iPhone "Critical Updates" in Cydia

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  1. ZCherub macrumors 6502a

    ZCherub

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    Hi - I'm still on 5.1 & would like to add a few packages (I.e. PDANet for tethering & NCSettings).

    I have several "critical updates" showing in Cydia (been a while since I DL'd any packages).

    If I update these (like Mobile Substrate), will I get a version that's not compatible with my old 5.1 that's on the phone now? I don't really want to go through the trouble up updating to 6.1.X & re-jailbreaking, just want to add some packages.

    If adding these will mean downloading an updated version that's only compatible w/ 6.X.X & not my current 5.1, thus causing conflicts/errors, then I can live without it.

    Anyone on an older iOS tried updating the "critical" packages w/out updating their iOS before?

    Thanks!
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    All critical updates are backwards and forwards compatible
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  4. ZCherub thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No 2 people on here I'd listen to more readily, lol. Lizard - what about the "non-critical" updates? Is it safe to update those (i.e. themes, etc.)? Can't find much via search, presumably because most stay more current w/ firmware...

    Thanks!
     
  5. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    Generally, I hold off on updates for a few days after they've been released. If there's nothing on here along the lines of "ZOMGMyPhone'sDeadAndIt'sAllXYZApp'sFault!", I figure it's probably reasonably safe to update. ;)

    HOWEVER--if you have a number of updates to do outside of the critical ones, I highly suggest setting aside the time to do them one or two at a time rather than hitting Update All. Yes, it's a pain to do them that way, but if something *does* go sideways, you have a much better idea of what the offending tweak was and therefore a better chance of getting out of it without a restore. Granted, what are the odds of it happening, but still...

    (iP4 still on 5.0.1, iPad 1 still on 4.3.3--neither has ever needed a restore and they both run way too many packages. I have to figure my careful approach works in my favor on this one. LOL)
     
  6. ZCherub thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good point - thanks!
     

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