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iPhone 3G better performance on iOS 4.2?

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  • Leann O. Level 3 Level 3 (635 points)
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    Nov 26, 2010 4:30 PM (in response to binary-designs)
    Yes, even the new 4.2. Maybe it's fine for others, but it slowed my phone and my husband's phone to a crawl. I am downgrading his phone to 3.1.3 right now. I don't think the 4.0 update was ever meant for the 3G. The processor simply cannot handle the update. The features that 3G users get are okay, but I'd rather have a phone that runs smoothly, which is why I chose to downgrade my phone and my husband's phone to 3.1.3.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3G 3.1.3; iPod classic 120 GB
  • asis108 Calculating status...
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    Nov 26, 2010 8:06 PM (in response to Yanki01)
    How do you downgrade to 3.1.3 ?
    iPhone, iPhone OS 3.0.1
  • Leann O. Level 3 Level 3 (635 points)
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    Nov 26, 2010 8:32 PM (in response to asis108)
    Google "Lifehacker downgrade to 3.1.3" and look at the first article that appears in the results. That's all I can say since we aren't supposed to be discussing downgrading on these forums.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3G 3.1.3; iPod classic 120 GB
  • asis108 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 26, 2010 10:43 PM (in response to Leann O.)
    Thank you .... shall do!
    iPhone, iPhone OS 3.0.1
  • binary-designs Calculating status...
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    Nov 27, 2010 1:29 AM (in response to Leann O.)
    Thanks leann I'll definitely think twice before upgrading
    iMac 24" Alu, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • BigBlueApple Calculating status...
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    Nov 27, 2010 1:59 AM (in response to binary-designs)
    Took my 3G from 4.01 where it was very slow and the calendar list view was broken to 4.2.

    It is much faster and the calendar works correctly too.

    looks like Apple finally fixed this one.

    I won't be going up to 4.3 in a hurry mind you.

    Old Hardware gets left behind and ignored it seems to me.
    MacBook Pro 15" 2GB 100GB 7200 iPhone 3G, Windows 7, Snow Leopard 10.6.2
  • wob Calculating status...
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    Nov 27, 2010 6:27 AM (in response to Yanki01)
    im still on 3.1.3 and happy with it, except that i keep getting bugged to upgrade everytime i connect my iphone 3g into my macbook. should i upgrade to 4.2 or leave it as is? and will my applecare cover getting it back to 3.1.3 if its horrible?

    thanks
    MacBook 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2GB RAM - 1 x 500GB external HD - 1 x 1TB external HD
  • Fritz Lang1 Calculating status...
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    Nov 27, 2010 1:12 PM (in response to wob)
    I would suggest to all a reset of the iPhone before attaching to iTunes 10.1.

    Reset being Home and Power/Sleep button held together for 10 secs or so until the Apple logo appears.
    Wait till the phone is fully booted then connect and Restore under Summery/Version tab ( NOT as a new phone) and the update will come up.

    Mine went from 3.2 to 4.1 in about 45 mins, not including reloading media.
    It is noticeably faster and responsive for the most part. The calendar slowness that some have pointed out, I do see as well. I think I can wait the second.
    Mac Pro - 2 x 2G dual core Xeon, 5G ram, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Dellskin Calculating status...
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    Nov 28, 2010 10:36 AM (in response to Leann O.)
    My performance after upgrading is noticably slower. Even just typing in my passcode has a lag. The calendar is still very slow and safari is slower also. There may be some apps that are faster, but in my day to day interactions, I have not detected anything that is faster and I have seen a lot that is slower. There just seems to be lags everywhere.
    Windows Vista
  • Leann O. Level 3 Level 3 (635 points)
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    Nov 28, 2010 11:36 AM (in response to Dellskin)
    Dellskin, the same things happened to my phone and my husband's phone--passcode was laggy, calendar was laggy, etc. Even the iPod app was slow. When I downgraded my husband's phone back to 3.1.3, he almost couldn't believe the speed difference. I like to take advantage of new updates but not when the update is going to slow down my phone to a crawl. I bought the 3G iPhone knowing its capabilities, so I will remain happy with it at 3.1.3, especially since I now know the limitations of the 4.0 updates. I'm not ruling out getting a new iPhone this coming summer (assuming one is released--I have no reason to think it won't be), but I will also consider Android. The only disadvantage to 3.1.3 is I have to keep a close watch on my apps to make sure I don't accidentally update one that will now only work with the 4.0 updates. But I don't mind doing that since I have my speedy phone back!
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3G 3.1.3; iPod classic 120 GB
  • GusMcC Calculating status...
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    Nov 28, 2010 11:52 AM (in response to giorgitd)
    If you are on 3.13 which I went back to after the nightmare of 4.1, dont think 4.2 is the answer you've been looking for. My mate put it on his 3g 16GB phone and, well, I cant print what he said.

    I went over to Apple as this was the sort of rubbish you'd expect from Microsoft but Apple are catching up fast sadly.

    Not buying a new i phone just to get the software.

    Avoid.
    Self Build, Windows 7, Quad Core
  • not yours Calculating status...
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    Nov 28, 2010 12:57 PM (in response to Yanki01)
    4.2.1 is only slightly not as bad as the ridiculous "update" to 4.0. things are not quite as slow as they were with 4.0/4.1, but still not as fast as it was prior to the 4.0 update. my phone finally recognizes my wifi at home so that's nice-i shouldn't be so excited for my phone actually doing what it's supposed to. but now i can't connect to voicemail. RAD! if i would've known how poorly apple would handle this i would not have "updated" to the 4.0, 4.1 and/or 4.2. i've been told by the "genious bar" kids that I should just get the iphone4. nice job apple.
    good luck with your decision!!
    Windows Vista, 3G POS
  • giorgitd Calculating status...
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    Dec 4, 2010 7:20 AM (in response to not yours)
    Well, I'm at the Genius Bar now. They've recommended a complete wipe/restore, but won't provide downgrade to 3.1.3. I'm presently installing as a 'new' iPhone. Claimed to have some software corruption, potentially due to upgrade - mine was 3.1.3 to 4.1 to 4.2. Update later on any improvement.
    Lenovo X300, Windows Vista
  • DCIFRTHS Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Dec 4, 2010 9:00 PM (in response to giorgitd)
    giorgitd wrote:
    Well, I'm at the Genius Bar now. They've recommended a complete wipe/restore, but won't provide downgrade to 3.1.3. I'm presently installing as a 'new' iPhone. Claimed to have some software corruption, potentially due to upgrade - mine was 3.1.3 to 4.1 to 4.2. Update later on any improvement.


    I did a restore as a new phone - I even did a secure wipe - it did run better for a few days, but is back to running like crap.
    Unibody 15" MBP - Mac mini - iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Hanimas Calculating status...
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    Dec 4, 2010 9:05 PM (in response to Yanki01)
    Same Same Same story once again with iPhone4
    Same happened to me earlier with 3Gs (battery life) after and update officially launched and lots of advertising found new update is bad! Battery goes really faster and faster!

    Now i believe we should keep silence until Apple get this fixed and God knows how long will takes!

    Pay more for expensive mobile and get more headache!!!

    Cheers guys (:
    PC Dell, Windows 7

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