Is there any way to roll back updates?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jc, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. jc

    jc Guest

    I still have an iPhone 3G. I made the mistake of installing the
    latest Google update,
    which is so painfully slow that it's essentially useless. It's
    particularly annoying
    because one of the comments in the release notes was "better support
    for 3G".

    Is there any way to roll back to the previous version, which was slow
    but
    still usable?

    Since Google is known for writing very efficient code (their search
    engine, Chrome, Picasa,
    etc), this seems like a plot to get me to buy an Android.

    Thanks,
    jc
     
    jc, Mar 21, 2011
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  2. jc

    David Empson Guest

    jc <> wrote:

    > I still have an iPhone 3G. I made the mistake of installing the latest
    > Google update, which is so painfully slow that it's essentially useless.


    The latest update of what by Google? Do you mean the latest version of
    the Google Mobile app, Google Earth or something else? Whatever it is,
    the details are similar.

    > It's particularly annoying because one of the comments in the release
    > notes was "better support for 3G".


    That comment probably means "better support for communication over 3G
    networks", not "better support for the iPhone 3G". You might like to
    find the support page for the app and complain that it doesn't work very
    well on an iPhone 3G, and ask Google to improve its performance again

    > Is there any way to roll back to the previous version, which was slow
    > but still usable?


    When you download an iOS app update in iTunes, the previous version is
    moved to the Trash on a Mac, and I assume it is moved to the Recycle Bin
    on Windows.

    If the update was downloaded on the iPhone and then synced to iTunes,
    the same applies - the old version is moved to trash (or recycle bin) at
    the point the new version gets copied over.

    As long as you haven't emptied trash or the recycle bin yet, you can
    drag the old version back out of there (e.g. to your Desktop), then (on
    a Mac):

    1. Quit iTunes.
    2. Go to the "~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Mobile Applications/" folder
    3. Locate the appropriate "Google [something].ipa" file, move it to
    trash, and replace it with the older version.

    (Windows is similar, just the iTunes Music folder is in a different
    place.)

    Now launch iTunes again and it should sync the older application back to
    your iOS device.

    There is a catch: iTunes doesn't have a way to ignore updates you don't
    want, so it will keep offering to update that app to the latest version.
    You will have to ignore the available update until a later update fixes
    the problem. That means you can't use the "Update All" button.


    If you had already emptied trash, then to get the old version back you
    would need to restore it from a backup you took of your computer at an
    earlier point when the old version existed. On a Mac, this is easy if
    you are using Time Machine.

    If you don't have a backup containing the older version, and you have
    already emptied trash, there is no way to get the old version back
    again.

    --
    David Empson
     
    David Empson, Mar 21, 2011
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  3. jc

    jc Guest

    Thanks. It was the Google Mobile App. I updated it on the iPhone,
    so based on your comments, I think if I delete it from the phone,
    it should sync from the old version on my iTunes account.

    Thanks again,
    Eric


    On Mar 21, 8:14 am, (David Empson) wrote:
    > jc <> wrote:
    > > I still have an iPhone 3G.  I made the mistake of installing the latest
    > > Google update, which is so painfully slow that it's essentially useless..

    >
    > The latest update of what by Google? Do you mean the latest version of
    > the Google Mobile app, Google Earth or something else? Whatever it is,
    > the details are similar.
    >
    > > It's particularly annoying because one of the comments in the release
    > > notes was "better support for 3G".

    >
    > That comment probably means "better support for communication over 3G
    > networks", not "better support for the iPhone 3G". You might like to
    > find the support page for the app and complain that it doesn't work very
    > well on an iPhone 3G, and ask Google to improve its performance again
    >
    > > Is there any way to roll back to the previous version, which was slow
    > > but still usable?

    >
    > When you download an iOS app update in iTunes, the previous version is
    > moved to the Trash on a Mac, and I assume it is moved to the Recycle Bin
    > on Windows.
    >
    > If the update was downloaded on the iPhone and then synced to iTunes,
    > the same applies - the old version is moved to trash (or recycle bin) at
    > the point the new version gets copied over.
    >
    > As long as you haven't emptied trash or the recycle bin yet, you can
    > drag the old version back out of there (e.g. to your Desktop), then (on
    > a Mac):
    >
    > 1. Quit iTunes.
    > 2. Go to the "~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Mobile Applications/" folder
    > 3. Locate the appropriate "Google [something].ipa" file, move it to
    > trash, and replace it with the older version.
    >
    > (Windows is similar, just the iTunes Music folder is in a different
    > place.)
    >
    > Now launch iTunes again and it should sync the older application back to
    > your iOS device.
    >
    > There is a catch: iTunes doesn't have a way to ignore updates you don't
    > want, so it will keep offering to update that app to the latest version.
    > You will have to ignore the available update until a later update fixes
    > the problem. That means you can't use the "Update All" button.
    >
    > If you had already emptied trash, then to get the old version back you
    > would need to restore it from a backup you took of your computer at an
    > earlier point when the old version existed. On a Mac, this is easy if
    > you are using Time Machine.
    >
    > If you don't have a backup containing the older version, and you have
    > already emptied trash, there is no way to get the old version back
    > again.
    >
    > --
    > David Empson
    >
     
    jc, Mar 21, 2011
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