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07-29-2010, 12:10 PM #101
its about FKing time !! but why did it take so long to address the issue? I was one of those who upgraded to iOS4 and rendered my 3G nearly useless.
I just picked up my i4 today so Im not as upset, HOWEVER, I still want the 3G restored to what it used to be before I pass it along to my brother.
07-29-2010, 12:41 PM #102
my 3g is so painfully slow i sometimes have visions of throwing it off the wall!
Thats why im getting an iPhone 4 - apple wins again!
07-29-2010, 12:50 PM #103
Jailbreak and unlock your 3g, sell it on craigslist or ebay for more than you paid for it, then use that money to buy either a 3GS or iPhone 4. Problem solved...
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07-29-2010, 01:14 PM #104
can anybody set up a link or a how to, on how to downgrade back to 3.1.3 or even 3.1.2 for windows users that are on tmobile
07-29-2010, 01:43 PM #105
iOS4 is the worst.If this was helpful, or even if it gave you a laugh, click the Thanks button!
07-29-2010, 02:42 PM #106
The cellphone lifecycle is shortening substantially. It is now just a fact of life. It is so easy in the 'tech world' to whip out a 'I remember when...' story that it's nearly irrelevant about a two-year-old ANYTHING gadget (pc, laptop, phone, tv, etc.)
Most cellphone owners don't want to deal with all that (they are, to quote 'Sam Axe', "a bunch of bitchy little girls") and hop from provider to provider for the next shiny toy whenever they can if they think their current one sucks. Two year contracts and exclusivity are the only thing keeping a good chunk of customers with AT&T.
I had a Motorola phone that ran Windows Mobile and I waited for YEARS for an update and when it finally came I was told, 'not for your model.'
It would probably have been smarter for Apple to release the 4.0 software and have iTunes tell you you can't load it on anything older than a 3GS. People might *****, but the bottom line is that if you want 'bigger-better-faster', you need to buy the new hardware that can support it. It's similar to the Snow-Leopard-on-an-old-Mac situation: you could do it, but you might not like the results.
I _may_ upgrade my wife's 3G to 4.0... but not likely... only if they offer one-way FaceTime. Otherwise, on the open market it goes in September when the iPhone4 has been out for a while and they fix the bugs and she's up for renewal.
Oh, BTW: look into SPOTLIGHT as being the culprit on some slowdowns.
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07-29-2010, 07:09 PM #109
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07-29-2010, 09:26 PM #110
Finally! But the problem right in front of them!
My 3g was going slow, it comforting to know that they are looking into it, but why bother. The problems right in front of them. They did not have ios 4 support on the iphone 2g and ipt 1g because the processors couldnt support it, but the 3g has the same processor. Anyone correct me if I am wrong about that, but i think that was pure negligence, anyone agree?
07-29-2010, 11:23 PM #111
Well apple is pretty much getting interesting on ways about go on doing tings. We the people should start be care full in what we invest our money in. Cauz tings haz away to lose their value as time go by.......
07-30-2010, 03:32 AM #112
to the folks with the witty and informative comments about one's ability to afford a new handset to fix a bad software release:
guess you've never been poor then, your arrogance is showing. Done trolling now? Ready to add something constructive, instead of demonstrating your ignorance?
The best way I've found to fix the slowness problem is to just downgrade like everyone else is suggesting.
My gf's 3g got upgraded to iOS 4 by accident and it slowed way down. It was also unjailbroken. I downgraded it back to 3.1.3, jailbroke it, and put all the features she liked from iOS 4 on it from cydia.(thanks 3.x JB community =)). Thing runs nice and crisp now, even Jb'ed.
And downgrading is super easy for 3g, there's a post on this forum already that shows how to do it easy easy:
I followed the directions of the first post in this thread and it worked flawlessly. I know it says 3.1.3 downgrade for a 3gs but the same steps work to go from 4 --> 3.1.x on a 3g.. Just follow the instructions and use the proper 3.1.x firmware image for 3g and it'll work.
Hope that was helpful to the guys looking for opinions instead of garbage from trolls.
Last edited by shminkyboy; 07-30-2010 at 03:47 AM.
07-30-2010, 03:55 AM #113
07-30-2010, 07:49 AM #114
Every since i upgraded to the OS4 my phone goes very very very very slow.... I am waiting for apple to ship my iPhone 4 b/c i could not take how slow my phone is now. I tried downgrading my phone to 3.1.2 firmware and it did not work it kept giving me error (1015). Hope apple can release a downgrade for all the users that have the 3g iPhone. That would be great
07-30-2010, 08:17 AM #115
Why don't they just make one major update per new phone. That would be better business Imo. New products should have new features not just new specs. Why kill everyones old phones by putting new firmware that does not work well on them. I have not updated but I am sure a window does not pop up and say not recomended this will slow your phone down and ruin everything great about it (the smooth interface)
07-30-2010, 12:08 PM #116Apple is Good!
Sorry if this has been covered already. Have not had time to read all the posts.
After I installed 4.0 on my 3G, it became to slow to be useful. I contacted Apple support, and even though I was out of the tech support period, they tried to help me for roughly 2 hours over three phone calls. As they could not recommend "hacking" it back to 3.1.3, there wasn't anything they could do. They offered me a replacement 3G, which I declined. Then offered to send me a new 3GS for $99. I didn't have the money, so I thanked them for their help and that was that... I thought.
The next day they called me and told me that they would send me a new 3GS for no charge. UNBELIEVABLE!! The Apple rep told me to expect a call later that day from another rep in shipping to set-up delivery. That afternoon the rep called and after running down my case, told me that they were going to send me a new iPhone 4 instead! NO CHARGE! UNBELIEVABLE!.
True to their word, the iPhone 4 arrived and I sent them back my 3G. No new contract either. I in no way demanded anything. I was courtious and so were they. All I ever asked for was help restoring back to 3.1.3. Apple is GOOD.
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07-30-2010, 03:02 PM #117
I've had the same problem with iOS4 on my son's 3G. WAY SLOW! I downgraded it to 3.1.3 and all the problems went away. I've downgraded three other 3G's for other people after they were stuck with iOS4 and hated it too. The phone does'nt have to be jailbroken to do it either. Yes it is possible to downgrade a 3G without sHSH's saved on Cydia or your computer. I've done it more than once. GOOGLE IS YOUR FRIEND!
07-30-2010, 04:22 PM #118
You keep getting error 1015 because your baseband is higher than what the 3.1.3 firmware is providing. You can use the method that shminkyboy posted above, and then use libusb and irecovery to boot it up, or you can jailbreak your 3g on 4.0 with redsn0w and downgrade with a 3.1.3 custom ipsw from pwnagetool/sn0wbreeze like i did and you wont get that error at all
07-30-2010, 04:32 PM #119
This happens every time they release a new iphone. The next firmware update after the release causes the older models to work like crap. Deliberate? Probably, but I guess it is to be expected.
07-31-2010, 12:48 AM #120
I agree 100%
restoring to ios4 was a bad idea
phone is very slow
with many bugs
apple needs to start testing their operating systems alot more
before the rush out their firmwares
Apples just trying to take the easy way out all the time
by inheriting there past operating systems and just trying to make stupid little changes without thinking or testing ahead to see what works and what doesnt work that well
in my experience it seems like with the multitasking always running programs even in the background
its eating up all the Ram