iPad Best IOS 8 version to jailbreak for Ipad 4

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jensonpei, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. jensonpei macrumors newbie

    jensonpei

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    Would like to have a quick advice.

    I'm currently have an Ipad 4 Wifi version with IOS 6.1.

    As more and more apps not able to run on IOS 6, I plan to upgrade it to IOS 8 and jailbreak it.

    What is the recommendation IOS 8 version for the Ipad 4 Wifi as I found some user complain IOS 8.4 causing lag performance on many devices.

    Thank you.
     
  2. braddick macrumors 68040

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    I am surprised you are under the impression you are able to update to an iOS8 platform and not 9.2.1- the iOS Apple is currently signing.

    Too bad either way as your iPad is highly desirable with 6.1 and thus, more valuable.
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    ^^^This.

    Your choice is 6.1 or 9.2.1.

    If you wanted iOS 8 there was a period of time where you could have updated to it, but since you didn't, you missed it altogether.
     
  4. jensonpei thread starter macrumors newbie

    jensonpei

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    Thanks for replies!

    Isn't it I can download the earlier IOS version on a lot of jailbreak websites then restore my ipad using itunes to the IOS version that I downloaded(the ipsw file)?

    It will not work now?

    Please correct me if i'm wrong.

    Thanks.
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    It will not work. Apple has to sign the IPSW. If Apple is not signing the IPSW you cannot upgrade/downgrade to that IPSW.

    The only IPSW for your iPad that Apple is signing is iOS 9.2.1.
     
  6. jensonpei thread starter macrumors newbie

    jensonpei

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    I see.

    Thanks for your advice, eyoungren and braddick.

    By the way, is IOS 9.2.1 too heavy to load/run on ipad 4 causing lag?

    Will you recommend me remain stay on 6.1?
     
  7. pdaholic macrumors 6502a

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    I have an iPad 3 and my mom has an iPad 4. The latest version of iOS seems to run fine on her 4, but not so on my 3 (or my 5th gen iPod touch).
     
  8. Lorenzo F macrumors member

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    Can anyone else share their experiences of iOS 9.2.1 on their iPad 4?
     

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