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is it safe to update an iphone 3g to the latest software?
Posted by: thekingofboggle
Date: May 10, 2011 03:31PM
I remember hearing horror stories of iphone software update making iphone 3g painfully slow so i had told my wife not to upgrade her iphone 3g. She wants to use some apps that need the updates, is it safe to update it now?
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Re: is it safe to update an iphone 3g to the latest software?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: May 10, 2011 04:37PM
I have a 3G updated to 4.21. Sorry I did.
I'm now investigating how to roll back.
ATT has sucked from the beginning, but the 3G can't handle all the excess of iOS changes for my money. Apps that used to open very fast are now 15 to 30 secs to open and crash.
That's with a regular weekly warm restart.
Others I know feel the same.

I'm holding out for iPho 5 (if it comes no later than Sept) as a dual GSM/CDMA with VzW or I'll switch to a Droid on T-Mo which a few of my fellow NYers are having a better time with.
But the 3G is primitive at best by todays standards.
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Re: is it safe to update an iphone 3g to the latest software?
Posted by: zachdog
Date: May 10, 2011 05:53PM
Yes, an iPhone on 3.1.3 is very fast. Upgrading to iOS 4 is painfully slow.
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Re: is it safe to update an iphone 3g to the latest software?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: May 10, 2011 07:00PM
don't do it. Apple should never have offered it for the 3G. I think that it may have been a ploy to force people to update their hardware. My phone has been almost useless since the update to iPOS 4. It will go through periods where it starts working well randomly, then it starts to get slow again for no apparent reason. The battery will shift from lasting 2 days to 3 hours. It generally sucks. On an iPhone 4 it rocks though.



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Re: is it safe to update an iphone 3g to the latest software?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: May 10, 2011 08:59PM
found this that I will go at when I have time.

[www.redmondpie.com]
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Re: is it safe to update an iphone 3g to the latest software?
Posted by: mspace
Date: May 11, 2011 04:53AM
I chose not to upgrade. Most reports have not been favorable. With jailbreak, I have folders and backgrounding, the two features that I would have upgraded for.

When iPhone 5 comes out, I will look for an iPhone 4 that I can unlock.
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