How does iOS 4.3 run on an old iPhone 3G?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheHoff, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. TheHoff macrumors 6502

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    I tried 4.0 and it was unusably slow so I went to Cydia for MyWi.

    I'd like to go back to 4.3 if it is fast enough on the old 3G phone. Anyone try it yet?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    It doesn't run at all. Because the iPhone 3G isn't supported anymore.
     
  3. xplnusa macrumors regular

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    If its available for DL I'll end up with it in the next day or two... I always at least try them. I went back to 3.1.3 for a while. Then I heard they fixed 4.xx for the 3G and upgraded again. Still slower than i'd like but its useable at least...
     
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    there a thread a guy started ranting how mad he is at apple for not making it compatible on the 3G so sounds like it doesnt work at all
     
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  7. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    Not even sure I want 4.3 on my 3GS. Not convinced it has anything worthwile over 4.2.1.
     
  8. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a

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    The hotspot feature is worthwhile. No more reason to get mywi or tetherme.
     
  9. Intell macrumors P6

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    The 3Gs doesn't get the WiFi hotspot feature. Only the iPhone 4.*
     
  10. Krandor macrumors 6502

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    I find home sharing very useful.
     
  11. TheHoff thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Which would be funny if they say it is limited to the 4 because of hardware -- my 3G does hotspot tethering just fine with Cydia and MyWi, nevermind the 3Gs.
     
  12. Intell macrumors P6

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    Apple is a for profit company. All they want is your money. If they can limit old stuff and force you to get the new stuff they will.
     
  13. WeegieMac Guest

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    Worth it for Home Sharing alone.

    As someone who uses his iPhone around the house for browsing, Facebook, and iTunes, it's great to be able to lie in my bed at night and while my wife watches Jerseylicious on the television, I can plug in my headphones and access my entire iTunes library from the Mac downstairs.

    Sublime. :cool:
     
  14. anonymouz1828 macrumors regular

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    3.1.3 to 4.2.1 3G

    The only feature i need on iOS 4+ is the local notification! I guess Ill update to 4.2.1 this month.
     

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