How to Stop Update?

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by docfreed, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. docfreed macrumors newbie

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    I am on 4.3.3 and Jailbreak - now that IOS5 is imminent, is there a way to prevent my Ipad2 from updating? And, if Apple launches OTA updates can they update in "stealth mode"? If so, can this be prevented (obviously WiFi can be turned off but this is not a solution).
     
  2. Cooolpenner macrumors regular

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    Your iPad won't update automaticly. You have to agree the update on iTunes.
    On iOS 5 you'll certainly Be able to deactivate OTA updates
     
  3. docfreed thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not exactly What I'm Looking For...

    I want to stay on my Jailbroken 4.3.3 so I don't want an update to IOS5. Thanks anyway
     
  4. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    I'm not sure what your 'Thanks anyway' comment means since Cooolpenner gave you the correct answer.

    You can stay on your jailbroken 4.3.3 as long as you want to. Apple does not have a "stealth mode" that forces an update on a device, OTA or any other way. You actually have to take an action to initiate an update.

    The only time Apple could be said to 'force' an update onto a device is if your device becomes so hosed you have to take it back to factory settings. In such situations, you can only install versions of iOS Apple is still signing or versions you have saved blobs/SHSHs for. I've never had to do this, so I do not know the details but there are plenty of threads on here how to.
     

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