Any active iOS 3 users in 2018?

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  1. VirtuallyInsane macrumors member

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    This is a totally random question, but out of curiosity does anyone still use iOS 3 devices in 2018 as either a daily driver (lol, I know) or as a secondary device?

    I recently bought an iPod Touch 1st gen on 3.1.3 and have been running Cydia on it. Downloaded a few apps and some of them still work surprisingly well. I'm mostly using it as an old school game emulator for the time being, but I might find other uses for it (like a media player, if I can somehow get all my Apple Music songs to download as MP3s lol).
     
  2. retta283 macrumors 6502a

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    I still have a first and second gen Touch running 3.1.3. I use one when the others battery dies. I also have an old BootROM iPhone 3GS downgraded to 3.1.3, which is jailbroken due to the downgrade method. I sometimes use it for some stupid stuff, but not as my main device.

    The first 3 iOS versions still appeal to me, I like the home screen design better than the one featured in iOS 4-6 and 7-11.
    Very simple OS, in a good way.
     
  3. VirtuallyInsane thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I also have an iPod Touch 4th Gen on 6.1.6 that I use occasionally for iMessage and to write on. And I like the simplicity too. My main phone (7 Plus on iOS 11.4.1) is powerful and I like it, but as you said, the simplicity is good.
     
  4. AutomaticApple macrumors 68000

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    I’ve heard that it was a good version of iOS.
     
  5. VirtuallyInsane thread starter macrumors member

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    I reccomend getting an iPod Touch 1st Gen/iPhone 2G just to play around on it and jailbreak it. Experience the good 'ol days before social media took over our lives.
     
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  7. VirtuallyInsane thread starter macrumors member

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    How's that going?
     
  8. Jack Neill macrumors 6502

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    Works great, use it on a dock for music in my bedroom
     
  9. VirtuallyInsane thread starter macrumors member

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    I was looking a dock for mine.
     
  10. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    I have 3.1.3 on my 3GS, though I swap back to iOS 6 sometimes when I'm using it as an actual phone with my SIM just for app compatibility, but downgrade back with Alloc8.

    Also just sold my iPod touch 2G with 2.2.1 (MB model). But still have another 2nd gen with 3.1.3 on it, has never been upgraded past that since it was unboxed all those years ago.

    Also have SHSH blobs for iOS 3.2 on my original iPad that can be downgraded. It's still in the family but I no longer own it.

    Mostly good as a music player and to run old apps like some of the tap tap games that I still have and others in my iTunes app library.

    Still have 3 30pin compatible docks, iHome, and 2X Sony ones.
     
  11. GoodGuy12345 macrumors member

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    Bought an iPhone 2G recently and loved it!

    Still use it as a secondary device, especially at an event cuz it is a true conversation magnet.
     
  12. ZStech Suspended

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    I pretty like an old OS's bu the main thing I have problems with is compatibility. Most of the applications are not compatible with an old OS's. I have an iPad 2-d gen with 4.3 and I do not wan't to upgrade it. It looks simple but I'm a minimalist :rolleyes: I guess it was made for me :)
     
  13. VirtuallyInsane thread starter macrumors member

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    Nice. I bet the original iPad flies with iOS 3.2 on it.

    Yeah, do you get people asking "Why?" more than anything?

    OTE]

    Yeah, it's annoying. On iOS 3, you can still download apps if you jailbreak it. Try running a jailbreak on it?
     
  14. sfphoto macrumors 6502

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    3g with 3.1.3 JB / Cydia.

    Transferred my landline# (of 25 years) to it. Landline was costing $35/mo.

    Use $15/mo prepaid plan for phone, alarm, email.
    Browsers don't seem to work with many sites, and Maps are R-E-A-L-L-y slow.
     
  15. VirtuallyInsane thread starter macrumors member

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    As a daily driver? Interesing.
     
  16. sfphoto macrumors 6502

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    >On iOS 3, you can still download apps if you jailbreak it
    I find Cydia to be way to slow to bother with. Is there another option?

    Lots of changes this year (suspect security measures) with this and other older devices such as:
    iP4s iOS5
    iPad Mini 1 iOS6
    iPad 2

    All worked much better last year.

    So am now using Ting with the iP3. $12/month for 100min +100mb, the latter for email.
     
  17. VirtuallyInsane thread starter macrumors member

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    I think Cydia is the only one IIRC. I have Cydia on my iPT 1st Gen and I get what you mean but it lets me sideload apps so that's why I use it.

    Sounds cool.
     

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