iPhone 3G + iOS4 = Terrible

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Matt89, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Matt89 macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    Am I the only one? Ever since I installed iOS4 on my 3G phone, my phone is constantly crashing & freezing. Almost every time I open the iPod, it will take several seconds (I'd say about 20) to open, and some times it'll even crash.

    I want to go back to 3.whatever.
  2. jdwebby macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2010
    Same thing here, till after today... Viva La Iphone4
  3. tigerfan1988 macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2008
    I only had iOS4 on my iPhone 3G for less than a day (before I shipped it out to its new owner), but it seemed to run pretty smoothly for me. Sorry to hear about your problems. :(
  4. westam macrumors member


    May 8, 2010
    I'm about to install os4 on my 3g now.. should i abort??
  5. ARF900 macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2009
    No problems here, mines been slow since OS 3, and it didnt get better or worse with 4. There really is no upside for a 3g owner though except folders and some os4 only apps.
  6. digbyp macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    My experience is similar - bad

    I have sat next to somebody with a 3GS and we have compared opening Settings. His open immediately, mine takes about 10 seconds. There are other instances of slowness elsewhere. Obviously, the 3GS is faster anyway, but it never took 10 seconds to open the settings page before.
  7. trekkie604 macrumors 68000


    Feb 25, 2008
    Vancouver, Canada
    my 3G is slow as crap compared to my iPad. It was since 3.1.3; but 4 made it lag even more. Steve needs to launch iPhone 4 here in Canada soon...
  8. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    I wouldn't install iOS4 on the 3G. 3.x was slow enough as is and with all of these reports of slowness, it just doesn't seem worth it to install it.
  9. ChrisSD macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2010
    San Diego
    I've had no issues with iOS4 on my iPhone 3G.
  10. Built macrumors 68020

    Oct 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Even if I were keeping my 3G, I wouldn't be upgrading to iOS4. The 3G was slow enough as it was...grindingly slow.
  11. freedevil macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2007
  12. macjunk(ie) macrumors 6502a

    Aug 12, 2009
    it's not terrible...its crap! I actually saw (for the first time ever) jumbled up graphics when messaging...
    Took the cue and downgraded to 3.1.3....much nicer.
  13. vijayvasa macrumors member

    May 28, 2010
    Please advise how you have downgraded.

  14. ajax43 macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2010
    North America
    I have an 8 gig 3g. I installed the new os on Monday, took about 50 minutes, I jb'd the device last night, and I have no problems. Mine almost seems to run faster now.
  15. macjunk(ie) macrumors 6502a

    Aug 12, 2009
    thankfully...it was dead simple (no thanks to Apple though since they don't sign the 3.1.3 firmware anymore.)

    I found the instructions to downgrade here

    I have a factory unlocked iPhone 3G 16GB and this process worked fine...
  16. King Luis macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2008
    i have a 16gb 3g...put ios4 on it when it was released...took bloody forever.
    at times when it was first loaded it lagged a bit and became slow and choppy, but now after a few days it's much smoother and working a lot better then when i first put ios4.

    folders is my favourite addition. went from 6 pages to 1 and my brother went from 8 pages to 2 on his 3gs.

    worth the upgrade, if your having issues try doing a fresh update.
  17. hariustrk macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2010
    I find since upgrading my 3G it's slower as well. I'm kinda disappointed.
  18. Gen macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2008
    Plus it will break my jailbreak, no thanks Steve - no thanks.

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