Rant: 2G iPhone on 3.0

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kidwithdimples, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. kidwithdimples macrumors 6502a

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    - Upgraded from 2.2 to 3.0 on T-Mobile jailbroken
    - Used it for a few days (I upgraded it last week)
    - Been using 3.0 and it's not bad
    - Turned off edge, push, notifications, brightness all the way to down, wifi

    BUT THE FREAKIN' BATTERY LIFE SUCKS. I doubt it's a problem with my iPhone. When I had 2.2 my iPhone lasted for at least two days with a charge. This 3.0 doesn't even last 7-8 hours. It's crazy.

    /rant

    Yes I know there are many threads and I should have posted in one of those threads but I couldn't.
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Join the club....2G does that from time to time. I have to be careful now.
     
  3. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Here's some food for thought.

    I have an original iPhone with 3.1 on it. If I let it sit with no SIM card in it, it's dead in 3 days.

    However, when it had 2.2.1 installed on it with no SIM card, it sat for almost a month before it died.

    BIIIIIIIIG difference.

    Another thing... I didn't have push installed or turned on.
     
  4. kidwithdimples thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I really don't care about landslide keyboard or copy and paste feature. I had that feature on 2.2. I downloaded a plugin from Cydia.

    Is there any instructions on going back from 3.0 to 2.2?
     
  5. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=753410

    This works for me. I've tried it on 2 different iPhones twice.
     
  6. kidwithdimples thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the instructions.

    However iPhone started acting differently and the battery lasted for 20 hours!!
     
  7. TheSpaz macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    What do you mean by "acting differently" and 20 hour battery is awesome!
     
  8. Pattycerts macrumors 6502

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    Settings- general- reset- reset all settings.

    Night and day difference.
     
  9. chstr macrumors 6502a

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    what exactly does that do? I dont want it to reset something I need
     
  10. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    All your preferences and settings are reset. Information, such as your contacts and calendars, and media, such as your songs and videos, aren’t deleted.
     
  11. Pattycerts macrumors 6502

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    Yup, it maintains all of your data. You only need to redo your settings and preferences.
     
  12. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    To be honest. I love my 2G. Especially cause down here in Australia no one has the 2G and it always stands out. :)

    But since updating to 3.0 I've had nothing but complaints about speed, a few bugs, and most of all battery life is rubbish.
    I could go the whole day pretty much with 5hrs of usage and make it to the end of my day. Now I get about 3 hrs usage and usually completely dead by the end of my day which is rather frustrating to be honest.

    More reason I believe to upgrade to a 3GS :D
     
  13. machacker macrumors regular

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    I have to say I am having the COMPLETE opposite experience!

    I got the 3gs on launch day and I was happy for about...a week. The battery would be dead 3/4 through the day and I would be searching for a plug to charge the thing and at least be able to check my email. Wifi was a useless thing as well, seeing as it never held a connection for more than 5 minutes. Needless to say I was frustrated beyond reason.

    So I sold it online, and used the money to buy a 2g. Simply because I loved my 2g and I wanted that experience again. So I bought one, and I love it. The battery lasts DAYS without needing to be charged or even really looked at twice. I can talk for hours without a serious drain. A 30 minute conversation on the 3gs would drain it to 40%, while a 30 minute conversation doesn't even change my battery meter on the 2g.

    I love my 2g, and I don't really seeing myself upgrading until next years phone comes out.
     

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