Any active iOS 6 users in 2017?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by logicstudiouser, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. Johnluke91 macrumors member

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    I have an iPhone 4S with iOS 6.1.3 and everytime I use it I fell in love. The beauty of design of iPhone 4S combined with that of iOS 6 has no equal. Sometimes I want to sell my ugly iPhone 6 and return to use it daily.
     
  2. skeleton11223 macrumors member

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    Nope, I did try dual-booting IOS 6 and 7 on an iPhone 4 but it didn't work. Now I use an unjailbroken iPhone 6 on 10.3.2 with IOS 6 icons and a weather widget with IOS 6 linen.
     

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  3. Tozovac macrumors 65816

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    I'm very clueless about how to jailbreak but would be curious to learn just to know. Any good recommended "jailbreaking for dummies" starting points?
     
  4. skeleton11223 macrumors member

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    First, tell me which device and IOS version you're using.
     
  5. Tozovac macrumors 65816

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  6. chrfr macrumors 604

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    Well, to start with, you can't jailbreak the latest iOS, and you can't backdate to one that can be jailbroken, so for now you're out of luck.
     
  7. Tozovac macrumors 65816

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    Is any Frankenstein-ing possible? I have an iPhone 4 with whatever max iOS it allows. I use it as a security camera. Any chance of swapping my SIM card to it, then backing it up, then loading that backup onto my 5S?
     
  8. chrfr macrumors 604

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    Backups restore only user data. At this point, there's no way to jailbreak your 5S whatsoever.
     
  9. skeleton11223 macrumors member

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    The iPhone 5s can't run IOS 6. Jailbreak your iPhone 4 and dual boot IOS 6 on it, IOS 7 is extremely easy to jailbreak and the dual boot has been updated so it is way less buggy now.
    Download this on your mac or windows pc: http://en.7.pangu.io/
    Connect your iphone to the pc and open the program, then just follow the instructions it puts up and your phone should be jailbroken with no problems.
    Then in cydia add the source "https://coolbooter.com" and then you can download coolbooter. Make sure you have at least 5.5 gb available on your iphone before installing a second OS.
     
  10. Tozovac macrumors 65816

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    So just to make sure I understand:

    In post #27 above you mention an "unjailbroken" iPhone 6 using iOS 6 icons...does that mean it's jailbrokend then unjailbroken...or it's not been jailbroken at all yet you can run an iOS6 type interface? Or you can jailbreak an iPhone 6 but not 5s? Sorry if I'm tripping over semantics and not catching the drift! :) Thx for the help here.

    Unfortunately for me too - my iPhone 4's home button is all but useless...that phone is a dread to use...
     
  11. skeleton11223 macrumors member

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    The iPhone 6 I have hasn't been jailbroken, just uses icons from here http://iskin.tooliphone.net/ and I had to use images for missing icons here http://icustom.tooliphone.net/
    As for your iPhone 4, just use the assistivetouch and remove all gestures except the home gesture, then you can just tap the button without opening a menu, it will only be a virtual home button.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 20, 2017 ---
    Wait, I checked and you can't remove gestures from assistive touch on IOS 7, well you can still use it but the menu thing is a bit annoying.
    However, you can make something else simulate a home button with activator.
    Just watch this video:
     
  12. Tozovac macrumors 65816

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    Ha, I did do just that for a year or so before replacing it with a 5s. I hated using that button because my phone was so, so, so uselessly slow when it was hijacked by Apple with iOS7.

    I had no idea however that you could replace icons...I thought any chance of that required a jailbroken phone. You've given me some great info to look into here. Thanks, I'll followup in a few days when I've had a chance to look around.

    Separately, do you have any advice for: When I first got my 5S 1.5 years ago, it was snappy & zippy (lol). Now, it's pretty sluggish. I'm wondering whether that's from having too many photos & text messages & voicemail messages left on the phone, or whether a backup/erase/restore might help? Why does it seem each new iOS iteration (supposedly "improved") only serves to worsen a given phone?
     
  13. skeleton11223, Jul 20, 2017
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    skeleton11223 macrumors member

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    I know what you mean, the iPhone 6 is barely faster than the 5s, it's hardly noticeable.
    To speed up your iPhone 5s, (and increase battery life) go to settings > general > accessibility > reduce motion and turn it off.
    Back to accessibility > increase contrast, turn on reduce transparency.
    Go back to general > spotlight search, just turn off anything you don't need.
    And back to general again > background app refresh, turn it off.
    Now just go back to settings > itunes and app store, turn off auto updates.
     
