Why can't I multitask on 3GS?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by miklovo, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. miklovo macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2008
    I have 4.2.1..confirmed..upgraded the day it came out and iTunes says "your phone is up to date" but I can't do what others can..

    I have folders but I cannot click home button twice and switch to multitask apps and I cannot change homescreen background image. I never jailbroke my phone.

    I can't figure it out!! what am I missing?

  2. DaREdBaRoN macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Sounds like you have a 3G not a 3GS. Did you buy it new or used?
  3. miklovo thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2008
    lol...I'm laughing at myself now because you may have just solved the problem. I got it used about a month ago. do the 3GSs have the "S" on the back next to the iPhone?

    I'm looking up the part # as I type this...
  4. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010

    You know the back where the Apple logo is? Are the letters or whatever on your phone the same color or are they black too?
  5. miklovo thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2008
    answered my own question....can't believe it....I have a 3G

    that makes sense now....Guess I can't complain since I only paid $40 for it....
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Haha that's funny. :p $40 isnt bad for a 3G.
  7. nukem170 macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2011
    $40 is a really good price for a 3G. You cant even buy the original iphone for that price.
  8. iAmYou macrumors 6502


    Jun 29, 2010
    Damn glad you didn't buy an old 3G I had.
    Sold it on craigs for $150
  9. sdmcwilliams macrumors member


    Jul 28, 2010
    You can buy a brand new 3GS from AT&T for $50.
  10. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    with a two year contract. i'm guess the op bought his for $40 with no commitment.
  11. miklovo thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2008
    yep. my blackjack broke but my contract isn't eligible for upgrade discount till August so when my co-worker said she had her old iphone laying around I offered $40 and she accepted and bam....I had an iphone to last me till August or whenever the iPhone 5 comes out (whatever comes first)

    guess she didn't realize she could have sold it on eBay for 3x the amount

    3G or GS it'll hold me over till summer.....
  12. bwrairen macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2010
    You can multitask on it. Just needs a simple jailbreak. I will warn you that 2 or 3 open programs on a 3g can slow it to a crawl....

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