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Iphone 3G OS4 problems

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  • D.R.C. Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
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    Jul 28, 2010 10:09 AM (in response to vicky1234)
    vicky1234 wrote:
    For the first time I am seeing a company blocking its users to go back to previous OS, and that too when they are running into issues with their new OS. I think it is their strategy to force 3G users to buy iPhone 4.0. For the first time now I am thinking of jailbreaking this useless piece now. Could you let us know how to go back to 3.1.x since Apple has failed users like us.


    @vicky1234,
    To put your mind at ease, running 3.1.x on your iPhone is not jailbreaking. Apple and their distributors sold the 3G loaded with version 3, and in some geographies (Canada, for example) are still selling the 3G with version 3. Apple can hardly call it jailbreaking when they themselves ship the product with the v3 firmware. They'd have to sue themselves!

    And in fact, jailbreaking is not illegal. In a landmark ruling this week, the US Copyright Office *rejected Apple's claim* that copyright law prevents people from installing unapproved programs on iPhones:
    "When one jailbreaks a smartphone in order to make the operating system on that phone interoperable with an independently created application that has not been approved by the maker of the smartphone or the maker of its operating system, the modifications that are made purely for the purpose of such interoperability are fair uses."
    +- US Copyright Office+


    Details on the recent rulings are found here:
    http://www.eff.org/press/archives/2010/07/26

    Information on returning your 3G to the state it was when you first purchased it are here:
    http://to.ly/5Hl2
    MacBook Pro 2.5 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3G (iOSlow 4.0)
  • itchen Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jul 28, 2010 11:19 AM (in response to Jon Markle)
    Hi..
    Sorry can't be more help on this one.. Yes the message did appear on my Mac as a small window on top of the iTunes software when it launched.
    The fix only took seconds after I had plugged in phone to re-charge and transfer stuff over using iTunes.
    Its then this message popped up. Unless it didn't fully install in the first place maybe.
    The phone seems ok now though a louth that said it's still not as snappy as it was using the old software.

    Just checked my OS for you... Mac OS X version 10.6.4
    The version of the iTunes is iTunes 9.2.1(4)
    If that will help....
    The plot thickens ehh?

    If you discover anything appreciate a message back.

    Cheers
    iMac / MacBook Pro 13"/ MacBook Pro 17"/ MacBook White / iPhone 3G / iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • David Hixon Calculating status...
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    Jul 28, 2010 12:06 PM (in response to iphones make me angry)
    I will throw my voice in here as well, since this is already 32+ pages long and I'm sure there are plenty of more forums and threads about this same thing.

    My wife and I both bought iPhone 3G phones when they came out, a few months after the release to avoid the crowd. Our phones were working fine with relatively few problems, until now. As soon as we "Upgraded" our phones, everything just stopped working. Things have slowed down DRASTICALLY! This is no exaggeration, I can barely use my phone at all now.
    The main problems are the crashes. Every program crashes. I have to open them multiple times (like 3 or 4) to get them to stay open, if I am lucky. And when I say every program, even iPod and Phone crash!!!!!
    I have literally sat there with phone in hand, looking at it, a call comes in, and goes to missed call within half a second. Another time, I was using the phone when the phone went blank, finally a screen shows up to answer a call, but the button failed to respond and I missed it too! There was even the time I got a call, and I sat there sliding the bar to answer the phone at least 5 or 6 times and it STILL missed the call! In fact, almost every time I get an incoming call, I miss it or get very close to missing it!
    What is the point of having an iphone, if you can't use it as a phone?!
    My wife and I can't even launch news programs or games, and the mail app is slow as molasses when it opens. I find myself using my computers now more often, to check my email, which can be a hassle if I am no where near one.
    I have even run into my iMac slowing down but that is a different issue and it better be unrelated.

    I thought about downgrading, and I know apple doesn't support this. I have heard there are problems with it though, such as battery drain, and crashing.
    iOS4.0.1 did nothing to ease the lag, and now I am considering losing all my data and starting my phone over anew, except how long would that last? In a month or 2 it would be back to the lag-fest it is now!

    Personally I am going to wait a little longer until iOS4.1 is out. If the rumors I heard are true, it will make the 3G usable again. If that is not the case, then more drastic measures will have to be taken.
    iPhone 3G, iOS 4, 8GB model
  • ChucklesOtoole Calculating status...
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    Jul 28, 2010 1:23 PM (in response to iphones make me angry)
    It's a total disaster. I could't use my tom tom application today, entering an address was just so unresponsive. Then I was using the ipod and I couldn't skip songs properly. Please fix it.
    Dell, Windows 7
  • Jon Markle Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
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    Jul 28, 2010 2:43 PM (in response to iphones make me angry)
    I just read where Apple has indeed read the complaints in these forums as well as those reported through the support avenues. And apparently they are "investigating" the complaints.

    http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/07/28/apple-investigates-reports-of-problems-wi th-ios4-on-iphone-3g/?mod=yahoo_hs

    Jon
    IMAC 24"; POWERBOOK G4 15"; 3 iphones: 2x3G, 1x3GS; iPod, iPod classic;, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Palm Tungsten; Linux Ubuntu on Sony Vaio; Dish box; all current updates applied
  • RICKRACK305 Calculating status...
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    Jul 28, 2010 3:01 PM (in response to Jon Markle)
    This article is encouraging news for 3G users.

