Yes you can but if something goes wrong and you need to restore then you need your pc/mac. Everything else will be pretty much ok.could i update from another computer that i didn't activate or sync from before?
becuz i would have to use my cousin's computer since my internet connection is disconnecting by itself lately and i wouldn't want the update error.
Why is it that some people seem to think that Apple should make their firmware updates compatable with third-party apps? How exactly would they do that? And why? They said that they would release updates for the iPhone to improve its functionality and add features. This is the first step towards that. The only way to release and enable these updates effectively is by ensuring that they will be installed on stock, unmodded, phones. How in the world would they be able to ensure that the update would install appropriately on any iPhone if every one of them was potentially different through modification, thus the need for a restore. I have a modded phone and wouldn't expect Apple to do anything to protect my mods. I also understand their desire to stop modding if possible. It makes technical support a ***** if you don't really know what people have done or tried to do with their iPhones. Bottom line, don't expect long term support or firmware updates from Apple for your iPhone if you think you can't live without NES or your precious icons...
I don't know that they are really... it's just that as a new piece of hardware/software, when they need to make changes they're pretty major an may or may not bust third-party stuff that they haven't authorized. I mean, if it's not their app how do they know whether their new patch will break it or not? I don't think they're necessarily trying to kill third-party stuff... they just are.They don't have to "support" 3rd party apps of course not, but they also don't have to be so militant about shutting them down either.
Bad analogy. If you add bigger tires to your Jeep, you don't have to worry about Jeep releasing an upgrade that breaks compatibility with your tires... but if you put bigger tires on your Jeep and they released an updated Jeep with smaller wheel wells, you'd be out of luck in migrating your big tires to it, right? So you would have to choose not to upgrade, or to give up your third-party tires. Not their problem really... just your choice.Its my Jeep I want to add bigger tires, Its my computer I want to install my programs, its my PC i want to liquid cool it, its my phone and I want my ring tones and my apps not yours.