iPhone Downgrade

Using “Method B,” I downgraded my iPhone firmware from 1.1.1 to 1.0.2 today. It was pretty painless, although I had to re-enter all of my email settings, WiFi settings, and speed-dials. That silly feature matrix from Wired pretty much sums up the reasons. The Wireless iTunes Store would have been pretty handy for listening to 30 second sound clips, when someone brings up a song in conversation (“oh yeah, I remember that song.”) Other than that, I probably would never use it. The ability to double-click the home button to bring up the iPod controls was slick, but superfluous. I missed having a fake-GPS, a WiFi Stumbler, a good dictionary/thesaurus/general-reference app, a shell terminal, and several games. It just wasn’t worth it to “upgrade” to 1.1.1.

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