I can not believe how many people are saying this. I'm sorry but I'm not buying into this. So here are my top ten things that you are more likely to "accidentally" do than upgrade your iPhone:
10. I accidentally shot my dog.
9. I accidentally slept with my neighbor's wife.
8. I accidentally forgot to file my taxes.
7. I accidentally jumped out of that speeding car.
6. I accidentally left the store without paying.
5. I accidentally punched my boss in the face.
4. I accidentally couldn't stop my Toyota (oh wait, that one could happen)
3. I accidentally sent Uranium to Iran.
2. I accidentally stuck my finger in the electric socket.
1. I accidentally put on my girlfriend's underwear.
But no, you don't "accidentally" upgrade your iPhone.
- 02-16-2010, 09:35 PM #2
- 02-16-2010, 10:18 PM #3
- 02-16-2010, 10:36 PM #4
- 02-16-2010, 10:52 PM #5
- 02-16-2010, 11:04 PM #6
Most smartphone users (including the iPhone users) aren't smart at all. We just have to accept that. Many people on here are really smart though and that's why they(the not so smart ones) keep posting help help help. It is what it is.....a forum for information.
- 02-16-2010, 11:10 PM #7
- 02-17-2010, 01:14 AM #8
Yeah, but to counter that point, at one time, I was scared to death to TOUCH my phone in a way "outside the norm". And the only thing that got me going was research. The more I read, the more I learned. The more problems I saw people having, the more attention to the solutions I paid. Ultimately, getting better at this stuff and learning/researching is how it gets done.
And truthfully, 9 times out of 10, if I encounter problems that I don't know the answers to, I can find the answers within the first page of a google search, so don't rule out the research, boys. }=-)>
- 02-17-2010, 06:32 PM #9
- 02-17-2010, 07:30 PM #10
Amen. I agree wholeheartedly with that statement, touchy. Certain hi-tech gadgets should require a mini quiz the consumer has to pass before purchasing. Simple questions like "what's a USB cable?" or "what's the difference between uploading and downloading?" and stuff like that. And that is barGain basement quizzing, mind you. God forbid you asked a newbie what SSH was, they'd probably sh*t themselves.
- 02-20-2010, 05:53 AM #11
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- 02-20-2010, 01:51 PM #15
Well, the point could be made that the "smarter" the phone, the dumber the user, but we won't go there. On the other hand, honesty is the best policy, and most of these "accidents" are less than such. There is the matter of personal accountability and "fessing up," which makes one look not only "smarter," in spite of having done a "dumb" thing, but also of more integrity. "Okay, I did it." (I was foolish and I'd appreciate any assistance that you, as a fellow human being, who might also have done something foolish in your life, can provide.) Just say it!
That said, this forum is full of tales of woe regarding the 3.1.3 upgrade thing. It appears that some folks must depend on the JB "gods" for help getting them out of this mess. If said "gods" have not been sufficiently intrigued by 3.1.3 and are already working on 4.0 issues, those who may have throws caution to the wind and did the unthinkable, will have to await their benevolence and 4.0. Hopefully, this won't be too much longer on a linear scale.
So, just keep lighting those candles and temporarily try to enjoy your iPhone in the same way as over 90% of the iPhone users have to, un-jailbroken. Yeah, I know, life sucks sometimes.
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- 02-20-2010, 01:58 PM #16
Here's the poblem. I've been around since iPhone 2.2 and guess what?
It's not just 3.1.3
No matter how many websites, blogs, Twitter accounts, MESSAGES IN CYDIA, threads on MULTIPLE forums, etc. tellthem NOT to upgrade if you're jailbroken, these frigging moron. Do it anyway, thinking that someone can help them.
It's been like this for 3.0, 3.0.1, 3.1, 3.1.2, and now 3.1.3. EVERY SINGLE TIME there's a new OS update, these morons run and click update, SCREW THEIR JAILBREAK/UNLOCK over, and then beg for help from the so-called "jailbreak gods". This isn't a 'new trend' specific to 3.1.3.
THEN, they get upset when the hackers dot release a jailbreak/unlock tool fast enough to save them from their own stupidity.
I have absolutely ZERO pity for these people, becase if I could learn to read and discover all of these warnings on my own, then so the hell can they.
- 02-21-2010, 02:11 AM #17iPhone Nanite
- 5 Posts
so sure your up to date with technology, iphones upgrading downgrading etc etc.
what about all the people including myself who just dont keep up with technology all through the year. I have work family etc etc so dont get time to browse the internet all the time to keep up.
So instead of your wise cracks why not say yeah sure there is a way back. Go to this forum and youll find out how, or alternatively, No there isn't yet, but there might be in the future.
Or does it make you feel big and clever, maybe even get you off that you know more about a particular subject than some others do??
- 02-21-2010, 06:51 AM #18iPhone Intermediate
- 144 Posts
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- 02-21-2010, 09:06 AM #19
- 02-21-2010, 09:44 AM #20
Well, the old saying goes "if you create something ***** proof, the world will create better idiots."
there is no excuse for ignorance. NOT STUPIDITY, mind you. If someone is stupid, that ant be fixed. But if they're ignorant, all they have to do is to stop being lazy and READ.
These forums make it god awefully easy to find your answers. Screw google, just search THESE FORUMS.
People crack up when Rey read my posts because they see that my responses are so obviously cut and pasted. I have them saved as notes on my iPhone so I can just paste the same crap all the time because in an average of ONE DAY I'll have to answer at least 3 people with the exact same problem/question, often times POSTING RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER!
Example, thread #1 will be about some ***** who is panicking because they jailbroke without underrstanding what a tethered jailbreak was.
Threads #3 and 6 will be THE SAME DAMNED THING!
It DOES get frustrating because these people so obviously didn't search ANYTHING or ANYWHERE.
It's really disheartening.
"With great power comes great responsibility". Be glad your phone isn't j/b anymore.
- 02-28-2010, 09:05 AM #22
- 02-28-2010, 01:03 PM #23
I've only had my iphone for about a week and had no choice as it was already updated. But coming over from Blackberry its the same people over in the Hybrid world to or the internet for that matter. How many people can't even use the search button.
I have turned off the updates in itunes as to avoid this problem in the future. I always waited a few days with the blackberry leaks to see the overall response why can't other do the same here? Never mind that answer would surely offend someone LOL
- 03-04-2010, 10:14 AM #24
"Well, the old saying goes "if you create something ***** proof, the world will create better idiots.""
well said LVCIFER
and also pilotnh
As for me personally. I jailbroke the same day 3.1.3 was released. A friend of mine showed me the wonders of jailbreaking and when I got home and hooked my phone up to my computer iTunes poped up and said Update to 3.1.3! and I replied "hold on a sec" opened my browser typed into google "3.1.3 jailbreak" and when the first 10 hits are WARNING and DO NOT UPGRADE and NO NEW FEATURES 3.1.3 kills jailbreaks only. I immediately told iTunes not to ask me again and cancelled the operation. Then I downloaded blackra1n and successfully jailbroke and never been happier. I just don't see how hard it is just to get in google for 5 seconds. Usually within the first 10 hits is exactly what you are looking for even without clicking the links. LVCIFER there's a really cool website called Let me google that for you where you can make google searches and link people to it it's pretty nifty. Anyway sorry for the long post.
- 03-04-2010, 10:18 AM #25