To Update Or Not To Update: Dev Team Says Wait For New Pwnage

The 2.2 Software Update for the iPhone (and one for the iPod touch too) was released late last night, and from what we’ve seen it looks pretty awesome (more on that to come), but those of you who are hoping to unlock your iPhone 3G should be cautious. The Dev Team warns on their blog that updating to 2.2 will seriously reduce your chances of being able to unlock that iPhone any time soon.

They posted several important facts to take into consideration for anyone who either is using unofficial apps on a jailbroken iPhone, hopes to in the near future, or hopes to unlock their iPhone 3G in the near future. Their advice: wait!

If you are currently using jailbroken apps, the update will cause them to stop working, and you’ll be left waiting for them to jailbreak the new firmware before you get them back.

If you’re hoping to unlock your iPhone 3G, it’s especially important that you don’t update just yet. The Team has been working hard for a long time and is very close to unlocking 2.1.x, but 2.2 will update the baseband and almost certainly patch the exploit they’re using to unlock this version of the firmware. If you update to 2.2, you’ll have a lot more waiting, and they make no guarantees that they’ll ever be able to unlock 2.2.

Keep in mind, this doesn’t mean you won’t be able to get all the features in 2.2. They’re working on updated versions of the Pwnage Tool and QuickPwn that will let you “update” to a custom 2.2 software bundle that doesn’t include the baseband update, giving you all the new features without breaking the Dev Team’s progress.

They post a lot more information for what you should do given your situation on their blog, so I suggest that you take a look.

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