iPhone Stay on 5.1.1 untethered or upgrade to 6.1????

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by corey407woc, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. corey407woc macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2010
    have a 4s with google maps built in and all my tweaks. what is the benefit of 6.1??
  2. maccompatible macrumors 6502

    Mar 26, 2012
    A much better google maps. And compatibility with every app that requires iOS 6. Also, Facebook integration and passbook.
  3. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    Upgrade. Why stay on an older firmware if you can get the latest and still be jailbroken?
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    You gotta consider the pros and cons and decide yourself.

    If you stay on 5.1.1 all your JB apps and tweaks are already there and work fine and you dont have to do much or wait for upgrades to be released to work with the new firmwares JB.

    If you update to 6.1 you will be at the latest possible JB firmware version and you will have all the 6.1 features plus you wont have any problems installing or updating any appstore apps that need ios 6.0 and higher.
    Most major cydia packages will be updated to work with the new JB ios version but that can take time and you might have to deal with bugs and glitches.
  5. TTMax macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2011
    I'm in the same situation, 4s on 5.1.1

    I don't really want to update because I will lose stock google maps which is much smoother than the new version, and the old youtube app (it has it's uses!)
    And my phone basically works fine, I like ios 5 layout and the jb is very stable.

    Also if there is no re-restore on 6.1 once Apple pushes out 6.1.1 then I can't see how it's worth it since ios 6 doesn't have a lot to offer anyway. I would love to try it and then go back, but there's no going back! Might wait for ios 7...
  6. Grolubao macrumors 65816


    Dec 23, 2008
    London, UK
    Indeed, 6.1 doesn't bring anything relevant that 5.1.1 had but don't forget that apps will start being designed for 6.1 and you might not be able to run them in 5.1.1. There's a couple of games like that.
  7. 1984world macrumors 6502


    Aug 26, 2008

    Good Points. The ONLY reason I am considering putting my 4s on 6.1 is to update and use certain apps. This 5.1 jailbreak is the most stable one I have used BY FAR, and the rerestore has already saved me once. All my apps work great and its been the most pleasurable jailbreaking experience I have had as of yet.

    I will personally be doing my ipad3 and ipod touch5 first, give it a few days to see how stable they are, then, (if apple hasn't closed the holes), will MAYBE do my phone.

    Other than the app updates, ios6 has nothing to add that i want/need. my jailbreak tweaks handle most, if not all of the things it does.
  8. Siggen macrumors 6502

    Apr 1, 2011
    Oslo, Norway
    Bah, the 5.1.1 Jailbreak is unstable. Libhide does not work propperly, it bugs me out as hell!!! Other than that the bugs have been fixed, but libhide is like almost important.

    Hoping for better times with iOS 6.1

    Also iOS 6.1 has lots of improvements and bugfixes, which arent noticable except by the unconciousness. I feel the estetic is also improved. And I want all my devices on the same FW too. (an iPad on 5.1.1 and an iP5 on 6.1 would bug me out)
  9. Gmerdude macrumors 6502


    Dec 28, 2012
    Upgrade an untethered 6.1 will be out anyways soon plus Facebook integration on iphone man :)

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