iPod Touch 2G. 3.1.3 or 4.2.1?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by 999blb, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. 999blb macrumors member

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    Hello everyone,

    My sister has a 2nd generation iPod touch. Currently, it's on 4.2.1 and jailbroken. She has recently been complaining on how it is slow sometimes and how some things randomly just crash. I have SHSH blobs on that device for 3.1.3, 4.0, 4.0.2, 4.1, and 4.2.1. In my opinion, iOS 4 is generally slow on the iPod Touch 2G and iPhone 3G. My sister usually doesn't mind it, but she has been commenting every now and then about its slowness. I want to give her the best experience with her iPod until she gets a new one.


    What do you guys think I should downgrade it to?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    A properly modified 4.2.1 can be faster than a 3.1.3 installation. But stockwise, a 3.1.3 is faster. But there are less apps that are still being updated for 3.1.3 and you may have trouble finding apps for it.
     
  3. 999blb thread starter macrumors member

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    True. How would I go about modifying it if I wanted to keep it on 4.2.1?
     
  4. utahman130 macrumors 6502a

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    Keep it at 4.2.1 jailbroken. Delete some useless launchdaemons and it will run better.
     
  5. 999blb thread starter macrumors member

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    Are there any specific ones I should delete? I don't wanna mess up her iPod.
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    For starters you can try FakeClockUp in Cydia. Make it feel faster. You can remove some launchdaemons to lighten the load on the limited memory that iPod has. You can also restart it often.
     
  7. 999blb thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks everyone for the ideas. Now, which LaunchDaemons should I remove specifically?
     

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