunes.

As previously reported, Apple has made it quite clear that applying the update to a modified or "hacked" iPhone can cause permanent and irreparable harm to the device which will NOT be covered under and Apple warranty. if you have performed ANY type of unauthorized modifications to your iPhone (custom ringtones, jailbreaking, custom software, and especially unlocking), make sure to read on and/or research the new update before applying it.

Second iPhone Update Now Available

Most iPhone owners out there have been awaiting a second iPhone update as eagerly as they were awaiting the first iPhone update. Well, the good news is, Apple issued the second update, 1.0.2, to the iPhone this evening.

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For the time being, it doesn't look like there's too much to talk about surrounding the 1.0.2 update. Information provided by Apple indicates that the update contains only bugfixes and does not

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