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

ICYBLUE1203

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Jun 14, 2010
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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?
 

vonWachtstain

macrumors regular
Nov 20, 2011
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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?
Jailbreakme enough said
 

Small White Car

macrumors G4
Aug 29, 2006
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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.
 

lordofthereef

macrumors G5
Nov 29, 2011
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Isn't there a iOS5 jailbreak? What would be the difference? Pros/cons?
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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