iPhone Keep jailbreak 5.1.1 or update to iOS6?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ECUSnare, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. ECUSnare macrumors regular

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    I jailbroke my phone last week, but I am curious as to whether upgrading to iOS6 would be worth losing my jailbreak (I know I'll have to wait a while for an iOS6 compatible jailbreak). Is iOS6 worth losing the freedom of jailbreak apps and hacks?
     
  2. hakr100 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm keeping my 4S in jailbreak mode. I downloaded IOS6 onto my iPad III, and so far I haven't found one WOW! upgrade. There are a few jailbreak options I have via Cydia on my iPhone that really make the phone more usable.
     
  3. ECUSnare thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm in the same boat, I updated my iPad 2 to iOS 6, but didn't see any new features that were shocking/stunning/eye popping.
     
  4. madsilencerr macrumors member

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  5. haxrnick macrumors 6502a

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    Until there's a jb for the 4S on 6 I'm staying with 5.1.1
     
  6. Sherifftruman macrumors 6502

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    Keep the JB.

    I had a jail broken 4s and my wife had a 4. I'm giving her the 4s and getting a 5 tomorrow (really wanted a 32 instead of 16 and I play games so it seemed worth it). I had to swap them earlier this week so she could keep her JB. I've been using the stock 5.1.1 iPhone 4 formtwomdays and I really do miss the JB. BiteSMS is so so much better than the stock app, weathericon, having more than 12 apps in a folder, having Lockinfo which in addition to making the lockscreen useful, gives you little email or message icons at the top are just the first few things I missed.

    I took the leap for the 5 but I definitely regret it a bit right now.
     
  7. BrandoFiasco macrumors member

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    Upgraded to iOS 6 for a day, couldnt hang (missed Zephyr, BiteSMS, LockInfo too much), downgraded back to JB 5.1.1 while Apple is still signing the firmware. Going to wait till iOS 6 is Jailbroken.
     
  8. andyACEcandy macrumors 6502a

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    How did you downgrade to 5.1.1?

    I upgraded to iOS6 and am reaaaally missing my old jailbreak just as you did
     
  9. BrandoFiasco macrumors member

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    Just re-download 5.1.1 from here:

    http://osxdaily.com/2010/10/25/download-iphone-firmware-ipsw/

    in iTunes alt+Restore and select the downloaded ipsw. Jailbreak as normal.

    Do it quickly before Apple stops signing 5.1.1
     
  10. andyACEcandy macrumors 6502a

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    Assuming theres no way to just restore my old jailbreak as of a few hours ago? ha
     
  11. BrandoFiasco macrumors member

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    If you mean restoring all you jb apps and settings? No...

    I always use pkgbackup before updating/restoring firmware. Does all the app/settings restoration work for you, but if you didnt do that, you will have to re-download everything manually.
     
  12. andyACEcandy macrumors 6502a

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    fml, manually redownloading all my jailbroken goodies now

    oh well
     
  13. Major General macrumors member

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    yeah half of the cydia tweaks aren't working on iOS 6 right now, especially winterboard and bitesms (two important ones for me)
     

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