iPad Can I upgrade to iOS 7 instead of iOS 8?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by jdgreat4, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. jdgreat4 macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2014
    Hey guys, I have an iPad 2 and i've read reports saying that ios 8 lags like hell on the ipad 2 so I want to upgrade to ios 7 instead. The main reason is because most of the apps I want to download are only supported ios 7 and above.
    So is it possible?
    Thanks in advance.
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
  3. jhfenton macrumors 6502a


    Dec 11, 2012
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Nope. That boat has sailed.

    FWIW, 8.1 works fine on my wife's iPad 2 and on my iPod Touch 5th gen. There's a bit of lag switching programs, but it lags less than my one-year old HTC One M7 that I have for work. (I'm getting a work iPhone 6 in two weeks.) The HTC was fine until the last Android update. Now it's painful.
  4. Dave Felix macrumors 6502a

    Dave Felix

    Apr 9, 2011
    Scranton, Pennsylvania
    OMG NO! There has been hundreds of posts about Apple not signing iOS 7 and it cannot be used.
  5. ionjohn macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2013
    Why would you wait for iOS 8 to be released to update? lol
  6. jdgreat4 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2014
    Haha. We're in the same boat. I have an M7 as well except it works alright. You should try using custom ROM's ;). I'll take your word for it and upgrade :D
    And thanks for all the replies guys, I knew they stopped signing but because I was upgrading, I though it would be worth an ask.
    Thanks again. :)

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