The Nostalgia! Found my iPhone 4 running 5.1.1

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by braddick, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. braddick macrumors 68040

    braddick

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2009
    Location:
    Encinitas, CA
    #1
    Popped in my SIM (using a SIM adaptor) and fired it up. Running strong! Don't know how long I'll keep using this, but in light of all the iPhone upgrade talk it's kind of fun to 'downgrade' (from a 6S to this iP4) for a few days. Messages come through and this iPhone seems to be holding a charge equal to my newer iPhone. The bells and whistles are missing, but so far, so good!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

    Spink10

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2011
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    #2
    That is awesome. When jailbreaking was fun. At least for me.
     
  3. greytmom macrumors 68040

    greytmom

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    #3
    I loved the 4. Wish I had kept mine to use as an iPod.
     
  4. snarlz macrumors 6502

    snarlz

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2011
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    #4
    Bless! When the clock was just a random time.
     
  5. IUBall22 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2007
  6. yep-sure macrumors 6502

    yep-sure

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    #6
    I didn't care for jailbreaking, but I sure miss the days of the iPhone 4 & 5 running iOS 4, 5, and 6. The days where everything was simple and just worked unlike the mess we battle with today.
     
  7. Kalvin00 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2004
    #7
    Brings back memories.

    Wonder what using a 3G feels like now..
     
  8. Bigserver1 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2012
    #8
    My iPhone 5 running iOS 6 was probably my favorite iPhone experience of all time. That iOS was so smooth and well machined, and the speed gains in the 5 (at that time) made it blazing fast. That was also the last true black iPhone (until now).

    I'm hoping my new black 7 plus takes it to the next level.
     
  9. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

    M. Gustave

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Location:
    Grand Budapest Hotel
    #9
    The iPhone 4 was when I was convinced, this is it, the future of "computing".

    Boy I do not miss all that skeuomorphism though!
     
  10. yep-sure macrumors 6502

    yep-sure

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    #10
    Agree completely. I wish I still had it and wish I never updated to iOS 7. Hindsight is a helluva thing.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    #11
    So, jailbroken as well?
     
  12. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2012
    Location:
    Jailbreaks/IOS Hacks
    #12
    those were the days... wish i still had a classic iPhone.
     
  13. JayIsAwesome macrumors 65816

    JayIsAwesome

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2013
    Location:
    Texas
    #13
    Ah, the iPhone 4. Still remember that launch like it was yesterday. 2010 is still my favorite "smartphone phone era" if you will. Launch of the OG Droid at the end of 2009 (the phone that put android on the map and completely changed the game IMO), Nexus One in January 2010 Droid Incredible in April 2010, HTC Evo in June 2010, launch of the first generation Galaxy S June 2010, launch of the iPhone 4 in June 2010, Droid X in July 2010, and the Droid 2 in August 2010. Good times man. Good times
     
  14. ccrunner_tj macrumors member

    ccrunner_tj

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2010
    Location:
    West Lafayette, IN
    #14
    I stumbled across this screenshot from my iPhone 4 a few days ago. Certainly nostalgic. But I do like the design direction today better than back then. IMG_0615.jpg
     
  15. deannnnn macrumors 68000

    deannnnn

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2007
    Location:
    New York City & South Florida
    #15
    I always find it funny when screenshots from old iPhones come up in Timehop.
     
  16. sdwaltz macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2015
    Location:
    Indiana
    #16
    I still have my White 32gb 3GS running iOS 5! Still fire it up from time to time just for nostalgic purposes (and to see if it still works).
     
  17. 1080p macrumors 68020

    1080p

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Location:
    Planet Earth
    #17
    I have an 8GB 3GS in my closet that used to belong to my daughter. It is running 6.1.6 though... so it is very slow... almost unusable.
     
  18. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    #18
    I still have the original. Haven't tried to turn it on though, doubt it will.
     
  19. MrX8503 macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2010
    #19
    I still prefer iO6's UI. What I've always hated from iOS7 was the low contrast and thin text.
     
  20. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2012
    Location:
    Jailbreaks/IOS Hacks
    #20
    I still have my 5th gen iPod touch running ios 6.1.2 that apple actually gave to me... What happened was my mom's iMac ended up being defective and she lost a ton of data, and she kept complaining. Eventually, to shut her up they said what woukd you like? Anything in the $300 range. I told her "iPad mini" as it had just been released but apple said the best they could do was an iPod touch. So i ended up with a blue 32gb 5th gen for free. I know that sounds made up, but i assure you, it's completely true
     
  21. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Location:
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    #21
    My mom is still running iOS 5 on her iPhone 4. She's most likely finally getting a SE by the end of the year.
     
  22. Rockbird86 macrumors regular

    Rockbird86

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2014
    Location:
    London
    #22
    My mother uses my old 3GS running 6.1.6 and I've just prised it out of her hands and swapped it (massively against her will) for a thoroughly modern 5c! It's like I've plonked her in front of the controls of a 747, bless her heart!
     
  23. yep-sure macrumors 6502

    yep-sure

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    #23
    That reminds me, I handed my 3G to my mum when I upgraded to the 4. She's since had a 5C and now a 6S. I should go get that 3G back!
     

Share This Page