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iPhone 3G w/ OS 3.1 - Problems (Slow operation)

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  • Michael Battenfield Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
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    Oct 20, 2009 1:14 PM (in response to andrewwynn)
    I upgraded my iPhone 3G to 3.1 with no problems, in fact, screen response seemed better. BUT - when the latest update (3.1.2) installed, immediately I noticed everything taking much longer. Screen input often lagging as much as a couple of seconds, while at other times - no significant lag. And when the little spinning ring starts indicating that it is doing something on the 'net, forget about doing anything until it stops. This was not an issue for me before 3.1.2.

    How could Apple have messed things up this badly for so many people? If things are not rectified in the near future, I may be trying a warranty claim. The phone just isn't functioning as it is suppose to. I firmly believe it is 100% Apple's fault.

    Phone is not jailbroken/unlocked. It has never been abused.
    PowerMac G5 Dual 1.8, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • andrewwynn Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    Michael Battenfield wrote:

    How could Apple have messed things up this badly for so many people? If things are not rectified in the near future, I may be trying a warranty claim. The phone just isn't functioning as it is suppose to. I firmly believe it is 100% Apple's fault.

    Phone is not jailbroken/unlocked. It has never been abused.


    I think the basis of the problem is there is a flaw in the delivery; it is NOT 100% reliable; it may be 95-98% reliable which makes it through testing fine, but when mass-released to 50 million users, suddenly 1% is 50,000 people.

    I don't think there is a serious bug with the firmware itself, or 1) a lot more people would have the problems and 2) the problems would not go away with re-install, etc.

    I really hope that the end result of the 3.1 coma bug and the continuing problem that will never go away without a real fix, will be an iPhone Utility program that is DESPERATELY NEEDED, that would be the iPhone equivalent of Disk Utility; with tools like re-format, re-install firmware, and maybe fix permissions etc; the underlying issue causing MOST of everybody's problems here is based on the inability to do a clean-install of firmware using iTunes.

    if you've already installed 3.1.2 i've started a thread HERE hyperlink) to continue discussion for post 3.1.2 issues.

    -awr
    iPhone 3.1.2! woo hoo., Mac OS X (10.5.8), PowerBook G4 (Rev B with the fixed kbd backlight)
  • Kieranorwood Calculating status...
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    Oct 25, 2009 11:01 PM (in response to SamVG)
    After installing OS 3.1 update my iPod 3G won't even unlock with out several attempts at sliding to unlock. It won't lock without several attempts to unlock. All components are sluggish and frustrating to use.

    What can i do?
  • StangAddict Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Dec 2, 2009 11:21 AM (in response to SamVG)
    Count me in as another user with a slow 3G. Mine is so bad that it's almost unusable. I have to reset it daily (pressing and holding Home & Lock until the Apple logo appears) just to be able to use it some what normally. I have tried restoring it as well to no avail.

    For example, today I was walking on my lunch break with my iPod playing on my iPhone and received an SMS. The song began skipping and pausing while simply trying to wake the display. That took probably 5 to 10 seconds. Once I had the screen up with the SMS visible, going to the message to reply to it took another 10 seconds and multiple pause/skips. Ridiculous.

    Unmolested 8GB 3G never jailbroken or anything else shady.

    In my opinion this firmware, 3.1.2, was designed with the 3GS specifically in mind. With its upgraded processor and system memory, it doesn't need to work as hard. With the few differences between the 3G and 3GS, I opted to wait until June of '10 to see what may be in store for a next-gen iPhone if there is one. That said, I do not feel it is fair to feel forced to upgrade just to have a usable phone again.
    Dell Latitude D620, Windows 7
  • Chicane-UK Calculating status...
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    Dec 30, 2009 11:12 AM (in response to StangAddict)
    Another here with weird iPhone 3G behaviour / performance. Only started since upgrading from 3.0 to 3.1 a few weeks ago..

    Weird stuff such as when bringing the phone out of sleep after not using it for a while the display freezes up and I can't 'Slide to unlock' for a few seconds and other such stodgy glitches in the UI.

    Mine is an iPhone 3G 16GB - like many others here, I've never jailbroken it or anything like that.. have intentionally only ever used the product legitimately!

    Slightly disappointing to see that Apple are (predictably I guess) tight lipped about acknowledging any problem or suggesting that it's something they'll look into.
    Powermac G5 (Dual 2GHz / 2GB RAM / 160GB), Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • iPhoneNak Calculating status...
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    Jan 6, 2010 10:52 AM (in response to Chicane-UK)
    Same problem as all others with my 16GB 3G. Now about one year old, have the latest software 3.1.2. I spoke with a friend at Apple in October, he told me that Apple was working on a fix (at that time). The latest version was uploaded shortly after that -- which did not fix all of the crashing problems. Same thing -- crashing apps (including iPod of all things), locked up phone, memory lock ups. Help us Apple!!!
    iPhone 3G, iPhone OS 3.1.2
  • Code Doc Calculating status...
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    Jan 6, 2010 11:12 AM (in response to SamVG)
    I have the same problem, sometimes I would hit the home key to end an app and nothing happens. after a number of attempts finally the app closes. Now leave the phone alone and the voice control pops up without me doing anything, the phone comes on and the ipod player pops up and goes away, the page scrolls, if you are using a app it automatically closes with out you hitting the home button. I had my phone actually completely lock up, did a hard reboot the phone went off but would not come back on, let it sit for awhile and hit turned back on.

    Apple! This is not good. Fix this or I definitely don't want this device anymore.
    Dell, iPhone OS 3.1.2
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