iOS 5.1.1-Best iOS Ever

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by KingShoot007, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. KingShoot007 macrumors member

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    All those cool new features in iOS 7,new devices....but is that really the best?

    Lets take a look at iOS 5.1.1:

    Pros:
    -Stable and non laggy
    -Great battery life
    -Suports 7 iOS devices
    -Jailbreakable on all 7 iOS devices
    -even the iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3 dont lag

    Cons
    -Without jailbreak the same old iOS

    So it is really good,stable and nice.I think that we can agree that it was the best iOS ever :D
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What does "Supports iOS 7 devices mean"? For example, you can't really install iOS 5 on iPhone 5 at all, even if you wanted to. Not quite even sure if you can go back to it on iPhone 4S and/or some other iOS devices.
     
  3. boshii macrumors 68040

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    He said 7 iOS devices not iOS 7 devices.
     
  4. Tmelon macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't mind using a 4S or earlier for the rest of your life with 0 support and unresolved security flaws, enjoy.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Talk about seeing too many posts/threads that deal with iOS 7 (and the mention of iOS 7 in the beginning of the OP), I got that flipped in my mind reading that (which is probably why I didn't quite get what it meant and asked about it). Thanks for pointing it out.
     
  6. boshii macrumors 68040

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    Haha! I completely understand. :D
     
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    I've always thought iOS 3.1.3 was a good one too.
     
  8. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    Ios 5 is boring and laggy on my iphone 4, for example when I open settings the first time I scroll it laggs, there are frame drops, folders are laggy and NC is laggy too where on ios 6 all these things are not.
     
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  10. KingShoot007 thread starter macrumors member

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    Why should i mind using a 4S?
    Also,i will jailbreak it.Which means that i will be able to patch the security flaws with tweaks

    0 support?There are many 3rd party fixing stores
     
  11. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    I believe iOS 6 is the worst iOS ever.
    Battery life on my iOS 7 beta is better than iOS 6...
    Seeing as iOS 7 is polarizing...I can understand why you like iOS 5 the most.

    On the other hand....I think youre trying to rationalize it to yourself. I give it about 2 months. you'll end up updating.
     
  12. TheRainKing macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, iOS 5 was great.

    It all started going downhill with iOS 6...

    Removed the YouTube App
    Removed Google Maps
    Ugly new layout for App store and iTunes store.
    Ugly phone dialer.
    Ugly music app.
    Inconsistent status bar colour.

    As for iOS 7.. Some people like it, but for me it's just tasteless garbage.

    iOS 5 will definitely go down as the greatest iOS for me.
     
  13. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    Ah, the good old iOS 5 days... I wish Apple would let us downgrade. :(
     
  14. DGPMaluco macrumors regular

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    I have to agree iOS 5 was great with little important tweaks and modifications but it lagged on the 3GS... 3GS works a lot better on 6.1.3 jailbreaked (old bootrom)
     
  15. inselstudent macrumors 6502a

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    I agree that 5.1.1 is easily the fastest OS on my iPhone 4, but some things bother me just too much

    (not ordered by importance)
    - no file upload support in Safari
    - other features of Safari that came with iOS 6 and will come with 7, for instance the full screen landscape mode, the swipe to go back gesture
    - the fact that you can't use your phone number for iMessage on your computer if you have a version earlier than iOS 6 on your phone (and I just don't like having several conversations with one and the same person)
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  16. KingShoot007 thread starter macrumors member

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    I wont update-i hate just about eveything on iOS 7:

    -New Siri voice sucks

    -Icons look childish

    -Automatic app updating? COME ON APPLE why are you controling our apps

    -Game Center looks like trash

    iOS 5.1.1 was also the best one for recording screen-NO LAG
     
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    New Siri voices are actually much more natural sounding than the old ones, so most see that as an improvement.

    Automatic updating of apps can be controlled by the user and disabled by anyone who wants to.

    Icon and app looks, well that's much more subjective and different for everyone (and at least for the most part doesn't affect functionality, at least certainly as far as icons go).

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    There are definitely some things that can be better/different in iOS 6 (as there are for pretty much any OS and any version of that OS), but battery life isn't an issue for many people, so for those it's certainly not the worst ever or anything like that. Sure, for some it might be an issue (as it can be on pretty much any OS version really), and that might affect their personal decision.
     
  18. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    - new Siri also has wayyy more features than iOS 5's Siri
    - touche
    - automatic app updating can be turned off
    - you use gamecentre??

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    I had a brand new iPhone 4S with the latest ios 6. Absolutely no 3rd party apps on it - installed fresh.
    battery drained quicker than my girlfriend's iPhone 4S, 6 month old, still on iOS 5.

    Sure it's not an 'issue'...at the end of the day, you still charge the phone ..
    but overall smoothness of the OS and the bugginess of it was not seen in any other iOS versions. and I've used all since the first iPod touch (iPhone OS 1)
     
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    I hope the "disable Game Centre" option in 7 actually works, unlike in 6 where it turns itself back on after a week or so...
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I don't deny that it can be an issue for you and probably various other people, maybe even quite a few of them, but, still, for the (vast) majority it hasn't appeared to be one.Smoothness and bugginess, se

    em to kind of fall into a similar bucket as far as I can tell, given that most that I know who use iOS 6 and my personal experience with it on multiple devices hasn't led me to really see any smoothness or buggy behavior, at least no more or less than what would typically be in other versions or even OSs. But, perhaps for some others there can be some issues here and there. But it doesn't appear to be a general issue of some sort.
     
  21. KingShoot007 thread starter macrumors member

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  22. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    so how does the fact that it looks like trash affect your game saves and the way you invite friends?

    and by the way, most apps will require ios 6+ from now on.
     
  23. KingShoot007 thread starter macrumors member

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    I dont need to have the latest version of apps.And the current GC looks so fancy and cool
     
  24. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    You do if you want to play online multiplayer with friends on a lot of games
     
  25. KingShoot007 thread starter macrumors member

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    Man,why do you have GC?
    Apple put it there because it is usefull
     

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