Does iOS 4.0.2 work smoother than iOS 4.2?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lewy, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. lewy macrumors regular

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    In my iPhone I still have iOS 4.0.2. I was using 4.2 on the other iPhone, and 4.0.2 seems to be working smoother than 4.2. Is is true?
     
  2. Pink∆Floyd, Dec 14, 2010
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    No, it's false,

    Playing those mind games...
     
  3. lewy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmmm, maybe that's it. But, i'm not 100% sure.
     
  4. emkwan macrumors regular

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    Iv found the latest OS to be a whooooleee lot stabler and better in my experience.
     
  5. lewy, Dec 14, 2010
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    lewy thread starter macrumors regular

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    So, is there difference between restoring [with new soft] and installing a new clean software?
     
  6. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    Do you ever contribute at all to any thread? All you seem to be posting is pro-Apple crap.

    @OP My iPhone4 (4.2) runs as quick as my other iPhone4 running 4.1. However, I restored to 4.2 rather than just update. Try restoring.
     
  7. lewy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, answering to my question?

    Will iPhone be slower without installing a clean soft, than with a restore?
     
  8. forcetactic macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't upgrade because you'll lose your unlockable baseband. I think as of now there isn't any way to upgrade to 4.2 while retaining baseband (one person mentioned a method before but I'm not sure how reliable that was)
     
  9. lewy thread starter macrumors regular

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    But why do I need unlockable baseband?

    Is that only for JB and Cydia?
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.1-update1; en-gb; SonyEricssonX10i Build/2.0.A.0.504) AppleWebKit/530.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/530.17)

    Restore to 4.1 if you have your SHSH saved in tiny umbrella.
     
  12. robotfist macrumors member

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    iOS 4.2 started out fine for me, but after using it for a month now, I've noticed that it lags quite a bit. If Apple doesn't release 4.3 soon, I'll go back to 4.1.

    So far, in my opinion, 4.1 is the best of iOS 4 releases.

    Due a google search for "iOS 4.2 slow" and you'll see a plethora of threads and articles about the subject. It doesn't seem to effect everyone, but for me (someone who has restored my iphone as a new phone 3 times now under 4.2), I find the latest iOS to be slow, slow, SLOW. My screen animations are choppy and sometimes my keyboard lags behind my typing. I really dislike the fact that iOS 4.2 has made my brand new iPhone 4 seem antiquated.

    I'm hoping 4.3 will cut the fat and streamline things a bit.
     
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    +1
     
  15. iBaloney macrumors 6502

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    my ip4 came with 4.1 and this is why i fear upgrading iOS' :(

    ive noticed this a few years back with my ipod touch 2g, after upgraded the os a couple of times things start to lagg and run slow.
     
  16. lewy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately, I've updated and it is disaster...
     
  17. Nachos macrumors member

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    My iPhone has definately slowed down since updating to 4.2

    Avoid 4.2
     
  18. lewy thread starter macrumors regular

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    So what can I do now?

    Thanks.
     
  19. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    restore as NEW on 4.2.1 and see if that fixes things...
     
  20. lewy thread starter macrumors regular

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    It won't help, it doesn't work smooth at all...
     
  21. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    I recently went back to 4.0 and I'm glad I did. 4.1 was a battery sucking lag fest. Now I hear 4.2 is bad as well. I'm enjoying smooth sailing and nice looking signal bars again. It's a good thing I had my SHSH saved, anyone else who does I recommend 4.0.
     
  22. Simm0nS777 macrumors 6502a

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    I dont understand why you would upgrade when you witnessed a slower iPhone on 4.2 and half the people in this thread told u not to.......
     
  23. pruppert macrumors 6502

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    4.2.1 is so slow in my opinion.

    If the homescreen icons are jiggling and I click the home button to get them to stop, it takes a full 8 seconds for them to stop. It use to be instantaneous. Opening folders is also slower. The keyboard frequently lags. Multitasking tray typical only pops up after a 4 - 5 second delay after double clicking the home button.

    All this on an iPhone 4, never jailbroken.
     
  24. lewy thread starter macrumors regular

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    I had 4.0.2, and it used to crash with new apps.
     

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