My iPhone is artifacting...

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by foothead, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. foothead macrumors regular

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    It's been quite a while since I posted here...

    Anyway, I have an 8GB EDGE iPhone, and I was playing brickbreaker on it, when I noticed some glitchy textures. I fired up Assassin's Creed, and it was doing exactly the same there. This is texture artifacting, like what you would see when you overclock a video card too much, or if you have heavy vdroop. It is only happening in 3D applications.

    I have reformatted the iPhone, with no luck. It still does exactly the same thing. I am not ready to get a new phone yet, so does anybody know what is causing this?

    I /do/ have a spare 4GB iPhone mainboard laying around that I could swap in, but I need my storage space. Is there any chance that the memory can be transplanted between the two? I do not remember if it is soldered on or on a separate board.
     
  2. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    Our phones are really old.... 3 generations, nearly 4.
     
  3. foothead thread starter macrumors regular

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    I guess, but why pay $35 a month for the same plan, just so you can use it on a newer phone? This is why I never upgraded to a 3G. Well, that and the fact that 3G is almost as slow as EDGE where I live.

    Any chance I could get away with buying a 3G iPhone, SIM unlocking it, and using my $20 plan?
     

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