Why downgrade from 3.0?

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  1. Glint

    Glint New Member

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    I still have OS 2.2.1 for my 2G touch. Before I spend the $10 for the OS 3 upgrade (which I totally resent) I’d like to know why so many people in the forum are downgrading from 3.0. I’d like to purchase some 3.0 only apps, but need to know what’s up before I pay Apple’s $10 extortion money.
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    theirs other "ways" to get 3.0, cant say tho, but i dont know, some people think 2.2.1 is faster then 3.0 i personally think their the same
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    I've had no problems, yet.
    and I'm on 3.0
  4. Shawa

    Shawa Super Moderator

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    I have had no problems at all on 3.0. Worth the €7 if you ask me.

    @Dazedup Why don't people understand? Telling people to pirate software isn't ok if you don't tell them how. It's still infractable.
  5. Glint

    Glint New Member

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    I agree piracy is bad, and I intend to buy the OS upgrade even though I know about the other “way”. With that being said, having to pay for an incremental OS upgrade is unconscionable. The big plus to this OS upgrade is the ability to cut and paste, which should have been included in OS 1 and really is only useful if you have an iPhone. The ONLY reason for a touch user to upgrade is so that we can use the apps, which from this time forward will only be compatible with OS 3 or higher. This kind of extortion gives pirates a legitimate argument.
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    Shawa Super Moderator

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    Well, no. It's not extortion. Piracy has no 'legitinate' arguement. It is illegal. Apple is legally required to charge for major iPod touch sofware upgrades. It's related to the Sarbanes-Oxley act.

    Via iLounge (Comment no. 19).
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    wearmaize Active Member

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    It's not that all apps will stop working on 2.x. I'm an application developer and here's the deal: All apps need to WORK on 3.0. Most apps that worked on 2.2.1 will work on 3.0. There are new features in 3.0 that won't work on 2.2.1. So any updates from now on in some apps might not work in 2.2.1, but most of the others (like Pocket God or NFSU) will work fine in both versions.

    With that said, 3.0 is worth $10. I got it for free because I own an iPhone (I guess that's the "other" way.

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    ) but the copy and paste, autofill, and other features make it worth it. Plus then you can use TuneWiki, which I love.
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    ChronicFuse New Member

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    Agreed and the only ting i have noticed from going from 2.2.1 to 3.0 is it seems to have maybe a 1/2 - 1 sec delay going into search function but other then that 3.0 ftw

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