1. mjchaelangelo's Avatar
    I have the older, twice as slow, twice the price model. Is it safe to go into the water with the 2.0 update, yet, or is it still gobbling up hapless swimmers like the girl in the opening of Jaws? Any experiential guidance available (as opposed to theoretical or anecdotal)? Can't afford to brick my own phone - never have toyed with it - still all original - 'cause I never wanted to take that chance. Still don't. Any answers?

    Feel free to respond privately, if you prefer, for any reason.

    No death threats, please.
    07-14-2008 11:08 AM
  2. Jeremy's Avatar
    You are safe. It will not brick your phone. Have fun!
    07-14-2008 11:12 AM
  3. Meh_whatever's Avatar
    We have 2 first gen iPhones, and neither of them were damaged in any way by the update.

    Fear not. Go forth and update.
    07-14-2008 12:29 PM
  4. mjchaelangelo's Avatar
    Mine is BRICKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    "Unknown error - this iPhone cannot be restored"

    I am *&@#$^%@#)*$!!!
    07-14-2008 12:53 PM
  5. Meh_whatever's Avatar
    My son got that message on his iPhone several days ago BEFORE the software update.

    I don't think it's bricked. He thought his was bricked, but alas, it was not, and he's now on 2.0, and merrily using it today.

    Try it again.

    If it is indeed bricked, what's the worst that can happen?

    (Breathe into a paper bag if needed, don't pass out).

    07-14-2008 12:56 PM
  6. Jeremy's Avatar
    It's not bricked... try it again. All should be well.
    07-14-2008 01:31 PM
  7. mjchaelangelo's Avatar
    The first time I tried to update, it started to go through the update process, but stopped and said "The iPhone "iPhone" could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (1604)."

    When I started over, it said, "iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You must restore this phone before it can be used with iTunes."

    I've been through this process 3 times so far. What's the magic number?
    07-14-2008 01:44 PM
  8. Jeremy's Avatar
    The first time I tried to update, it started to go through the update process, but stopped and said "The iPhone "iPhone" could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (1604)."

    When I started over, it said, "iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You must restore this phone before it can be used with iTunes."

    I've been through this process 3 times so far. What's the magic number?
    You have not done any sort of hacking prior to this have you? If it continues you just have really bad luck... Call Apple.
    07-14-2008 01:50 PM
  9. scottdoc718's Avatar
    Can anyone who has succesfully updated their 1st gen iphone to 2.0 software post July 11th, using the normal itunes updater, please post the exact rev of the software? I have not had much luck with responses to my other thread. http://forum.theiphoneblog.com/apple...e-1st-gen.html

    I updated Thursday night, the 10th, using that downlaodable file. My version is 2.0 (5A347) and I'm wondering if that is the correct one. Thanks for any help.
    07-14-2008 02:04 PM
  10. mjchaelangelo's Avatar
    I have NOT, and would NOT take it upon myself to hack into a $400 phone. I want the (@#$^ thing to work - AT LEAST as a phone, even if NOT as the fancischmanciest gizmet to come along in decades. It's a (#$^) expensive paperweight.
    07-14-2008 02:53 PM
  11. Jeremy's Avatar
    Can anyone who has succesfully updated their 1st gen iphone to 2.0 software post July 11th, using the normal itunes updater, please post the exact rev of the software? I have not had much luck with responses to my other thread. http://forum.theiphoneblog.com/apple...e-1st-gen.html

    I updated Thursday night, the 10th, using that downlaodable file. My version is 2.0 (5A347) and I'm wondering if that is the correct one. Thanks for any help.
    Yes that is the updated firmware. {5A347}
    07-14-2008 05:54 PM
  12. Jeremy's Avatar
    I have NOT, and would NOT take it upon myself to hack into a $400 phone. I want the (@#$^ thing to work - AT LEAST as a phone, even if NOT as the fancischmanciest gizmet to come along in decades. It's a (#$^) expensive paperweight.
    Call Apple then. They will be able to help you. Good luck!
    07-14-2008 05:55 PM
  13. EpiCoach's Avatar
    I will wait one or two months, before I update my phone
    07-07-2009 02:34 PM
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