or how I took my iPhone 3G and kept it up to date
So the new iPhone 4’s are out and looking very nice.??One thing I love about it is the general shape, although it actually reminds me of Clares old Nokia N78
This however has left my iPhone 3G looking a little out of date. Apple have released iOS4 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOS_(Apple)) which has offered some enhancements such as
- Multitasking *
- Home screen wallpaper *
- Folders for Homepage Icons
- A unified email inbox
- iBooks bookstore
- Notes syncing over wireless
- Exchange 2010 compatability
- A better spellchecker
A good list of items, but wait, what are those asterisks ???
iPhone 3GS and IPhone 4 only
At two years old my 3G can’t keep up with those features. My 4 year old windows HTC could do those. Thankfully, I’m not the only one feeling that way, and the very active jailbreaking community has the answer.
So I updated the phone to iOS4, then popped over to http://blog.iphone-dev.org/ and grabbed the latest redsn0w. Pointing it at my itunes ipsw file, one quick reboot later, and this asterisks no longer prevent my 3G from multitasking or having homepage wallpaper.
I am a happy geek again.
There are multiple posts around the web of iOS4 crippling some 3G models (http://www.reghardware.com/2010/06/22/apple_ios4_upgrade_issues/), thankfully this isn’t an issue that I’ve had.