iPod touch Jailbreak 6.1 slows down my Touch 4G

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Neebee, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. Neebee macrumors 6502a

    I did a test run before I would update my iPhone 5. I am glad I did. I noticed my iPod Touch 4G is running slower with a lot of lag before the update. Of course, the update to iOS 6x from 5.1 caused an insane slow down but 6.1 reduced that somewhat.

    Looks like I won't be jailbreaking my iPhone 5. :(
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Jailbreaking the already limited iPod Touch 4 and comparing it to a stock or a jailbroken iPhone 5 isn't a good comparison. The iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 have very little to no lag. Even a properly jailbroken and optimized iPod Touch 4 doesn't have any perceivable lag.
  3. FeaRThiS macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2011
    You really need to change your title as this has nothing to do with the jailbreak you are simply comparing the speed of 5.1 to 6.1. I fail to see how this relates to any jailbreak.
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    That's like saying a caravan and a corvette run the same quarter mile.
  5. Neebee thread starter macrumors 6502a

    I completely disagree with your assessment. Before jailbreak the Touch was slow (thanks to iOS 6.0). After JB it is even slower. The JB has everything to do with the further reduced performance. Using your logic, that's like saying you fail to see how an icy road would cause a car's tires to slip.
  6. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007

    I submit its a matter of opinion. :D

    My opinion is that the actual process of jail-breaking does not cause lag.

    Its the process of downloading badly written or too many tweaks or a tweak that is having compatibility issues with another.

    I've downloaded 5 tweaks on my iphone 5, iOS 6.1, and honestly see no obvious lag.

    Folders and apps etc continue to open buttery smooth.
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    It has always been the case that a new iPhone OS is always tailored to run well on the newest iPhone. Sits well. However, the iPod touch always gets the ugly end as it tends to be the last updated hardware wise. In this case, iPhone OS 6 was never meant to be the main OS for your iPod touch 4. Hence it slows down. Just like the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS.

    The iPhone 5 will run the jailbreak just fine. Try it.
  8. FeaRThiS macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2011
    So what your saying is gaining root access to the os slows it down? The icey roads are the tweaks you install. Using my logic gaining root it the difference between standing outside your car or sitting in the drivers seat. What you choose to do with root depends how much you slow it down.
  9. zuperm4n macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2013
    Yeah the iPod Touch 4 isn't the best device for iOS 6. I suggest you jailbreak it and not over-install Cydia apps - Winterboard is a huge drain on processing power according to technouz.com.

    You can also install SB Settings and 'free up memory' everytime its moving slow...

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