iOS 6.1.2 for iPhone 5

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  1. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

    Zmanbaseball2

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    Do I need to update my jailbroken iPhone 5 to iOS 6.1.2 for any reason. I do not use outlook exchange server. What else does the new update bring or fix.
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    It fixes the passcode security bug, other than that probably just a few other little things here in there.

    Besides that, nothing critical. You don't need to update, but it has not fixed the JB exploits so you would be safe to backup, update, and re-jailbreak if you so desired.
     
  3. Zmanbaseball2 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    iOS 6.1.2 for iPhone 5

    For future reference do I need to restore or just update in iTunes.

    And a good Cydia backuper app. Lol
     
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Restore is always the choice if you intend to re-jailbreak.

    PkgBackup is the most dependable Cydia packages backup available.
     
  5. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Some say you should restore, not need, but I've gotten out of a jailbreak by just updating (through iTunes, of course) several times when I wanted to update and didn't care about losing my jailbreak. Last week I restored to get rid of my jailbreak, but only because an update was not yet available.

    So you should be fine just updating. Always make sure you back up, though, before doing anything.

    Edit: dhlizard is much more in the jail-breaking know than I. Most of my experience has been jailbreaking, then deciding to unjailbreak once per phone, so trust his post if you intend to re-jailbreak as I don't have real experience in that thus far.
     
  6. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Actually, most jailbreaks on devices that were updated versus restores are successful. I have even read of success jailbreaking on an OTA update (a device not previously jailbroken).

    So you are correct, but restore is the preferred choice.
     
  7. Zmanbaseball2 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Im just tired if wasting 2+ hours of restoring all my apps, music and photo albums.


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  8. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Welcome to the downside of making sure you get a pristine jailbreak. :eek:
     
  9. Zmanbaseball2 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    What about OpenBackup or other free ones?


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  10. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    According to other users and the front page, it does not fix the passcode bug. Only Exchange.
     
  11. Zmanbaseball2 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    iOS 6.1.2 for iPhone 5

    In other words their is 100% no reason to update to 6.1.2 if their you do not use exchange.


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  12. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Pretty much.
     
  13. cynics macrumors G3

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    When I updated via iTunes it said it fix exchange bug. Then it said something about a security bugs. When I clicked the link it was very obscure about security bugs and said due to the terms of use they don't post exactly what the security bug is immediately etc etc. I got bored at that point an updated.

    Point being it may or may not have done something else but something is mentioned. You can see what I'm talking about by plugging into iTunes, click updated, then continue if it says you have unbacked up purchased apps, then the screen of what the update does pops up, you can cancel before going further then that.
     
  14. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    This info about the security bug is in this article.
    Not sure if they fixed it or not ??

    http://appleinsider.com/articles/13...xchange-calendar-bug-that-could-drain-battery
     

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