Any reasons to skip 8.4 from 8.1.2? Update or not?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Bheleu, Jul 6, 2015.

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Are you updating to 8.4 - JB?

  1. Yes

    16 vote(s)
    47.1%
  2. No

    8 vote(s)
    23.5%
  3. Uncertain

    11 vote(s)
    32.4%
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  1. Bheleu macrumors 6502

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    #1
    What are the pros / cons of skipping this version?

    I am thinking of skipping this version, only because 8.1.2 is meeting all my needs at present. Are there any problems I am not foreseeing by skipping this version?

    Outside of the time saved by not updating, I know that home sharing has been disabled in 8.4, which may be one reason to skip the update - streaming from iOS to my Airport Express, etc. Does 8.4 patch any security holes, if so that might be one reason to update?

    So as the title states, are you skipping this update? If so why? Are you updating, and if so why?

    Thank you for your feedback!
     
  2. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    Unless you REALLY want Apple Music, it's not worth it to go to 8.4 in my opinion. I updated both a jailbroken iPhone 6 and a stock Air 2 to 8.4--clean installs on both--and am spending today putting them back to "normal" on 8.3 instead. Just too many bugs on 8.4 (including wifi & rotation issues on the iPad, and battery issues on the phone even with all of Apple Music's stuff toggled off). And frankly I missed the Aria + Acapella tweaks in the Music app on the phone; a setup which for me trumps Apple's new offering.

    I went back and forth because I would rather be on the highest level possible when Apple stops signing 8.x.x--the iOS 9 jailbreak could take a while. But both devices were experiencing noticeably degraded performance, with the phone running an extremely minimal JB and the iPad stock firmware. The wifi issue on the iPad finally pushed me over the edge and I DFU'd both this morning to put them back on 8.3.

    If you want to try it though, do it fast, while Apple is still signing 8.3. That's a pretty decent firmware to be on if you do need to roll back.
     
  3. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I tried 8.4 for a few days and then went right back to 8.3. I don't care about Apple Music and on 8.3, iTunes Radio still works. I'll probably stay on 8.3 till 9.0 JB is out.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I'm still on jb 8.1
    I don't really see a need to put my 6 plus on jb 8.4
    Also don't feel like fighting to jb it or getting stuck at 60% having to restore again, downgrade itunes, install extra drivers, do any mumbo jumbo on a full moon at Friday the 13th for the jb to go thru :D
     
  5. iRetired macrumors 6502a

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    Still on 8.1.2. No way am I updating to anything higher so that this iPhone 4S can run any slower. I kick myself periodically for updating to OS7.
     
  6. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    Amen. Plus, setting up after a clean install is a pain in the ___!

    (That said, tool worked fine for me on 8.3 & 8.4. Windows 8, still had the old iTunes on it from the earlier Taig JB though.)
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Cool.
    I ended up upgrading my iTunes a while ago not knowing it would be a prob.
    I don't want to remove itunes. Then install an older version and go through all this back and forth for iOS 8.4
    Not a user of Apple radio either.
     
  8. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I never did a clean install. I simply upgraded my iPad, 5S and 6+ from 8.1.2 straight to 8.3 on each device and then JB each one. Never wasted any time by doing a restore. All of my devices were already Jailbroken when I upgraded to 8.3 and I re-jailbroke them with no problems on 8.3.
     
  9. erayser macrumors 65816

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    I was happy when a new jailbreak came out. I wanted to update from 8.1.2 for a while. I waited a few days after 8.3 came out before I JB'd... but updated the 8.4 and JB the same day. I really wanted to try Apple Music. I like it a lot... listening to old albums I haven't heard in a while... iTunes library is huge. Also, nice to see the Artist Name, song, and track number showing in my in-dash screen in my car... unlike Spotify. Still doing the 3 month trial... but looks like I'm saying bye to Spotify. Since tweaks/utilities/themes are starting to get updated for 8.4, might as well be on that version.
     
  10. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    I've done it both ways, but lately I've been doing clean installs, since you apparently lose about 500 MB each time you upgrade due to the way Cydia rearranges the filesystem. That adds up.

    I think Apple Music will be a love it or hate it thing for a while. I'm just not that big into streaming. But finding old albums again sounds awesome.
     
  11. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I gained a few GBs. I was at 5.5 GB of other and went down to 2.37GB of other.
     
  12. EM2013, Jul 6, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2015

    EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    I'm debating on wether I want to or not. I'm on 8.1.2 and happy with my setup, I hate going through the hassle of restoring, jailbreaking, restoring from backup, and reinstalling my music and movies.

    Only reason I would update is to try Apple music but I don't know if it's worth it.
     
  13. kimovski macrumors regular

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    I was having issues with huge battery drain on my 5s and a rotation problem on ipad mini on 8.4. Went back both to 8.3, also improve battery life from 8.1.2.
     
  14. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    My battery life is actually better on 8.4. Pretty satisfied
     
  15. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    same here with a 6
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Doing that it's asking for trouble.
    JB dev's strongly advise against it and to do a full restore with itunes each time before you JB.
    Its your choice if you want to do it the easy and quick way but I wouldnt advise others to do the same.
     
  17. Candurin macrumors regular

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    I upgraded my iPad Air from 8.1.2 (pangu jb) because I could not read SD cards via ifile.

    Now with taig 8.4, I can put movies on my sd card and watch them on my cck again.

    Battery life has been better for me on my iPad Air and iPhone 6 (which I also updated to 8.4).

    I'm pleased with the 8.4 performance over 8.1.2 on both devices. I have not used music app yet (still a Sirius and pandora fan).
     
  18. jasko macrumors 6502

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    Good to hear these comments. I'm going to upgrade mine to 8.3 this week (currently on 8.1). Simply for the emoji keyboard. I'm tired of getting group texts with the squares.
     
  19. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    You can no longer upgrade to 8.3, only 8.4
     
  20. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    Ouch...so the signing window lasted just one week. I was hoping that with the bugs Apple Music seems be be causing, they'd leave it open a little longer. Very happy I rolled back yesterday.
     
  21. UseYourIllusion macrumors newbie

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    I was only on 8.3 for a couple hours before 8.4 so cannot give an opinion on performance with 8.3. That being said, battery life for me is much better on 8.4 than I had on 8.1.2. No issues here for me so very satisfied. I wanted to try Apple Music and after using it for a couple days I see no reason to drop Spotify. Have over a hundred playlists and other starred tracks and no way to easily move them over to Apple Music means I won't be switching for the foreseeable future.
     
  22. captcurrent macrumors newbie

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    Great news I have been very frustrated with the death of ifile caused by ios 8
     
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  24. tys, Jul 16, 2015
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    tys macrumors 6502

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    My iPhone is on 8.1 and I'm pretty happy with it. I just updated my iPad 3 from 7.something to 8.4 and re-JB with Mac PP. Failed first try due to some connection issue. Worked fine after rebooting everything and using a different usb cable.
    I think it's an improvement over 7 with the few new features and iOS 8 only Cydia tweaks I like. Happy to report that it didn't slow anything down compared to 7.x.

    Downside:
    My iPad now has the same random wifi disconnects that have plagued my iPhone 6+ On 8.0-8.1.
    I was hoping that 8.4 would fix my iPhone wifi issues, but it doesn't look like it will, so now I'm undecided about going through the hassle of update/reJB.
     
  25. T4R06 macrumors 65816

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    iOS 8.4 is the best version since the birth of iOS 8. Pretty happy together with my AW. Amazing battery life
     

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