upgrading 3.1.3 to iOS4 question?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by lilballerx8, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. lilballerx8 macrumors newbie

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    iPhone 3g not jailbroken, non mc
    planning to jailbreak it with redsn0w after upgrading

    trying to upgrade to iOS4 because
    1)looked at the flowchart and it's recommended
    2)a lot of apps need it

    Can someone explain HOW to do this, and the risks? My friend tried it and his broke...

    and also, I want to have Nike Boom(an app), and it says it requires 4.1, but I'm not sure if its good to upgrade to 4.1

    Thanks!

    BTW THANKS for one of the sticky threads (the one with a flowchart), I would've been lost without it
     
  2. Missjenna macrumors 6502a

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  3. lilballerx8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Missjenna macrumors 6502a

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    Why do you want to upgrade to 4.0, then possibly 4.1?

    From what I've read, 4.0 sucks on the 3g, but 4.1 is quite a bit better.
     
  5. lilballerx8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Obviously, I'd hit 4.1 straight instead of 4.0, but I don't know if 4.1 is fully hackable yet
     
  6. lilballerx8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so should I upgrade to 4.1?
    AND PLEASE TELL ME HOW! and risks/how long it takes. THANKS!
     
  7. Missjenna macrumors 6502a

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    What do you mean by fully hackable?

    The link that I provided will tell you how to update/re-jailbreak.

    It took me roughly an hour. Most of the time spent was waiting for the 4.1 firmware to download.
     
  8. lilballerx8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh I'm sorry!
    I didn't notice that the link had the 4.1 update part in it...my bad :)

    one more questions though: Is it safe to upgrade to 4.1? I've heard stories that the phone freezes in the middle, dies out, etc.
    and how long does the update take?

    thank you SO MUCH!
     
  9. Missjenna macrumors 6502a

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    4.1 has been just fine for me. I've noticed some lag, but it's not horrible.

    Like I said above, it took me roughly an hour to update/jailbreak. Most of that time was spent waiting for the firmware to download.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If you dont care about the unlock you can update to official 4.2.1 and then JB with redsnow.
     
  11. lilballerx8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    really? I dont need unlock anyways...is it untethered?
    lol I'm sorry if I sound dumb, I'm a semi noob
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  13. lilballerx8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    one last thing,
    I LOVE YOU GUYS! :D

    anyways, I'll do this tomorrow and give feedback, too late now

    once again thanks, you guys are 10x better then that modmyi forum place
     
  14. lilballerx8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    about to update....just wondering btw, doesn't 4.2.1 slow down the 3g?
     
  15. noiceT macrumors 6502a

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    From my experience, updating from 4.1 to 4.2.1 (both official FW) made a significant difference. 4.0 and 4.1 were a terror on my 3G. I wanted to downgrade back to 3.1.3 but, I didn't have any backups in itunes under 3.1.3.

    However I must say 4.2.1 feels way more smoother.
     
  16. lilballerx8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    just did the whole process, worked perfectly, not too slow, and yes VERY smooth

    thanks for everything guys
     
  17. lilballerx8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    one question- when I installed an app from installous, I can't see it on the springboard...whats wrong? I rebooted and installed a free app from itunes store...
     

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