Are You Going to Upgrade to iOS 4.2?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by stark4, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. stark4 macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2008
    So we know how iOS 4.2 is going be so the real question is...

    Are you gonna upgrade to iOS 4.2 ?


    Are you gonna stick with 3.2.1 Jailbreak?

    Why or Why Not ... :D

    For me i'll definitely gonna upgrade to iOS 4.2 with no jailbreak. I don't think i'll need to jailbreak my ipad anymore because the only reason i jailbroke my iPad was to use backgrounder for multitasking...
  2. lozpop macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2006
    I will update for sure.

    I jailbroke once but the iPad was unstable and a little bit slower. For what I have to do, iOS multitasking is just fine, and Folders are graphically awesome.
  3. ajax43 macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2010
    North America
    I will update just to get the folders function because I'm sick of all the different app screens lol. The app icons are piling up on the ol' pad. I had mine jailbroken, but had to do a full restore when I got hung up on the apple logo screen for a few hours. I don't really miss the jailbreak as the ipad runs better without it (at least to me... ymmv). Still have my jailbroken ip4 and 1st gen touch as well as my 3g.;)
  4. SonGoku v2.5 macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2010
    I might stick with the jailbreak because I prefer Categories over Folders, but if iOS 4.2 is compelling enough come November, I might switch. I really can't be bothered with respringing and rebooting every so often if I go into Cydia - I just don't care enough as I'm content with Categories and Proswitcher (lol).
  5. Dillenger macrumors 6502a


    Mar 23, 2006
    Central, Illinois
    Since my iPad is not jail broken, I will update.
  6. ssdeg7 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2010
    I seriously expected more from Apple regarding iOS 4.0, more than 4 months to come out with the same software as the iPhone only a bit bigger, ridiculous.
    I expected for instance enhanced apps, a multitasking more user friendly due to the iPad's big screen.

    Nevertheless I don't really like jailbreaking my iDevices because it slows them down more than it should and sucks all of it's resources even faster, i'll wait for another month and stick with 4.2
  7. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    Really the only thing I will miss on jailbreak as opposed to 4.2 is Intelliscreen, after all this time and looking at Android/WinMo/Palm's lockscreens it utterly amazes me that Apple still hasn't thought to put up any information on the lockscreen. Other than that there's not much I will miss anymore so yeah I'll be putting on 4.2 the very day it's released.
  8. IrishVixen macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2010
    So far, everything I've seen with 4.2, I already have with either jailbreak, small Safari tweaks like bookmarklets, or apps I've purchased (printing). I either need the JB to fail on me catastrophically in some fashion (not likely) or I need Apple to add something really amazing to compel me to upgrade.

    Yawn. Glad I wasn't expecting much from this upgrade. As of now, I'm content enough to sit on the sidelines.
  9. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    I only jaulbroke for categories. Assuming wireless printing and folders are all part of IOS 4.2 I see no issue in losing the jailbreak. In my eyes I'm gaining more than I am losing.
  10. vastoholic macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I had to share my nerd-ness with everyone. In anticipation for 4.2, I've pre organized my apps (on paper) into their respective folders, and how my home screen is going to be laid out. I'm trying not to jailbreak the iPad, so I'm patiently awaiting 4.2 folder features.
  11. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020


    Jul 13, 2008
    Los Angeles, Ca
    I will sync the second a jailbreak is available for 4.2

  12. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 27, 2010
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_2 like Mac OS X; en-gb) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A400 Safari/6531.22.7)

    I will update when there is a jailbreak available.
    Then, I can change the mute lock to orientation lock, make folders not just a big version from the iPhone and multitasking like "mission control".
  13. lozpop macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2006
    I will update. For my needs I don't have to jailbreak.
    I've tried the multitasking for weeks, and it's awesome. Can't wait to for the official release to see all the best apps being update to work with multitasking.
  14. the Helix macrumors regular

    the Helix

    Sep 16, 2003
    battery life?

    I might hold off of iOS 4.2 because I've read that it shortens the battery life somewhat.
  15. TraceyS/FL macrumors 601

    Jan 11, 2007
    North Central Florida
    I need folders.

    I want my screen orientation lock switch.

    I'm bothered by battery life postings (but haven't read in detail).

    We need printing, but I'm not sure I have all the pieces in place to implement it anyway. But my DD really needs to be able to print from pages easily.

    I will probably wait a bit to see how it all sorts out....
  16. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    I'm not sure, I rarely use multitasking on the iPhone, and I'm really not that fond of folders. I much prefer email on the iPhone though so that is a good reason to update. On the other hand the orientation switch turning into a mute switch is just annoying, and is seriously making me think about not updating.
  17. newagemac macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2010
    Actually you're probably always using multitasking on the iPhone. When you "close" an app and then go back to it later (even from the regular home screens) you are using the multitasking feature. That's why it opens back up immediately and right where you left off.

    You don't have to double click on the home button to do the multitasking.
  18. SA22C macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2010
    Top Gear Test Track.
    I've been on 4.2 since Beta 1 and I couldn't even think about going back. I don't see a burning need to jailbreak the iPad anymore and will most likely leave it alone.
  19. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
    I've been on the 4.2 betas since they came out and I couldn't go back now.
  20. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    I have my iPod touch jailbroken on 4.1, and it's really nice. I'm looking forward to having my iPad on 4.2 jailbroken. I'll update the moment a jailbreak for 4.2 is out, but will stay on 3.2 jailbroken until then.
  21. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    You are right that the iPhone is multitasking most of the time, but for me it is rare that it is actually doing anything useful for me. To be honest there is only one app on the iPad that I wish could multitask at the moment and that's my twit app. And as I've already said the unified mail would be really nice. I'm just not sure that any of them are more useful to me than the orientation switch.
  22. Mitchrapp macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2010
    Upgrade, I like folders over Categories. And Multitask 4.2 is sweet. So easy to create an app folder. Much easier than Cate. But I will jailbreak once it's out for 4.2. I like infinidock, VM, IFile and a couple other things.
  23. kevingaffney macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2008
    Also been on 4.2 since beta 1 and would'nt consider going back. No issues whatsoever with battery life either
  24. SA22C macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2010
    Top Gear Test Track.
    I think that I saw a notable difference in Beta 1 and 2, but I think that Beta 3 has solved the issues for the most part.
  25. ciaran00 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2010
    Will update after 4.2 jailbreak is avail.

    The multitasking is so needed, but I like the soft home button (Activator) much much more.

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