forced update to IOS6 on second hand iPhone 4

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by geoffbell01, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. geoffbell01 macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2012

    First post - be gentle !!

    My wife has an iPhone 4 at present and is getting an iPhone 5 tomorrow. I'm getting her old 4 as a hand me down!!

    It's never been updated and is still on 4.1 !!

    I plugged it into iTunes and backed it up in anticipation of the new phone and of course it offered to update it - to IOS6 !!

    Do I have to have 6 on it or is there anyway of getting 5.1.1 ??

  2. shenan1982 macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2011
    I think Apple must have stopped signing 5.1.1 (making it impossible to install it unless you've had your SHSH blobs saved and bypass Apple's identity management system)... so in essence you're stuck with 6.0 ... yeah no jailbreak yet ... why would you not want to just put it on iOS 6? There are so many cool features if you don't care about jailbreaking it.
  3. sagar4995 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2012
    Dubai, UAE
    yeah... ur pretty much stuck with ios6. apart from maps, its not that bad..! and besides, the untethered jailbreak will be out soon.

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