    Fortunately, I had my 3G replaced yesterday at the Apple store in Miami, Florida with another 3G model in a sealed never-opened box which had Os 3.1.3 installed.

    Until, Apple fixes this problem, I will stay with 3.1.3. In fact, as soon as I came home and synced with iTunes and it asked me if I wanted to download and install 4.0.1., I happily clicked "NO" and the box to never ask me again.

    It all works great again and I wish you all the same success.

    Message was edited by: RICKRACK305
  • mikedemo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 28, 2010 3:01 PM (in response to iphones make me angry)
    SLOW. iOS4 on iPhone 3G is just terribly slow and quite many apps complain about low memory. even when I have 4.3GB free.

    I know I am not alone on this. I knew 4 other people with the same problem.

    Apple needs to remedy this ASAP.
    Dual 2.3 GHZ Power Mac G5, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • ozie Calculating status...
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    Jul 28, 2010 3:32 PM (in response to mikedemo)
    just so Apple can add one more client to the list with a problem that a bumper case wont fix

    my 3G with iOS4 runs dog slow, and has heated up once while just in my pocket.. to slow when you click to do something like answer a call even.. you can try sliding to answer ten time or even miss the call by the time the phone responds

    so yup
    -slow to use compared to 3.1.3
    -slow to open things.. slow to respond to clicking things
    -over heated, never done that before
    3G, iOS 4
  • Andrew2 Calculating status...
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    Jul 28, 2010 3:28 PM (in response to ozie)
    My 16gb 3G is running overly slow. Apps that have always run fine crash repeatedly, or don't open at all. Sometime the vibrate won't work or vibrates almost a full minute after it should. My phone heats up like crazy to the point where I can feel it while its in my pocket. My 3G service, which has always been fine randomly decided to not connect where it always has, and I have to restart the phone to be able to connect to anything.

    Please fix this!
    3G, iOS 4
  • qqq Calculating status...
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    Jul 28, 2010 3:40 PM (in response to iphones make me angry)
    My 16gb 3G with iOS4 is atrociously slow now, has crashed for the first time ever. Huge time lags going home, opening the camera is a joke.

    I've tried restore, soft and hard shutdowns, with no lasting effect.
    Either Apple has to fix this, or give me a legit way to restore 3.1!
    iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • jayvees22 Calculating status...
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    Jul 28, 2010 3:41 PM (in response to Pastor Paul)
    Thanks for bringing this to my attention! I found my 3G extremely slow in several functions after updating to OS4. But only after reading your posting I checked that vibration no longer works in "silent" mode. What the "heaven" (the opposite is automatically blocked in this forum) have they messed up here with heir update!
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • bubblefree Calculating status...
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    Jul 28, 2010 4:00 PM (in response to jayvees22)
    Just saw a story on this on one of the rumour sites. My iPhone 3G is so slow it is almost unusable when trying to type or view some web pages over cellular connections. The phone drains the battery much much faster than before for both my 3G and 3GS and my 3G has become very unstable requiring a restart every few days. My 3GS is relatively fast still and more stable but still the battery drains very fast. How this upgrade got past the quality teams at Apple I have no idea but it was a BIG mistake. It feels like Apple is trying to make it's 3G customers upgrade to a new 4G phone....... I have no idea whether I can downgrade again to 3.13 but am seriously considering it when I get the time to research it.

    Any feedback from Apple please as I don't want to spend more money on having to submit a tech problem when the problem has solely been caused by Apple's upgrade.

    I am very very unhappy.
    iPhone 3G, iOS 4
  • om corporation Calculating status...
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    Jul 28, 2010 4:05 PM (in response to iphones make me angry)
    16GB iPhone 3G ( with lots of space left) update to 4.0 initially made the phone useless, even after several shutdowns and restarts. The 4.0.1 update made the phone useable, but embarrassingly SLOW.
    MacBook Pro 17, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3G
  • Clint Davis Calculating status...
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    Jul 28, 2010 4:10 PM (in response to iphones make me angry)
    Add me to the list of users with issues. My iPhone 3G has slowed to a crawl at times. I've been restarting it once or twice a week. I've also noticed it heating up some times. The battery drops off pretty quick too, so I download a battery utility to do full cycle charges about once a week.
    iPhone 3G, iOS 4, 8GB
  • disheartened&annoyed Calculating status...
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    Jul 28, 2010 5:12 PM (in response to Clint Davis)
    Ditto! Ever since I installed IOS 4 my 3G has been slow. Even more annoying is the no service or constant search mode my phone is in. I have been extremely satisfied with Apple up until this, **** I even bought a Mac last month and was looking forward to the new iPhone. Screw that!!!! I visited the Genius Bar a couple of days ago. They would not do a diagnostic test because my warranty expired. The only suggestion was to buy a new phone or try AT&T for a new sim card. I'm having the same problems with new sim card. I hope Apple fixes this quickly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    iPhone 3G, iOS 4
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