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my iPhone 3G with iOS 4.1 is really slow and I am tired of this stupid situation. I am considering downgrading somehow to old 3.X or even 2.X versions, so it can breath again. What do you think? How would yo do it and to what iOs version?


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Firstly, if you don't use spotlight (the search screen when you swipe right from Home) you can turn that off which should increase the performance of the iPhone. Settings>General>Spotlight Search and then deselect all of the options.

If you still want to downgrade....

The iPhone isn't really designed to downgrade but there are ways to do it.

I had to down grade from the 4.0beta to 3.1.3 and followed this guide on The Unofficial Apple Weblog.

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The correct path to the Spotlight Search is Settings->General->Home Button->Spotlight Search – Michael Kniskern Sep 30 '10 at 23:29
I think this is version specific. Certainly, on my phone running 4.1 it is as I wrote above. – gnuchu Oct 1 '10 at 10:05

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