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

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.

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If smart phones are for smart people, then what are you doing with one?

For your information if they get away with it this time then your new phone may well be worthless, both to you and to sell on very shortly!

The Rotten Apple

Yes, android is far much better than ios..
If you know how to choose wisely an android phone u can have the best smart phone xperience..
Xperia and galaxy are releasing cheap phones.. but it can satisfy my wants and needs!

And mind you... ios is a selfish smartphone, by the way they are not smart . Their just a stupid phone.. they cant even share files instantly.
Unlike samsung you can choose how to share it via bluetooth or NFC or wifi direct.

Now im using galaxy note 2 and im enjoying it.. i threw my iphone in the bin like they said.. its useless having that phone!

Fk you apple

Btw my carrier gave me iphone 5 to review you got 1 tiny star for me..
Its good that the design of the iphone 5 was created and inspired by s coffin of STEVE JOBS

Hell yeah we shall take Androids or Window Phone, you don't have to say. At least let us use OLD apps! You Apple just took away anything from this iPhone 3G, making this phone become just like a cellular phone! Fuck you Apple! You shall lose more and more customers because every single one of us will notice all of our friends and family's members about this. The arrogrant, money-thirsting Apple forces us to buy their new phones in order to use the apps that we are suppose to be able to use as long as we have an Apple. Sooner or later, the new iPad or iPhone 5 will become obsolete just like iPhone 3G now, imagining that. Never buying an Apple again!

Fk iPhone, after almost 5 months I was finally able to repair my iphone 3 screen.. restored its os to 4.2.1, because it was cracked by falling off my hand. Now suddenly I can't install anything in this fking phone.. I was really fking proud of my iphone back then, i wanted to upgrade to iphone 4 or 5.. but now I just fkin hate it. all the important apps like facebook, whats app, viber everything not installing in this phone.. what the fk should i do now? what on earth can happen if you morons let bunch of let bunch of people let use use these softwares in old iphone... ? thank god samsung and lg is coming up with good smartphones.. I never want to use iphones again.. i am switching to samsung or lg phones.. fk apple.

I downloaded iso 4.3.3 on my 3gs and it works great? I didn't know I was not supposed to but I guess I was lucky..

APPLE Cheated us Iphone 3G.
we are in dark, loosing our trust on a big organisation like apple.
probably with android my friends are not suffering.
i am feeling investing on iPhone is a waste of money

guess what bitches, use whited00r it fucking allows you to update to ios 6 on old ass devices check it do some research www.whited00r.com

Actually whited00r IOS 3 based and red00r is ios 4 based. It only gives you the look of ios 5 or 6 but it actaully isnt ios 5 or 6, and software that requeres 4.3 isnt going to run on it. If you "downgrade" from 4.2.1 to whited00r 5.1 then you arent going to be able to use most of your applications.

Its no longer Apple. They've decided to rebrand themselves.

They are now known as "The Bad Apple"

Its no longer Apple. They've decided to rebrand themselves.

They are now known as "The Bad Apple"

my mom got me an iphone 3 sooo i was sooooo happy and when i wanted to download ios, it didnt wrk! is it possible if i can get it of the internet? :(

HI: I just bought 2 iphone 3g for Christmas for my kids and now they are telling me that they can't down load any apps on their phones??? What am I supposed to do with 2 worthless iphones.. Merry Christmas kids.. Thanks alot Apple... Merry Christmas to you... I hope the stock market crashes on you....... I thought I was doing a nice thing for my kids.. :(

fuk you you bought an ancient i phone!! you should have bought them iPhone 5 you poor!!

you americans are all losers you dont understand your products you all are stupids you all are complaining, its alright because you americans are all stupid!! hahah fuck you all
your 3g phones shove it in your ass..hehehe i got my iphone 5 brand new and i got all the money in the world but im not americans like you ..you all fucking stupids!

fuckin paki cunt

Maybe you guys should get a life and get off the phones. People 45 years ago did not have this problem and they were happy. It's getting ridiculous. Kids, 10 years old, enthralled by playing games on their mom's cell phone, or, *gasp* THEIR OWN PERSONAL cell phone! Some people consider their cell phone their life! "Touch it and you die," or "HOLY MIERDA! I LEFT MY CELL PHONE AT HOME WHILE I RUN TO THE STORE FOR AN HOUR!!!" are all so sadly common phrases and thoughts used in today's society. I doubt kids 10 years from now will even know what camping, riding bikes, or playing frisbee is. Combined with the downturn in the health of our children, many looking like the offspring of the Michelin Man, the technology permeating their beings a well, all creating the heroin-esque addiction that is texting, Facebook, and more, I can't see much of a future for them.

I had a great HTC Droid and I loved it. Then I dropped it in water and fried it. My daughter gave me her iPhone 3G to use till I could replace my phone. All I have to say is F*CK iPhone. While I'm grateful to my daughter for letting me use this iPhone, I can't wait to replace this piece of sh*t and be done with it. I will never purchase an i anything !! Can't wait to get back to the Droid!!! Kiss my Irish a$$ Apple.

I have all iPhone model 3,3gs,4,4gs, and 5 but i didn't expect that after 4 year a smart phone become just a cell phone. This case I think Apple is cheating. I give iPhone 3 to my son and i can whatsapp with him until now it required an update but it's also require ios4 which it can not be done.

