ios4 on 3gs (using windows)
After an hour or so tinkering i have successfully gotten os4 loaded on my 3gs using windows. It is possible and i must say this phone performs ALOT faster than it did before and oh oh did i mention multitasking!
- 06-17-2010, 07:05 AM #2
- 06-17-2010, 10:00 AM #3
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- 06-17-2010, 10:11 AM #6
All you have to do is download iTunes 9.2 for Windows (avail. as of yesterday), and find a torrent for iOS 4 GM (3GS). You don't need a registered UDID, you don't need to jailbreak. Also, if you shift+click "Update" instead of "Restore", it works fine. I've done it two years in a row for the GM builds.
And yes OP it's pretty damn awesome sauce. Once all the third-party apps are recompiled in the OS4 SDK we will have something truly awesome on our hands. For now, you can tell if an app is 4.0-compatible when it has a "+" icon. (the same + as iTunes+). In my experience though, one + app I tested; "Farm Story", did not support saved states. Don't know what that's about but we'll see.
- 06-17-2010, 10:15 AM #7
Is it safe to load the iOS4 that is out there now or is it best to wait until Monday? I would like to play with it now but i don't want to lose anything. If i loaded iOS4 now and something went awry could i then restore from the backup i had before i loaded iOS4?
- 06-17-2010, 10:20 AM #8
Well, the current version out in the wild is the gold master candidate. It most likely is the final version due Monday, but there could be a small tweak here or there. My advice is that since we are only a couple of days from official release, just wait.