iOS 4 and 3G

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  1. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

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    Is there a list of the iOS 4 features that are disabled on the 3G? I'm trying to decide if it's worth my time to upgrade.
     
  2. icemantx macrumors regular

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    The main features you will miss out on are Multitasking and the Home Screen Wallpaper. I jailbroke my iPhone 3g with iOS4 and ended up reverting back to the GM iOS4. Multitasking and Home screen Wallpaper were left off by Apple for one main reason - those features slow down the camera.

    We decided to get the iPhone 4 for both my wife and I - will likely use the old 3G phones as iPod Touches...
     
  3. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    Where did you find that information?? They only said no multitasking on 3G
    I would like to see wallpaper feature on Monday :(
     
  4. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    Finally... find another way to enable~

    http://wikee.iphwn.org/howto:rsbeta

    Then I only tick Enable multitasking, home screen wallpaper and battery percentage, WITHOUT Cydia

    PS: I just want to enable the feature like 3Gs~ Cheers
     
  5. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    He's right. No home wallpapers unless you jailbreak it. And Apple said, "some features aren't supported."
     
  6. Illusion86 macrumors regular

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    I put ios4 on an iPhone 3G, and used the redsn0w hack to give it multitasking and wallpaper. Everything runs smoothly unless you have 5 or 6 apps running at the same time, that does tend to slow the 3G down quite a bit.

    If you have any questions feel free to ask me.

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  7. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    Yep... I did it~ :D
     

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  8. Illusion86 macrumors regular

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  9. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a bout to get a really cheap ($40) 8gb iPhone 3g from cell provider, so it's possible to upgrade to iOS4 and have multitasking, am I right?
     
  10. Illusion86 macrumors regular

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    Multitasking is not supported by iPhone 3G, but there is a way around it. I have it on a 3g and it works great! You will just have to use redsn0w to crack it.
     
  11. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    so is possible to upgrade to iOS 4 and enable multitasking via redsn0w...

    Do you have video with the update?
     
  12. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    Yep... Mine is 3G~ I can use all the iOS4 feature now!!

    http://wikee.iphwn.org/howto:rsbeta

    Download redsn0w and follow those and tick Enable multitasking, home screen wallpaper and battery percentage. Cheers

    After you done all that, your iOS4 will have all the same feature same as 3Gs and 4 : )
     

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  13. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    Feel like I'm using 3Gs lol :D but is really slow :eek:
     
  14. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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  15. ARF900 macrumors 65816

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    No wallpaper on the 3g? I cant imagine it would be that taxing...

    Oh well, it only has to last me until I get my hands on the iphone 4.
     
  16. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    Not too bad... Well, you know 3G is quite slow when the app start
     
  17. JoEw macrumors 68000

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    being stuck with a 3g with 128mb of ram for 2 years and the new iphone having 512mb of ram the speeds are gonna be blazing :D
     
  18. theonekcrow macrumors 6502a

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    I did the jailbreak and elected for the multitasking and the background. I didnt want the battery percentage, not knowing weather or not it would be very accurate. I also am not interested in Cydia at this time, so I also didnt add that. To my surprise, it actually runs pretty snappy on my 3G. However, I know if I ever want to add Cydia or get the battery percentage, all I have to do is rerun the jailbreak.
     

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  19. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    Nice :)
    I didn't want the Cydia either... Now is looks like a 3Gs FW :D
     
  20. eelpout macrumors regular

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    How much free RAM do you 3G guys have after installing 4.0?
     
  21. bigsexyy81 macrumors 6502a

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    Does the jailbreak ask you which options to choose from (ie multitasking, background, cydia, battery percentage), or do you need to do something else after you do the jailbreak to enable those features?
     
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  23. eelpout macrumors regular

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    Redsn0w lets you choose the individual options, PwnageTool 4.0 is either all off or all on.
     

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