iOS 3 anyone?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Woodcrest64, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. Woodcrest64 macrumors 65816


    Aug 14, 2006
    Just wondering if anyone is still running iOS 3 on anything. I have the original iPad and would love to put iOS 3 on it for better Safari performance.
  2. Jr. Pac macrumors member

    May 23, 2014
    I have a 3GS on 3.1.2 that I won't update. The 3GS is the only device that seemed to even run OS3 decently and smoothly. Haha
    Aside from that a couple of iPhone 1st gens, one of which is on 3.1.3, the other on 1.0.
  3. quackers82 macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2014
    I dont, but just looked at the google analytics for our companies website and I'm seeing iOS 3.2 and iOS 4.0 in the traffic for the last 30 days.
  4. im_to_hyper macrumors 65816


    Aug 25, 2004
    Glendale, California, USA
    iOS 3 "Continues to Live"

    There is a 3rd-party firmware called "Whited00r" which is technically a pre-jailbroken iOS 3 already modified to look like iOS 7 with a bunch of the extra "cruft" removed to be optimized for performance. I won't link to it here, it case that is not allowed.

    It isn't going to win any speed competitions but it seems to make first-gen devices much more usable!

    I don't think the iPad can be downgraded from 5.x back to 3.x without the "SHSH blobs" for it.

    If the iPad is jailbroken, here are some tweaks
  5. lautzki macrumors regular

    May 21, 2014
    I have a 3G still running 3.1.3, sn0wbreezed of course. iOS 4.2.1 really kills the phone.
  6. Jr. Pac macrumors member

    May 23, 2014
    IMHO 3.1.3 even kills the 3G. Only OS ever fast on it was 2.x.

    It seems like the 3GS was the only one that ran OS3 decently.

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