Should I restore because of this?

psychspirit

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 25, 2006
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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?
 

psychspirit

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 25, 2006
60
3
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?
 

grimy

macrumors member
Jul 13, 2010
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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 cydia...do some research and find one that will clear that one app from notifying you.
 

0m3ga

macrumors 6502
Mar 1, 2012
490
0
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?
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.
 

toasty hoodie

macrumors 6502
Sep 16, 2011
259
0
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
 

nanogirl21

macrumors 6502a
Sep 20, 2011
697
63
Midwest United States
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?
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.
 

dhlizard

macrumors G4
Mar 16, 2009
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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.