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Is there any way to speed up my iPhone 3G since upgrading to iOS4

I have recently upgraded my iPhone 3G to iOS4 and there is some noticeable performance issues will some of the basic tasks (text messaging, loading application, etc.) I have restarted my iPhone and ...
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Is it possible to use an iPhone without a SIM card as an iPod touch?

Is it possible to use an iPhone without a SIM card as an iPod touch? I have an old iPhone 3G that no longer has a SIM card and I want to use it as an iPod touch. How can I achieve this?
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What is the best version of iOS to use on an iPhone 3G?

my girlfriend is currently using an iPhone 3G (iOS version 3.1.3 - 7E18) and I've noticed it can be very sluggish. She doesn't use it for much more than the usual messaging/safari/mail. Compared to my ...
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Speed comparison of iPhone 3g with iOS4 and iOS3?

I have heard that running iOS4 would slow down my 3G. Does anyone know of any reliable data on whether that is the case or not, and if so, by how much? Related Questions Is it worth upgrading my ...
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Silence calls from everyone but a defined set of numbers?

If I'm on-call, I only want to be woken by important calls or text messages. How can I set up an iPhone (3g) to ring during certain hours only for calls or texts from a certain set of numbers? If it ...
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Is it worth upgrading my jailbroken 3G to iOS4?

I have a jailbroken (not unlocked) iPhone 3G running the 3.1.2 firmware. What are the pros and cons of upgrading this to iOS4? Being jailbroken, I already have multitasking and home-screen ...
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Is iOS 4.1 faster than iOS 4.0 on the iPhone 3G?

There are numerous questions (and good answers!) about the fact that iOS 4.0 is horribly slow on an iPhone 3G. How about iOS 4.1? Does anybody have any positive experiences to share? I'm staying on ...
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How can I reset my iPhone 1 without using the (broken) power button?

The power button on my first-gen iPhone is broken. I remember last time I came across this problem I found a utility (for windows) which caused the phone to reset to enter restore mode (the one with ...
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What is that circle that replaces the WIFI icon on my iPhone 2G sometimes?

It's probably the phone's way of showing me there is no WIFI connection. Is that it? Probably not since that would probably be a "no icon" thing. Anyway, couldn't find it in the user's manual so ...
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Can Facebook and other iOS 5.0 apps be installed for iPhone 3G on iOS 3.1.2?

I recently found my old iPhone 3G with iOS version 3.1.2. I'm planning to let my 4-year old nephew to use it. But then, I'm having a problem on installing apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. ...
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Any alternative to iOS for an iPhone 3G?

I have an iPhone 4, and I would like to recycle my “old” iPhone 3G. Is there a good Android-for-iPhone? A Linux distribution optimized for iPhone? Another alternative OS, like a BSD or a BeOS-like? ...
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Are there good jailbreak apps that will improve the performance of iPhone 3G?

I've an old iPhone 3G that I want to give it to my girl. She don't need it for play big games or stuff like that, but it's really slow in most of common tasks (access contacts, email, etc). And since ...
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Am I missing something by using outdated data cable and wall charger?

My wife has iPhone 3G and I recently bought iPhone 4 for myself. Since we can easily manage charging for both of our phones from just one wall charger, I actually never unpackaged mine and data cable ...
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iMessages on iPhone 3G?

Is there any way to use iMessages on an iPhone 3G? I believe the latest OS it can upgrade to is 4 something, so that might rule out official support by Apple, but what about a 3rd party solution?
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iPhone application compatibility

Does the Nike iPhone Sport Kit will work on a 2nd generation iPhone that has the 3.0 update applied? In the Q&A on the website, some say it will, but others say it only works on a 3GS iPhone.
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Restoring Missing iPhone Messages

A friend of mine has an iPhone 3G and around September his phone seemed to lose all of his SMS messages, and now only messages received since then are visible. I have found some sources saying that ...
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Long iPhone voice memos won't import to my Mac

I recorded a lengthy meeting today in two parts. The first part was 20 minutes, and it was easily imported to my Mac. The second, about 55 minutes, will not sync. It is still on the phone, but I ...
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iPhone battery symbol is red, doesn't acknowledge charging, but is apparently charged

I have an iPhone 3G, When I plug in the charger, the big red battery on the locked screen is red, low and doesn't appear to be charging. When I unlock the screen, the small battery symbol on the ...
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What to do with broken iPhone 3G?

