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3584 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Jul 25, 2010 12:43 PM by Steamrunner TTT
Currently Being ModeratedJul 20, 2010 6:51 PM (in response to MattyEss)No they will not work2.66 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.3), I Phone 3Gs, iPad wi fi 64 gb, Apple TV Airport Express, Time Capsule
Currently Being ModeratedJul 20, 2010 7:02 PM (in response to mauijiminar)So I'm stuck with 4.01. Unless I want to give up all my paid apps. Great. Just great.3G, ioSlow 4.01
Currently Being ModeratedJul 20, 2010 8:22 PM (in response to MattyEss)Maybe you could redownload and reinstall the 4.01 software and get better results. Try airplane mode when you reinstall and turning the phone off and on after it finishes, not a hard reset.Dell XPSB800R, IPhone 3GS 32 gb Black, iOS 4, Apple Airport Extreme
Currently Being ModeratedJul 20, 2010 9:42 PM (in response to mauijiminar)Wow - that really really *****. I was all ready to downgrade when I read this, but I wrongfully assumed the app would just get re-updated to the old version... GRRRR...iPhone 3G, iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2010 8:16 AM (in response to MattyEss)ignore mauijiminar, hes wrong - *your APPS DO WORK* ,I downgraded back to 3.1.3 & everything works fine - even the updated for iOS4 ones.
I found some work quicker than under iOS4 too (& 4.0.1)
have had no compatibility issues so far (tried 30 apps so far after downgrading to 3.1.3)
do i get mauijiminar's star now? (do you work for apple by any chance? lol)iPhone 3G, iPhone OS 3.1.3, works better than iOS4 (downgrade)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2010 4:19 PM (in response to The Elz)I agree, most if not all of your apps will still work after you downgrade.
I downgraded, and only lost one. It was a metric conversion calculator (free), and I just replaced it with a similar one from another vendor.
I wish Apple would step up to the plate and offer a supported downgrade for 3G users, but since it seems they're not interested, I had to look out for myself.
Life is much better, now that I'm back in 3.1.3 land where my 3G is happy!
Message was edited by: capt_billMacBook Pro 17" 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3G, iOS 3.1.3 (You can forget 4.0)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2010 8:16 PM (in response to The Elz)HOW DID you downgraded to 3.1.3 ???????????????????????????????????????
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2010 9:40 PM (in response to pitt.bunker)@ pitt.bunker
I can't post the link here, but if you go to Google and search "Downgrade 3G", it's the first hit. Good luck!MacBook Pro 17" 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB Ram, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3G, iOS 3.1.3 (You can forget 4.0)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2010 2:32 AM (in response to MattyEss)I downgraded back to 3.1.3 weeks ago and have continued to update my apps. No problems with those that are now OS4 compatible as far as I can tell - and at least I'm in a position to actually run my apps again!
Message was edited by: DecimooiPhone 3G, iPhone OS 3.1.3
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2010 12:27 PM (in response to Decimoo)UPDATE: I've had a rejig of my apps today, uninstalling and reinstalling some during the clearout, and am starting to find that some will not sync back to OS3 because they require OS4 to run. And this after I've spent two days working out whether I can afford to get a 3GS as an improvement when the OS4 becomes unavoidable, and finding I can't.
Depending on how many apps you usually have installed, you could trawl through their pages on the App Store and check their compatibility listings - or we may now be getting stuck with OS4 and slooooooow 3Gs unless Apple finally acknowledge that we deserve better.
Hope this gives you the clearer picture.iPhone 3G, iPhone OS 3.1.3
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2010 12:43 PM (in response to FatGuyStuckInInternet)iTunes will always update an app to the latest version, and if that version happens to be one that will only run on iOS4 then you're out of luck.
However, there is (apparently) a way around this - a way to downgrade your apps back to OS 3 compatible ones.
According to the chap behind the Tube Status app*, all you need to do is go to your Time Machine backup for an app, and restore the older version of the app to your iTunes library. Can't try it myself as my 3G had no problems with iOS 4, and anyway I'm on an iPhone 4 now, but it certainly sounds like it should work.
* http://mbarclay.net/?p=640 - right at the bottom.MacBook Pro 2.4Ghz (Late 2008 Unibody), Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3G; iPhone 4; iPad; iPod; Nano