iPhone 3G 3.1.3 Should i update?

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  1. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

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    Apple is forcing me to upgrade to iOS4 in order to get any new apps and it looks like i have to either stop buying apps and stick with what im with or update to iOS 4


    Last time my 3G was at iOS 4 is was barely useable so i downgraded, what do you think i should do guys
     
  2. Los macrumors regular

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    If I remember correctly, iOS 4.1 made some major improvements for the iPhone 3G. My friend has a 3G and has iOS 4.1 installed on it and I didn't notice any major lags or serious battery drain.

    I honestly think you should give it a shot and just downgrade if it performs poorly. There's no harm in trying.
     
  3. Leet Apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I work on it first thing in the morning
     
  4. Infraggable Kru macrumors regular

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    And new video games require you to have the newest hardware :eek::eek:

    No one is forcing you to do anything

    You are aware of the tradeoff, we can't decide for you.
     
  5. sookainian macrumors regular

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    one sentence. lag like ****.

    it's stupid.

    my 3g on the latest 4.1 is lagging badly. even with a clean restore with no apps or photos or songs inside.
     
  6. Leet Apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This is completely unbearable...did apple do this on purpose cause they must see what the latest firmware is doing to these phones...
     
  7. snowleopard13 macrumors regular

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    stay at 3.x if u don't REALLY need any of these 4.x apps

    i have 4.1 and it takes 10 (!) seconds to open settings, what's your time for that on 3.x?
     
  8. Leet Apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    when i used to be on 3.x it would be 2-3 seconds....now im stuck on 4.1 and i can't unlock... so i'm going to use my blackberry till an unlock becomes available...
     
  9. snowleopard13 macrumors regular

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    oh... :-/

    there is a saying... "never change a running system" no offense ;)
     
  10. Leet Apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    my iPhone's running but it won't unlock...so i have no service :confused: i really made a big mistake today
     
  11. ringgit macrumors member

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  12. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    I heard for most 4.2 was working alright.

    And Apple isn't forcing the app developers to require 4.0+, that's that App developers making that choice (admittedly, some apps might use APIs not found pre-4.0, but that's how it works.)

    You won't always be able to use software on an older device. As a kid, my family got a new computer because mom was pissed her cheap poker game ($10s, MAYBE. Probably less than $5) required too fast a processor (36MHZ).
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    For an iphone 3G I wouldnt go past 3.1.3
    Not worth it.
     
  14. ringgit macrumors member

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    I tried 4.2 on my wife's 3G and she regretted the upgrade. It's still not as 'zippy' and 'snappy' as 3.1.3. I had to downgrade back.
     
  15. Leet Apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    As week speak I'm on iOS 4.2 it's way better then iOS 4 and 4.1 it works pretty good but I'm afraid to mess around with Cydia apps, fear of it slowing down I'll downgrade to 3.1.3 I have too
     
  16. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    I put 4.2 on my old 3G, now my sons iPod, and worked fairly smooth and fast at first, however after about a week or two it started slowing down again. It's not as crappy as 4.0 or 4.1, but definately not as snappy as 3.1.
     
  17. Leet Apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hopefully that won't happen to me because its working amazing right now, i can't even out a password on my iPhone, im afraid it will lag..
     
  18. ringgit macrumors member

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    That's it! That is what happened to me: Works ok in the beginning, then slow done.
     
  19. ssdeg7 macrumors 6502a

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    Will be slower but some features are worth it, so if you care about folders and new games then upgrade if not then 3.1.3 is perfect for you.
     

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