A friend order an iPhone 4 to replace his iPhone 3G which has a cracked screen. He offered it to me. I have AT&T on a family plan with no text or data. What should I do with the phone? I'm open ...
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Can I replace the home button on the iPhone 3G without removing the glass digitizer?

My iPhone 3G home button broke so I bought a new one online and all the repair guides require me to remove the glass digitizer, which seems very tough (hair drying glue etc.) and harder than I ...
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Transferring an old iPhone after I upgrade?

I'm about to upgrade from the iPhone 3G to the iPhone 4, and I'm not sure what will happen to my old device once my phone number is transferred. Specifically, I want to give the old device to my ...
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Replacement for iPod.app on old iPhone 3G with large buttons for play/pause and prev/next track

I've dedicated my old iPhone 3G as a Bluetooth audio player. It works great except for controlling the audio. I find that the previous and next buttons are too close to the play/pause button on both ...
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Restore previous apps after upgrade to 4.2?

I have an old iPhone 3G which had iOS 4.0 installed. I had apps such as Starbuck's app running on it without a problem. I just didn't get the latest incompatible updates. I tried upgrading to iOS 4.2 ...
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Can I use my iPhone 2G with Bell Canada?

Long ago, I purchased an iPhone 2G in the US before Rogers came to Canada to provide iPhone service. Before I got my 3GS, I had unlocked it and was using it with my Rogers SIM with no problem. ...
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How do I find out what frequencies an iPhone supports?

How do I find out what mobile phone frequencies an iPhone supports? My wife has an old Australian 3G iPhone and we want to use it on a trip to the US, but we're not sure what mobile phone frequencies ...
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Software (not app) To Read Underlying iPhone Data

About a year ago I came across a piece of software that was around $30 that said it could read the underlying data in an iPhone. I bookmarked it and still I cant find it. It said it could read and ...
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How do I use iMessages without a sim card?

I recently received an iPhone 3G from a friend. She took out her SIM card, so I don't have a SIM on my iPhone. I heard that you can now text on iMessage using your email instead of a phone number. I ...
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How Do I Uninstall Google Voice Voicemail from an iPhone?

I installed Google Voice Voicemail on my wife's iPhone, thinking she would like it. You know, the thing where you put in the funky long set of numbers and dial somewhere, and kapoof, you now have ...
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Problem with iPhone LCD after repair

I have repaired an iPhone with a 3GS glass. Then I realized it was for an iPhone 3G. So, after replacing it again with a proper 3G glass the LCD just went black! What have I done wrong?
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Sync used iPhone for first time

My wife received an 3G iPhone from her sister after her sister bought a newer version. My wife has already had the iPhone switched over to her AT&T account but has not synced it with a computer. ...
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Does iOS 4.2 improve performance on the iPhone 3G?

I've "inherited" an iPhone 3G from a friend who upgraded to iPhone 4. He had complined about the slowness of iOS 4. Although I personally have no problems with it, I was wondering if iOS 4.2 offers ...
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What's a reasonable approach for managing apps, associated with one iTunes account, on several iOS devices?

I have an iPhone 4, an iPad, and an iPhone 3G repurposed as a "touch" for a little one. The short of it is, there are apps I have on my iPhone 4 that I don't want on my iPad, and some on the old 3G ...
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How can I install .deb files for Cydia manually (without wifi)?

as I already said here my wifi is not working so I need to install Cydia .deb files like SBSettings, Installous, Winterboard etc. manually...well I did, but they wont work properly. I got some .deb ...
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iPhone always thinks headset is plugged in

My iPhone 3G is growing old -- yesterday I noticed that it didn't make any sounds anymore, and phone calls also muted (I heard nothing, other party didn't hear me either). It turns out that the phone ...
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Can iPhone 3GS make video calls?

