Recently, iPhone 3G users made their voices heard when OS 4.0 slowed their smartphone down to a crawl. Fortunately for me, I did not experience such a slowdown with my 16GB iPhone 3G and I didn't care when I got my iPhone 4.
But now I'm intrigued by what I can do with my iPhone 3G now that the initial warranty is up, AppleCare has expired and jailbreaking is now legal.
I had actually jailbroken my iPhone 3G before with OS 3.x. But, I was disillusioned with it since it made my phone really slow. I'm hoping for better things with the iOS 4.0 jailbreak.
I have already jailbroken my iPhone 3G twice and here's what I think about the two ways to jailbreak the iPhone 3G:
There's two different jailbreaking methods for the iPhone 3G: redsn0w and JailbreakMe.
Now, a lot of people like JailbreakMe because you can do it without a computer and it's very simple. Plus, it's the only way right now to Jailbreak iOS 4.0.1 on the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4.
But, I found I like redsn0w better for the iPhone 3G. (Quick disclaimer: redsn0w only works on the iPhone 3G.)
I feel redsn0w is better because iOS 4 multitasking, the homescreen wallpaper function and the battery percentage indicator can be added without any additional installation from Cydia.
I personally like the iOS 4 multitasking more than the ones found in Cydia. I also like not having to rely on Winterboard to post a picture on the homescreen. And I hate to install the battery percentage apps from Cydia.
Here's other things I plan to do with my jailbroken iPhone 3G:
- Install the latest version of LockInfo which features a drop-down widget similar to the Android OS. $4.99 from Cydia.
- The Clear iSpot will give my iPhone 3G mobile 4G connectivity. I'll let you know how that goes.
- The iPhone 3G is now a controller for a couple of MPad games on the iPad as well as the web version of Star Wars: Trench Run and my pre-ordered AR.Drone.