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Ok... so they replaced my phone and it seemed to work ok - not AS fast as before but MUCH better - only one problem now which I dont think is OS4 related but with all the other troubles I've been having, I thought I would share this as an update.... The stupid screen keeps freezing on me now!
I updated to OS4.1 with the hopes that this would be corrected - no dice. Back to trying to get support or ANOTHER replacement.... losing points quickly Mr. Jobs...Sony, Windows XP
I experienced pretty much all of the performance and instability issues that I read others had seen with IOS 4.0. I went back to 3.1.3 and everything was fine - as it was before. Last night I took a shot and did the 4.1 update just letting the update do its thing and with no extra steps. Took less than and hour and my 3G seems every bit as good as it was performance and stability wise as it was on 3.1.3.
4.0.x was a major misstep for the iphone 3G. 4.1 is not.Intel iMac 24in. Mid 2008, iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2010 12:49 PM (in response to iphones make me angry)I updated my phone to os4.1. the phone gave me the shock of my life by not being recognised when i connected to my computer. after a few attempts and loosing my mind I decided to try one more time and it worked. I thought this is my chance and tried to restore to previous settings. but alas nothing changed . I have lost all my contacts , msgs, videos everything. . does anyone know how to get the msgs and contacts back .toshiba notebook, Windows 7
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2010 3:30 PM (in response to ranjanbabu)I see you are on Windows. I know nothing about Widows 7. I'm a Mac guy. However, in iTunes did you back up your iPhone before attempting the upgrade. I think it usually does that automatically. If you did a back up or one was done, then you should be able to retrieve your data from the back-up. I do not know where it's stored on Windows. Good luck.IMAC 24"; POWERBOOK G4 15"; 3 iphones: 2x3G, 1x3GS; iPod, iPod classic;, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Palm Tungsten; Linux Ubuntu on Sony Vaio; Dish box; all current updates applied
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2010 4:53 AM (in response to Howardsweb)
Interesting post pft.
I hope your is typical. I look forward to hearing others that have upgraded to 4.1 and see the same speed as with 3.1.3 even after 3-5 days.
I have been using the 4.1 update since it was released. I waited to post so that I would have an accurate measure of all functions of the phone (that I use).
I notice improvements in the following areas: Overall speed is has improved, less crashing of apps and Safari is now useable.
Unfortunately, the overall speed of the phone is not what it was with 3.13, and texting has not improved enough to make it "fun" again (the characters lag behind my typing, and the animations are unpredictable and jerky). Texting has improved, but not enough to make it adequate.
Decisions, decisions...Unibody 15" MBP - Mac mini - iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2010 8:42 AM (in response to iphones make me angry)Today I have upgraded to iPhone OS4.1 + have done two times hard reset.
My iPhone 3G 16GB works fine & quick now!
No loss of photos, contacts, etc. It worksMacBook Black, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 2.4 GHz Intel Core Duo
Interesting. I both had an original iPhone and have been using this 3G since early 2008. I use it constantly as it is my work phone as well. Countless hours per day in email and testing. As mentioned my 4.0 experience wad bad from day 1 and caused me to downgrade back to 3.1.3. I am now experiencing zero problems with 4.1. No testing issues, no typing lag and no noticeable performance degradation compared to 3.1.3. As someone who logs many per day hours in this thing I can honestly say it's as good as 3.1.3 from my experince with 4.1 over the last few days since upgrading. I even just typed this reply rocket fast as well via Safari.Intel iMac 24in. Mid 2008, iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2010 4:13 PM (in response to iphones make me angry)I wrote a review on Cnet about this iPhone OS 4.0.
I can't believe upgrading has turned a fairly well functioning phone to an almost worthless piece of trash.
Here is my review:
I am upset at this new, fool OS, 4.0
My 3G is two years old in a week, and I unfortunately synced and upgraded my OS some weeks ago, months late. (too bad it wasn't a year late.) My phone has behaved horribly ever since.
In school as a Digital Media major, I used apple and PC machines. Time proved that my next computer would be Apple, as the Windows machines would crash much more frequently in video editing, and 3d graphics programs. Apples computers rarely crashed, and if so, it was the program, not the whole OS.
Now on my 3G, (still a week left on it's AppleCare contract), I get a full crash of the OS. An app freezes, email freezes, then the phone goes to the reboot mode and shuts down. Essentially the "blue screen of death," that drove me to apple over windows based machines 5 years ago when I bought a G5 tower. Proior to this upgrade the phone has never had the whole OS crash. It's happened 3 times already on my today. If I'm expected to just buy a new phone as solution, as some on this forum would advise, then in anger it will surely not be an iPhone. I'll boycott buying another one if by upgrading an OS they have my current product act like it is running Windows 95.
To have a phone functionality drop into the sewer with an upgrade of the OS makes me mad. And all those who would tell me to deal with it and upgrade to a whole new phone are lame in the head. My loyalty to brand does not exist. I'm loyal to respectable results and companies who respect me.
If with a few updates this phone continues to crash, freeze up, and remain exasperatingly slow, then I'll be cursing the disregard apple has for me as a consumer. I hope a soon to be had update fixes things.
