iPad mini iPad Mini first gen iOS 8

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nhlfreak98, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. nhlfreak98 macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2013
    Worth updating to iOS 8? I have one 7.1.2 and jailbroken not sure if I should update to iOS 8 or leave it on iOS 7. Is performance good? Does it seem to crash a lot. Is it slower or more snappier than 7.1.2. Was thinking of selling it and getting a mini 2 not sure though
  2. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    Not unless you want to turn that Mini into a paperweight. Stay with iOS 7. :)
  3. scientificnomad macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2014

    I have this exact same question, but my first generation mini is running iOS 6.0.1. Is there any way to still install iOS7?
  4. nhlfreak98 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2013

    Leave it in iOS 6. I made a mistake of updating it to iOS 7 and regret it.
  5. emjaycee18 macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2010
    I had my original mini running iOS 8 before I recently sold it. On the update to 8.1, it actually crapped out and I had to DFU restore it. Loving my new mini, but I wish I'd stayed with iOS 7 on the original.

    The only reason that I upgraded the original to iOS 8 in the first place was for Continuity and SMS relay from my iPhone 6.
  6. nhlfreak98 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2013

    I'm probably going to sell my mini and get the retina mini 2
  7. Chocolatemilty macrumors 6502a

    May 17, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    iPad Mini first gen iOS 8

    I currently have iOS 8.1 jailbroken on my iPad mini. I updated for the continuity features which I enjoy and use all the time, especially sms relay and calling through the iPad. I figured it would most likely take a performance hit, but not as much as you'd think. I did start over from a new device, so that was an initial pain, but it's absolutely ok now. Battery life did take a hit, as I was getting 2 days of use out of it on iOS 7.1.2 and now only getting a day. I don't like that at all, but I'm dealing. I'm very happy to have my jailbreak back for the Untrusted Hosts Blocker which I can't live without anymore for web surfing, as well as SwipeSelection for the keyboard. I also have my 4S jailbroken for tethering on my unlimited plan. So basically, if you really want those iOS 8 features and now with the jailbreak, it's ok. I hear 8.1.1 is supposed to bring iPad 2 fixes which could basically mean A5 device fixes, but it also patches the jailbreak, so that's something else to consider. The choice is yours!
  8. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    This should tell you everything you need to know about updating to iOS 8, even on the mini 2 and 3 (I know 3 doesn't have a choice.)

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