If you want to keep that option of a ‘soft-unlock in the near future’ available but you want the new features of 2.2, you will be able to update to 2.2 using a PwnageTool created custom ipsw file that disables the baseband update. You will be able to do this using an updated version of PwnageTool that will be released sometime soon.
I can understand you holding off, but it really is a great update. May not have given us tangible things, but the phone is snappy and rock solid in all areas. Best update yet.im jailbroken 2.1 and i haven't updated yet... i can wait... but hearing all these great stories on no lag is making me second guess my decision... but for now im holding off
Oh and I use a Gevey-3G sim chip, so is that going to be affected? I can't afford to lose it, because I am not in the States and I can not buy any other unlocking chips from here.Locked iPhone 3G - Preserve Baseband
This applies if you have a locked iPhone 3G and you wish to update to 2.2 but preserve the iPhone’s current baseband software. Preserving the baseband will give you the maximum chance for any upcoming software unlock. To upgrade your phone to 2.2 and preserve the state of the baseband you need to create a custom .ipsw with PwnageTool. This custom .ipsw will not contain the baseband update but of course will still allow all the cool new stuff from 2.2.
There are plenty of tutorials about this process on the web, but PwnageTool contains intuitive graphics and easy to follow prompts that should have you up and running in no time at all.
Have you ever jailbroken your phone?Yes yes, I googled right after I read your post.
By the way, can you explain or elaborate on how to do this?
Oh and I use a Gevey-3G sim chip, so is that going to be affected? I can't afford to lose it, because I am not in the States and I can not buy any other unlocking chips from here.
Ok.....essentially what the blog is trying to say is that you cannot use QuickPwn or else it will update your baseband. if you have no intention of ever unlocking your iPhone 3G using a soft unlock then it doesn;t matter. If that's something that you may want to do then you need to use the old fashioned pwnage tool. I've always used the pwnage tool so this isn't an issue for me. I'm really bad with giving directions but I found this walkthrough using the pwnage tool (an older version) but it will work exactly the same.Yes, I definitely have. Using QuickPwn 1.1 on Macintosh OSX.