iPhone 2.0.1 – To Update or Not To Update?

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The iPhone Dev Team, the wizards (hackers) behind all the jailbreaky magic, have put out a statement explaining what the 2.0.1 update means to you, and whether or not you should update.

If you’re still waiting to decide whether or not you’ll be updating to the 2.0.1 firmware, this should help you decide: (from the iPhone Dev Team)

  • If you own a first generation (2G iPhone), no matter what you do now, you don‚Äôt have to worry, the next PwnageTool will get you where you want even if it you prematurely updated. 2G is completely pwned at every conceivable level and you‚Äôll always be OK.  But if you own a 3G iPhone and are looking for unlock in the near future, don‚Äôt use Apple‚Äôs update yet!
  • If your 3G iPhone is on a regular contract and you always plan to be with the carrier then you can update but you will lose the jailbreak and access to third party (non AppStore) applications.
  • If your 3G iPhone is not on a regular contract and you plan to use it on an alternative network to the carrier that supplied it then do not update unless you do it with the impending PwnageTool update.
  • PwnageTool v2.0.1 does not work with version 2.0.1 of the iPhone or iPod update from Apple.
  • We will release an update to PwnageTool when the testing has been completed and all applied changes have been checked for safety.

Although Apple says the purposes of the 2.0.1 update is simply for "Bug Fixes", we’ve spotted a few other fixes (but we’re not 100% sure of it):

  • Keyboard lag fix
  • Contacts List lag fix
  • Multiple icons in App Store
  • Overall performance is snappier

Let us know if you experienced anything interesting with 2.0.1.

[via iPhoneDevBlog]

Update: Same rules apply to 2.0.2 iPhone Software Update

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