8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 6, 2012 11:18 AM by profwimbley
profwimbley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi there

 

I wonder if anyone will be able to help me.

 

I lost my phone and the replacement is a second hand iphone 3g with iOS version 4.2.

 

Every time I try and download an app, I get a message saying that the app requires iOS version 4.3 which apparently I cant get with a 3g.

 

Is there somewhere I can get basic apps, camera apps, sleep talking, facebook, twitter etc. for a 3g bog standard peasant iOS 4.2, or is there a way to upgrade to a 4.3 that anyone knows of??

 

Help gratefully recd, thanks for your time


iPhone 3GS
  • 1. Re: apps for 3g 4.2
    razmee209 Level 7 Level 7 (23,305 points)

    Sorry you can't since you have a 3G and the highest IOS is 4.2.1

     

    YOu'll have to upgrade your phone to use those apps.

     

    For facebook you can use safari to log in.

  • 2. Re: apps for 3g 4.2
    Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (41,525 points)

    Your iPhone 3g can't be upgraded above iOS 4.2

     

    The developers of apps found that newer version of iOS were so much better that they dropped support for 4.2

     

    So about the only path for you is newer hardware which allow you to run a newer version of iOS

     

    Allan

  • 3. Re: apps for 3g 4.2
    ChrisJ4203 Level 7 Level 7 (28,180 points)

    You were told in another thread that for the 3G, iOS 4.2.1 is the highest iOS it supports. If you want a higher iOS, you will need to purchase a device that will support it. The 3GS would be the least expensive one you could get, and it will support up to iOS 6.0.1, the current iOS. Also, the decision to support a particular iOS is the decision of the app developer, they decide what to offer in the app store.

  • 4. Re: apps for 3g 4.2
    razmee209 Level 7 Level 7 (23,305 points)

    Dang I didn't even catch that, and I responded to both threads.

  • 5. Re: apps for 3g 4.2
    profwimbley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi there,

     

    Yes I did take on board that I couldnt above a 4.2 for a 3g, thats why I thought I would find out if anyone knew of any apps that I could get with this phone.

     

    Not to worry, it was a long shot I know.  Looks like Im stuck with this phone over Christmas til I can get a new device....

     

    Makes me miss my blackberry though

  • 6. Re: apps for 3g 4.2
    ChrisJ4203 Level 7 Level 7 (28,180 points)

    Been a long day. I told someone earlier about getting their support voided on the forum by opening their phone.

  • 7. Re: apps for 3g 4.2
    ChrisJ4203 Level 7 Level 7 (28,180 points)

    As others told you, the 3G is quite old, as far as phones are concerned, and as such the developers have decided to no longer support the iOS. You would need to search the App Store to see what apps may be supported by your device. As you check the app, see what iOS it supports, however, I'm afraid you may be disappointed. Great excuse to upgrade your device.

  • 8. Re: apps for 3g 4.2
    profwimbley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Its OK we all have days like that, grumpy!

     

    Gutted about this phone though....wish I had waited and got a better one now but am stuck without a phone, Im self employed and needed one there and then.....

     

    I like my apps back to basics for me I guess for a while then!