Buy New 4S Now Jailbreak in a Few Weeks?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by DigitalDawn, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. DigitalDawn macrumors regular

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    I currently have a non-jailbroken 4S. My daughter broke Her Blackberry, and wants my 4S. I wanted to buy an unlocked 4S from Apple anyway, so this would be a good time.

    My question is: if I buy a new 4S now from Apple (on the current 5.01 firmware,) and don't activate it for a couple of weeks (my computer is out for repair), and Apple goes to 5.1 firmware -- when I go to restore my apps and settings, will Apple force me to go to 5.1, and lose the possible jailbreak?
     
  2. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

    Kyotoma

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    Do you have another computer to activate it on?

    As a general rule, activation does not have anything to do with your .IPSW version.
     
  3. DigitalDawn thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes I do have a computer to activate it on, but I'm worried that when I go to restore my apps and data from my backup, that Apple will update the firmware.

    Will this happen?
     
  4. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    They won't force you, but when 5.1 comes out, apple will stop signing 5.0.1 so if you mess up the first time with the jb of 5.0.1 you will have to restore to 5.1
     
  5. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

    Kyotoma

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    If you restore from backup, I would say most likely not.
     
  6. DigitalDawn thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm curious. I seem to remember a situation where when you do a restore of your iPhone, that Apple forces a FW upgrade? How is a restore different than putting your apps and data back on -- isn't that a restore as well?

    Am I thinking of something different?
     
  7. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    You can restore the firmware

    and you can restore drom a backup

    2 different things.

    No apple cannot make you upgrade when you activate.

    Restoring the firmware ofcourse updates the firmware when 5.1 is out.

    Restoring from backup just puts back your settings,apps, contact, misic, txt, etc. More of a personal stuf "backup"

    Restoring from backup does nothing with your iOS version.
     

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