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  • 30. Re: restoring 5.1.1 without upgrading to iOS 6
    Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (25,920 points)

    See my answer in one of the several other places you posted.

  • 31. Re: restoring 5.1.1 without upgrading to iOS 6
    FreeMe_AK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Lawrence,

     

    "I assume you have never done this", Really? That is how you make the problems go away? You assume that everyone else is lying about why the need something to work? (I really hope your not an Apple employee)

     

    Unless you have used your phone GPS to do any of the below, then you do not have the right to "assume":

    • Drive in the Irish Countryside (Where road signs are not always available and/or misleading).
    • Give directions to someone driving in the crazy streets of Kolkatta or Hydrabad (India)
    • drive in the mountains, roads, and narrow city alleyways of Lebanon (as "Crazy" as India driving).
    • Find your way through the maze of streets that is London on a daily basis.
    • ....List goes on, but the point is should be satisfied

     

    I am pretty sure you have not done any of the above using your iPhone (because of your unfounded Claim that it costs thousands of dollars for data roaming). I personally use an AT&T International Unlimited Data Plan, that costs less than $60 extra/month (again not thousands) and I get 3G service in all of the countries I have traveled to and it is extremely practical to use cellular network for your Phone GPS needs (Apple Maps or Google Maps).

     

    And No, the Google Maps using a browser is not the same (you cannot drop a pin at a location, and you lose the multiple routes function).

     

    Please spare the people that are actually trying to find solutions to the problems, and only contribute when you have something productive to say...Telling everyone that our phone issues are simply a manifestation of our imagination is NOT productive by the way.

     

    Lawrence Finch wrote:

     

    You created an interesting strawman "driving in another country, on the left side of the road, with no sinage or signage in a different language crossing my fingers that your approval of the Apple Maps is in the right place." It is meaningless, however, as the situation would never occur in real life. I assume you have never actually done this; I have. There aren't many countries where you drive on the left. The most obvious are the English-speaking countries: UK, Ireland, and Australia, and, believe it or not, signs are in plain English. The few other countries, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau, India, Nepal and Pakistan all have signs in English also. And the signs in all of those places are excellent, and better than most signs in the US. However, in most of those you would have to be out of your mind to drive yourself.

     

    In a foreign country, unless you want to pay $thousands for roaming data it is less than useless, as it downloads maps over cellular data. Neither the Google nor the Apple apps are practical for International roaming.

     

    For International travel you need an app that stores maps on the device, such as navigon or tom-tom. Or better yet, a $100 dedicated GPS. For travel in your Home country you can't use the Google App while driving without risking your life and the lives of your fellow drivers. You may not want to use the Apple; that's your choice; there are plenty of others you can use. BTW, all of them will have errors. Even Google.

  • 32. Re: restoring 5.1.1 without upgrading to iOS 6
    Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (25,920 points)

    FreeMe_AK wrote:

     

    Lawrence,

     

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    I am pretty sure you have not done any of the above using your iPhone (because of your unfounded Claim that it costs thousands of dollars for data roaming). I personally use an AT&T International Unlimited Data Plan, that costs less than $60 extra/month (again not thousands) and I get 3G service in all of the countries I have traveled to and it is extremely practical to use cellular network for your Phone GPS needs (Apple Maps or Google Maps).

    You just proved you are full of it. I travel internationally on a regular basis, and buy AT&T roaming data plans. AT&T has no plan that is unlimited at any price, and certainly not at $60/month. The AT&T data plans are published for all to see right here: http://www.wireless.att.com/learn/international/roaming/affordable-world-package s.jsp#data

     

    You will notice that you get 300 MB for $60, which is hardly unlimited. There's no point in discussing anything with you, as you make it up as you go along.

  • 33. Re: restoring 5.1.1 without upgrading to iOS 6
    stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (32,315 points)

    For everyone's general information: maps.google.com now reportedly supports Street View.

  • 34. Re: restoring 5.1.1 without upgrading to iOS 6
    FreeMe_AK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    See you really cannot stop yourself from assuming. As I stated earlier, it is a business & personal phone, we get special rates buddy.

    You just proved you are full of it. I travel internationally on a regular basis, and buy AT&T roaming data plans. AT&T has no plan that is unlimited at any price, and certainly not at $60/month. The AT&T data plans are published for all to see right here: http://www.wireless.att.com/learn/international/roaming/affordable-world-package s.jsp#data

     

    You will notice that you get 300 MB for $60, which is hardly unlimited. There's no point in discussing anything with you, as you make it up as you go along.

