iPhone Any reason not to update to iOS 7 with the jb here?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Truefan31, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    I'm on iOS 6 jb on my iPhone 4S. Any reason I shouldn't update to iOS 7 and jb? My fav tweaks were tetherme, movie box, music box, ikeywi (5 row keyboard)? How much space does the iOS 7 update take?

    Does the activation lock hurt resell value?
     
  2. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    No reason not to upgrade.

    Roughly same as ios 6
    Do a itunes restore instead of OTA
     
  3. Truefan31 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Is there a way to enable airdrop on iPhone 4S?
     
  4. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    Activation lock makes the phone not usable anymore so yes, it will hurt resell value (assuming that the phone is activation lock)

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1689055
     
  5. Truefan31, Dec 31, 2013
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    so my understanding is activation lock means if it's stolen, theyd have to know my apple id and password to be able to use it? So before i sell it i can logout of my apple id?

    I almost forgot this one, if i update the 4s, do i get the cable authentification warnings with the old 30 pin connector?
     
  6. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    Yes, that is correct. You need to turn off "find my iPhone" and log out of iCloud before you restore or wipe it for it to be usable again

    Of course, there'll always be those people who will sell them for parts


    I think only the lightning connector has the hardware to check for "non-certified" cables
     
  7. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

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    You should definitely update before it too late. (Apple can release an update to patch jailbreak any second)
     
  8. Truefan31 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    So my daughters iPod touch 5th gen will have this issue
     
  9. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a

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    I guess it depends on if iOS7 gives you more than are getting with your current iOS.

    I'm on 6.1.2 and upgrading to 7 wont give me anything I need, but will take away Lockinfo which is one of only 3 or 4 reasons I jailbreak in the firstplace (the others being BiteSMS, SBSettings and FiveIconDock)

    losing Lockinfo would be a real killer for me
     
  10. Truefan31 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I'm wondering that too. Getting airdrop and FaceTime audio would be nice though.
     
  11. oplix macrumors 65816

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    I would recommend fresh restore to 7.0.4 without restore from backup.
     
  12. Truefan31 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    So restore thru iTunes, then restore from backup to get my stuff on there?
     
  13. Alveezy macrumors regular

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    I hope someone in the JB community comes out with a way to patch activation lock. idk the legality of doing that but it would be great to up the resale value of devices on iOS 7.
     
  14. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    I guess I am dense but how does activation lock change the resale value.
     
  15. matthew2926 macrumors 6502

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    Basically, activation lock turns an iPhone into a paperweight. When the device has no activation lock, anyone can plug in their Apple ID and use the device as normal. When activation lock is active, the device is usually marked as lost or stolen, so the device is basically useless until the Apple ID and password of the original owner is entered, thus removing the activation lock. All in all, a device with activation lock is useless unless you are using it for parts. The only way that I can really think of bypassing activation lock is by switching out the logic board with one that isn't activation locked. Hope that helps!
     
  16. Truefan31 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I guess it'd hurt the black market but if you legitimately sell it I take it u just log out of the phone
     
  17. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    Still not understanding, if I sell my iPhone why would I not just sign out of it and set it up as new prior to shipping it to whoever bought it.
     
  18. GIZBUG macrumors 65816

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    I've jailbroke many iphones, and never had an issue with activation lock, or reselling my phone to anyone.
     
  19. matthew2926 macrumors 6502

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    That's exactly what you need to do. If you don't sign out, the person who buys your iPhone will be locked out and most likely will be mad at you. All you have to do is sign out, restore, and set up as a new device, just like you said.

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that activation lock is new with iOS 7.
     
  20. GIZBUG macrumors 65816

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    Only reason not to JB is that when 7.1 comes out you won't be able to run it
     
  21. YanniDepp macrumors 6502

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    The only reason I can think of is nostalgia.

    I have updated 4 iDevices to 7.0.4 and jailbroken (iPhone 5, iPod touch 5, iPad 2, iPad Air).

    I've kept my iPad 3 on 6.1.3 (jailbroken), just to keep the old look and feel around.

    Actually, I can think of one more reason. The iPad music app in iOS 7 is pants. Especially in album view.
     
  22. Truefan31 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I guess ft audio is worth it alone. The airdrop enabler works as advertised?
     
  23. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    You will be able to run 7.1, you just will lose your JB when you update.
     
  24. caribsa macrumors regular

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    Just finished restoring my iPad 4 to 7.0.4 from 6.1.2 . I really like IOS 7 so far, Its' smooth and I don't really think it looks that bad with my own background. I just restored from an iCloud update I made just before I restored my iPad, it took a while for the apps in the folders to load. I then saved my SHSH using Tinyumbrella. Lastly, I ran the evasi0n 7 v1.0.2 to jailbreak. I had 0 problems with any of the processes.
    Now I will wait patiently for apps to update.
     

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