Are you going to update to 8.3 from previous JB? tempted by watch?

thadoggfather

macrumors G4
Original poster
Oct 1, 2007
10,838
7,692
Just curious where the JB community stands

I'm increasingly tempted to restore to 8.3, try the watch (thank goodness there's a return policy in case it doesn't work out), and JB once the initial first wave of issues are resolved.
 

shenan1982

macrumors 68040
Nov 23, 2011
3,641
80
Just curious where the JB community stands

I'm increasingly tempted to restore to 8.3, try the watch (thank goodness there's a return policy in case it doesn't work out), and JB once the initial first wave of issues are resolved.
Sounds like a great plan to me. :)
 

IrishVixen

macrumors 68020
Jun 20, 2010
2,487
96
I may update the phone, haven't decided; it's stable on 8.1.2. The new iPad is on 8.3 already, but needs a clean install (restored from backup AND updated...not my favorite foundation for a JB), so that will get done--if only for FolderEnhancer. But no sense for me in doing it until Substrate in updated.

The Watch holds absolutely zero temptation for me or my husband, and we're typically early adopters, so that's a bit odd. No way would I lose a JB for it, nor would I update the phone just for that, nor would I run out and buy the Watch now that the JB has arrived. Just no temptation there at all.

But I did time the new iPad's arrival for this week based on the then rumored JB. ;)
 

gotluck

macrumors 603
Dec 8, 2011
5,638
1,014
East Central Florida
I will update to 8.3 on my ipad Air when substrate issue is fixed.

I have no interest in the watch, though I may be moving back to the iphone with the 6S, hopefully Taig can do this again later this year, because jailbreak is a requirement for me
 

bobright

macrumors 601
Jun 29, 2010
4,754
17
I will update to 8.3 on my ipad Air when substrate issue is fixed.

I have no interest in the watch, though I may be moving back to the iphone with the 6S, hopefully Taig can do this again later this year, because jailbreak is a requirement for me
Im curious what does substrate do? And can't it be updated later on the fly if we've already JB?
 

mikecwest

macrumors 6502a
Jul 7, 2013
978
326
Im curious what does substrate do? And can't it be updated later on the fly if we've already JB?
If Saurik updates Cydia, then yes, you should be able to update it. I have not done the jailbreak yet, so I am not certain if it was installed by the jailbreak. If it was, then you should get an update in Cydia. If not, then you might be able to install it via SSH if needed.

I don't think anyone here doubts that Saurik will update Cydia. From my jailbreak experiences, it seems that he gets an update out within days if not sooner.

If you don't know what substrate does, it has been covered many times on this forum. You should search the forums for it, for a better answer, but basically, Cydia Substrate, is what makes most JB hacks, tweak, etc possible to work. Occasionally, there might a tweak that conflicts with your combination of Cydia/IOS versions. Some of those conflicts can be fixed by Saurik, and the others can be fixed by the developer of the tweak. Sometimes, the developers don't/can't/won't fix their tweaks to be compatible.

An example is the ReachApp, I sent a message to the developer to let him know that the tweak prevented the Discover.app from functioning correctly. The next morning there was an update that fixed it. This developer fixed it right away, but I am sure that not all developers are the same. (He never responded to my email, but I am sure my email made him aware of the issue. It may have been a coincidence, but who knows?)
 
Last edited:

Applejuiced

macrumors Westmere
Apr 16, 2008
40,650
6,403
At the iPhone hacks section.
Im curious what does substrate do? And can't it be updated later on the fly if we've already JB?
Substrate almost does everything when it comes to installing and running jb hacks.
Yes it can be updated later by using cydia but until it does get an update many extensions and packages will not function on the JB ios 8.3
 

TriJetHero

macrumors 601
Oct 13, 2010
4,950
137
World
i doubt they wil give priority to x64 itunes

Many far-east users are stil on older x86 hardware/software, they'd be cutting those out with an x64 only update.
With x86 you have the largest 'client-base'

Saurik stated they already have the correct patch, just a matter of releasing it either as an new tool or a cydia TaiG update.
Also Saurik expects substrate to run out of the box on 8.3

Now hope for 8.4.....
 

Applejuiced

macrumors Westmere
Apr 16, 2008
40,650
6,403
At the iPhone hacks section.
i doubt they wil give priority to x64 itunes

Many far-east users are stil on older x86 hardware/software, they'd be cutting those out with an x64 only update.
With x86 you have the largest 'client-base'

Saurik stated they already have the correct patch, just a matter of releasing it either as an new tool or a cydia TaiG update.
Also Saurik expects substrate to run out of the box on 8.3

Now hope for 8.4.....
Interesting.
So what happens to those on 64bit OS's?
Why not make it work with any itunes version installed like all previous JB's?
Is there a workaround or we have to remove itunes and install a 32 bit version? That's a pain.
 

TriJetHero

macrumors 601
Oct 13, 2010
4,950
137
World
I haven't tried it yet on my XP VM, but from what if seen it needs adown grade to 12.0.1
I still have that on my VM, so i'll find out when they release the updated tool :)
 
  • Like
Reactions: Applejuiced

thadoggfather

macrumors G4
Original poster
Oct 1, 2007
10,838
7,692
I'm on 8.3 on my 6+

really don't like apple watch, the screen doesn't wow me that much, the contoured back is uncomfortable, and the last notch on the wrist barely fits on my wrist-- i have skinny wrists apparently!

good thing i updated when JB came out! now just going to be stock for a day or two. Maybe waiting until 8.4 too and OTA'ing possible but prolly will restore, maybe not jailbreaking on 8.3 but I'm already missing my tweaks instantly.

stock = good phone
jailbroken = legendary phone

8.3 should be good with all the random bug fixes too over 8.1.1
 

McBeats

macrumors 6502a
Apr 10, 2007
727
5
erf
did yesterday, still havent jailbroke yet though. several attempts, different errors/hangups. most unsmooth JB experience so far for me. I still have faith, but giving up for a few days til theres more updates/info.
 

thadoggfather

macrumors G4
Original poster
Oct 1, 2007
10,838
7,692
Just jailbroke my 6+ on 8.3 last night using TaiG v2.1.2

Got it all tweaked out, so I restored my retina iPad mini to 8.3 last night as well. Haven't yet jailbroken

So happy :D

Though I'm not complaining for the ride, I had been on 8.1.1 for EVER. Not long after I got my phone in November after trading up my 6 I had since launch
 

Andydigital

macrumors regular
Feb 9, 2013
171
24
My iPad Air 2 is still on 8.1.1 with a load of tweaks and works perfectly, I am not going to bother updating it for the sake of it, I won't gain anything I don't think. My 6+ is on 8.3 JB with most of the tweaks I use, simply because I got the watch a few days before the Taig JB was released ;)