Should I keep Navigon on Newly acquired iPhone 4?

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  1. Sunsean macrumors 6502

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    Just bought a recently received refurbished iphone 4, in perfect condition, jailbroken. I wasn't going out of my way to buy a jb iphone, but it's the best deal I found on a great condition phone. Anyway - it came with this app "Navigon" already installed. When I look up the app in the App store, I see it costs $50. When I plugged the iphone into itunes it asked if I wanted to update. I know doing this will un-jailbreak my phone, so I held off for now.

    My questions are: a) can I update it and have nothing wrong happen besides losing my jailbreak? Will the phone still work fine? b) if I update I assume I'll lose the Navigon app, correct? c) Should I keep the app? Is it good? That's one thing I will miss about Android, the great built-in GPS turn-by-turn navigation, so if this is a good Apple replacement, I may have just lucked out...which leads me to my final question, is there any way to update the os and possibly lose the jb and still keep the Navigon app? I don't need all the jb tweaks necessarily, I don't mind using a vanilla apple experience for awhile as it's my first iphone and I want to enjoy the stock experience before messing with it too much. But I have a feeling I want to keep that Navigon app...
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, you won't be able to keep the app unless the previous owner gives you his itunes user ID and password.
     
  3. Sunsean thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. So you're saying I can use the app as is now without updating, but if I do update I'll lose it...? Looks like I'll give it up. I want to have the most up to date os and all that, and have the full experience.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes.
     
  5. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    I wonder if you do a ' transfer purchases ' [ in iTunes ], and then update, whether you'll be able to restore Navigon!

    Might be worth trying since you're already willing to let go of the App.
     
  6. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    I believe you can only do that if iTunes on the computer and iPhone are using the same account.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That won't work.
    It's someone else's app and user account.
    It won't sync or transfer to a library that's not authorized with the same iTunes login.
     
  8. Sunsean thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Again, thanks for the info. I could always try getting the log-in info from the guy I bought it from, he seemed nice enough. But he isn't a friend or anything, and I know I wouldn't freely give out my itunes log-in info or any other log-in to a stranger...oh well, not a biggie. I won't let 1 app get in the way of my overall user experience. Was just wondering if there might be a way to update the os and freeze/save and restore the app after. Like I said, I'm coming off a few years of Android so still learning all the ins/outs of ios.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can try asking him but I wouldn't give a stranger my iTunes login and password. Would you?
    Then they can download and charge anything they want to your account.
     
  10. Sunsean thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Haha, no of course I wouldn't, which is why I probably won't even ask. Best case scenario, if I were feeling especially generous, I might give it out and then immediately change it after he got what he needed, but even then I doubt I'd do it for a stranger.

    Like I said, no biggie. Just doubt I will ever spring $50 for any app, so thought it might be worth trying to salvage. I mean, I can't imagine a more essential app than Garageband, and that only cost $5.
     
  11. JAT macrumors 603

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    You are comparing this app to free or $.99 apps that do some little thing, or games. That doesn't always work.

    Navigon or TomTom are fully functional gps apps with downloaded maps that can replace a standalone gps unit, even when out of 3G cell range. To get the same functionality, you'd have to spend over $100 on one of their gps machines. How does that pricing compare?

    OTOH, you can get Telenav for $10/year, which is close in functionality.POIs are great, the finer points of the gps UI are not as good.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Navigon is a great app.
    To me the convinience of having something like that on my phone was well worth the money.
     
  13. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    Just to let you know that navigon occasionally has big sales. I bought navigon when it went down to $25 or something like that a little while ago.
     

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