If you’re Reading this I’ve downgraded my phone to iOS3

iOS4 was fun wasn’t it? I could zoom when taking photographs, and tell people what I was reading instead of what I was Reading. But when you’re phone crashes out from Safari every time you load it, and when there’s a 30 second delay between key strokes on your keyboard, it’s time to either get an iPhone 4, or downgrade the OS. I’m too tight for the former, so the latter it is.

I’ll kind of miss the combined mailbox, and I’m a touch worried that some of my apps may have done a weird iOS4 only upgrade. Fingers crossed it’s all good.

I’ve only waited so long because I’m busy / lazy, but it seemed a perfect “bank holiday while the baby is napping” kind of job. Here’s the how to – since it was written RecBoot downloads two different programmes, hit the readme file and it says “RecBoot Exit Recovery is used to exit recovery only” so I used that instead.

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Jon Hickman

Hi, I'm Jon. I teach and research digital culture, social media and new media practice at Birmingham City University. Find out more about me with this lovely CV: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/jonhickman Find out about my work at the Birmingham Centre for Media & Cultural Research: http://interactivecultures.org

  • Jon Hickman

    One thing that tripped me up: Things mac needed to be unsync’d and then resync’d to my phone, post downgrade – it’s easy to do from Preferences > Devices from the Things menu (short cut CMD+,)