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

    Feb 25, 2013
    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


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    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


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    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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