If you’re like a lot of people out there with an iPhone 3G, you upgraded to the latest and greatest iOS 4 when Apple released it. You finally have folders! Yay! Oh, but wait, it takes 10 seconds for it to recognize a tap on your keyboard. You’re missing calls because by the time it finally starts ringing, the caller has hung up. You swipe to go to a new screen and then grab a snack because that’s about how long it takes to actually slide. Right? Don’t worry, there’s a solution:
Downgrade to iOS 3.1.3.
What’s that you say? You didn’t know you can downgrade? Well, yes you can. It’s actually a pretty simple process. The only caveat is that you will lose the cool new folders (which isn’t really a big deal in my opinion) and you might lose some data. So, as always, do a backup before you begin doing anything.
So how do you do this? It’s not hard and I could tell you about it, but there’s no need to because Lifehacker has already written an awesome description of exactly how to downgrade your iPhone 3G back to iOS 3.1.3. Just click that link and you are on your way to the bliss of an iPhone that actually responds within 30 seconds to your touches.