iPhone 3GS: Is it worth it to update to iOS 7?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by EmmaSzkarlat, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. EmmaSzkarlat macrumors newbie


    Jun 30, 2014
    Hello everyone,

    I have an iPhone 3GS (I've got it in the beginning of 2010 I believe) and I have jailbroken it probably in 2012. It's still in iOS 5.

    Nowadays many apps require at least iOS 6, and yesterday my app store suddenly changed language to its "original"; I tried to change it back to English but it didn't work at all: I was shown an error message containing the word "iOS", it was probably telling me to update it to the most recent.

    Please, can someone tell me if it's worth to update my iOS to the most recent available (7.1.1)? If so, I have to be quick, because I've read somewhere that Apple is going to launch the next iOS soon and 7.1.1 will no longer be available. (I'm actually confused, I don't know exactly which one is recent)
    When I jailbroke my current one two years ago, I did it in my old Macintosh (unfortunately it needs repair). Is it safe to do in my current computer (Windows 8)? How do I protect my phone from possible viruses and spyware/malware? How to do a backup safely?

    Since my iPhone is 4 years old (and still working great, even after dropping it on the floor couple of times lol), will it crash easily or be laggy if I update to iOS 7 and jailbreak?

    Thank you very much!
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    The 3Gs cannot run iOS 7. The latest version of iOS it can run is iOS 6.1.6. It runs it well, for a four year old phone. But just don't expect any amazing speed from it.
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
  4. EmmaSzkarlat thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jun 30, 2014
    Oh, so I guess I'll keep it on my current iOS for now. Perhaps it will stay so until I actually buy another one :p Unfortunately, as I'd really love if I could update it to iOS 8. :( Too bad, several apps are no longer compatible with iOS 5! @_@

    Thank you very much for your answers, Intell and Applejuiced! :) I appreciate it!

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