iPhone apathy

benfilan

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Dec 21, 2006
430
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Ireland
People will say it serves me right, but I don't care. I had an unlocked 1.0.1 iphone, it was working......ok.....I had a few issues - crashing, cover art disappearing, problems restoring/syncing music....but overall I was pleased.

but then one day it crashed, I plugged it in and left it to do a restore. I came back to find my brother playing the sims and telling me that he clicked 'update' for me. His body is now floating off the coast of ireland in a box.

after a solid WEEK of trying to downgrade to 1.0.2, I finally got there. I bought IPSF and i'm going to install it tonight (I only just mananged to downgrade this morning) and then do the jailbroken update to 1.1.1

This whole experience has really sickened me. I was so excited about my iPhone, and when I got it I totally loved it. But ever since that first day I've had problems with syncing music and the iphone just generally acting up. It hasn't been a great experience on the whole.

I toyed with the idea of selling it on ebay, and waiting for the official O2 release, and buying that. But I can't justify spending over 500 quid (minimum) a year on a phone contract. its just not possible. I'm trying to save for tuition, to clear my overdraft. Its totally out of reach. I'm sad that Apple have tied it to network providers so aggressively.

rant over, I just needed to vent :(
 

carfac

macrumors 65816
Feb 18, 2006
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I just wanted to give you a bit of encouragement. The IPSF has been a god-send- every time I screw things up, I can just downgrade and restore- no bricking involved. Hopefully, you will not be as stupid as me and not have to reinstall 3-4 times... and the process does take a while... but with IPSF the "panic" is gone; I know I can always get it back.

So, get it to 1.1.1 and just cruise from there. It is stable now. I did all my upgrading last week, and you are right- it is a bit of a hassle. But now that ity is done, I barely remember the hassle, and I am enjoying the iPhone more and more.
 

benfilan

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Dec 21, 2006
430
0
Ireland
I just wanted to give you a bit of encouragement. The IPSF has been a god-send- every time I screw things up, I can just downgrade and restore- no bricking involved. Hopefully, you will not be as stupid as me and not have to reinstall 3-4 times... and the process does take a while... but with IPSF the "panic" is gone; I know I can always get it back.

So, get it to 1.1.1 and just cruise from there. It is stable now. I did all my upgrading last week, and you are right- it is a bit of a hassle. But now that ity is done, I barely remember the hassle, and I am enjoying the iPhone more and more.

Thanks:eek: hopefully this mess can be sorted out and I can get back to being an apple fanboy again :cool:
 
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