Should I restore because of this?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by psychspirit, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. psychspirit macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2006
    Hi all,

    I jailbroke my iPhone 4 ios 5.0.1 two weeks ago. My first time jailbreaking anything. The issue now is:

    I find that I can't update my apps (there's that red alert on the icon and it's annoying that I can't update to any future apps I've downloaded because one of the apps that need updating is only for ios 5.1) If I can't update one app, that means I can't update any other apps..right? because there is only 1 option "update all". --this is the biggest problem for me.

    second issue is:

    My phone is slower.

    The reason for my jailbreak was to have infinity folders and no apps but just wallpaper on home screen. I added to my notification center --and that's it. Not sure if it's worth it to keep the jail break.

    Any solutions?
  2. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    mines fine I love my jailbreak only you can decide if you don't. ;)
  3. psychspirit thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2006
    I guess my issue is more about being able to update my apps. How do you guys deal with not being able to update any apps? That red number on the corner is annoying!

    for example: I can't update the lastest iMovie app.

    How do you guys go about this?
  4. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    I update normally through Itunes both via 30 pin and itunes app on my phone never had a sinfle issue with that in over 3 years.
  5. grimy macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2010
    I can't update iPhoto because it requires 5.1 but I still can update everything else just fine. I would think hitting update all it would do everything but the 5.1 app.

    You can also click on individual apps in the update list and click update.

    Also, there are plenty of "red badge" clearing tweaks in some research and find one that will clear that one app from notifying you.
  6. 0m3ga macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2012
    the apps u are talking about are specific to iOS 5.1. You will never be able to load those, intil u update. But yes, you can still update your other apps that are for 5.0.1 and lower per normal. I did it just last night.

    If the badge bothers you, go into cydia and download the tweak badgeclear or badgeremover. the first removes the updates fromjust the app you select, while thoe other removes all badges from all apps.
  7. toasty hoodie macrumors 6502

    toasty hoodie

    Sep 16, 2011
    And you can also update to 5.1 and re-jailbreak since you have a 4, not a 4s. It'll be a semi-tethered, which means you need to use redsn0w when you reboot...but that's really not a big deal honestly
  8. nanogirl21 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2011
    Midwest United States
    If you are trying to run 5.1 apps on a 5.0.1 device it will not work. If you have a 5.0.1 app that needs to be updated along with a 5.1 app when you update all the 5.1 app update should be rejected and it should continue the update with the 5.0.1 app. If this does not work you can connect your device to itunes and manually update each app individually. Search the app you are looking to update and click “update” as if you were purchasing the app. Once finished sync your device and all should be good. If you would like to use 5.1 apps you have two options 1. Use a tethered jailbreak that is specifically for for 5.1 (note: this does not work on iPhone 4s or iPad 2) or 2. Don’t restore and don’t jailbreak

    What exactly do you mean by “your phone is slower”? Are you speaking of launching apps or web surfing? But overall phone is going to be slower with a jailbreak just for the simple fact that you are breaking Apple’s software however there should not be significant speed decrease when launching apps.
  9. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    The issues the OP is having are due to operator error
    As stated, apps can be individually selected and updated.

    And a quick search with Google would have shown there are several Cydia tweaks to hide that red number that bothers him/her.

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