Keeping iOS 5 on ipad and iOS 6 on iphone.

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by phr0ze, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. phr0ze macrumors 6502a

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    I want to keep iOS 5 on my ipad (and still use the iOS 5 for development testing). But I want to also test with iOS 6 on my iphone. I am under the impression that I need to update itunes to upgrade to iOS 6.

    What does that do to the rest of my iEcosystem, ie, apple TV, iCloud, App purchase sync, Music, etc?

    Is there a guide?

    Yes I searched but I get too many results.
     
  2. GIZBUG macrumors 65816

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    Wow, lazy....search again. Guides all over this forum. A simple search of "how to install IOS 6 on iphone" in google will yield what you need.:confused:
     
  3. phr0ze thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, mean... None of my searches answer my questions about maintaining iOS5 and the rest of my ecosystem or the effects it has. And most of the searches are guides for jail breaking, or non-developers, etc.

    Like I said, I tried searching just to avoid responses like yours.
     
  4. petrucci666 macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't need to update iTunes to install iOS6, don't see why you would.

    Problem solved.
     
  5. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    You just need to be on the latest version of iTunes, that's all. Make sure you're on the most recent version and you're good to go. There is no iTunes beta for developers, the most recent public version will work / is made to work with the iOS 6 betas.
     
  6. phr0ze thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you. Other guides found by google stated I needed to update itunes to a beta.

    That solves it.
     
  7. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    That was the case with betas of iOS 5 and earlier. There is no iTunes beta for iOS 6.
     
  8. WordMasterRice macrumors 6502a

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    This just highlights another of Apples shortcomings. Being unable to downgrade iOS is inexcusable.
     
  9. gotluck macrumors 603

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    Not supported by Apple, but...

    Always save your Blobs!
    http://thefirmwareumbrella.blogspot.com/
    or use redsn0w
     
  10. MooneyFlyer macrumors 65816

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    Plenty of people have been able to downgrade to iOS 5.1 in these forums.
     
  11. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    All you gotta do is shift+restore. I've done it tons of times.
     
  12. WordMasterRice macrumors 6502a

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    I do this, but I don't understand why jailbreaking and hacking should be required to be a good developer.

    Good luck with that after it goes final, also let me know how getting to 5.0.1 goes for you.
     
  13. TheRainKing macrumors 6502a

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    You best be able to downgrade, because I have a feeling I won't like iOS 6 and I don't want to be stuck on it.
     
  14. Menel macrumors 603

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    You can always revert to the current release.

    DFU mode, restore in iTunes. Will take you from iOS6 Beta back to iOS5.1.1.
     
  15. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    After it goes final, I won't have any reason to go back so it won't matter.

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    No need to go into DFU mode, just do a plain old shift+restore.
     
  16. gotluck macrumors 603

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    He means for developers, to do tests to make sure their apps are still compatible/run well with older iOS. I believe he has a point!
     
  17. WordMasterRice macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. I have to make a choice, unless I want to keep a dedicated development device for every iOS version on every phone, either upgrade and support the latest OS, or drop all support for everything but the latest. It's a pretty ****** choice if you ask me.
     
  18. Kashsystems macrumors 6502

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    I know plenty of developers who do not have several devices to support older IOS versions. Also iOS6 is supported on iPhones 3gs and greater. How many years back do you want to support? The 3gs is still being sold in many markets and comes with iOS 5 installed.

    If you are worried about older os versions, you basically only need one extra device. If you are doing well as a developer that additional cost should not be an issue especially how cheap you can buy these older devices. I kept my iPhone 3gs for this very reason.
     

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