Does updating to 4.0 or higher on iPod Touch 2G make it slower

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  1. Jakob95
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    My iTouch 2G is currently on 3.1.3. I was wondering about updating it to the latest firmware but am worrying about it lagging. I still need to format my iPod Touch 2G right now because its really slow for some reasons from all the stuff I download from Cydia... Should I update even?
     
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    Unfortunately, 4.x will make your iPod touch 2G noticeably slower (even before installing tweaks from Cydia). I actually tested the boot time recently, and it took about 10 seconds longer than a close-to-untouched installation of 3.1.3.

    On the bright side, iOS 4.2.1 contains an updated Safari, Folders, and improvements over 4.x. If you want to update, I highly recommend performing a restore.
     
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    Do you recommend updating? Will updating make my Safari load websites faster?
     
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    It may load about the same. While Safari 5 definitely has better performance than Safari 4, iOS 4.x overall suffers a performance hit on the iPod touch 2G. (I haven't tested web page performance.)

    I would update, mostly to enable Apple's multitasking method (requires 4.1, not 4.2.1) or use Folders. Your opinion may vary, though.
     
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    I suggest you don't update. iOS 4 just wasn't designed for the shitty-ass RAM that the older iDevices have. You probably have ~50 MB of RAM right now, with nothing running. Updating will drop that number to 30.
     
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    You are correct I currently have around 50MB Of Ram right now. I am going to check out how my cousins iPod Touch 2G is doing on 4.0.
     
  7. Arithmatics

    Arithmatics I'll be holding on to you. ;}

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    my ipod touch 2g is on 4.1.. It has ~50MB RAM with tweaks and themes running. (not to mention multitask).

    with nothing running its about ~60MB RAM.

    You should update just for the sake of folders. makes everything clean. IMHO