iPad iPad 3 on iOS 5.1.1 - upgrade to 6.1.3 before 7 is released?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by i486dx2-66, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. i486dx2-66 macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone. I have a dilemma, and would appreciate any advice you may have. :)

    I have an iPad 1 and an iPad 3, and for commonality, we kept them both on iOS 5.1.1 (the last version supported on the iPad 1). I'm tempted to update the iPad 3 to iOS 6.1.3 before iOS 7 comes out, so that if for some reason we REALLY don't like iOS 7, I'm not forever stuck on the 5.x line. :)

    The problem is that I don't have the SHSH blobs for iOS 5.1.1 (missed the signing window), and iFaith doesn't work on the iPad 3, so once I make that upgrade to 6.1.3 there is no going back. I would also lose the ability to jailbreak the iPad, although that isn't a huge priority... I probably should have done this when 6.1.2 was still being signed. :(


    The majority of the iOS 5.x vs 6.x reviews on the iPad 3 are from when 6.0 first came out, and of course there were some problems back then and the reviews were mixed. But now that iOS 6 is at a "mature" 6.1.3, is it worth the upgrade on the iPad 3?

    Thanks. :apple:
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    #2
    I'm not au fait with how this all works on an iPad, but is it possible for you to grab the 6.1.3 blobs now so that you have them available for a future upgrade if you don't like 7?
     
  3. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    It will be quite a while before Apple releases the public version of iOS7 and closes the window on iOS6.
    As for me, 5.1.1 was very stable but so is 6.1.2 (and so I assume is 6.1.3) - I have both an iPad 3 and iPad 4 on 6.1.2.
    You have weeks to contemplate and decide.
     

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