Iphone 3G on version 4.1 very slow

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  1. golfergirl13 macrumors member

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    I have an iphone 3G on version 4.1 and it is very very slow. However, when I do a turn off/on the iphone, it is faster for a few minutes and then I have to turn off/on the iphone again. I do this process at least 4-5 times a day. Its soooooooooo frustrating.

    The iphone is jailbroken.

    Should I just restore back to 3.1.3? Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, besides getting an iphone 3GS or iphone 4 the other option is to go down to 3.1.3
    Anything past 4.0 on a 3G is unbearable IMO.
     
  3. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

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    YES don't stay on iOS 4 it causes you to hate your iPhone and want an upgrade immediately
     
  4. Menge macrumors 6502a

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    I hear 4.2.1 makes it snappier than 4.1. (yes you can go all the way to 4.2.1 on a 3G)
     
  5. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    Yes" it is better than 4.1 but still slow. My recommendation is concur with Applejuiced which is going down to 3.1.3. It is best for 3G.
     
  6. golfergirl13 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have used every version of redsn0w and it keeps saying "Unable to recognize specified IPSW". Just to be sure, it is the firmware 3.1.3 (7E18) that I have to use, correct?

    Since none of the redsn0w version that I have is working, what else can I use? Sn0wbreeze????
     
  7. gngan macrumors 68000

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    Just restore to 3.1.3 with iTunes. I think i used Spirit to JB my gf's 3G.
     
  8. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    In order for you to jailbreak 3.1.3 3G, here is what you need to do;

    1. Download Redsn0w 0.9.4
    2. Download 3G 3.1.2
    3. Run redsn0w and point it to 3.1.2 and not 3.1.3


    Or you can use a simpler method which is Spirit or Jailbreakme.com
     
  9. golfergirl13 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, I downloaded redsn0w 0.9.4 and firmware 3.1.2 and it does recognize it. However, I am now reading that I have to restore into itunes. Which is the best method?
     
  10. Myzhi macrumors 6502a

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    1) restore to 3.1.3 through iTunes.
    2) run Redsnow and put to 3.1.2 firmware file you downloaded to JB.
     
  11. golfergirl13 thread starter macrumors member

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  12. golfergirl13 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have restored to 3.1.3 thru itunes and ran redsnow 0.9.4 on firmware 3.1.2 to jailbreak, and everything works good. However......when I go into cydia...at the top it says "Error cache failed". When I try to unlock the phone, it says complete at the top and "Reloading Data" for like 30 minutes.

    I have restored/jb this about 5 times and still same issue.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  13. gngan macrumors 68000

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    You were on 4.1 right? Is your baseband updated?
     
  14. golfergirl13 thread starter macrumors member

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    My iphone is now working. Thanks everyone for your help. :)
     
  15. golfergirl13 thread starter macrumors member

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    Now I can't get back into cydia. I was able to earlier, however when I try to get back to cydia, all it does is say "Loading data".

    Help please.
     
  16. Rodus macrumors 6502a

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    Use Spirit to Jailbreak, Redsn0w gave me the same Cydia issues when I downgraded my 3G. You should be able to do a straight Spirit JB over the top of Redsn0w, worked for me.
     
  17. golfergirl13 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. This fixed the issue :)
     

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