after reading this article i don't think iphone is such a cool phone after all.
The iPhone's icon-based interface is mostly unchanged from version 1.0 of the ROM. Sure you can have multiple panels of icons and any icon can be moved around, but these aren't huge changes. I STILL can't better organize my many pages of icons into categories (how about some folders?). I've seen people with eight panels full of icons. It's ridiculous! How do you find the app you want among among a sea of dozens?
And, why can't I have more than four items on the dock? I use more than four apps on a regular basis. In addition, I STILL can't check my next appointment at a quick glance. I STILL need to unlock the phone to see any sort of useful information (except for missed calls and missed SMS).
The latest iPhone's claim to fame is its speed. And yes, it's faster compared to the 3G and especially the original. But even with that, I still need to go ‘Home’ in order to open another application quickly, which takes time. Multitasking on the iPhone still totally sucks. In Windows Mobile, jumping from email to calendar and back to email is several times faster than it is in iPhone. Every second counts.
Web browsing IS smooth and fast on the 3GS, but hey, Apple, where is Flash support? Having Flash support is absolutely critical, and the iPhone STILL lacks it.
The iPhone interface is stale, and so is the design of the hardware. It hasn't changed much since 2007. Windows Mobile is still ahead, it can multi-task like a champ, it's available in a dozen form factors, it has second-to-none Exchange integration, and it is highly tweakable. Oh, and Spb Mobile Shell 3.0 kicks butt.
RAJ, 29 Jun 2009so many comments on iphone version 3.0....many said its slow and eats up the battery.... ? ? ?... moreYes 3.0 is slower and eats up more battery on the older iPhones. My 3G battery runs down like there is no tomorrow and it's slow as a pig. Especially when compared to my iPod Touch 2G which is silk smooth. Thank goodness for the 3G S.
so many comments on iphone version 3.0....many said its slow and eats up the battery.... ? ? ?
i upgraded my iphone 3g from 2.3 to 3.0 and unlocked with ultrasn0w...no words... thanks to dev team.the performance is really great.i did not see any changes in my battery standby time or talktime.to conclude i love apple 3g....thanks dev-team once again
Re previous poster: what is so wrong with this site reporting on unlocking? It is legal and might be of interest to visitors to this so site. Whats the problem?
I downloaded the new OS 3.0. Installed it on my iPhone 3G through the latest iTunes 8.2. Then jailbroke it via Redsn0w 0.7.2. Then using Cydia on my jailbroken iPhone, I unlocked with Ultrasn0w package it to make it work on any network. Currently using it in Dubai on etisalat Network.
The whole procedure actually worked like a charm.
i agree, gsmArena should not be promoting illegitimate unlocking of the iphone. We need to respect business rules
too bad the children that developed pwnagetool couldn't have come up with a more mature name for it. it just makes me cringe with embarrassment, are the children of the internet ever going to outgrow these simplistic, juvenile trends? eh, i lost my faith in humanity years ago...
Iphone_Loverz, 26 Jun 2009Excellent work gsmarea.....i dont know why Aditya is having problem..i think he is a cheap unl... morecould be right, or maybe he works for O2 who iphones are supposed to be locked to
Anonymous, 26 Jun 2009ive read on a website that iTunes 8.2 breaks the "jailbreaking" and that we should therefore u... more"ive read on a website that iTunes 8.2 breaks the "jailbreaking" and that we should therefore use an older version of itunes..."
You need to keep with the times. This is only for the old versions of pwnagetool and quickpwn. The new pwnagetool for 3.0 and redsn0w are fully functioning with iTunes 8.2.
Excellent work gsmarea.....i dont know why Aditya is having problem..i think he is a cheap unlocker of iphone who's business will effect if its open on gsm arena....hehehehe
Anonymous, 25 Jun 2009"Keep the following in mind before you begin (as of time of this post): redsn0w is availabl... moreive read on a website that iTunes 8.2 breaks the "jailbreaking" and that we should therefore use an older version of itunes...
When did gsmarena start writing stuff like this ??? !!!!
Giving info about unlocking is not supposed to be one of the jobs you guys undertake ......
What a cheap stunt ......
[deleted post]"Keep the following in mind before you begin (as of time of this post):
redsn0w is available for Windows and Mac and this guide is applicable to both.
The newest version of iTunes, iTunes 8.2, is required.
You can only Jailbreak your iPhone 3G using this tool, you cannot unlock it at this time.
You can Jailbreak and Unlock your iPhone 2.0.
You can Jailbreak iPodTouch 1.0.
You cannot jailbreak and unlock iPhone 3GS.
You must restore your iPhone to the latest firmware 3.0. "
Please... If your going to tell people to keep those things in mind, make sure you be specific and understand the facts 100%.
You can unlock you iPhone 3G, but not directly with redsn0w. You need to first jailbreak with redsn0w then add the repo to your Cydia sources. Now you can install ultrasn0w (by searching "ultrasn0w" in cydia) to fully unlock your iPhone 3G, 100% test by me, all Australian Carriers work.
Also, calling it an iPhone 2.0 may be misleading to some people (they may think you mean the iPhone OS 2.0 firmware version). You should call it an iPhone 2G or iPhone 1st gen.
Not only can you jailbreak your iPod Touch 1G but also 2G. The iPod Touch 2G has been 100% tested by me and it is fully working with redsn0w.
Just wanted to add in the corrections just to make it clearer for people.
but now if i have a jailbroken iPhone 3G working on 2.0, should i use redsn0w then ultrasn0w or that pwnage tool and ultrasn0w....waht are the exact steps to update my iPhone 3G to 3.0 while keeping it jailbroken? and do i get that redsn0w or pwnage tool from cydia via my iphone or from the internet using my pc? (i dont have a mac)