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Apple Releases iPhone/iPod Touch Firmware 3.1; Available Now!

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Today Apple released the firmware 3.1 (7C144) update for iPhone/iPod Touch.

3.1

Below are the updates in the firmware 3.1 update:

  • Free for iPhone owners
  • Free for iPod Touch owners that have 3.0 firmware installed
  • Baseband updated to 05.11.07
  • Tethering Data Counter underneath the Cellular Network Data counter (New order is: Battery Percentage, Time since last full charge, Call Time, Cellular Network Data, Tethering Data)
  • The “.123” button on the keyboard now reads “_123”
  • Can now copy/paste videos into emails, similar to how you would copy/paste photos
  • Support for augmented reality applications. Augmented Reality applications can be seen here such as ‘Layar’ or New York Nearest Subway.
  • Genius support for AppStore (Genius Mixes).
  • Genius Recommendations from downloaded apps
  • Genius DJ
  • 30,000 pre-cut ringtones, $1.29 each
  • Visual organization of applications via iTunes (use iTunes on your computer to drag apps onto virtual Home screens, then sync them to your iPhone)
  • App Manage
  • Improved syncing options for music, movies, TV shows, podcasts and photos
  • iTunes U content organization
  • Redeem iTunes Gift cards, codes and certificates in the App Store
  • Display available iTunes account credits in the App Store and iTunes Store
  • Browse and download ringtones wirelessly from the iTunes Store
  • Save video from Mail and MMS into Camera Roll
  • Option to “Save as new clip” when trimming a video on iPhone 3GS
  • Better iPhone 3G Wi-Fi performance when Bluetooth is turned on (stability)
  • Remotely lock iPhone with a passcode via MobileMe
  • Use Voice Control on iPhone 3GS with Bluetooth headsets
  • Paste phone numbers into the Keypad
  • Option to use Home button to turn on Accessibility features on iPhone 3GS
  • Warn when visiting fraudulent websites in Safari (anti-phishing)
  • Improved Exchange calendar syncing and invitation handling
  • Fixes issue that caused some app icons to display incorrectly

Remember, if you have your iPhone/iPod Touch jailbroken and/or unlocked, you should not immediately update to 3.1 when it is released, as you will lose both your jailbreak and unlock.

Also note that firmware 3.1 kills IPCC and Mobile Config Profile hacks to enable Internet Tethering.

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  • mohammed1991

    thanks,
    i will not upgrade untill the Dev team release the new version of Ultrasn0W for unlocking and jailbreaking

  • dynomity

    Nice but you still can't create ringtones from iTunes even though Apple will let you buy them from the store!

  • Name

    i still have no problem creating ringtones from itunes. i just made one

  • travisulrich

    iPhone OS 3.1 REMOVES THE TETHERING HACK!
    So if you like to use tethering you best hold off until a new hack is made for 3.1.

  • djelimon

    The tethering will probably be on apple's hit list so that telcos like roger's for example can levy tethering charges.

  • Don

    I updated my firmware to 3.1 and in the process lost my ability to connect to wifi . . . go figure???

  • Dusty

    Im a hold off for a Jailbreak from the Devs or until apps. are upgraded to work with 3.1

  • I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Betty

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  • I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Betty

    http://cellularaccessoriess.com

  • I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Betty

    http://cellularaccessoriess.com

  • I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Betty

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  • You're not alone. Folks over at the apple support forums indicated the
    same issue

  • You're not alone. Folks over at the apple support forums indicated the
    same issue

  • yearoftherat

    And still no Voice control for the 3G

  • Anon

    This still doesn't fix the wide-spread broken WiFi issue. PLEASE HELP bring this issue to light:
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?thread

  • hollz

    Ok, Maybe a stupid question. But I've updated to 3.0.1 and my itunes store (on my non jailbroken Iphone) doesn't show the ringtones….is this feature just in the USA?

  • Ringtones within iTunes is only available in iTunes 9

  • hollz

    So I can't download them from my phone??? Seems kinda silly 🙁

  • You can, but you need firmware 3.1. You have 3.0.1

  • Don

    I checked out the thread and there are 66 pages of posts from people suffering this problem!!!! Furthermore, some started having the problem after upgrading to firmware version 3.0 or 3.01. Therefore Apple has known about this problem for a long long time.! I thought the problem just appeared with version 3.1! Doesn't anyone test anything anymore!

    That's a a pretty poor response form Apple. I have a BlackBerry Bold for work, which gives me wifi access but not everyone has this option. Perhaps Apple should include a free BlackBerry with every iphone so we can have the full service we thought we were getting!

  • _Shorty

    Pretty sure you've always been able to create your own ringtones. I have ever since I got mine.
    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=439

  • Andrew

    This update fixed the annoying high pitched noise that my phone was making after certain system sounds! I had no problem with Wifi connection either, so I'm pretty happy with this update. The icon organization in iTunes 9 is cool too.

  • Anon

    I've had this problem since about two weeks after installation of 3.0. This is a SERIOUS issue as it appears to be hardware related. I was lucky that I had three days left of warranty and Rogers swapped it out for me, but I'm scared to use WiFi now (I keep it off all the time!!!).

    I've tried emailing this issue to iPhoneFan, because this issue MUST be brought to light. I suspect there is a systemic chipset failure that Apple wants to brush under the carpet and not admit to, as it may cause wide spread anger from the general public.

    This is NOT isolated to a specific firmware or hardware. It almost appears as though the firmware is damaging the hardware as I had absolutely no problems with WiFi for almost a YEAR prior to 3.0

  • lucn

    can someone confirm that upgrading to 3.1 will remove my rogers tetheering feature? i have a 3gs.

  • If you have a 500MB data plan, Yes it will.
    If you have 1GB or more, then no.
    100% firm.

  • Dusty
  • salmann

    I have iphone 3g jailbroken, i currently update version 3.1 from itunes 9.0 accidently, now i have jailbroken very hardly also getting error 16xx. but can not use ultrasn0w to unlock. please help can i unlock after sn0wbreeze releases.

    Wait for your reply.

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