2g vs. 3g?

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  1. MacMane macrumors regular

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    quick dumb question... whats the difference between the 2g iphone and the iphone 3g? i have a iphone 3g i think fw 2.2 BB 2.28.00. i know the original iphone has the grey back, i have an 8g iphone with a black plastic back which i believe to be an iphone 3g. Its already Jailbroken and unlocked. i really WANT 3.0 for the landscape texting. right now im just waiting on ultrasn0w so i can keep my unlock status but ive seen threads saying that redsn0w can unlock 2g iphones but not 3g phones so im a bit confused.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    2g does not have a 3g chip or gps

    it wont be able to mms either
     
  3. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    Also the 3G has a louder speaker and flushed headphone jack (can use any 3.5mm headphones).
     
  4. AppleMark macrumors 6502a

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    Not forgetting that the screen on the 2g is not as good as the 3g. My 2g is nowhere as good as the 3g's I have compared to.

    3g is warmer with more colours and the 2g a little bluish and washed out in comparison.
     
  5. MacMane thread starter macrumors regular

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    how do i know which one i have tho? im pretty sure i have a 3.5mm headphone jack because thats what i use to connect my iphone to my cd deck. i have a "maps" app which i guess is what you mean by gps. i dont know if it has a 3g chip in it because its unlocked for tmobile so i dont get 3g anyways. is there any other solid way to tell if its a 2g or 3g? like a serial number or something in the settings?
     
  6. MacMane thread starter macrumors regular

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    either way, since i have a 2.28.00 BB, can i just download a custom 3.0 FW file that won't update my BB and the phone will still be unlocked and running 3.0?
     
  7. iMouse macrumors regular

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    iPhone 1st Gen (2G) left
    iPhone 2nd Gen (3G) right

    Hope this helps! :D
     

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  8. eshiku macrumors member

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    i have both the 2g and 3G, and i feel like that the 3g is fastter than then 2g in opening up app
     
  9. MacMane thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks thats exactly what I needed to know. Preciate it.
     

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