iPhone 4 on 5.0.1 - Upgrade to 7?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Rockadile, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. Rockadile macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    I have a 8GB iPhone 4 on 5.0.1
    Have you guys decided on a general census on iOS7 speed on this phone?
    Only reason I want to upgrade is that app updates are starting to require iOS6/7

    Also how come it says iOS7 is 1.1GB but requires 3.7GB to install :confused:
  2. white4s macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2011
    New Jersey
  3. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    I have 2 32GB iPhone 4 devices. One is Verizon with a bad/ESN (non-payment of bill) that I use as an iPod Touch. I installed iOS 7 on it. It is not bad... it's not terrific, but it isn't bad.

    The other is an unlocked AT&T that I use with StraightTalk. It is running iOS 5.1.1. I'm keeping it at 5.1.1 because I have the settings tweaked to enable 3G data, MMS, and voicemail indicator. I haven't found conclusive information that upgrading beyond 5.1.1 would allow me to continue to make those tweaks.

    Running 5.1.1 is terrific. Lightning fast, terrific battery life (even though it is nearly 2 years old), rock solid.
  4. TrenttonY macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2012
    I would wait until 7.1.
  5. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    My mom has an iPhone 4 and she swears iOS 7 made her phone faster. It isn't that fast of a phone to begin with so yea.
  6. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    My mom also has an iPhone 4 on iOS 7.0.4. I wouldn't consider her the best judge of performance :) but she has no complaints.

    Are the game updates worth upgrading the OS? I'm not a big iOS 7 fan.
  7. Altis macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    I'd highly recommend holding off at least until 7.1 is released.

    It is much slower at even the most simple of navigation tasks, so it might not be enjoyable... at the very best, it's a risk. I would keep an eye out for reactions of 7.1 on the iPhone 4 before making your decision.
  8. gregrose macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    iOS 7 is AWFUL on iPhone 4. Do not update it. Your phone will feel like the iPhone 3
  9. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    What is iPhone 3?

    You should definitely update if you want to get more out of your device before iOS 8 comes out. Where it will slowly begin losing support. It doesn't have to be slow especially on 7.1

    iPhone 4 is also downgradable with jailbreaking.
  10. viperGTS macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2010
    If anything, save your SHSH blobs on 5.0.1 before upgrading to iOS 7. That way, you can always downgrade to 5.0.1 if you want.
  11. Rockadile thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    Looks like there's still some discrepancies so I should try it myself.

    I'm using Lion. Can I get this blob? :rolleyes:
  12. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    You're using Lion and running iOS 5?

    I love 2011 as much as the next guy but its 2014 now! :)

    Have you get something against updating software?

    iOS 7 I can kind of understand (But not really because the new features make up for a bit of slow down some are experiencing)

    ...but going from Lion to Mavericks (Which is free) is a no brainer and will make everything run much nicer.
  13. Rockadile thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    I just don't want anything to brick plus some laziness. Apple store is one hour away and would hate to have my only computer and phone not working.
    Been using the iPhone 4 until Apple released a screen that's in the 4.7inch realm.
  14. Smartass macrumors 65816

    Dec 18, 2012
  15. Rockadile thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    I tried a program called TinyUmbrella to save my 5.0.1 SHSH blob but it didn't since Apple isn't signing it. Do I need to jailbreak the phone?
  16. Sirious macrumors 65816


    Jan 2, 2013
    United Kingdom
    Why didn't you upgrade to iOS 6 when it was available?
  17. sbailey4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2011
    or even 5.1 or 5.1.1? 5.0 1 was released like a month after 5 came out. May as well wait for 7.1 if you are contemplating iOS7.
  18. Rockadile thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    I didn't want the camera icon next to the slide bar.
    Was there an option to take it off this whole time? haha
  19. sbailey4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2011
    hmm ok then. well iOS 7 has the camera icon there as well so may just want to stick with 5.0.1.

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