Originally Posted by MikeinEugene
Would it do me any good to jailbreak this phone so I can get a newer OS installed?
Unfortunately, no. A jailbreak is just a patched version of the current iOS software. You may be able to apply an older jailbreak to your iPhone, but you'll probably run into the same problem with the apps in Cydia.
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