iPhone 2.1 firmware jailbroken

The iphone-dev team seems to still be on top of their game. Only a day after the iPhone 2.1 firmware update was released, they’ve updated both the PwnageTool and QuickPwn to deal with the release. They haven’t begun work on the iPod Touch 2G yet, since no one on the team has one yet.

We tend to agree with Engadget; jailbreaking is becoming less and less important to casual users. Now average users can buy an iPhone in their own country and run apps from the official store. A much different place than we were only a year ago. We know most of our audience are power users though and definitely want out of Apple’s walled garden, but that’s only a small percentage of iPhone users.

Comments

  1. Jim Manico says:

    I’m not so sure that I agree with Engadget – first
    generation iPhone sales at ebay and similar sites are
    through the roof – often selling for more than the original
    purchase price – since they are easier to jailbreak and use
    on un-official networks.

  2. Jim Manico says:

    ah, as a side note ‘The sentence above which states that the Dev Team’s efforts are becoming “less relevant” is not an opinion which is endorsed by Engadget’

  3. Syliss says:

    I for one can not live without jailbreak. I cant stand the basic layout of my ipod touch. I am one who uses witerboard because of the option of a different background then plain black, eww. I also like to not have the same thing as everyone else.
    I know, soap-box! But if need be ill just keep my ipod at a version that can be jailbroken.

  4. I wouldn’t need to jailbraik if I could use custom SMS tones, I use my iphone as a pager, and changing those tones is crucial to having my pager wake me up when a server explodes at 4am.

    If I could make custom sms tones and use them the same way as with ringtones in garageband I’d be set.

  5. Terry says:

    thescottishguy,

    I’ve been searching for an app to customize SMS tones, so I can set
    my work contacts to one tone and my personal contacts to another.
    Which app are you using for this?

    Thanks,
    -Terry

  6. Daisjun says:

    Little behind the times, haven’t they already broken 2.2 too?

    And I also disagree, jailbreaking really does unlock the potential of the iphone. The only major issue is having to reinstall all your apps after every firmware update. Although props to apple on making such a brilliant restore utility. I remember the first time I buggered mine up I had it back to the state it was before in about an hour.

  7. Anne Honamous says:

    The dev team’s work is still very relevant. As long as iPhone
    users are forced to use a single carrier (i.e., AT&T), it will
    be valuable. Personally, I hate AT&T wireless. I am very
    happy with the service and rates of T-Mobile. You take away
    the work done by the dev team and I would still be on a lame
    windows-based smartphone.

  8. Mike says:

    In my opinion being able to use the iphone on t-mobile is the best!!!!!!
    i have all the same features that the at&t iphone has and it all works
    also if yours is hacked with the 2.0 you have cydia,app store and installer
    thats 3 different places to dl 3rd party stuff its the best i highly recommend it
    to ant iphone user

  9. John says:

    Daisjun

    Firmware versions:
    2.0
    2.0.1
    2.0.2
    2.1(current)

  10. thescottishguy, says:

    I for one can not live without jailbreak. I cant stand the basic layout of my ipod touch. I am one who uses witerboard because of the option of a different background then plain black, eww. I also like to not have the same thing as everyone else.
    I know, soap-box! But if need be ill just keep my ipod at a version that can be jailbroken.

  11. mr.smith says:

    I’m not so sure that I agree with Engadget – first
    generation iPhone sales at ebay and similar sites are
    through the roof – often selling for more than the original
    purchase price – since they are easier to jailbreak and use
    on un-official networks.

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