"The iPhone 4 was also the first iPhone to include a front-facing camera" (wiki) So iPhone 3GS & its Predecessors have no front-camera, then how they (iPhone 3GS & its Predecessors) make ...
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Non app store apps for iPhone 3G

I recently bought iPhone 3G from a friend, but i can't download apps from the official appstore because my iOS version is 4.2. Is there any website or even a way to install apps like facebook, without ...
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How can I install IOS3 to my old iPhone3G?

Time ago I've changed my old iPhone 3G to my actual iPhone. I've thought that could be a good idea to recover this old iphone, install an old IOS system (IOS3 worked perfect for this device) and ...
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Can anything else be done to fix the white screen on a 3G besides restore/upgrade and DFU/restore?

Can anything else be done to fix the white screen on a 3G besides restore/upgrade and DFU/restore? It sat in a box for ages, so was completely dead. I plugged it in to charge, got the white screen ...
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iPhone 3G blacks out and displays random static

Last night the iPhone 3G (my friend's iPhone, not jail-broken) went black and a white fuzzy line would move around the screen. Powering off and starting again seemed to remove the problem. We have ...
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How to unlock an iPhone 3G with iOS 4.1?

I have an iPhone 3G with 3.1.3 firmware. I want to upgrade it to 4.1, but I can't find information on how to then jailbreak it (I want it to work with any mobile provider). Is there a way to ...
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iPhone 3G cannot send mail - rejected by the server because it does not allow relaying

I am trying to send an email from my AOL account from my iPhone 3G, however everytime I try and send a mail I get the following error: Cannot Send Mail A copy has been placed in your Outbox. ...
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Lost search function iPhone after upgrading to 4.3

Does anyone know how or why the search function in my text messaging is no longer working correctly after I upgraded to 4.3 on my 3G iPhone? All was fine until I upgraded and now even tho I can see ...
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Change an AT&T iPhone 3G to another provider?

How can I change my no-longer under AT&T service iPhone 3G to my new sprint service? Sprint doesn't use sim cards.
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How can I watch MegaVideo/DivX videos on my jailbroken iPhone 3G?

I'm looking for a way to play megavideo (flash) and divx on my iPhone 3G which is jailbroken. Flash seems to require 3G S and above (like everything these days sigh) Should I be able to do this, I ...
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iPhone missing task manager

I've updated my iPhone 3G to the latest version (4.1 8B117), but I'm still missing features such as the task manager, background wallpaper, etc. I've tried restoring it a couple times now, even set it ...
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Can I still upgrade my iPhone 3G to iOS 4.x?

Seeing this question made me think about upgrading my iPhone 3G to iOS 4.x, if that's still possible. I've deliberately kept my iPhone 3G on iOS version 3.1.3 because that's the final 3.x version; I ...
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iPhone 3G dead and unresponsive to charger and buttons

My wife synced her iPhone 3G and installed two new apps yesterday. While my son was playing with one of the new apps in her company (ie no dropping or water) the phone went blackscreen. Son says the ...
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iPhone 3G running 4.2.1 but doesn't have all the features?

I just bought an iPhone 3G secondhand from a friend. Under Settings the version is listed 4.2.1 but it's missing some of the iOS 4 features. Double-clicking the home button doesn't bring up recent ...
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I just upgrade my iPhone to iOS 4.2. Where did all my email go?

I just upgraded my iPhone 3G from iOS 3.1.3 to 4.2.1. Backed everything up (8 hours) Downloaded the update (1 hour) Installed the update, and restored everything (1 hour) Everything looks like it ...
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Is it possible to remove Emergency call feature on the lock screen?

Is it possible to remove this feature? It's really annoying when you miss-click on it. Since my iPhone lags a lot this happens too often. iOS version: 4.2.1 iPhone: 3G