i am on ios 7 (jb) can i upgrade to IOS 8?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mastoppa, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. mastoppa macrumors newbie

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    Hello i am an ipad 2 owner with IOS 7 (jb) evrything has worked fine for me until now and the reason i have never upgraded is because i read about ipad 2 getting slower with newer ios (i use it with intensive cpu music apps)
    now though many new apps has a feauture which is available only since ios 8
    i dont want to upgrade to IOS 10 cause i dont want to renounce to JB and dont want a slow old machine, so it possible to upgrade to IOS 8?
    somwhere i read that is not possible for some reason....any trick?

    thanks
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Not possible. No trick.

    You can only upgrade/downgrade to a version of iOS that Apple is digitally signing. They stopped signing versions of iOS 8 a long time ago.

    The time to upgrade to iOS 8 was when it was current. You missed the upgrade window. So, now your choice is jailbroken on iOS 7 or iOS 10.
     
  3. mastoppa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what about using odysseusOTA2?
    what about using another devices with IOS8 (i have an iphone with ios8) ?
     
  4. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    God, I'd KILL to get 7.0 on my iPad 2! Don't, under any circumstance, upgrade! You'll be left with a device so laggy as to be unusable. I went to 8 (from jailbreak 5.1!) and regret it to this day. I then went to 9 thinking how bad could it be? It was even worse.

    Stick with 7. You won't be able to get the latest apps, but at least you'll have an iPad that's usable. 6 and 7 where the golden age of iOS. Clean, light and simple.

    The only reason Apple let's these older devices upgrade all the way to 9.3.5 in the iPad 2 case, is to brick your machine so you buy a new iPad (which I reluctantly did).
     
  5. bufffilm macrumors 601

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    What app do you need...just curious.


    He can upgrade to 9.3.x if he wants to and thus go hog-wild in the App Store, but I wouldn't.

    :)
     
  6. mastoppa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i need a feauture called "ableton link" in the music apps world ... apparently it works only with ios 8 or newer...
     
  7. bufffilm macrumors 601

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    Thanks for replying...I guess you have some pondering to do.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    is there something special about the iPad 2 that allows it to upgrade to that specific firmware even if it's not signed?
     
  9. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    Actually if it is indeed the iPad 2 and not the iPad Air 2, the OP can only update to iOS 9.3.5 as iOS 10 is not supported on the iPad 2. iOS 9.3.5 has no jailbreak and the iPad 2 is a 32-bit device so iOS 9.1 would have been the last jailbreakable version for that device.
     
  10. bufffilm macrumors 601

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    Apple is still signing 9.3.5 for the iPad 2 and 3.

    That won't change even when it's moved on to iOS 10. Which it did.
     
  11. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Ah! Thanks. Didn't know that!
     

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