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Should I Upgrade My iPhone 3G's Firmware

by jackfarrer / November 6, 2010 6:58 AM PDT

I've just been given my Uncles iPhone 3G, and it's currently at version 3.1 of the iPhone's firmware
I've heard some people have had problems with the upgrade to iOS 4 with the iPhone 3G, so I thought I'd be best to ask here:

1) Should I upgrade my iPhone 3G to 4.1 from 3.1?

2) Is 4.1 jail breakable yet?

Many thanks Happy - Jack

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My experience . . .
by Coryphaeus / November 8, 2010 1:14 AM PST

When I went from 3.x to 4.0 my phone slowed down, locked up, and I didn't like it. When I went to 4.1 all problems solved.

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3G iPhone still slow on iOS 4.1. Is iOS 4.2 any better?
by 17Shawn / February 6, 2011 7:47 AM PST
In reply to: My experience . . .

My iPhone 3G was still slow & buggy on iOS 4.1 and I had a terrible experience trying to downgrade back to OS 3.1.3, losing several months' data in several apps. So I'm very nervous about updating to 4.2 (or 4.3 when it is released). Has anyone with a 3G installed 4.2? How well is it working?

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by rmaker1 / February 6, 2011 9:36 AM PST
In reply to: My experience . . .

I agree 4.0 is buggy but 4.1 is pretty stable for me

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My opinion would be to upgrade if you need to...
by squidie / February 12, 2011 12:20 AM PST

And you'd need to look for Blackra1n to JB 3.1 on your 3G

I've not used anything pre 4.1 before since I got my 3GS late last year.

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