Is updating to 4.0.1 worth it?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by brosx3, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. brosx3 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    #1
    With the numerous reports of the update bricking people's phones and the somewhat pointless new algorithm is there any actual reason to upgrade?
     
  2. Krayd2k macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2010
  3. woodekm macrumors 65816

    woodekm

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    #3
    Mine makes me invisible!



    Actually, mine is fine with the new update. Nothing earth shattering. More pixels in the antenna icon. Cool.
     
  4. trigonometry macrumors 6502

    trigonometry

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2010
    Location:
    South Carolina
    #4
    I don't think it's worth it. It fixes the bars and exchange which don't seem significant enough to waste my time downloading 539mb on a slow ass connection. Might as well wait for the next one which fixes the proximity sensor and hopefully includes Gamecenter.
     
  5. woodekm macrumors 65816

    woodekm

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    #5
    So you don't want to be invisible? Sheesh.
     
  6. saxon48 macrumors 6502a

    saxon48

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2010
    Location:
    Barad-dûr
    #6
    Never hurts to upgrade, and at least stay on top to progress with (or crash with) everyone else.
     
  7. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

    bowlerman625

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Location:
    Chicago, IL area
    #7
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A306 Safari/6531.22.7)

    I think it is.
     
  8. RC83 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    #8
    Hey guys, some people want serious answers and this site is where they come to get them. All these immature responses are really killing the reputation of this site..


    Anyways, I updated today with no problem. Took maybe 15 mins. And I actually have bars in my house now. So in some aspect it has improved my phone.
     
  9. insidmal macrumors 6502

    insidmal

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Location:
    Eugene
    #9
    the reports are a quick judgement, mine showed the bricked screen too.. for about 10 seconds then it rebooted and installed the update..
     
  10. dugbug macrumors 65816

    dugbug

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2008
    Location:
    Somewhere in Florida
    #10
    1) It extends the low end of the range the phone will use before declaring no service, so you will get one bar in situations where 4.0 would go no service on you. And yes the phone is very usable at amazingly bad signal levels.

    2) The bars are taller so you can see if you have one bar now, which I welcome.

    3) Fixes the microsoft exchange bug that was frustrating biz clients.

    So not a big set of changes, but I updated both my phones.
     
  11. d21mike macrumors 68040

    d21mike

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2007
    Location:
    Torrance, CA
    #11
    Yes. It only takes about 10-12 min. I did 3 iPhones 4's and 1 iPad (3.2.1). I am sure that only a very small percentage have had problems.
     
  12. Sinfire macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    #12
    If the upgrade is available, then go for it.

    Upgraded my iPhone 4 today without any issues. But it did take about 10 minutes to complete the install.

    It does fix the signal issue so now you get a better representation of the signal strength in your area. As well it may fix some other things that you may not be aware of.
     
  13. nohite macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2008
    #13
    It should help with dropped calls since it stays at 1 bar more and goes searching less than before
     
  14. mcdj macrumors G3

    mcdj

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Location:
    NYC
    #14
    Wait 15 minutes to download and install a 400mb file, hope that the installation doesn't freeze up your phone, requiring a full restore, all in the name of the signal bars reporting a little more accurately? No thanks. I'll wait for the next update.
     
  15. drmikey macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2008
    Location:
    Seattle
    #15
    The best thing I've seen out if it is the camera app loads much quicker now on my 3GS. The lock screen is also smoother going to the password prompt.
     
  16. jcdDigix macrumors member

    jcdDigix

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    #16
    Updated my 3GS's with no problem. Will get the 4 next year, hoping the antenna issues will be taken care of by then. Apple :apple: rules!
     
  17. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a

    Matthew9559

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2007
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
  18. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

    DirtySocks85

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Location:
    Wichita, KS
    #19
    Apparently I'm one of the only ones out there staying "stock" on my iPhone 4 until I hear more from the iPhone Dev Team on what's going to be easiest to jailbreak. I'm not updating until I get some jailbreak news, besides, I think the new bars look pretty hideous with the logarithmic pattern
     
  19. rickolis macrumors member

    rickolis

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2008
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    #20
    my bluetooth issues haven't come up since updating.
     
  20. parkp81 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    #21
    I just updated mine and now I have less bars when I used to have full bars with the bumper on. It gets 4 bars with it laying flat on the table and as soon as I pick it up only has 3 bars.
     
  21. henry72 macrumors 65816

    henry72

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Location:
    New Zealand

Share This Page