1. ryrycalguy's Avatar
    Hi all, I used to be jailbroken on my 3G and had it for about 3 weeks before deciding to revert back to the unjailbroken iPhone. I remember that it made my phone extremely slow and would make my iPhone freeze up. However, I did enjoy the features of jailbreaking but just not enough to warrant having my iPhone crash frequently.

    Now that I have a 3GS, I'm thinking of jailbreaking again but I wanted to know what you guys thought first. With the specs being better all-around for the 3GS, does being jailbroken seem much smoother on the 3GS vs the 3G?

    Thanks in advance for the feedback!
    07-24-2009 10:37 AM
  2. RADEN's Avatar
    Yes. It's MUCH smoother in my opinion. I never owned a 3G but I've used my friend's jailbroken one several times and you can notice the speed difference. With my 3GS I barely notice a difference and even after all the crap I've put on it, it's still significantly faster than the 3G. The extra available memory does wonders for jailbreak. I haven't had any stability issues either.
    07-24-2009 11:28 AM
  3. LVCIFER's Avatar
    I've gone from a jailbroken 3G to a jailbroken 3G[s], and the difference is night and day.

    EVERYTHING just runs smoothly. Winterboard used to be a memory pig. It slowed everything down to a crawl on the 3G, but on my 3G[s], I have themes galore, PLUS a video background constantly running, and I haven't seen it slow down yet. Period.

    I'd highly recommend it - but use purplera1n, not redsn0w! I've heard of lots of jailbreaking problems using refsn0w, and purplera1n is just simpler, cleaner, easier, and more complete of a jailbreaking tool. Just make sure that you use purplera1n RC2.

    Good luck man. Like I said, I HIGHLY recommend it.
    07-24-2009 11:33 AM
  4. ryrycalguy's Avatar
    When I had my 3G, I used Pwnage Tool. Is that not available for 3.0 yet? Or have people just moved on to bigger and better things in terms of jailbreaking software?

    I will definitely try purplera1n though. Thanks for the feedback!
    07-24-2009 12:12 PM
  5. chrstphr.ross's Avatar
    Pwnage is available on mac. but purpler41n seems to be the best for 3GS on 3.0 from what i've seen on the forums.
    07-24-2009 12:31 PM
  6. Matt74's Avatar
    When I had my 3G, I used Pwnage Tool. Is that not available for 3.0 yet? Or have people just moved on to bigger and better things in terms of jailbreaking software?

    I will definitely try purplera1n though. Thanks for the feedback!
    You want purplera1n -- it's the best JB tool for the 3GS. Does everything automatically, just run it and click the start button. A couple mins later your phone is JB.
    07-24-2009 01:09 PM
  7. wonderwebb's Avatar
    I had same problems with my 3g when I first jailbroke along time ago so I reverted back. After posting on this forum about my experience I found solution to my original problems with my 3g .

    Solution was easy ! Don't use 'winterboard'
    I am jailbroke and running absolutelely fine with no lag at all ! I can't belive how well my 8g 3g is running jailbroken.

    I think that the 3g is not powerful enough to run winterboard and gets seriously laggy when it is running it. That is why the 3gs seems to cope with the extra proccesing no probs at all. Get your old 3g out and jailbreak it . I can't belive I wasted so much time thinking jailbreaking was not worth it just because winterboard was messing things up.

    See post on 'jailbreak and lag your opinion needed'
    07-24-2009 05:04 PM
  8. RADEN's Avatar
    So I just had the opportunity to compare my jailbroken 3GS with my sister's stock 3GS and mine is slightly slower. But I have a lot of crap on it: WinterBoard with a bunch of themes, tons of apps, SBSettings and QuickSMS (both which run on the springboard), etc. so I expected some slowdown. However, it's not noticeable at all during regular use and, like I mentioned, still significantly faster than a stock 3G. Ultimately, as wonderwebb mentioned, WinterBoard will be the most likely culprit of your phone slowing down you're really bothered by it.
    07-24-2009 06:48 PM
  9. ryrycalguy's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for all the advice. Unfortunately, I won't be able to jailbreak my iPhone using Purplera1n since it doesn't work on my Powerbook G4 Power PC. :-(

    Oh well.

    If you guys have any other suggestions or know of any workaround please let me know. :-/
    07-25-2009 01:22 AM
  10. Stu274's Avatar
    I couldnt get purplerain to work either.
    Just sits waiting to reboot & does nothing.
    07-25-2009 01:49 AM
  11. jamesus's Avatar
    Have you tried redsn0w?
    07-28-2009 10:22 AM
  12. xultar's Avatar
    Have you tried redsn0w?
    I used redsn0w and it is pretty good. Just remember don't restore from backup, set it up like a new iphone and you'll like your battery life and the performance. I didn't believe it @ first because I didn't want to go through the setup again...but it works.

    Plus the Dev-Team suggests that you setup as new rather than restore as well.
    07-28-2009 10:33 AM
  13. BuddhistGirafe's Avatar
    what OS are you running?
    07-28-2009 11:17 AM
  14. ryrycalguy's Avatar
    I just decided to jailbreak using purplera1n on my work computer (PC) and it's been great so far. I miss being jailbroken and it's definitely a much better experience on the 3GS than the 3G.

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions! :-)
    07-31-2009 12:30 AM
  15. LVCIFER's Avatar
    Not a problem, man. I'm glad you took the plunge. You'll see, it's well worth it on the 3G[s]. It's a totally different experience.
    07-31-2009 01:47 AM
  16. Argelius1's Avatar
    Hey -- can anyone comment on if push notifications work with Jailbroken phones? I've seen posts elsewhere indicating this is a problem:
    07-31-2009 09:21 AM
  17. Libuff's Avatar
    I'm not sure and shouldn't be posting I guess. But I understand that the issue with push messages came from unlocked not jailbroken phones.
    07-31-2009 09:30 AM