In iTunes there should be a warning "3G users: Upgrade to OS 4.0 if you want to spend numerous extra hours a week waiting for your phone to do what it now does without hangups."
I wish I would have been warned. I would not have updated the OS to 4.0. I now see there are people attempting to reverse and downgrade back to a prior OS. I may have to do that, and it does not leave a good taste in my mouth.3G, iOS 4
I learned the hard way on Window machines never to upgrade to a new OS without first researching user threads to see if there were any problems before installing. Researching the upgrade in these user forums, prior to installing it, you would have known the problems.
I have a G3s and although I had some synching problems after the upgrade, those have disappeared. Not sure what the problem was with that, but it appears to have been one with my computer, not the iPhone. I've since had to replace a bad hard drive and no more problems. My partner has my old 3G and I warned him not to upgrade. So we escaped that fiasco. I've been following the threads on this new upgrade and it looks like we'll upgrade his iphone if nothing turns up bad.
However, that does not excuse Apple from releasing a very buggy OS. If you read the threads today, you will know that the new upgrade to iOS 4.1 is out and those who have installed it have had no problems and it restores the G3 to it's original condition.
The fix is there. Use it.
JonIMAC 24"; POWERBOOK G4 15"; 3 iphones: 2x3G, 1x3GS; iPod, iPod classic;, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Palm Tungsten; Linux Ubuntu on Sony Vaio; Dish box; all current updates applied
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2010 9:10 PM (in response to iphones make me angry)I've never been a fan of Apple, their attitude, or their way of business. But I LOVED my new Iphone 3g, given to me as a gift over 2 years ago. I'm not a terribly tech-savvy person, so my favorite thing about it was how "everything just worked". I was content to keep the phone indefinitely, barely noticing my end of contract more than 6 months ago. I'd avoided the smug superiority of some Apple fans, but I REALLY liked this product.
Then I read somewhere that the new OS for Iphone4 would offer enhancements to MY phone that jailbroken (whatever that was...) phones had enjoyed for a long time. Folders sounded great, so I updated.
Everything DIDN'T just work. Like so many others on these boards. I lost all my contacts, and had to reload all my music, apps, etc. So I turned to Apple's support page for help. I found that, for 20 bucks, they'd be willing to talk to me about my "no-longer-in-the-service-period" phone.
So I turned to the discussion boards, and found thousands of posts of people with problems just like mine, INCLUDDING those who actually talked to tech support and received a "really? we haven't heard of this problem..." reply.
I did all the suggested steps, except for 3rd party solutions to return to the 3.x OS. I reloaded all my stuff, and apologized to a lot of people for losing their contact info. Still, my phone wasn't right.
I thought of upgrading, but disliked the idea of locking in with Apple for ANOTHER two years, and loathed the idea of paying off Apple to replace what their update broke.
I decided it was time to fire apple. Fortunately, in the past 2+ years, other phones have caught up, and seem as fun to play with and fully-featured than the Iphone4. I settled on a phone, and decided to think it over.
Today (two MONTHS after my phone stopped working right), I got a text from my friend at "my" AT&T store, who told me of a new update for OS4 that should fix my 3g issues. I decided to try it (AFTER reading posts from those who already have this time!). I can't tell you yet if it's any better, but I CAN tell you that I AGAIN lost all my contacts, apps, music... I DID do a backup right before updating, and it's nowhere to be found, even after several hours of searches and restore attempts. Every recent backup is woefully incomplete. I'm DONE with this. Not since the last time I dealt with a cell phone service provider have I felt like a company was saying to me, a reasonably satisfied customer, "f-off".
Monday morning, I order a Samsung Captivate. Apple owners can continue to feel superior if they want, but I'll know better...
Oh, and for some reason, it seems people are still willing to pay over a hundred bucks on Ebay for this recently-became-a-piece-of-junk with an apple logo on it. If you're one of them and catch me before Monday, I'll make you a sweet deal (that will pay for my new phone!)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2010 11:16 PM (in response to Jon Markle)thanks jon
But when I was doing the uprade it did say backing iphone. for a very long time and then it started doing the rest I even tried to restore back to factory settings but still there is 4.1 only. now I wish i could get bck my contacts. wont do a B**y upgrage again.toshiba notebook, Windows 7
Currently Being ModeratedSep 12, 2010 3:47 AM (in response to iphones make me angry)I have a 3G 8g and have been having the same problem.
Seems like apple did not bother in testing the system in 3G phones. It is really frustrating the slowness of the phone.
I had to reset the phone and removed almost all apps and now I can use it, but is still slow.
I am going to test it more and post the esperience.iPhone 3g, iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedSep 12, 2010 10:09 AM (in response to ranjanbabu)@ranjanbabu: itunes overwrites the backup file that contains ALL iPhone backups within Windows. The only way to prevent losing all of your contacts, messages, etc. is to copy the latest backup to another location on you hd. Because of this I've been backing up my backup to an external hd every once in a while. Why iTunes stores apps, music, etc and not the actual "phone" stuff I have yet to figure out.
BTW: the file string is C:\Users\(you)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\BackupiPhone 3G iOS4, Windows 7