Can I update to iOS 4.3 firmware on the iPhone 3G?

UPDATE: You can now download older versions of apps from the App Store. Try it out, and let us know if it worked for you.

No. Apple is officially leaving the iPhone 3G behind to run iOS 4.2.1 firmware forever. No more updates for the iPhone 3G will be forthcoming.

If you haven't updated to iOS 4.2.1 on your iPhone 3G you can find iPhone 3G firmware files here. The iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 (AT&T only) will support iOS 4.3.


and what are us 3G suppose to do? It won't let me download any apps without the 4.3 update, that pisses me off they sold me this stupid thing and now it's useless because apple want's to leave it behind, fuck that I want my money back!!!!!

Same, though I didn't buy mine, I was given it when the previous user upgraded.

That's happened to me too, what are we supposed to do as I don't understand what they are saying? Do we have to 'upgrade' or even sack off the iPhone 3Gs and go for a more expensive phone? Would really Like some feedback as I am pretty confused by it all.
Thank you
Lucy

I bought mine for $50 from a friend of mine.

ya..I agree with you.

Apdate IOS 4.3

naice

yes I want to update my phone

Update4.3ios iphone3g

My phone 3G I want update software

I like to use this Siftwere but It is too long to get it. We need shotcut

I'm just as pissed as you, bro! I'm tossing my 3G to the garbage, kissing Apple's ass goodbye and getting myself a nice little Android phone: Samsung Galaxy S3 ;) Way to take care of your customers, Apple!

Do you know that samsung too has got models that can't be upgraded above Android 2.6? This is common in most phone manufacturers when they realize the hardware requirement cannot meet latest versions of their OS's.

If you have what it takes to buy Galaxy S3 then you can as well buy iphone 4 which gives you same value and prestige. No need to be bias when comparing phone models. Think about the hardware capabilities and price range

Think about it

Really. Android is by far a helluva lot better than apple by a looooong shot. I have a galaxy S3 and does great. You do have a good point and right about the two types of phones, but going ahead and investing in an Android phone will take you farther than Apple will even negin to touch. Apple has way too much copyright ctap and will nickle-n-dime you to death for every little feature etc. You have a lot more freedom with Android.

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Is the android market chock full of apps that won't run on these Android 2.6 phones? I have no problem being on 4.2.1. I have a problem with being cut off from the App Store because Apple decided to leave me behind, effectively forcing all 3G users to upgrade if they want fully functional devices.

I've never been a huge fan of Apple, but this, I think, has turned me off them for good. It'll be the last apple device I buy. Thanks for the good times, assholes!

You got that rite !! It's all about $$ tho, they do that on purpose to FORCE people to buy new hardware....try'n to create repeat customers. I can't believe they didn't ever think it would infuriate people enough to never wana buy their crap agin tho. Very narrow-sighted & bad judgement on their part ! I just bought this 3G from someone on FB a couple wks ago & now I kno y she wantd to unload it so fast.... I'm def going to investigate th Android market now as much as possible. If anyone has any slick developer tricks that can bypass Apple's cut-throat, robber-baron programming tactics....lemme kno.... Like if it's possible to install a fix / patch to enable 3G to interface w/ higher OS's....

jailbreak it with whitedOOr and it will put ios 6 on it for u fk apple jailbreaking is the way forward

Never will android stop you from downloading apps from the market...apple is a fuck up!

idiot so u think this is ok for bthem to do sell u a phone that apps worked on to find one day the wont work anymore without any compensation????????

At least samsung allows us all to use what ever carrier sim card to we want to use. Dude Android rocks apple sucks check the latest statistic regarding mobile OS apple is shit.

Do you really think a galaxy S3 and an iphone 4 have the same hardware capabilities!?!?! hahahah, the S3 has waayy more RAM, a much faster processor and a bigger screen. If your gonna argue that they are the same at least learn how to do it, because attempting to convince people that they have the same hardware capabilities is simply not true.

fuck apple and any thing related to it..and is there a place to rate "idiot phone" minus 5 stars

if u can afford a samsung galaxy s3 then why the hell did u buy an iphone 3G in the first place?
the 3GS supports all the latest versions of iOS.
and as for android, half the phones cant be updated to the latest firmwares. they cant even go beyond 3.0

i have a samsung galaxy ace and an iphone 3g,i bought the 3g because i was expecting it to be better than my samsung and in all honestly samsung beats the shit out of apple regarding that the ace is a crap phone anyways,i am able to download apps such as facebook,and a samsung galaxy s3 is better than an iphone anyday,the apps on the samsung run smoothly even though the are on 3.0 its better than the apples apps,you dont have to pay for like 80% of the apps on samsung so i think id rather buy a samsung even if you cant afford it,simply because you'll get more usage from the samsung than the iphone as samsung arnt upgraded their firmwire for another 2-3 years so its safe to say you'll get more out of a samsung than you ever would from an iphone

As for me, I will never ever buy another dumb Ass Apple product again in my lifetime! I hate Apple! To me IPhone stands for Idiotphone! I would never buy another one, again. I am throwing mine in the garbage, too!

I wouldn't give a penny for another one!

dude, i understand you and i vote for your comment with all four paws! so true, i can't even download fucking facebook!

nope! cannot dl facebook because it needs ios5..what garbage I'm putting the sim card back into my android apply..ugh never MIND!it was a waste of money I should have just asked first..serves me right I guess, I never trusted apple I hate their business practices and how they make their real customers buy the latest phone/device because they obsolete them sometimes in less than 6 months..imagine coming in and buying a device 2 weeks priot to the planned obsolescence? goodbye lesson learned.

I'm just as pissed as you, bro! I'm tossing my 3G to the garbage, kissing Apple's ass goodbye and getting myself a nice little Android phone: Samsung Galaxy S3 ;) Way to take care of your customers, Apple!