1. pilotnh's Avatar
    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 10:09 PM
  2. Alli's Avatar
    It's no worse than the fact that every time someone has "accidentally" done it, they've started a whole new thread to relate their tale of woe.
    02-16-2010 10:35 PM
  3. DataCentre's Avatar
    Too funny. Actually, I did accidentially slept with my neighbours wife. Mind you were were both **** faced! LoL.
    02-16-2010 11:18 PM
  4. LVCIFER's Avatar
    This is one of the more amusing threads I've seen on these boards recently.

    Especially since I agree with the OP.
    02-16-2010 11:36 PM
  5. TyanColte's Avatar
    OMG I accidentially did research on 3.1.3 before jailbreaking the day it came out. How hard is it to research on stuff before upgrading. Oh well I guess not everybody can be smart LOL j/k.
    02-16-2010 11:52 PM
  6. Pr3mier's Avatar
    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.
    02-17-2010 12:04 AM
  7. Shannon#IM's Avatar
    I couldnt have said it better myself..
    02-17-2010 12:10 AM
  8. LVCIFER's Avatar
    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 02:14 AM
  9. touchyphone's Avatar
    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.
    Bro, it aint just smart phone users, MOST PEOPLE in general are dumb. What makes them worse is they buy things, like an iPhone and have no clue what to do, they just buy it because everyone else does.

    02-17-2010 07:32 PM
  10. LVCIFER's Avatar
    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.
    02-17-2010 08:30 PM
  11. daniapes's Avatar
    I accidentally updated because my Iphone crashed and iTunes automatically restored it to 3.1.3
    bad times!!!
    02-20-2010 06:53 AM
  12. tagbhoy67's Avatar
    is there no way back from 3.1.3 on the iphone 3g?

    thanks
    02-20-2010 07:11 AM
  13. pilotnh's Avatar
    is there no way back from 3.1.3 on the iphone 3g?

    thanks
    Sure there is. Make the long journey through Oz to see the Wizard. Then click the heels of your ruby slippers together 3 times and say "There's no place like 3.1.2- there's no place like 3.1.2- there's no place like 3.1.2". And voila- you'll be transported to the land of fools who can't browse these forums to look up the answer.
    02-20-2010 07:31 AM
  14. LVCIFER's Avatar
    You know what?

    I like you. Welcome. Stay awhile.... *chuckle*
    02-20-2010 11:52 AM
  15. longshadows's Avatar
    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.
    Last edited by longshadows; 02-20-2010 at 03:22 PM.
    02-20-2010 02:51 PM
  16. LVCIFER's Avatar
    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.
    02-20-2010 02:58 PM
  17. tagbhoy67's Avatar
    Sure there is. Make the long journey through Oz to see the Wizard. Then click the heels of your ruby slippers together 3 times and say "There's no place like 3.1.2- there's no place like 3.1.2- there's no place like 3.1.2". And voila- you'll be transported to the land of fools who can't browse these forums to look up the answer.
    where do you get off mate?

    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 03:11 AM
  18. Listy's Avatar
    where do you get off mate?

    so sure your up to date with technology, iphones upgrading downgrading etc etc.

    what about all the people including myself who just don't 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??
    He's got a bit of a point. It's a lot to keep up with it's constant changes and sometimes you just want the thing to work. As much we would love to have everyone to first use the alphabetic listings in the front of the phone book, pass the super quiz at the tech counter or google something before they spout out a bunch of absolute rubbish, it's not a perfect world. I'm not getting soft as I had no pity for the last girl who came up to me after she upgraded and asked if they could fix it. I had no pity as I couldn't help thinking '*****, didn't you read anything?!? With the technically impaired try and keep in mind for that this is a help forum, a ripper one at that. I understand your grievance reading some of these threads people post and think their f**ing lazy, ..google it!! At the risking of not getting your message across which there is a fair possibility your not anyway, would it not be easier to cut and paste a relevant thread for them and point them in the right direction instead of giving them a can of whoopass ...but pilotnh your a gas.
    Last edited by Listy; 02-21-2010 at 10:35 AM.
    02-21-2010 07:51 AM
  19. Alli's Avatar
    The amazing thing is how many people are finding this thread, which is far from a serious thread with no intention of helping anyone, where people are still posting the same frakkin' questions over and over without searching.
    02-21-2010 10:06 AM
  20. LVCIFER's Avatar
    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.
    02-21-2010 10:44 AM
  21. pilotnh's Avatar
    where do you get off mate?

    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??
    When you made the decision to j/b your phone, you took on a responsibility you couldn't live up to. You knowingly gave up Apple tech support and the ability to know that your phone lived in a stable environment that was being constantly tested and updated by people who had the time you claim to not have. You then had an obligation to read, learn and educate yourself so that you wouldn't get into a situation such as you are. While others are out there to help you, you have the responsibility to do some of the work.

    "With great power comes great responsibility". Be glad your phone isn't j/b anymore.
    02-28-2010 08:34 AM
  22. Alli's Avatar
    Well said, pilotnh!
    02-28-2010 10:05 AM
  23. krs7272#AC's Avatar
    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
    02-28-2010 02:03 PM
  24. TyanColte's Avatar
    "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 11:14 AM
  25. TyanColte's Avatar
    Oh btw LVCIFER do u mind if I use that quote in my signature?
    Last edited by TyanColte; 03-04-2010 at 11:20 AM. Reason: Typo
    03-04-2010 11:18 AM
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