I have IOS 5.0.1, can I upgrade to 6?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by JohnBravo, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. JohnBravo, Mar 23, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2015

    JohnBravo macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2013
    I have an iPhone 4S, IOS 5.0.1. I checked the software update section and it offers me to update to IOS 6.1.3 over the air. I love the IOS 6. Can I update? Or will it lead me to IOS 8 (which I hate)? I have working backups of IOS 5, 6, and 7 on my computer.
  2. PeterRollback macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2015
    You must first update to iOS 6 In order to update to any future updates. So yes you can update to iOS 6 and stay there. Also may I ask why you dislike iOS 8?
  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    As I understand it, 6 will fail to install. You can currently only upgrade to 8.2.
  4. Jardins de Vin macrumors 6502a

    Jardins de Vin

    Nov 6, 2012
    European Union
  5. g35 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2007
    No, you can only install versions of iOS that Apple is currently signing. Right now that's 8.2.

    Even if you have an install file for 6.0, it will fail when Apple tries to verify it. That's why iTunes requires an internet connection to restore the software, so they can make sure you're only installing the version they want you to.

    Years ago, you could save "shsh blobs" in order to restore to older versions, but that ship has sailed, you can't do that anymore.

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