Android user here, so I just got a brand new Iphone 6s+..

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  1. MacChinoNyc macrumors 6502

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    I didn't even open it up. I guess my main question is can I still jailbreak to ease transition or should I just return it because I'll never be able to adapt even with jailbreak? Opinions welcome :)
     
  2. corys00 macrumors regular

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    Well, seeing how it doesn't look like you're willing to give it an unbiased attempt, I recommend returning it. Take the money and go get a Nexus 6p.
     
  3. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    We would need to know what iOS is on the iPhone to be able to advise if it can be jail broken. Anything over iOS 9.0.2 then it's a No.

    Why would a JB ease transition?

    Using it would do that.

    I'm at a loss to understand at why you'd buy into an iPhone if you won't try it out.
     
  4. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a

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    Up to you. :) Android and iOS both have different strengths and weaknesses so it depends on what you value most. All in all, they server similar functions.

    Coming from a person that switches between the latest Nexus and iPhone each year.
     
  5. planetf1 macrumors 6502

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    I used android for years. Switched. Delighted. Android was rooted most of time to get it to work properly. No need on iOS. I adapted within hours
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I would have to disagree. :D

    My primary reason for jailbreaking is to remove the blinding white and unicorn puke color of the PlaySkool/Fisher Price inspired iOS 7, 8 or 9 (depending on which device I am using).

    If you are comfortable with stock iOS though then that's great.
     
  7. planetf1 macrumors 6502

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    I can only offer my opinion. If jb works for you go for it...
     
  8. sellitman macrumors regular

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    Why would you buy something and only then decide if you wanted it or not? Your thought process clearly isn't mine.

    I love my iPhone 5 and have considered Android in the past. If I ever made a switch I wouldn't do it without knowing for sure I was willing to give it the college try.
     
  9. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I have always jailbroken every single one of my iPhone since the original in 2007.

    I had my 6+, 6S+ jailbroken on 9.02. My 6S came with 9.1 so I couldn't JB it.

    Yesterday, I got tired of all the random restrings on the two phones and restored to 9.2 to finally have a solid running phone like my 6S. I'll try the JB once again whenever the next one comes out. I still have my iPad jailbroken and my Note 4 and Note Edge rooted which I do purely to block ads in apps.
     
  10. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    @eyoungren: LOL @ PlaySkool/Fisher Price inspired iOS 7, 8 or 9. It is so true!
     
  11. MacChinoNyc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    For those wondering, I didn't buy it. It was a gift. Appreciate the input. So if the phone comes with 9.1, no way to downgrade to be able to jb?
     
  12. aKansasKid macrumors regular

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    If there's no jailbreak yet for 9.1 or 9.2, in all likelihood there will be eventually. I'd focus more on whether you want iOS or Android. If it was a gift and brand new, you should be able to return it within 14 days for a full refund, so you could then decide what you really wanted.
     
  13. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    There is no way to downgrade if Apple is not signing a version of iOS.

    It's possible on some older devices, but not the 5c and above. And the prerequisite to that is that those older devices already need to be jailbroken and must have the SHSH blobs to downgrade.
     
  14. AleXXXa macrumors 6502

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    If you're a hardcore Android user it's hard to use an iphone. Some basic things are not available without a jaibrake. And a jailbrake is not always available and it's annoying having to wait months for it.

    I say sell the iphone, buy a nexus 6p and you should still have some money left. Drink them. :)
     
  15. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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    Nope. Can't go backwards and as far as I know, there is no jailbreak available for 9.1.

    If you're happy with what you have, why not just return/sell it?
     
  16. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    You sound like you've already made up your mind. Return it and buy an android device that actually does what you want it to do.
     
  17. MacChinoNyc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have not made up my mind, been watching the heck out of comparisons etc.
     
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    That is very old information. It no longer applies nor is it relevant.

    I've been using both Android and IOS since they were released circa 2007. From Android 4.x.x and up functionality out of the box (not rooted) is actually somewhat better than iOS since Android allows for easy open access to the file system. Stability Reliability and Speed are terrific benefits they share.

    Both are excellent... That's why I use them.
     
  19. \-V-/ Suspended

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    Sounds like you want your iPhone to do what Android does by default. Just get a Nexus 6P or something. It's a wonderful phone with stock Android and out of the box they allow you to tinker with the phone however you like. You just turn on developer mode and unlock your bootloader. Although I haven't really felt the need to do that since it's lightning fast out of the box with vanilla Android Marshmallow. And I have no regrets switching from my 6S to it. When you jailbreak you're locked into that iOS version until a new jailbreak comes out. And that could be 3 months ... 6 months ... a year. There's nothing wrong with the iPhone or iOS, but it sounds like you wanna stick with Android.
     
  20. cynics macrumors G3

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    A jailbreak is very close but it sounds like you should just return it. If you are that "into phones" you'll probably be more satisfied with the Android side of things.
     
  21. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    If you're in the US, most stores allow an extended return, even if opened. Open it. Use it. See if you like it. There is no possible way I could know I wouldn't be able to adapt to something having never tried it.

    If you want it to be Android, return. If you are willing to give something else a try, do that!

    It might also help if you told us what you do on Android that you feel you can't do on iOS. Outside of theming I have personally found no need for a jailbreak anymore. And I use both systems daily, one personal, one for work.
     
  22. MacChinoNyc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well that's the thing, android marshmallow and most of its custom roms even cm13(forget about how buggy that is) seem to feel the same with minor differences. Actually android is starting to bore me, I'm doing less and less customizing I find. I'm not too crazy about having a whole bunch of widgets running my battery down.

    The nexus 6p from what I've been reading isn't up to par in quality as the iPhone, users over there are going through their own bend-gate. And when I look for an android with high build quality I don't really find anything I like. I've done Samsung, LG, HTC phones and their build quality is ok nothing that feels as quality as iPhone imho.

    What I would miss immediately woud be led notifications not sure how you guys do it with being forced to wake screen up to view notifications, double tap the screen to wake it up, being able to download files/photos and then accessing them in their file directory and sharing it however I like. Oh and a back button, but I can get used to reaching for it. These are just stock features, not too crazy about the other features you can add by rooting and rom'ing. What I feel I would gain is a smooth working phone that doesnt crash and reboot often, make phone calls wihout bugs. All my social media reading, web browsing, would probaly do just as fine on the iphone with probably nicer apps. Longer batter life from what I hear.

    I'm leaning towards trying it at least for the rest of the 14 days I have left. Anything else I'd gain by using the iPhone 6s+? I guess you get used to having to wake up screen to see your notifications?
     
  23. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    This is why smartphones do not make for good gifts unless you know exactly what the recipient wants. It's hard to be stuck with a phone you don't want. Somewhere out there are people who got Android phones that they don't want either.
     
  24. JulesJam macrumors 68020

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    Sell the iPhone on swappa and buy the Moto X Pure Edition.
     
  25. JulesJam macrumors 68020

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    The Note 5 is the best smartphone ever made hardware wise. And I was a former Samsung hater. But Knox is a bear and I don't think you are ever going to get root on the Note 5. The good news is that Samsung has toned down Touchwiz some.

    The Moto X Pure is a great phone and can be unlocked and rooted. The Droid Turbo 2 is a great phone too but you aren't going to get root on the Droid Turbo 2 any time soon if at all.
     

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