Best iOS for iPhone 3G?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by njaremka, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. njaremka macrumors 6502

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    i have an older iPhone 3G that i am using as an iPod touch. it currently has iOS 4.something on it, and it runs pretty slow and laggy. which iOS will help with the speed, yet still be compatible with the app i have installed? also, where can i get it?
     
  2. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    Try 4.2.1 as a clean install. That brings back the speed of 3.1.3 with the new features of iOS 4. But if you are one of the forum users who swear that 3.1.3 is the best iOS for the 3G you can always downgrade to that.
     
  3. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    do two reboots (hold homebutton and sleep button until apple comes up) i heard this helps. This doesn't erase anything it simply reboots it. and do it twice.
     
  4. FlameCRO macrumors newbie

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    I agree with those who say 3.1.3 is the best iOS for 3G.
    I previously owned a 3G, then I bought iPhone 4, i literally was testing all the time all the iOS firmwares, and 3.1.3 turned out to be the most stable and still quick as before.
    Thank God i4 has a better ram memory and proc :D
     
  5. njaremka thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for the suggestions. rebooting didn't change anything. i'll try a clean installation and see if that helps at all. if not, i'll try to find iOS 3.1.3 somewhere.
     
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  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    3.1.3 no doubt.
    Anything 4.0 or higher will be slow as hell.
     
  8. rineesh macrumors newbie

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    iOS 4.2.1 is best ever for iPhone 3G
    i m very happy with ios 4.2.1
    because it supports most of the apps and it is much faster

    i recommended ios 4.2.1
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It does support most apps but its slow as hell.
    But again its personal choice, to me its unberable.
     
  10. b0bab0i macrumors regular

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    Haha +1 , just like how my 3GS running on 5.0.1 is slow as ****. After opening 3 Apps, system bogs down.
     
  11. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    I have a first gen Ipod touch on 3.1.3 and it is completely worthless for app support, only app that even works anymore is Pandora.

    which is ok for me cause thats all I use it for...
     
  12. Thomasba58 macrumors member

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    do you think Jailbreaking 3.1.3 added anything to the speed or it made no difference? (wife has a 3g and currently it's just running non Jb)
     

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