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Old Jul 9th, 2009, 12:42 AM   #1
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Question iPhone 2G with OS 3.0?

Anyone done this yet? I'm interested in upgrading my old 2G which my wife uses because there are a couple of 3.0 apps that she'd like. Two main questions - is the jailbreak easy, and what's performance like?
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NOW it's easy ... I'm running 3.0 on a day-one original iPhone.

At this point, the iPhone Dev Team seem to have streamlined the process and jailbreaking should be no more difficult than a "backup and reset."

Performance is the same as before, battery life seems to be about the same -- perhaps slightly worse, but that could be because you'll be playing with it more -- so at this point I'd say its safe to do it, just be sure to have iTunes backup everything first "just in case."
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Old Jul 9th, 2009, 07:44 AM   #3
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Thanks chas_m, I too have an original original that I bought in the US on a weekend trip (month 1, not day 1 like yours), then did the jailbreak/unlock in my hotel before coming back to Canada (if I couldn't get it to work I was going to take it back & suck up the restocking fee before crossing the border ). I have a 3G & gave the wife my 2G and she's been perfectly happy with it as is, so no other jailbreaks. She'd kill me if I bricked her phone, but there's some cool 3.0 only software out there now.

On the performance side, I've noticed my 3G is a bit slower doing some things - switching screens & switching pages in Safari both freeze for a few seconds once in a while. Closing a page in Safari can also hang up for a few seconds. I have restarted it a few times, so should have cleaned up any garbage.

I'll post my success/failure on the 2G upgrade/jailbreak/unlock.
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I upgraded my 2g phone with the instructions from "www.hackthatphone.com" I find his tutorials easy to follow, and all his stuff is from the iphone dev team. I am not affiliated with his site I just find his stuff easy to follow. the 3.0 stuff works fine and the ability to go landscape is a nice feature.
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I upgraded a jailbroken 2G iPhone to 3.0 through iTunes as if it wasn't jailbroken.

It updated without issue and is running great. I believe if it was originally jailbroken through pwnage (and not quickpwn) you could just update naturally.

Updating it that way, though, got rid of any jailbroken functionality.
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Old Jul 9th, 2009, 11:01 PM   #6
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Hmmm...

I just upgraded my 2G to OS 3.0, downloaded redsn0w in preparation for jailbreaking & unlocking, but to my surprise the phone is ready & active on Rogers network. (I got the carrier upgrade message after the upgrade & replied "yes" - is this the trick??) I've got a vanilla 3.0 install on a 2G phone bought in Buffalo that should be locked to AT&T.

Am I just lucky, or is this the way it works??
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I just upgraded my 2G to OS 3.0, downloaded redsn0w in preparation for jailbreaking & unlocking, but to my surprise the phone is ready & active on Rogers network. (I got the carrier upgrade message after the upgrade & replied "yes" - is this the trick??) I've got a vanilla 3.0 install on a 2G phone bought in Buffalo that should be locked to AT&T.

Am I just lucky, or is this the way it works??
There were no baseband changes from 2.2.1 to 3.0. So if you had already SIM unlocked the 2.2.1, then updating to 3.0 would produce the results you have now.

You can use QuickPwn to jailbreak, or (what I did) was simply create a custom IPSW with the Pwnage tool and restored that to the iPhone (which, like yours, is a first gen.).

I've been using 3.0 since the Pwnage tool was release and have had no issues.
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Old Jul 9th, 2009, 11:54 PM   #8
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Thanks for the explanation. I'll leave it vanilla - it's my wife's phone & she doesn't use any apps or features available through jailbreaking.
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