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Apple offers iPhone 2.0.2 update via iTunes

updated 05:15 pm EDT, Mon August 18, 2008

Apple offers iPhone 2.0.2

Apple on Monday released iPhone 2.0.2, an update to its second-generation software for the original iPhone and iPhone 3G. The update is about 242MB and first appeared via iTunes just after 5PM EST. As is usually the case with iPhone updates, Apple provided few details, saying simply that the update contains "bug fixes," and links to existing online iPhone support resources. Over the weekend the company seeded iPhone v2.1b4, a private beta, to developers, but removed the much anticipated 'push" feature that would allow applications to respond to internet triggers (new email, an IM, etc.) without being open. The major software update along with the unique "push service" was announced in June 2008 at Apple's WWDC and was expected to launch in September, according to Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

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  1. WiseWeasel

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Thanks Apple!

    Gee, good thing you told me this update brings me "bug fixes", or I might have had the mistaken impression that it didn't do anything... I wish they would be just slightly more specific than that!

  1. jedi1yoda1

    Joined: Dec 1969


    bug fixes

    Let's hope that it doesn't reverse any previous bug fixes. My iPod adapter in my car didn't work between 1.1.3 and 2.0.1. It's working again, I'm not updating.

  1. Meovv

    Joined: Dec 1969



    My iPhone is snappier™

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I've just updated to 2.02 and voilá! No 3G at all, only Edge?! Why?! WTF?! Anyone else with the same problem?

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I think I'm going to be holding off on this for now and keeping my iPhone jailbroken.

    Here are mirrors and direct links to the ipsw files:

  1. tliszt

    Joined: Dec 1969


    NO Solution for 3G Issues

    I've installed v2.0.2, and everything went well with the installation. But this is NO FIX for the 3G network issues!

    But the BUGS I've been experiencing related to the 3G network and it switching to Edge without losing service (i.e. NO SERVICE message) still persists. Basically, I have to turn OFF the 3G network to have good, reliable phone service. Or use WiFi. I don't even bother with 3G anymore unless I'm sitting still with a strong level of 3G service, and really need to use the internet. Otherwise, forget it!

    There are also ongoing BUGS with iTunes and the App Store where I am notified next to the Applications category on the upper left side (under Library) that there ARE updates, but when I click the arrow-icon to download the updates, am told that "no updates are currently available." And duplicates of individual applications appear in the Mobile Applications folder within the iTunes library (~/Music/iTunes/Mobile Applications), where duplicate apps are appended with numbers (ex: Pandora.ipa, Pandora 1.ipa, Pandora 2.ipa). I have spoken with iTunes support several times and they have tried multiple steps to resolve this issue, to no avail. Now they "admit" that this problem is KNOWN, ongoing and persistent. They said it would be resolved.

    Still disappointed and very frustrated. Mostly ANGRY that Apple will not admit to any of the problems. Yet AT&T has confirmed the 3G network issues with me with escalated tech support calls.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Is there hope!!!

    i just updated to 2.2 and must say it didn't do anything but make my cover flow, flow better. i could take a picture of a 3g tower by my house with my iphone which ya no that must be close and still not a good reception with 3g. ooh and safari still crashing back to home. this is getting dum apple.

  1. ccrider

    Joined: Dec 1969



    remote finally works again -
    Like many others, I could not get remote to work (after a brief initial success).
    Somehow this fixed it for me -

  1. MiMiC

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Version 1 iPhone

    I'm on version one, and this phone is slow with 2.01. Contacts are horribly slow, and i too have at least one daily crash.

    Then there is installing apps, or rather updates to apps. Why does Apple insist on putting my updated apps all on the home screen's first screen when i have then segregated by usage on three screens?? Why can't they just keep the icon where i put it!?1

    We'll see what happens with this version.... Overall, i liked my iPhone the way it was before. The apps are cool, and i own several, but not at the expense of stability!


  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: version 1 phone

    The apps aren't causing the instability. The updated OS is the problem. Too bad Apple didn't say in June "Well, it looks like we haven't got the kinks worked out. But, like we said, the iPhone is a PHONE FIRST, and it must work, so we're delaying the 2.0 until it is solid and reliable".

    Oh, right, that would've cut into profit margins and revenue streams.

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