iPhone 5(iOS 7.1.2) - Should I upgrade the firmware?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by -alvin, Oct 3, 2016.

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Which iOS version should I use?

  1. iOS 7.1.2

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  2. iOS 8.4.1

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  3. iOS 9.3.5

    0 vote(s)
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  4. iOS 10.0.2

    75.0%
  5. Other

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  1. -alvin macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I got an iPhone 5 with iOS 7.1.2 should I upgrade to iOS 10.0.2? Or maybe upgrade to some other firmware version like 8.4.1?

    I looked up some apps on the App Store and it looks like most apps require iOS 8.0 and later. What iOS version is required for most of the apps on the Cydia App Store?

    What are some of the pros/cons for keeping 7.1.2 and upgrading to a newer firmware? Maybe faster performance and better battery life on the old firmware?
     
  2. flyinmac macrumors 68030

    flyinmac

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    My iPhone 5 has seen every update from iOS 6.x to 10.0.2.

    Virtually very little difference other than having the additional features and apps.

    My battery life is practically unchanged through all the updates.
     
  3. -alvin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What about performance wise? Did your phone feel slower/laggier/stutter problems with each new iOS update?

    Do you know if there is somewhere where I can see what kind of apps there are on the Cydia App Store? I'm wondering if I should jailbreak my phone right now because after I update to 10.0.2 I probably won't be able to jailbreak my phone or downgrade back to 7.1.2
     
  4. flyinmac macrumors 68030

    flyinmac

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    Never had my phone get warm to the touch. Never felt a decrease in performance. And I've never felt the need or interest in jail breaking.

    I'm all for hacking if needed. But I need a reason to invest the effort. Jail breaking has never offered me something I need or want.
     
  5. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    I used iOS 10 since beta on my iPhone 5. Personally, I think it's better than iOS8, and a bit better/the same as iOS9.
    First thing first, if you don't use the fancy new features of iMessage, turn on the reduce animation. It makes things feel more snappier.
    The phone won't be as snappy as it was on iOS6, but it is still usable with iOS10. Unlike the A5 where it was gasping for air, I think the A6 can retire gracefully (and Apple would probably drop its support simply because it's not 64bit, not because of its performance).
     
  6. Velin macrumors 65816

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    Do a clean install of 10.0.2 via iTunes. Do not restore from backup. It should work just fine.
     
  7. rugmankc Contributor

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  8. Conan86 macrumors 6502

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  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Keep in mind, that most of the time your only choices are basically either to stay with what you have (iOS 7.1.2) or upgrade to the latest version that is offered by Apple for the device (which is iOS 10.0.2). At the moment though it seems that iOS 9 is still being signed, so you could potentially go to iOS 9.3.5 as well. But once Apple stops signing it (which will likely be soon) that won't be an option anymore, just like something like iOS 8.4.1 isn't an option at this point.
     

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