iphone 5 and upgrading. Have ios7 + JB. Update before setup of 6+?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kevin22, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. Kevin22 macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2014
    Currently I have an iphone 5 AT&T, ios7, and jailbroken. My new 6+ is set for delivery tomorrow and I was wondering if I needed to update to ios8 on this phone (ip5) before restoring the new phone (ip6+) for all of my contacts/pics/etc to transfer.
    Thought I read somewhere that if you don't update to ios8 you will lose a lot of your data? May have read wrong though...

    I don't want to update if I don't have to because of the fact that it's jailbroken and soon to be unlocked. Figured I would get more money for it when I try to sell it.

  2. eelw macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2012
    No need to update your 5. You can restore the backup safely to your new phone without needing to update to iOS 8.
  3. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    You don't need to update your iPhone 5. Just connect your new iPhone to iTunes and restore from a backup or restore it from an iCloud backup.
  4. Kevin22 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2014
    And I won't lose my pics or anything? did they fix that bug already?
    Great, Thank you

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