iPhone Lose Jailbreak for iOS 7?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by 999blb, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. 999blb macrumors member

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    iOS 7 is going to be released to the public soon, and I'm unsure whether or not I should upgrade up to it. I own an iPhone 4S that is jailbroken on iOS 6.1.2, and I really want to try out iOS 7.
    What are the positives/negatives to upgrading to iOS 7 or staying on my current firmware?

    Thanks.
     
  2. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Checkout the IOS forum, all the info you need.
     
  3. OneMike macrumors 603

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    The negative would be you'd loose your jailbreak until a jailbreak for ios 7 comes out. The positive would be you get iOS 7.

    For me. I gave up 6 jailbreak the day iOS beta 1 came out and never looked back. no regrets.

    Other then reading, try to head out to a store next friday and try ios 7 out for yourself.
     
  4. zipster macrumors 6502

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    My jailbreak is too valuable to me compared to a "new look".
     
  5. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Agreed !
    And reading the iOS7 forum is like reading a horror story :eek:
     
  6. plainwhitetay macrumors regular

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    My biggest regret was losing my 6.1.2 jailbreak to try the iOS 7 beta. Luckily I go into 6.0.2 when the signing messed up weeks back. I'm on an iPhone 5, and probably won't go to iOS 7 until I upgrade to a phone it was built for or iOS 7 is jailbroken. Haven't decided yet.
     
  7. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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  8. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    It isn't just a "new look." Use it and apps designed for it and it is more like a brand new OS.

    It really depends on what jailbreak tweaks and apps you use as to whether it's worth it for you to lose your jailbreak.

    Also, remember that the iOS 7 jailbreak seems to be coming along nicely. They're making rapid progress so you may not be without a jailbreak fon long.
     
  9. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    I'd stay with 6.1.2. Only upgrade to iOS7 when it's absolutely necessary; for example, if your fav apps no longer support iOS6.

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    Well, let's state this:

    - it has some new API niceties but, IMHO, nothing groundbreaking.
    - as usual with Apple, Style over Functionality. (This is why my next phone will be a Nexus 5 - I'm pretty much fed up with the over-restrictive and incapable walled garden and the comparative lack of innovation of iOS / Apple.)
     
  10. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    My 4S will stay w/ iOS 6 until a jb comes out and will enjoy iOS7 on my 5S.
     
  11. pooleman Suspended

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    I'm struggling with the same thing. The only tweaks I keep on my jailroken iPhone 5 are are MyWi and My3G. I'm dying to try iOS 7 but I have to wait until the iOS 7 jailbreak is released.
     
  12. JoshyMochy macrumors newbie

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    I had ios 7 beta 6 for 2 weeks because i was "curious". It was cool but I thought the official ios 7 gm was being released the day of the big apple conference so i downgraded to 6.1.4. Now i spend my life trying to google a way to jailbreak cause i miss cydia so much. Lol
     
  13. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    iOS7 GM was released shortly after the end of the conference ?
     
  14. JoshyMochy macrumors newbie

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    Isnt that one only for developers though? Public one is sept 18th i thought.
     
  15. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    The public IPSW is not a Golden Master.

    GM versions are always intended for Apple developers only.
     
  16. JoshyMochy macrumors newbie

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    Oh duh i feel like I knew that once but forgot. Lol my bad im a newbie here.
     
  17. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Only a couple more days until the public release will be available for you.
     
  18. scapegoat81 macrumors 6502a

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    My wife & I both own jailbroken 4S'. I plan on getting the 5S, updating & giving her my 4S to replace her busted speaker 4S. Keeping her JB 4S as a spare. Got to have at least 1 JB device in the household. ;) :D
     
  19. JoshyMochy macrumors newbie

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    Im just affraid that the GM is somehow gonna be buggy cause its not OTA so thats why i downgraded to 6.1.4 to wait for the public one. Is that false thinking??
     
  20. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    You are seemingly still confused :confused:

    The GM is out, released on the afternoon of the conference, intended for developers only. The GM is never released as an OTA update since it is intended for developers - as far as all it's issues, read about them here --> http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=165

    The public release happens Wednesday the 18th, it is not labeled nor called a GM (although the GM may be identical to the public release). It should also be available OTA.

    I would expect it to have all the same issues documented here --> http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=165
     
  21. Bl0ckHe1d macrumors 6502

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    Curious...seen a rumours somewhere that Apple are currently testing iOS7.0.1, 7.0.2 and 7.1 wondering if this is a future quick release to close the latest iOS7 exploits?
     
  22. JoshyMochy macrumors newbie

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    Ok then im just gonna wait for the public release this time then. Im not sure how it let me install the beta 6 ipsw without a dev accnt but it did after 3 tries.
     
  23. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    For whatever reason, Apple disabled the UDID activation requirement on this round of betas :confused:

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    Apple seems to be testing various firmware builds (actually updates) on internal devices (Apple test devices or devices used by Apple employees)

    http://www.macrumors.com/2013/09/16...0-2-ios-7-1-and-ios-8-showing-up-in-web-logs/
     
  24. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    I've never found a new iOS that justifies loosing a jailbreak.
     
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