  • 35. Re: restoring 5.1.1 without upgrading to iOS 6
    Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (25,920 points)

    FreeMe_AK wrote:

     

    See you really cannot stop yourself from assuming. As I stated earlier, it is a business & personal phone, we get special rates buddy

    Strange, I have a business account with one of the largest companies in the world and I don't get that special rate. So buzz off, troll.

  • 36. Re: restoring 5.1.1 without upgrading to iOS 6
    mikew2010 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    iOS 6 is a crock. Sure, there's tons of new features, but overall it's half-baked. First and foremost, the new Apple Maps app is an abomination. I've used it on my iPad and it just looks horrendous compared to the simplciity of the Google Maps app.

     

    OP wasn't asking to be nagged for his choice of OS version, nor should he be. Keep your stupid opinions to yourself.

  • 37. Re: restoring 5.1.1 without upgrading to iOS 6
    mikew2010 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not what the OP was asking for.

  • 38. Re: restoring 5.1.1 without upgrading to iOS 6
    stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (32,315 points)

    My opinion?

    Boy, do you have a lot to learn.

     

    FACT:

    maps.google.com now supports Street View.

     

    OPINION:

    ...but overall it's half-baked. First and foremost, the new Apple Maps app is an abomination.

     

    To echo Lawrence, buzz off, troll.

  • 39. Re: restoring 5.1.1 without upgrading to iOS 6
    avenirex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Any updates on sticking with 5.1.1? I have 5.1.1 currently but the software is misbehaving (camera doesn't open very often, will usually crash).

     

    I'd like to restore it, but I do not want iOS 6 for a variety of reasons. The main reason is Maps for public transit, as we have no local App option here. And no, the solution is not to go back to Google Maps in Safari. I used to do that in 2007, on the original iPhone.

     

    I purchased this iPhone 4 with a specific set of software on it, with a certain expectation of how it would run. I don't feel a company should be allowed to remove functionality that was there when I purchased it.

  • 40. Re: restoring 5.1.1 without upgrading to iOS 6
    nanerboo4 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No.  iOS 6 does not work perfectly fine.  It freaking messed up my ability to send MMS messages.  The end.

  • 41. Re: restoring 5.1.1 without upgrading to iOS 6
    Justindustrial Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @Lawrence and SteveJobsLover

     

    It's a matter of opinion that iOS 6 works fine, but it is a matter of fact that google maps is no longer integrated, that facebook hammers you with advertisements, and that there has been many reports of lost functionality.

     

    Stop being such fanboys.

  • 42. Re: restoring 5.1.1 without upgrading to iOS 6
    edrn12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just wondering if you had any ability to restore to ios 5.1.1?  My iphone4s went into recovery mode while I was attempting to update to ios6, through iTunes update to 10.7. Everything froze, when my iphone went into recovery mode. Itunes also did not complete the update to 10.7 and is currently still on 10.6 and won't update to 10.7. iTunes is telling me to restore my iphone. So I'm wondering what version I'll end up with when I restore and is that going to be compatible with iTunes 10.6? Also, how am I supposed to get ITunes to update to 10.7? When I click on the update nothing happens. I synched my iphone with iTunes prior to attempting the update. All my apps, songs, etc. are still on iTunes under 10.6. I'd like to know that restoring my phone won't further screw things up and cause me to lose data on iTunes.  Apple was no help to me in trying to recover data from my iphone. It took two weeks to solve that issue. Now this.

  • 43. Re: restoring 5.1.1 without upgrading to iOS 6
    Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (25,920 points)

    What error do you get when you try to update iTunes to 10.7? What kind of computer and operating system? What Update are you clicking on? The Update button on the screen updates the iPhone, not iTunes. To update iTunes you need to use the Check for Updates on the iTunes Help menu (Windows) or the iTunes menu (Mac).

     

    Updating iTunes will not affect your content or your iPhone backups. Only the app is updated; all data remains in place.

  • 44. Re: restoring 5.1.1 without upgrading to iOS 6
    bwalton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I deleted my iphone data and restored network setting directly from my iphone 4 so it could stay on iOS5.1 rather than upgrading to iOS6. Worked perfectly.