Avoiding ios6 update during iPhone 4s activation

anonymouse99

macrumors regular
Original poster
Mar 29, 2011
142
2
I am looking to purchase an iphone 4s from a local vendor store. I was told that they had these iPhone 4s's sitting for a while and likely have IOS5 OS on them.

During activation of this iPhone, does the process automatically (force) update the phone to ios6?

If this happens, is there a way to bypass/ignore the update? Many thanks.
 

Erock2

macrumors member
Jun 3, 2012
48
0
What would be the point of that? So you can run outdated software and have everything run overall, worse? Why are people so scared of change?
Maybe he wants to jailbreak?

And OP no it doesn't make you update it automatically.
 

solo118

macrumors 65816
May 16, 2011
1,222
116
What would be the point of that? So you can run outdated software and have everything run overall, worse? Why are people so scared of change?
He may have intent of jailbreaking?

Anyway, if you get the phone maybe you can do it by activating through the wireless/wifi rather than plugging into itunes. Once you plug into itunes later on it will only ask to update to ios6 but you can choose to do it later.
 

gentlefury

macrumors 68030
Jul 21, 2011
2,848
0
Los Angeles, CA
He may have intent of jailbreaking?

Anyway, if you get the phone maybe you can do it by activating through the wireless/wifi rather than plugging into itunes. Once you plug into itunes later on it will only ask to update to ios6 but you can choose to do it later.
If the OP already knows about jailbreaking, why don't they know about just downloading an older version of the OS and installing that?

Downgrading OS is just as complicated as jailbreaking. It seems more like the original poster has been reading things about maps and such and is just afraid to use iOS for no reason.
 

anonymouse99

macrumors regular
Original poster
Mar 29, 2011
142
2
Thanks for your responses. I want to test my ios apps on an ios5 platform. I have an iPad which will be my ios6 test bed for now. I don't have any issues with Google/Apple maps.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.