iPhone Is it worth to update my 5S to iOS 8.1 JB?

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  1. miragebg macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys,
    I am currently on 7.1.2 JB and everything works actually very well.
    My question is- is it worthy to update to 8.1 JB and what kind of benefits it will bring to my 5S?
     
  2. fisherking macrumors 603

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    it's up to you. i love it on my 5S, but that's me. look thru threads here, check the ios8 compatibility thread. what apps do you rely on? are they available for ios8?

    and if you're gonna do it, do it soon. 8.1.1 is around the corner...and (for now, anyway) that is not jb'able...
     
  3. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    a) go to the list of tweaks on your phone

    b) load the spreadsheet of tweak compatibility

    c) see which of your tweaks haven't been updated for iOS 8.1

    d) you make the decision if you can live without them right now

    You're asking us to make what is a personal decision. If everything is working to your satisfaction, may as well stay with what you have, why are you even asking? Heck, keep that iOS and that phone the rest of your life.

    In all seriousness though, this isn't a question anyone except you can answer. Your device is fine now, so it's up to you if the benefits of iOS 8 are worth the trade-offs of potentially losing some tweaks now and possibly forever.

    /close thread
     
  4. miragebg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    All of my JB apps which I normally use are optimized for iOS8 , so it is really in matter of speed, battery and overall performance of iOS8 vs iOS7
     
  5. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    i run 7.1.2 on my 5 just because it's lag free. iOS 8.1 lags on my 5. but on the 5s, i'd update.
     
  6. miragebg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is it worth to update my 5S to iOS 8.1 JB?

    Can someone confirm that Color Profiles tweak works on 8.1?
    If this works, I am going to pull the trigger..:)
     
  7. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    I agree. The 64 bit will make it much faster than the iPhone 5
     
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  9. Corey Jacobson macrumors newbie

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    I jumped the gun to 8.1 but i like it. a lot. I'm still waiting on some tweaks to be avaible
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Go for it.
    You might not be able to pretty soon so decide fast.
     
  11. bansheebeat macrumors regular

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    Yeah I'm enjoying the update as well. All the tweaks I use are already compatible luckily.
     
  12. Ericbe59 macrumors member

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    I wouldn't! I upgraded from a 7.1.1 5 to a 8.1 5S and I have nothing but trouble with WiFi now. Pages are slow to load in Safari and audio streams constantly get dropped. My WiFi signal is solid. Pages load a lot faster with Chrome. Jail breaking was nice, but didn't help.
     
  13. Dorkington macrumors 6502a

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    The biggest reason I'm hesitant right now is due to Auxo not being up to date.
     
  14. miragebg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Me too, but the developer said he is working on the update right now and it should be released in a week or two
     
  15. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    I have 5S on 8.1 jailbreaked. Had all the jailbreaks ever, starting from iphone 4. There is just no way, I would stay on previos IOS and JB, if there is a new one out. Right now, I can tell you, there is absolutely no difference in speed and battery life between 7.1.2 JB and 8.1 JB.
    Ok, we are still waiting for some tweaks to get updated, but that's the whole fun of playing, isn't it :).
    I have all the tweaks I want, apart from biteSMS...everything else is already there...so, at the moment, I am more than satisfied :)
     
  16. miragebg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Can someone confirm, that Color Profiles works on iOS 8.1?
     
  17. bbrks macrumors 65816

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  18. miragebg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've heard that it's not optimized and updated to work on 8.1, but in reality it does, at least partially until the first respring. Is this true?

    This is one of the most important tweaks for me, it ranks always on one of the first three places when it comes to JB my devices...
     
  19. miragebg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Can anyone try it for me? I really don't want to update if this doesn't work..
     
  20. Vanilla35 macrumors 68030

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    Tried it out on 8.1. Installed, resprung, phone didn't boot up, had to go into safe mode, delete the tweak, then reboot. Sacrificed 5% of my battery for you, you're welcome.
     
  21. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    And 8.1.1 is out, so any minute now will be already to late...
     
  22. miragebg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is it worth to update my 5S to iOS 8.1 JB?





    I appreciate heartily what you've done! Thank you hundred of times! You just saved me a troubles and nerves if I was going to update to iOS 8.1. Thanks again!
     

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