- 08-03-2010, 08:39 AM #2
- 08-03-2010, 03:28 PM #3iPhone Beginner
- 70 Posts
- 08-03-2010, 05:00 PM #4iPhone Beginner
- 81 Posts
I am also in the same situation as you. I am tempted to upgrade my jb'n 3GS to 4.01 and re-JB but my phone is working perfectly with all the apps and themes that I want. The only thing that tempts me to update is the categories feature and the improved camera features.
Maybe someone that has updated from a JB 3GS running 3.1.2 (3) and has updated to 4.0 and re-jb can provide some insight?
I am also afraid of waiting too long before Apple patches the exploit and then stops signing 4.01.
- 08-03-2010, 10:29 PM #5
- 08-03-2010, 10:40 PM #6
- 08-04-2010, 12:14 AM #7
reason: iOS4 looks at MOBILE multitasking as "what needs memory, what doesn't" Remember, in order to keep memory active, you need to use battery life. Keeping all of the app active in memory = more memory usage = more battery usage = shorter batter life. iOS4 has specific multitasking tasks, and more WILL be added in future updates, count on it.
Backgrounder just runs the WHOLE app in the background, no matter what processes of the app actually NEED to run in the background, and which one dont.
Remember, we are working with a mobile device with a battery, not a desktop system with a constant source of power. We have a limited source of power to work with. Skype's iOS4 implementation shows us that even limited multitasking can eat up battery life., yet people think that Backgrounder's FULL 100% app running in the background is "better"?
- 08-04-2010, 07:01 AM #8iPhone Nanite
- 5 Posts
I asked the same question here and on other forums and most people don't think there is a significant enough reason to upgrade from 3.1.3 to 4.0.x. We already have most of the features of iOS4 with the jailbreak 3rd party apps anyway and whilst iOS4 multitasking may be better than backgrounder according to some, it's still not a good enough reason for me to take the risk of updating and then find that I wish I hadn't. There appears to be a lot of reports of lag and other buggy issues, I think perhaps iOS3 is better suited to the 3GS than iOS4. I will be personally sticking with 3.1.3 on Spirit unless there is a significant reason to update, especially after the responses in my early thread (which I can't link to because I haven't posted 10 times!)
- 08-04-2010, 10:25 AM #9iPhone Intermediate
- 211 Posts
I am also 3.1.3 3gs w/ spirit jb
the new jb is still..well, new
so I have not made the jump solely because off that reason
Now, I would like to have 4.0 style folders and zoom for the stock camera. Bit those are not strong enough to make me change
Ask me in a week or two (if the new jb leans out) then I might have a stronger urge to upgrade
- 08-04-2010, 12:33 PM #10iPhone Intermediate
- 103 Posts
I can't say this is THE reason to upgrade, but a number of apps in the app store are optimized for or only compatible with 4.x. Before I upgraded (after jailbreakme), I had more than 20 updates in waiting in the app store. Some of them were 4.0 only and I needed them to survive. So food for thought, eventually you may HAVE to go to 4.x. It may be better to do so now before they close the exploit and you are stuck waiting for another that may or may not come.
- 08-04-2010, 01:27 PM #11