Is there any major advantage in running an older version of iOS vs iOS5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ICYBLUE1203, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. ICYBLUE1203 macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2010
    I sold my 4S and decided to "downgrade" to a iPhone 4. The 4 I purchased today has been untouched and is running 4.2.8 (on Verizon). Is there any advantage by keeping it this way or should I go ahead and update to iOS 5.0.1?
  2. vonWachtstain macrumors regular

    Nov 20, 2011
    Jailbreakme enough said
  3. ICYBLUE1203 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2010
    Isn't there a iOS5 jailbreak? What would be the difference? Pros/cons?
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    There's the whole 'bad battery life' thing.

    It seems Apple hasn't fully nailed down the causes and 5.0.1 made some people happy but not everyone. It may be worth waiting 'till 5.1 and see what happens with that.

    That said, not everyone is having problems and it mostly has to do with what apps and what cloud services you're using and how they're set.

    So I don't know...flip a coin? It's so hard to say.
  5. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    There is, however it's tethered. What that means is, if you have to reboot your phone, you will have limited functionality until you jack back into your computer and boot it out of that mode. Some people absolutely hate this. I don't mind it, you just have to use some common sense and not download cydia packages that require a reboot while you are out and about.

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