3GS 3.0.1 to 3.1.2 Should I?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bajaracing, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. bajaracing macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2009
    Ok. I didn't want to upgrade to 3.1 because of all the complaints i read. It seems many are pretty happy with the current 3.1.2

    Is it safe to upgrade? I read you can't go back so I just wanted to get some feedback b4 i do update.

    I have a 3GS, FW: 3.0.1 (7A400) AT&T 4.0

    I've never cracked/jailbreak my iphone.
  2. McBeats macrumors 6502a

    Apr 10, 2007
    id personally say go for it... back ur stuff up on itunes before u do so, so u can restore and load it all back on if u end up not liking the new firmware (you know the drill) :)

    good luck!
  3. Gix1k macrumors 68030


    Jun 16, 2008
    I took my 3gs to 3.1..runs great. 3.12 has some issues with stuff not working on it.
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    also depends on whether you care about tethering.
  5. Hankster macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2008
    Washington DC
    Besides tethering there is no reason not to upgrade. Do know there are apps which require the newest version though.
  6. uanuglyfool macrumors regular


    Mar 8, 2009
    The Moon, CA
    I was stuck on 3.0.1 because I was waiting for a jailbreak. I was happy with it. When the new pwnage tool came out I updated to 3.1.2 and tired to jailbreak it. Sadly it didnt work. I suggest you stay on 3.0.1 and jailbreak with redsn0w or if you have windows blackrain. I'm sure you'll love the JB life......esp the backgrounder app or smb settings
  7. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2008
    Las Vegas
  8. bajaracing thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2009
    There are apps that i tried to download that required 3.1+ like RedLazer barcode scanner, but i can wait if needed. Tethering would very nice, but I can live w/o for now. I'm very happy wih my phone now, and I'd really hate it if things stop working as Gix1k mentioned. Maybe I'll wait a bit longer see what other updates are released to address issues some are still having.

    Thanks for taking the time to reply to my questions!
  9. Cap41 macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2008
    You did something wrong. As it Jailbreaks no problem.

    Blackra1n also works on MACs now.
  10. TwoBytes macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    for the sake of getting a dramatic battery life kick, do it!
  11. bajaracing thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2009
    I backed up, then did the update. So far I've noticed my phone is somewhat sluggish and calls drop mote often, even with full bars speaking to someone on a landline. Gonna give it atother week, if there is no update ill go back to 3.0.1 (hopefully I can)
  12. wazza12345 macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2009
    Anyone know if you can actually revert back to 3.0.1?
  13. Pika macrumors 68000


    Oct 5, 2008
  14. wazza12345 macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2009
    I don't jailbreak and I'm a complainer. I'm not going to upgrade yet because I use the Benm tethering hack, and it doesn't work under 3.1.2 yet.
  15. bajaracing thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2009
    I read if you backup befor updating, you can restore your phone back to that version. I have not tried, gonna give it some time. I've never felt the need to jailbreak. I really like my iphone, but did notice my batt seems to drain faster too..

    Oh well, still prefer this iphone over ANY phone I've ever owned!
  16. rtztgue macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2008
    I would just like to know if the major problems are fixed. I still have 3.01 because of all the horror stories I have heard about 3.1 anyone know if 3.1.2 is still being buggy, shutting the phone off, affecting apps, dropping calls and a whole slew of others????
  17. Nine9si macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2009
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    Nope, you cannot downgrade a 3gs to 3.0.x.

    You should have stuck with 3.0. There's nothing special about 3.1
  18. Andruw91 macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2008
    Just recently I've been having issues with dropped calls and push email. The only way I get email is if I open the app even though I checked to see if I still have push on and I do. My email very rarely pushes with 3.1.2. I also noticed over this past weekend I began to drop calls very often. I would have 5 bars of service and I would be on the phone for about a minute and I wouldn't hear anything anymore. A few seconds later I would drop the call. Very frusterating. First time I've have problems with my 3GS
  19. nehunte macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2009
    I would definitely recommend upgrading to 3.1.2. I did the same as you. I stuck around on 3.0.1 for awhile until I got the all clear on 3.1.2. My battery life is CONSIDERABLY better, apps open and close smoother, etc. I'm satisfied with it. I am jailbroken and using blackrain to jailbreak was a breeze. Like a few other people have said, you will use tethering. If that's a deal breaker for you, then you have your answer. If not, I would do it.

    One HUGE recommendation I would make though is to restore as new when you go to 3.1.2. Restoring from a previous backup always seems to create issues.
  20. nehunte macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2009
    You actually can downgrade from 3.1.x to 3.0.x on a 3Gs. The only catch is that you had to be jailbroken while you were using 3.0.x. If so, here's the link.


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