Should I upgrade to ios4? NOOB

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 3v0, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. 3v0 macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2010
    I have a 16gb Iphone 3g. I went to radio shack and the guy told me that I shouldnt get the update. He said my phone will run CRAZY slow. Is this true? I dont plan to get the os4 gm out now but the one apple releases on monday.

    Should I do it?

    Also, my provider is AT&T, I thought about jail breaking the phone but everyone seems to say not to since well, I have at&t. Would you guys do it?

    Which would be a smarter route?

    A) Leave as is
    B) Jail break
    C) Get the IOS4 update

    (I might try to buy the iphone 4 but idk yet, if I do it wont be for a month or two)
  2. IndianaiPhone macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2008
    North Texas
    I just upgraded using the GM and I don't sense my phone being any slower that it previously was. Go ahead and get the upgrade.
  3. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2008
    It's all up to you. Go to Apple when the phone is released, demo the new iPhone.
  4. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    Other folks in this forum are reporting poor performance after the upgrade.
  5. Nikos macrumors 68000


    Nov 20, 2008
    New York
    My girlfriend's 3G was painfully slow before and after iOS4. I'm pretty sure it was actually a little faster with iOS4, but don't quote me on it. I had a 3GS.
  6. CANEHDN macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2005
    Eagle Mountain, UT
    I doubt it. The things that would make the phone run slower have been disabled for that version.
  7. lorenwade macrumors 68000


    Aug 27, 2008
    Exactly. Which is why I don't know why the Radio Shack dude would say that. Maybe he doesn't realize all of the features won't be enabled/available for the 3G?
  8. hipvamore macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2008
    go for the ios4. if you dont like im pretty sure you'll be able to downgrade or jailbreak iOS4 once someone comes out with it
  9. vizkiz macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    Dude works at Radio Sack, I wouldn't trust him. At least, the guys in the RS near me are all idiots. The only people that know anything there are the older guys who actually know about electronics, soldering, wiring, stuff like that. I'm convinced the younger guys are there to sell cell phones and that's it.

    This (the idiot part above) especially holds true if the guy actually said "crazy slow" in a sentence to a customer.
  10. techluvr macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    I also have a 16GB 3G, and I saw a significant speed improvement when upgrading to the GM seed. I say go for it.
  11. fuzion macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2010
    I can't say mine is any slower than it was prior to iOS 4. 3.0 slowed it down I think; it's frustratingly slow.. The things that the 3G cannot handle, sans wall paper.. damnit.. are excluded from the iOS 4 IPSW package.

    So long story short.. the only real advantage to installing iOS 4 is the folders; if you don't want that then why bother upgrading :)
  12. PoitNarf macrumors 65816


    May 28, 2007
    Northern NJ
    You'd have to go back 15+ years to actually have a knowledgeable Radioshack employee. These days all they are interested in is asking if you need any batteries during checkout.
  13. fuzion macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2010

    Soo... you do need batteries or no?
  14. PoitNarf macrumors 65816


    May 28, 2007
    Northern NJ
    No, I'm good, thanks.
  15. Aleco macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2009
    They're on sale though.

    Go for the upgrade btw...
  16. kelvinti macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2009
    For those with laggy IOS4 on your 3G and 3GS after the 1st upgarde, a complete re-restore for the 2nd time of IOS 4 would help greatly.

    After my first restore to ios 4, my 3GS was laggy. So, I decided to re-restore ios 4, and now my 3GS is running so much smoother and faster than 3.1.3! That's for sure! IOS 4 is running faster than amy previous fw for sure even on 3GS. (I'm not sure about 3G coz I dont own onw).

    Give it a try, folks! :)
  17. macdim macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2007
    Hmm... might have to try this as my 3G that was restored as a previous phone from 3.1.3 is soooo god damn slow. I want to throw this piece of you-know-what out the window.

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