This comment is for a guy who said 4 year is enough for smart phone. I want to compare you this.
If you buy a car 4 year ago and now it's still running but those ECU in a car need to required an update which can not be done. What would you say about this?

I have the same fucking problem.
And because I can't get iOS 4.3 Whats app isn't working anymore.
And that is so fucking annoying.

Got Galaxy s 3 and nexus 7 tablet never had an apple product and never will. Father in law has iphone 3 and even my wifes sony ericsson x8 which is about 5 years old is better than his iphone. I'll grant you it is still on android 2.1 but she hey she doesn't care as long as the fuckin thing works!!!

Hey guys! So I found a (not so easy) way to download apps through the app store on your 3g still and not have to deal with horrible alternative. This is my first forum or internet post EVER. and I'm doing it because I hate that apple is SUCH A MONEY GRAB company of shamefulness. SO!

Step 1: Jailbreak your phone. RedSn0w worked best for me. Youtube how to do it. Jailbreaking your phone is safe and reversable and I'm not telling you to even illegally download apps free with it. Just to "open and free" your phone from limitations on downloading because of your firmware. So jailbreak with a 3g 4.2.1 firmware like normal

Step 2: Go to the itunes store on your COMPUTER. Plug in your phone like normal. Ignore restoring your phone. And download whatever apps you want on the itunes store. Sync/install and apply. Since your phone is jailbroken itunes won't stop you from downloading apps. As long as you have the most recent Itunes.

Just worked for me, just downloaded 5 apps (facebook etc.) and am using them right now!

didnt know how to comment so pressed reply on a random comment, sorry but... on one side yes the iphone 3g should have at least one more update just so we can download essential apps such as facebook, but this isnt happening so on this part..... apple can burn, but if they did keep bringing out compatible iphone 3g updates their buissness would go down the drain because people would keep their old iphones rather than buying new ones because it wold be pointless (unless you want video record which 3g doesnt have.... suckish) its obvious why they update the apps incompatibly with the 3g, they are basically telling you to go buy at least the 3gs, they dont give a crap about customers, did you people seriously think they would? no buissness cares about their customers, for all they care they can jump off a cliff. BUT!!!!!!!!!! there is a way to get facebook etc. on 3g, ONLY if you have synced your iphone with itunes on your computer before the updates came out for the apps. basically just sync the apps on itunes with your phone SIMPLES, worked for me, if you still have the app on your phone and it wont let you go on it because it needs updating, be sure to delete it before you do this. on an ending note, dont you think the 3g has had its run, come on people its like 5 years old, its time to move on now.

fuck you apple!!! i can't use tripview anymore. fuck you shit go to hell. just fucking let me upgrade software to 4.3.

enough with all the hate

I'm sorry I have to be dis cruel .BUT FUCK apple and all they have to offer. They dont expect us the iPhone 3G users to trow away our phones. They just have no option but to fix dis issue .

I know what I'm going to do with my iPhone 3G I'm going to wipe my ass with it cause there nothing els it's good for I'm better off with a anding galaxy 2 so Up urs apple

didnt know how to comment so pressed reply on a random comment, sorry but... on one side yes the iphone 3g should have at least one more update just so we can download essential apps such as facebook, but this isnt happening so on this part..... apple can burn, but if they did keep bringing out compatible iphone 3g updates their buissness would go down the drain because people would keep their old iphones rather than buying new ones because it wold be pointless (unless you want video record which 3g doesnt have.... suckish) its obvious why they update the apps incompatibly with the 3g, they are basically telling you to go buy at least the 3gs, they dont give a crap about customers, did you people seriously think they would? no buissness cares about their customers, for all they care they can jump off a cliff. BUT!!!!!!!!!! there is a way to get facebook etc. on 3g, ONLY if you have synced your iphone with itunes on your computer before the updates came out for the apps. basically just sync the apps on itunes with your phone SIMPLES, worked for me, if you still have the app on your phone and it wont let you go on it because it needs updating, be sure to delete it before you do this. on an ending note, dont you think the 3g has had its run, come on people its like 5 years old, its time to move on now.

So wait, the facebook app is "essential"? LMAO!

Not providing support for outdated hardware is industry standard, and not Apple's "fault". End of life product stops receiving updates. You want newer iOS software, buy hardware that is supported.

The real problem isn't that the old iPhone 3G is "broken" now. It still works perfectly according to how it was spec'd. The bigger issue are content providers and app providers that force you to upgrade to a newer version of app. Facebook could allow the older versions of the facebook apps to continue to function the way they did back when they were current, instead of eliminating all functionality and forcing you to upgrade. They chose not to do that. Many app developers do that. It's an accepted practice, but as a consumer you can choose to allow that or not by your choice of apps. If enough people choose to replace the facebook app with another social media app because of a forced upgrade policy, facebook will notice, and can choose to alter their forced upgrade policy.

I use about 10 different apps on my iPhone. Only one of them "requires" me to upgrade the app to use it. Because it's my banking app, I do. Other apps say there are upgrades available, but I don't upgrade them, because they continue to work. If an app stopped working because I didn't upgrade it, at that time I'd choose whether to keep that app and upgrade it, or to just delete it off my phone. Either way, it's not Apple's fault because the app stopped working.

same happen too me also...no update......no apps....... no phone...........blahhhhh thx

This is bulshit apple is such a cheap cell phone manufacturer hate this apple ...

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