Why on Earth would anyone want to update to jail-broken 3.1?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Snide, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Snide macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2005
    Seriously, for those of us not suffering from severe cases of Update Fever™, I see no compelling reason
    to go through the hassle of using the new Pwnage Tool and re-installing everything. What's the excitement about?

    The disincentives are well-documented, and I consider them to be quite unacceptable:

    1. No more built-in tethering via the carrier-file hack (HUGE deal-breaker).

    2. Widespread reports of battery issues on 3.1.

    3. The bug in which the carrier doesn't show in menu bar.

    I've been jailbreaking since FW 1.02, and have done 13 successive jailbreaks up to 3.0.
    I'm not going anywhere near 3.1! I can live without stereo Bluetooth and non-destructive
    video trimming on my 3gs. Please wake me up when there's a worthwhile firmware update...
  2. TheHeadFL macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2009
    I 100% agree with you.

    I am waiting... things don't seem stable right now, and a lot of the apps I use aren't functioning on 3.1 yet anyway.

    The only interest I have in a 3.1 JB is a general interest in seeing a general purpose JB solution for the 3GS be successful... it means a lot for future possible jailbreaks, which are somewhat unknown at this point.
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    i like the app configuration in itunes with 3.1
  4. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    1. Icon ordering in iTunes
    2. Compatibility with some third party apps that won't install on 3.0.1, like Yelp.
    3. Copying contact info.
    4. Improved Maps performance (tile rendering is faster, smoother)
    5. Non-destructive video editing
    6. Genius mixes in iPod
  5. Buskape macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2008
    NGC 4889
    I'm waiting for the next killer app that will require 3.1 update (probably an augemented reality one) to upgrade.

    For now 3.0 is fine, don't fix what ain't broken.
  6. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2007
    Bristol, England
    Only an issue for ATT... my carrier allows tethering, doesn't charge extra either.

    who cares about that??
    only point 2 is an issue, it's not affecting everyone, and there are a bunch of new features that make 3.1 a good upgrade, as already pointed out.
  7. TheHeadFL macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Both Cyntact and MyWi are not working on 3.1 yet, which is enough reason for me to stay put.
  8. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    I though stereo bluetooth was part of the 3.0 update.
  9. Snide thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2005
    Oops - you're right. One less reason to update. ;)
  10. fuzion11 macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2008
    Hamilton, Ontario
    You're right it was, he's referring to the fact voice control is enabled to call phone contacts now.
  11. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3GS (White, 32GB): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7C144 Safari/528.16)

    As has been pointed out, there are lots of reasons.

    1. Icon arranging in iTunes
    2. Field copying in Address Book
    3. Movie syncing (back to iPhone) from iPhoto
    4. Ability to sync/play AppleTV encoded videos
    5. Non-destructive video trimming for MMS
    6. Voice control over BT
    7. Genius mixes

    Lots of compelling reasons to upgrade, AFAIC. ;)
  12. Mystikal macrumors 68020


    Oct 4, 2007
    Irvine, CA
    I updated. Phone had coma problem. Got a replacement 3.0.1. NOT UPGRADING.
  13. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    It's been working fairly peachy for me sans the carrier logo thing which I've actually come to like weirdly enough

    Why did i do it? No particular reason. Probably curiousity or knowing the fact that I'll have to get a replacement phone soon which is highly likely to come with 3.1...effectively lockIng me out of the jailbrake train anyway

    So I guess it was a 'one last time for old times sake' thing. I don't need jailbreak and just bare interested in unlocking purely for resale. So mostly meh for me.
  14. psywzrd macrumors 68030

    Feb 6, 2008
    I think I'm going to sit the update out as well. I've seen too many reports of phones freezing up, battery issues, etc. to justify risking the upgrade. The carrier logo thing bothers me too for some odd reason. I'll wait for the next update and hope there are some new features that I really want.
  15. slu macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2004
    I just upgraded to JB 3.1 and I am glad I did. I see no difference at all in the phone and I get to use the 3.1 new features as well. I am quite happy.
  16. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ft. Lauderdale
    mainly because I was tired of getting that iTunes pop-up "an update is ready for your phone..message"

    But I enjoy running the latest firmware on my phone..
  17. strike1555 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2009
    I'm asking myself this very question, OP. I patiently waited while the made the 3.1 JB and didn't even care at all about updating. I was in no hurry.

    Then the jailbreak just happened to come on my day off so I went for it. I am now living with absolutely horrible battery life.
  18. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3GS (JB3.1, unlocked): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7C144 Safari/528.16)

    Did you set it up a a new iPhone? I've upgraded three iPhone 3GSes to 3.1 (the last one was JB3.0 to JB3.1) and haven't had any problems yet, with any of them. I restored all three from old backups, too. :confused:
  19. psywzrd macrumors 68030

    Feb 6, 2008
    I think a lot of us are a little gun-shy about upgrading because the jailbreak isn't a "sure thing" anymore. If we somehow manage to brick our phones and are forced to get a replacement, there's a good chance that the replacement will be at 3.1 and therefore unable to be jailbroken at this time. Hopefully the dev-team will figure things out and open up the jb to everyone, but until then it's probably best to proceed with caution.
  20. mdwsta4 macrumors 65816

    Jul 23, 2007
    I agree the updates are relatively minor for the majority of users (myself included). i've also been jailbreaking phones since you had to enter in long codes. i'm on 3.0 and don't see much of a reason to upgrade. i'd probably play with the new genius feature, but i've only used the old one a handful of times. none of the other updates really offer anything to me. i do like to keep my phone updated, but since pwnage makes you redo everything (unlike purplerain which was great) it's more of a headache to update firmware especially with such small improvements.
  21. mackmgg macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2007
    I've restored my iPhone twice to 3.1. The first time, unjailbroken, not from backup. HORRIBLE battery, I mean about 1% per minute. The second, jailbroken from backup of 3.0. Now it gets ~ the same battery as it did.
  22. polobreaka macrumors 6502a

    Aug 10, 2009
    Huntington Beach, CA
    battery and coma problems is a huge deal to me. i use my phone a lot, if battery cannot hold up or if my phone likes to stay asleep and need hard reset, it is a big hassle.
  23. mohd khair macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2009
    Help! Never Update to 3.1

    I have iphone 3G. i updated 3.1 from I tunes as i have an account.after the the installation my mobile is on the emergency call only. i tried to to switch on the mobile while i hold the the home button on the i tunes. the message i got is that The sim card inserted in this i phone doesnt appear to be supported. even though i have been using this sim card for more than 3 months. plz advise me.
  24. scirica macrumors 68020


    May 13, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    I was apprehensive too, but...

    ...I went ahead and restored my 3.0.1 3G with the pwned 3.1 ipsw and I've had no problems other than the aforementioned missing carrier name (which was fixed by using MakeItMine). One other cosmetic issue was that some of my icons did not take on the Illumine theme version. Reloading those apps from iTunes has resolved that.

    Battery life is the same for me in 3.1 as it was in 3.0.1, which was acceptable. A fully charged phone at bedtime and I wake up to 97% battery 7 hours later.

    So far I'm enjoying the genius mix on the phone and the icon arranging in iTunes. What I thought was going to be a pretty useless update has turned out to be better than I imagined. PLUS, I get Yelp! back on my phone.
  25. lou2ser macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2009
    Wouldn't it be a good idea to JB now so we can get a 3.1 ECID SHSH on file with Cydia?

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