Why won’t my iPhone 3G upgrade beyond iOS 4.2?…help please?!

hermione278 December 1, 2012
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I just upgraded my iPhone 3G from iOS 3.something to 4.2 and now it tells me that it’s up to date. However, when I try to download any apps, the phone says that they aren’t compatible and that I either need iOS 4.3 or 5.0, depending on the app. Please help!

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  1. Anish Parameshwaran
    February 7, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I think Apple stopped supporting the 3G and many of the App store apps began supporting only 4.3 and above - sorry :(

  2. Jagbir Sembhi
    January 25, 2013 at 2:40 am

    iPhone 3G is only supported to IOS 4.1. Apple has stopped making firmware's for iPhone 3G.

  3. Jagbir Sembhi
    January 25, 2013 at 2:40 am

    iPhone 3G is only supported to IOS 4.1. Apple has stopped making firmware's for iPhone 3G.

  4. rifat
    January 24, 2013 at 11:49 am

    hlw...last few days my iphone3g doesn't open ....problem is my i phone got low battery switched off ...than i try to charged it...but still it is charging about 3 days ...and never on ...what can i do

  5. Joseph Darwin Co
    December 12, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    The iPhone 3G is no longer supported by Apple, it's better to buy a new iPhone

  6. Jennifer Lee
    December 11, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Iphone 3 is out of date and no longer supported. With each new generation of phone they tend to out date and stop supporting the oldest generation.

  7. Ramón García
    December 10, 2012 at 7:38 am

    iPhone 3G doesn't support ios 5 nor 6

  8. Giggity Goebbels
    December 8, 2012 at 8:08 am

    You need to get a newer iphone to get to ios 6.iphone 4 is enough

  9. Sashi Peiris
    December 4, 2012 at 3:54 am

    I think 3GS is not compatible to higher versions of iOS 4

  10. Junil Maharjan
    December 2, 2012 at 4:50 am

    Apple has not developed the latest iOS to support iphone 3G

  11. Jan Fritsch
    December 2, 2012 at 1:59 am

    The iPhone 3G is no longer supported. The latest iOS version supported is 4.2.1
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_iOS_devices

  12. Jim Chambers
    December 2, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Maybe this will help - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4972

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