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  1. seawalking's Avatar
    im new to the fourms and getting ready to buy a 2G phone my question is about operating system upgrades will 3.0 upgrade work on 2G phone. I know the 3 Gs is a faster phone but we dont have 3G where i live and buy the time i get to the 2year up grade i can get one at a cheeper price. till then will be using the 2G.
    08-21-2009 09:39 AM
  2. rkbrown81's Avatar
    Yes. OS 3.0 will work on an iPhone 2G. I used it on mine before I got the 3GS. Now my wife uses my 2G and the OS is fine. But why wouldn't it come pre-loaded with OS 3.0 since it's a free update for iPhone users?
    Last edited by rkbrown81; 08-21-2009 at 10:11 AM.
    08-21-2009 09:42 AM
  3. seawalking's Avatar
    I guess i dont know dont have the phone yet and have been reading the fourms trying to learn more about the phones before i get one.
    08-21-2009 09:56 AM
  4. seawalking's Avatar
    iguess since this is youe 2nd phone you like the iphone?
    08-21-2009 09:57 AM
  5. rkbrown81's Avatar
    I love it! Where are you getting your 2G from? eBay? a friend? You should ask if they already have OS 3.0 installed. If not, once your iPhone is activated, you can download and install the newest OS through iTunes.
    08-21-2009 10:13 AM
  6. GMJeff's Avatar
    Sure it will work, but the question is will it run like a tired dog. The 3G has a few issues when it comes to running the 3.0 OS, too. The 3GS has a faster processor to run all of the bells and whistles that 3.0 has to offer.

    I guess I am just saying to be careful when upgrading the phone to 3.0, as there could be some performance issues. There will also be some options/apps in 3.0 that the 2G iphone will not install, also.
    08-21-2009 09:26 PM