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Old Nov 17, 2012, 11:21 AM   #1
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I just dropped and cracked my 4s, is there any way to get a replacement with iOS 5.1?

I have apple care plus, but I'm told they all have iOS 6 installed. Is there any way to get one with 5.1 and if not is there any way to downgrade? I don't want to lose my jailbreak.

If not, can you replace the back?
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 11:22 AM   #2
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I have apple care plus, but I'm told they all have iOS 6 installed. Is there any way to get one with 5.1 and if not is there any way to downgrade? I don't want to lose my jailbreak.

If not, can you replace the back?
If just the back glass broke then yes.
Apple store Genius Bar can replace the back glass panel for $29
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 11:30 AM   #3
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I have apple care plus, but I'm told they all have iOS 6 installed. Is there any way to get one with 5.1 and if not is there any way to downgrade? I don't want to lose my jailbreak.

If not, can you replace the back?
Next time, be careful with any jailbroken device. Not even Apple Care Plus will save your warranty from being voided.

P/S: People still jailbreak these days ? I remember the old days when I always had my iPhone 2/3/3GS jailbroken, not anymore with iPhone 4/4S/5 .
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 11:42 AM   #4
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If just the back glass broke then yes.
Apple store Genius Bar can replace the back glass panel for $29
Are you 100% sure? It's a long drive for me and I just called and they said its up to the technician whether they replace the back or just replace the entire phone.

If so, do I have to go through the hassle of unjailbreaking my phone just to get the back replaced or will they not check/care?

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Next time, be careful with any jailbroken device. Not even Apple Care Plus will save your warranty from
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P/S: People still jailbreak these days ? I remember the old days when I always had my iPhone 2/3/3GS jailbroken, not anymore with iPhone 4/4S/5 .
Yes of course people still jailbreak, why wouldn't they? Do you even realize why people jailbreak in the first place and how limited the phone still is even with the latest software? There is an entire world of stuff you can do when you jailbreak, and most jailbreakers wouldn't go back to stock if you paid them, hence why people still have 4s and 4S's waiting for the 6.0 jailbreak to buy a 5
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 11:45 AM   #5
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This is the back glass that's broken, correct?

Just buy an OEM one from ebay or something and switch it out yourself. Did it recently to a friend's iPhone and took 20 seconds. You still have to pay, whether it'll be $29 or $50 , so you might as well just get it done for $15.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 11:47 AM   #6
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Next time, be careful with any jailbroken device. Not even Apple Care Plus will save your warranty from being voided.

P/S: People still jailbreak these days ? I remember the old days when I always had my iPhone 2/3/3GS jailbroken, not anymore with iPhone 4/4S/5 .
Tons of people still jailbreak. I don't know why it comes as a surprise to you.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 12:03 PM   #7
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Tons of people still jailbeak. I don't know why it comes as a surprise to you.
Ya, I don't know how anyone uses a stock iPhone. I suppose ignorance is bliss

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This is the back glass that's broken, correct?

Just buy an OEM one from ebay or something and switch it out yourself. Did it recently to a friend's iPhone and took 20 seconds. You still have to pay, whether it'll be $29 or $50 , so you might as well just get it done for $15.
Sweet.....well I think I'll do that since I don't want to lose my jailbreak and I have a feeling the genius is gonna mess around w my phone
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 01:08 PM   #8
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Ya, I don't know how anyone uses a stock iPhone. I suppose ignorance is bliss
I use a stock iPhone because it does what I need it to. Plus, when something happens to it, I'm not running around trying to figure out how to fix my phone and save my jailbreak.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 01:18 PM   #9
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P/S: People still jailbreak these days ? I remember the old days when I always had my iPhone 2/3/3GS jailbroken, not anymore with iPhone 4/4S/5 .
Is there a reason not to jailbreak anymore with 4/4S/5?
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 01:27 PM   #10
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I use a stock iPhone because it does what I need it to. Plus, when something happens to it, I'm not running around trying to figure out how to fix my phone and save my jailbreak.
Very small price to pay for the immense benefits of jailbreaking. You honestly have no idea how much better your iPhone experience could be and how many glaring flaws there are in iOS, I can't count how many tweaks I have
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 01:41 PM   #11
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the back of the 4/S is so easy to replace, my mum even could do it
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 04:33 PM   #12
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Very small price to pay for the immense benefits of jailbreaking. You honestly have no idea how much better your iPhone experience could be and how many glaring flaws there are in iOS, I can't count how many tweaks I have
Congrats, I'm glad you're happy. But that doesn't mean you know what is best for everyone.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 05:41 PM   #13
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Get the back replaced at the Apple Store if you want an original iPhone back. There are no OEM parts available anywhere outside of Apple. Just (maybe) very good almost OEM quality parts.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 08:42 PM   #14
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Get the back replaced at the Apple Store if you want an original iPhone back. There are no OEM parts available anywhere outside of Apple. Just (maybe) very good almost OEM quality parts.
Ok. I'm goin tomorrow.

