JB 4.1 or 4.2.1 on a 3GS?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mrmister, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. mrmister macrumors regular

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    Title says it all--I am on 4.1 on an iPhone 3GS, and was wondering if people who have compared both OSes could fill me in on the differences between 4.1 and 4.2.1 in day to day operation. They seem very similar in features...do people have strong feelings about which works better for JB devices?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    They both work, depends if you have shsh blobs to go to 4.2.1 and also 4.2.1 has a few additional features like free findmyiphone and some other stuff.
    Up to you though.
    Mind as well go with 4.2.1 IMO.
     
  3. mrmister thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have MobileMe now...are there any other features?

    Is 4.2.1 different in speed, stability, or battery life from 4.2.1?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I havent noticed much difference in speed, stability or battery.
    But here's the official new stuff added on 4.2.1

    •AirPrint - AirPrint makes it simple to print email, photos, web pages, and documents right from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. A few taps is all it takes to go from viewing it onscreen to holding a printed copy. There’s no software to download, no drivers to install, and no cables to connect.
    •AirPlay - AirPlay lets you stream digital media wirelessly from your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to your Apple TV and AirPlay-enabled speakers. So you can watch movies and photos on your widescreen TV and play music through the best speakers in the house.
    •Find My iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch - Find My iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch — the MobileMe feature that helps you locate your missing device and protect its data — is now free on any iPhone 4, iPad, or fourth-generation iPod touch running iOS 4.2.3 Once you set it up, you can find your lost device on a map, display a message on its screen, remotely set a passcode lock, and initiate a remote wipe to delete your data. And if you eventually find your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can restore everything from your last backup.
    •iTunes TV show rentals
    •Even better Mail - See messages from all your accounts in a unified inbox, organize messages by threads, and open attachments in third-party apps.
    •Find text on web pages - In Safari, you can do a quick text search to find and highlight specific words and phrases on even the longest web pages.
    •Notes with fonts - Customize your notes using different fonts — Marker Felt, Helvetica, and Chalkboard.
    •Keyboard and dictionary enhancements - iOS 4.2 includes support for over 50 languages and dialects, with more than 30 new international keyboards and dictionaries for iPad.
    •Enhanced enterprise support - Businesses can take advantage of stronger security features, new device management capabilities, and improved enterprise integration.
    •Messaging with text tones - Know who’s texting without looking at your screen. Choose from 17 new alerts and assign custom tones for people in your contact list. (iPhone only)
     
  5. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    I made the upgrade to 4.2.1 last week. I was holding out for 4.3 and was trying to avoid two upgrades. I Need pwnage tool because I need the unlock and came to the conclusion it might be a while before we see new version so took the plunge.

    I am seeing a significant battery life improvement. It might be because of the JB and UL but am very happy i made the upgrade because of the battery life improvement.
     
  6. mrmister thread starter macrumors regular

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    Very interesting--I'd make the upgrade if it would improve battery life. Anyone else have that experience after going from 4.1 to 4.2.1?
     

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