Apple pushed out the Firmware 2.2 update late last night, or in the early morning hours for some of you, and questions immediately rose about jailbreaking. We’ll take a look at this, and answer the common questions being asked.
The Firmware 2.2 update is available via iTunes, or you can download the update directly from Apple’s download servers at http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware. This update is for iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPod touch and 2nd-gen iPod touch.
Read on for the full details about the Firmware 2.2 jailbreak.
- Is Firmware 2.2 jailbroken?
The iPhone Dev Team wrote a blog post explaining that the Pwnage (Jailbreak) method appears to be unaffected with the release of Firmware 2.2. That said, an updated jailbreak tool for Firmware 2.2 should be released soon, but first has to go through the “usual testing process.”
Older versions of PwnageTool and QuickPwn are not compatible with jailbreaking Firmware 2.2.
- When a jailbreak is released, which devices will it be for?
When the iPhone Dev Team releases their updated versions of PwnageTool and QuickPwn, the jailbreak method will support 1st-gen iPod touch, iPhone and iPhone 3G.
- Will I be able to jailbreak my 2nd-gen iPod touch now?
No. This firmware update (2.2) has no affect on jailbreaking your 2nd-gen iPod touch, and the iPhone Dev Team has stated that this is not their top priority at this time.
- If I am jailbroken and want to update to Firmware 2.2, will I loose my jailbreak?
Yes, you will lose your current jailbreak and all jailbroken material such as applications will be removed.
- If I am not jailbroken and want to update to Firmware 2.2, will I loose my media?
No. Anything that is stored in /var/mobile/media/ is not deleted. This is all media (music, videos, applications from App Store, etc.)