Is there any way a replacement 4S will still have iOS 5.1?
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 02:48 AM   #15
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This is one of the main reasons I think apple care plus is useless for me. If I jailbreak and can't update my software, then I wouldn't want to get a replacement.

Can't live without jailbreak. So instead of getting Apple Care+ I just make it my business to treat these devices like they are made out of egg shells.

Alas accidents happen, I've been lucky so far (knock on wood).
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:30 AM   #16
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Ok. I'm goin tomorrow.

Is there any way a replacement 4S will still have iOS 5.1?
I got a replacement 4S from Apple few weeks ago (after iOS 6 launched) n it was loaded with 5.1 instead of 6. I'm in Australia, but I think US should be the same.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:30 AM   #17
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I use a stock iPhone because it does what I need it to.
ignorance is bliss

I find stock iphones less competent without sbsettings, bitesms, iblacklist, pdanet, and killbackground
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 10:07 PM   #18
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I got a replacement 4S from Apple few weeks ago (after iOS 6 launched) n it was loaded with 5.1 instead of 6. I'm in Australia, but I think US should be the same.
Wonder if I could request this
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 10:11 PM   #19
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P/S: People still jailbreak these days ? I remember the old days when I always had my iPhone 2/3/3GS jailbroken, not anymore with iPhone 4/4S/5 .
Wow, since you don't jb anymore you think no one else does?

To the op just pay apple to replace your back piece for $29.
You will be fine bringing it in jb.
I don't think the jb caused the crack
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:31 PM   #20
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Wow, since you don't jb anymore you think no one else does?

To the op just pay apple to replace your back piece for $29.
You will be fine bringing it in jb.
I don't think the jb caused the crack
No, but I think several polls last year where a majority of people do not jb or do not consider to jb in the future. Whilst the pre-iPhone 4 era, I remember a whole lot of people jb. It's not that jb is bad though, it's just Apple is constantly improving their OS and adding new features and what not, though I have to say the lack of configuring themes is a huge loss there...
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:37 PM   #21
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No, but I think several polls last year where a majority of people do not jb or do not consider to jb in the future. Whilst the pre-iPhone 4 era, I remember a whole lot of people jb. It's not that jb is bad though, it's just Apple is constantly improving their OS and adding new features and what not, though I have to say the lack of configuring themes is a huge loss there...
I hear you.
They didnt just improve and add stuff to the OS they also improved a lot on security. So finding exploits and JB is way harder now than the old days.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:43 PM   #22
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Just go to the apple store and pay 29$ and it will be done in less than 5 min, i wouldn't use apple care for this, damage is minimum.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:52 PM   #23
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Just go to the apple store and pay 29$ and it will be done in less than 5 min, i wouldn't use apple care for this, damage is minimum.
$10 shipped from ebay with the screw driver. Save gas, time, etc.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:53 PM   #24
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You run the risk of them finding out but you should be alright.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 08:22 PM   #25
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You run the risk of them finding out but you should be alright.
Could I possibly get a replacement with 5.1?
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