iPhone Best way to upgrade iPhone 4S to iOS6 and then jailbreak.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by darngooddesign, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    This is an older phone so I'm fine leaving it on 6. I mainly want to have the Matte UI and Realize themes on it.
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Uhm...you can't.

    You can only upgrade to the version of iOS that Apple is still signing. Usually that's the latest version. Right now that would be iOS 8.1

    You've missed the window(s) for updating to iOS 6 and 7 entirely.
     
  3. darngooddesign thread starter macrumors G3

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    I know you can't officially, which is why I'm asking in the Hacks section.

    Previously you could change a host file on your Mac so iTunes would activate against an alternate server.
     
  4. MacDevil7334 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple killed off that trick many versions ago (iOS 5 or 6 I believe). Newer versions require a unique token (APTicket) for each restore, making it impossible to fake out iTunes by changing the hosts file and using saved SHSH blobs. At the moment, your only option is to stay where you are or upgrade to 8.1 (which is jailbreakable at least).
     

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