Did Apple ever fix iOs for the iPhone 3G?

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  1. Ubuntu macrumors 68000

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    Greetings all,

    When I upgraded to the iPhone 4 I gave my 3G to my girlfriend and updated it to 4.0 - thus experiencing many issues. I then downgraded it for her. But I recall Apple was investigating this - did they ever fix it with 4.1? Or is it still not a good choice to update?


    Thanks.
     
  2. tuzii macrumors member

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    dont bother mate,
    any ios on a 3g or even 3gs will make it slow.
     
  3. fivenotrump macrumors 6502

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  4. Ubuntu thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I hope you're right. I'm probably going to try to update it tonight and if its bad then she might just kill me.:eek:
     
  5. Dammi macrumors newbie

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    4.1 makes it work brilliantly. Just as good as pre-4.0 and with the new features. I can highly recommend upgrading.
     
  6. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    i guess you're not speaking from experience.

    4.1 will run better than 4.0 on the 3G, but it's still not great. however it's actually usable again.

    4.0 and 4.1 run perfectly fine on the 3GS. don't listen to this guy
     
  7. Orion126 macrumors regular

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    Make sure you back up her pics and info outside of iTunes. I backed up my sisters 3G and then upgraded to 4.1 and when I went to restore none of her images, text messages, or info backed up.
     
  8. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    completely untrue. anyone using iOS4.x on the 3Gs knows better. My 3Gs with 4.1 is screaming fast.
     
  9. SR2 macrumors regular

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    iphone 3g is a slow pos. It's so slow it's unusable, web pages take minutes to load if at all. Damn thing freezes up more than Steve jobs on a date with a woman.
     
  10. JCCL macrumors 6502a

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    What are you talking about? iOS 4 runs almost as good on my girlfriend's 3GS as it does on my iPhone 4
     
  11. tcphoto macrumors 6502a

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    I updated to OS4.1 on my 3G but found that it was not as fast as 3.1.3, so I downgraded last week. My phone is as fast as it's been since 4.0. I swear that I will not download 4.2 until I read from other 3G owners that it's safe. Of course, by then I will be eligible for iPhone 5 or whatever they call it.
     
  12. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    4.1 is still slow on the 3G, just not anywhere near as bad as 4.0. If all you want is speed keep the old firmware on there. If you do upgrade do a clean install and disable spotlight search, it helps alot.
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I doubt it can be fixed. The new firmware takes up so much resources that the 3G cannot handle and it drags.
    Even 3.0 seemed slow on the iphone 3G.
    The 3GS and i4 does fine on 4.0+ but I wouldnt suggest for the 3G.
    Stick with 3.1.3
     
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  15. ynotm macrumors newbie

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    4.2 seems faster than 3.1 on my 3G. It's almost like getting a new phone.
     
  16. Ubuntu thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks all. The update was okay, it is a bit slower but she's happy to have the folders as she had nine pages of apps.:D
     

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