iPhone Downgrade on the cards with an ios7 jailbreak?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Quiffmiester, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Quiffmiester macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2014
    I normally just browse these forums, but a few hours googling around has compelled me to create this account and canvas some well-informed views on the following.

    Having just bought an iphone 5s, I realise just how clunky ios7 had made my old iphone 4. My dad is inheriting my iphone 4, and I'm concerned he will not get on with it now it's all bunged up. Unfortunately, as I have never had any interest in jailbreaking my phone, I don't have any blobs available to do a downgrade (in fact I never used ios6 - no features I wanted).

    What I'd really like to know is if people think there is (or is not) likely to be a way to downgrade a jailbroken iphone 4, and why? I know apple aren't signing older versions of ios, but as I (mis?)understand things a jailbroken phone could open a path around this issue...?

    I know this is ultimately my own fault for upgrading too quickly - I thought the swipe up menu was useful, and assumed apple weren't going to do anything malicious to force people to upgrade their hardware (whoops!).
  2. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    You can't do anything that you are asking based on what you wrote. Sorry
  3. Quiffmiester thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2014
    Thanks for the reply. I realise I am currently stuck with ios7 - my question was meant to ask if there is potential for that to change in the future.

    If non-apple software can be installed on a jailbroken phone, is it not potentially feasible to install a non-apple-approved (i.e. old) os?
  4. inselstudent macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2012
    no, but the upcoming version 7.1 of iOS looks promising to increase the usability on all devices quite a bit - if that's any solace.

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