  14. skeleton11223, Jul 22, 2017
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    I found an IOS 5 styled camera app, it's called Camera Prime it even has a front camera zoom which the stock camera doesn't even have.
    Can't find any IOS 6 styled camera's though. (Though this is similar to IOS 6.0 one, it's just white instead of black.)
     

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  15. BTTF_DeLorean macrumors newbie

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    Still using iOS 6.1.3 on my iPhone 4s. It actually had iOS 5.0 just last year in 2016, but unfortunately I deleted some system Cydia tweaks and was forced to upgrade to iOS 9, but now it's downgraded to iOS 6.1.3.
     
  16. JacobCarterX macrumors newbie

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    Just signed up to say this
    Get them on 9.3.5 and use the new Phoenix 9.3.5 JB. Then add coolbooter dot com as a repo in Cydia and install it. You can then have iOS 6 or 7 aswell as 9 (I leave my iPod 5G permanently in iOS 6 mode)
     
  17. skinniezinho macrumors 65816

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    Hi, sorry to hijack this thread, but I think it doesn't worth opening a new thread.
    I was thinking of buying a cheap iPad 2 and downgrade it to iOS 6 to use it as ebook reader and some ocasional websurfing, do you think it is a good idea? An iPad 2 here is still about 100eur used.
    From what I've read whatsapp and skype don't work, but I also don't use on the tablet (I had chinese android tablet, quad core 1gb ram before). Are there any important app/service that won't work with ios6? Any updated browsers?
     
  18. Retromac2008 macrumors regular

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    i have an ipad 2 right here in front of me.
    Web in 2017 is heavy for this device. surfing is slow in some sites and with 512mb ram you can use only a tab.

    for the rest it s the better looking ipad ever and it has the better build quality
     
  19. JacobCarterX macrumors newbie

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    Hey, so iBooks ran nicely on my iPod 5G with iOS 6.1.6 - I did find that YouTube wouldn't let me download an older version, Facebook Messengers latest version is no longer supported and won't work and FaceTime doesn't work. What apps would you be using on it? I'll check the latest version available and whether it works and get back to you:)
     
  20. skeleton11223 macrumors member

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    IOS 6 icon shapes. (Part of the icons are back to blend in with the background)
     

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  21. cokomayi macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I'm. I have a iPhone 4S and iOS 6.1.3
    So good and fast but not app xd

    No WhatsApp, No Instagram(exactly), No Game
    But so sweet. I love him.
     
  22. Acronyc macrumors 6502a

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    I have an iPhone 4s on 6.1 and it is very smooth. Just as smooth as my 6S on iOS 10.

    You can download previous versions of a lot of apps. I installed Google Maps, Instagram, Pages, and a few games all by downloading the previous versions. The phone is still very usable though web browsing is a bit slow. I don't use it daily, but it's nice to break out every now and then for its nostalgic value (it was my first iPhone).
     
  23. Hvz69 macrumors newbie

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    I totally agree with you. Ever since iOS 7 was released, Apple's look was ruined. And from iPhone 6 they ruined the design too. Today the feel of iPhone is never the same like the time we had iPhone 4S / 5 running iOS 6.

    I have a iPad mini 1 running iOS9, and im planning to downgrade to the beautiful iOS 6. Even though iOS6 has very limited apps, Playing music, movies or reading books should be fine.
     
  24. braddick, Sep 20, 2017
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    braddick macrumors 68040

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    #49
    It is fun to take an iPhone 5C (white and new) and jailbreak it with Phoenix. Add 'classic ios' along with sixbar and classiclockscreen for an iOS6 appearance. Add classic wallpapers and google what the screen of an iPhone 5 with iOS6 looks like (stock)- rearrange the icons to match and damn, kind of, sort of running the old iOS on a iDevice (that never supported it).

    Oh, don't forget to reduce motion and go into sounds and change back to classic ringtones/sounds.

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  25. skeleton11223 macrumors member

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    Just installed IOS 6 on my iPad 2 with coolbooter, it's so much smoother and running older versions of apps is much better than running new apps that lag a ton and even the latest versions of apps support it and it's still smoother.
    Also, looking back, I notice that IOS 6 on the iPad has a lot more differences to the iPhone than it does on IOS 7+.
    (White navigation bars instead of blue, contacts, calendar, and clock have unique UI's, the Safari layout is different, the clock icon is different, and it has the picture frame feature.)
     

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