Just bought a 4S with iOS 7.0.2

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by thingstoponder, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. thingstoponder macrumors 6502

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    Everything seems nice to me. Of course there's the slight lag with spotlight but that doesn't bother me.

    So my question is, what am I missing by not being on 7.1.2? I'm definitely not going to 8 but obviously that's the only thing I can upgrade to. Are the later versions of iOS 7 faster and more stable?
     
  2. dcharleyultra macrumors 6502

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    Just bought a 4S with iOS 7.0.2

    I believe 7.0.4 had some security fixes. IIRC, you can get those fixes with a Cydia tweak.
     
  3. thingstoponder thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, ideally I'd like to go 7.1.2 just because it annoys me to not be on the last version. Will jailbreaking just to update iOS slow the phone down or give me issues?
     
  4. dcharleyultra macrumors 6502

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    The jailbreak would be to apply a patch to 7.0.4. I don't remember if the result would be the same as having 7.1.2.
     
  5. thingstoponder thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm sorry, are you saying I can't go all the way up to 7.1.2 if I jailbreak it?
     
  6. dcharleyultra macrumors 6502

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    I don't think so, but I'm not sure. I think the only way to update iOS is the normal way. Then you would have to re-jailbreak.

    Currently, 7.1.2 is not being signed by Apple.
     
  7. DerekRod macrumors 6502a

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    No if you update it goes to iOS 8.Apple isn't signing iOS 7 for the 4S,the iPhone 4 is the only phone stuck at 7.1.2
     
  8. thingstoponder thread starter macrumors 6502

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    :mad:

    Are you guys absolutely positive? I heard another member say the only way you could update was with a jailbreak. Jailbreaking was going to be my last resort. :(
     
  9. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Jailbreaking will not work to get you to 7.1.2.
     
  10. white4s macrumors 65816

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    completely false. that member is clueless

    it's either stay 7.0.2 or update to 8
     
  11. xmichaelp macrumors 68000

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    Nope, you can't go to 7.1.2 with a jailbreak.
     
  12. thingstoponder thread starter macrumors 6502

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    :(

    Thanks guys. I'll just stick it out on iOS 7.0.2 unless 8 gets an update that completely speeds it up to iOS 7 speeds. Hopefully I don't run into any issues that were fixed in a later version of iOS 7. Every seems smooth now though.
     
  13. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    OP: There is NO way to put iOS 7.1.2 on that device. Apple isn't signing it, so you can't do anything, even by jailbreaking it to get that version. Only option is to update to iOS 8.1, which is crap. Sorry. I'd keep it on 7.0.2.
     
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  15. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    Technically he could, but it wouldn't complete because it has to check with Apple for permission, in which they are not signing 7.1.2 for the 4S.
     
  16. Paddle1, Nov 7, 2014
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    Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    That is ironic because iOS 7.0 is slower than 7.1 is. (It is more unstable than newer versions too) BTW it was 7.0.6 with the security fixes.

    The next version of iOS 8 is supposed to bring "performance improvements for iPhone 4s" so maybe you should look into getting that when it releases.
     

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