Received iPhone 5s on ios7

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Prozak0820, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. Prozak0820 macrumors 6502

    Prozak0820

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    so I bought a 5s 32gb space grey on eBay for $163 and it wouldn't work at first but I'm guessing it was the backlight cause I was able to shine a light on the display and see everything. I got through the wifi settings and it lit up. I looked at settings. This iPhone is on iOS 7.1. I got so lucky. I've always wanted to see iOS 7 again.
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    Only issue is the bright dots. But I don't notice them on other colors only white. But I'm so happy it works. My girlfriend received it first because the seller didn't ship to APO and she sent it to me because she had to go to basic. But I guess it works and I hit he jackpot with iOS 7.1
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    Only inf is I can't really do anything with it so I have to update it
     

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  2. 9fiftyfive macrumors member

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    Did someone say Pangu?

    iOS 7 is jailbreakable. Maybe that's worth not updating for you?
     
  3. bufffilm Suspended

    bufffilm

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    A mixed bag.

    On the one hand is jail-breaking it. On the other is you may have to update it to get apps to install (as you said).

    Easier to stay on older OS when it's an iPad. Less so with a phone. Especially if security updates are important to you.

    Try to make it work. But a 5s runs decently (I heard) on the later iOS versions.
     
  4. addamas macrumors 6502

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    From what I know you can download apps right for your OS version from AppStore.
     
  5. bufffilm Suspended

    bufffilm

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    Up to a point.
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    The 5S flew on iOS 7. I still have mine jailbroken on iOS 7.1.2 and it runs very well.
     

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