iPad mini iPad Mini first gen iOS 8

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

  1. nhlfreak98 macrumors 6502

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    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

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

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    Hi,

    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

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

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    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

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

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    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 603

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    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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