ios7 restore as new or update?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Che Castro, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    i have an ipad mini and iphone 5 both jailbroken , i plan to update both to ios 7 today, dont really care about losing the jailbreak

    my question for better performance should i install ios 7 by using restore/new connecting the ipad to my computer and using itunes?

    or just upgrade over ios6 right from my ipad mini settings

    a couple of years back i would have done the restore as new option, but today does it really make a difference ?
  2. moargolems macrumors regular

    Aug 21, 2011
    When I updated my jailbroken iPhone 4 without restoring a couple of years ago, it became very unstable. This was a long time ago though, don't know if things have changed. I still suggest you do a clean install.
  3. iAmirul macrumors regular


    May 8, 2013
    Every time I update iOS I always restore back all my stuff, apps, music etc and never encounter any problems.. iOS 4 -> iOS 5 -> iOS 6 -> iOS 7

    I think it's totally up to you as the user hah.
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I've never had a problem "upgrading", though many people on the beta choose to go the clean install when applying the GM. That is those who were using the beta may be better off.
  5. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2008
    To be on the safe side because your devices were jailbroken, I would do a clean install.

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