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  • LebCan Level 1 (0 points)
    I downloaded OS4 yesterday and tried to install it on my 3G, but I encountered the same problem as many of you on this forum had. The back up process would freeze at about 10% of the way and would not progress. I aborted it many times, rebooted my iphone and Macbook and then tried again, same problem. I erased the 13 gigs of music thinking that it would help, tried again, same problem.

    Reading from other users on this forum that actually managed to successfully install OS4 on their 3G, they all seem to have problems with speed and other issues after installation.

    Conclusion: just stick to OS 3.1.3 until Apple comes out with a more stable workable version of OS4 for the 3G or just upgrade to iPhone 4 when you get the chance. =)
  • sdkeys Level 1 (0 points)
    It has been suggested that a reset of the device should speed things up. It has only made a very slight improvement. Still slower than previous OS version. Wish I could go back to that for now.
  • jdigital Level 1 (0 points)
    I too upgraded, and lost evcerything! all my notes, all my old emails, all of my important things! guttted! its an iphone 3G i have, and now it runs sooo slow and I have yet to get edge or 3g to work! not very happy to be honest.

    I hope there is a fix soon! my last iphone back up for some reason is Aug 2009, not a clue why.

    so all my important stuff is lost forever. Any advice?

  • 357XM Level 1 (0 points)
    Clearly Apple is the most overrate brand ever. 5 Hours trying to update to OS4 and barely at 1/6 of back up process. Not going to far, look at their site, keeps freezing! Yes sure, Apple is "Better" than Mcsft. Lol. Unbelievable!
  • soul sister Level 1 (0 points)
    I have a 3G and I'm trying to update to OS4 however whenever I click update I get a message that says "this version of iTunes 9.1.1 is the current version. Why is this happening?? This is my first time here on this forum and now that I'm reading all of the difficulties people are having- I'm thinking maybe I should update the OS anyway.
  • Reddie1337 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have a 3g 8GB and I am finding a lot of stuff slow, and just as I am reading this page now, I am getting a little better speed out of my messages app, but everything seems so slow. I am not very happy with this, and I am debating to restore back to 3.1.3. It ran a lot faster on the 3G
  • CamoFreak Level 1 (0 points)
    I too upgraded to ios4. What a mistake that was, (S.L.O.W.) Apps are slow, texting I can actually type faster than it can put the letters on the text. And I am no typists.
    Called apple and they have not heard of this, wanted me to do a restore, decided I am going to try to restore to 3.1.3. Also when talking to apple I got the impression that 3G is the thing of the past. And if you dont like the speed of the 3G with ios4 you might need to upgrade. That was just my impression, I could be wrong, they might spend thousands of dollars for a fix..

    Just my opinion.
  • Musicris Level 1 (0 points)
    Recommendation to all: DO NOT UPGRADE TO OS4 if you have the 3G. You will be sorry you did. Just keep your old operating system until all the kinks get worked out with Apple. Wish I could have read this first.
  • Miles Cortez Level 1 (0 points)
    All of my old photos are out of focus! Anyone have this issue yet? They used to be perfect when viewing. Now they are all out of focus!
  • chrzzma Level 1 (0 points)
    I've got exactly the same problems: no 3G, slow phone, lost all contact pictures, not possibility to go back to an iOS 3. Please fix these bugs a.s.a.p! I'm in terrible need of 3G, that's why I bought this phone.
  • ROLLI Level 1 (0 points)
    I am currently updating my 3G Iphone and having the same problems backup has been going for about 2hours but think i am going to cancel now after reading all this doesnt seem worth it.
  • jkantor Level 1 (0 points)
    According to one of the blogs all you have to do is re-sync them. It will create new hi-res versions for the 4.
  • Miles Cortez Level 1 (0 points)
    Resyncing did the trick. Thanks!
  • The Laughing Jackal Level 1 (5 points)
    I have a 3G and I cannot even download the update. When I start the download, it prompts for the back up; i click ok and then the backup hangs up after about twenty minutes and my cpu crashes.

    So tempted to go the droid route
  • The_Dude_Abides Level 1 (0 points)
    My phone has been rendered almost useless. I have a 8GB 3G (which I unknowingly bought for $299 2 months prior to the release of the 3GS). I cannot listen to music and do anything else or the music skips constantly. In addition to the music skipping, my browser will freeze - its so laggy that moving it around takes forever to adjust, and even typing emails/texts, I'll type a sentence and then the phone catches up 10-15 seconds later...then I have to go back and fix my mistypings (anyone else's phone thinks you really like using the word "duck" all the time?? Dear iPhone, I cuss a lot, the lack of the word duck in my vocabulary is intentional) which is a huge pain b/c my cursor function isn't quite working right. At least with the update, I know what words are spelled wrong, aside from duck, which isn't the intended word I intended to use

    Meh. I really, really don't want to be locked into another 2 year contract with AT&T, but I still have almost a year left...I'm not sure if I can deal with this for that long - I use my iPhone for business.
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