Still on iOS6…want 7, not 8…can I still upgrade?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by flyfish29, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

    flyfish29

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    Hello,

    My wife's iPhone 4s is still running iOS6…don't ask, long story….but can I still upgrade to iOS7? My only option though iTunes is iOS8 of course and I don't want 8.

    Thanks,

    Johnny
     
  2. SundayDuffer macrumors 6502

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    I dont think you can now..apple stopped signing ios7.
     
  3. CoilTap macrumors regular

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    Yes, but you need to find an iOS7 ipsw for your phone and then do a custom restore in iTunes.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    With Apple no longer signing iOS 7.1.2, you can only upgrade to iOS 8.
     
  5. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    That would only work if iOS 7 is still being signed. I don't believe it is.
     
  6. MacDevil7334 macrumors 6502a

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    7.1.2 was still being signed as of 3 hours ago. Just restored my 5S to a clean 7.1.2 to sell it jailbroken. Hurry though, Apple will most certainly stop signing 7.1.2 soon.
     
  7. CoilTap macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I thought it was still being signed for now. If so, OP can upgrade. If not, then 7.1.2 is lost forever to the abyss of legacy iOS firmware.
     
  8. flyfish29 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So where can I get the iOS 7.1.2 so I can restore?

    Also, will it delete all data, apps, music, pics, etc on the phone when I try to upgrade to 7.1.2 from iOS6?
     
  9. Intell macrumors P6

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  10. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Still on iOS6…want 7, not 8…can I still upgrade?

    Apple is still signing 7.1.2 as of right now.
     
  11. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Devices wiht ios6 still on them used to be a hot commodity. I'd sell it. ;)
     
  12. flyfish29 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the link- Will the data be removed and replaced to factory settings? I would rather not have to reinstall all the data and apps.

    I don't' have time to upgrade tonight- so it won't be until tomorrow night- what if I try to do it and apple is no longer signing- have I created a paperweight brick?
     
  13. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yes. You are doing a restore. Backup before the restore and you can restore from the backup after the upgrade.
    As long as Apple is still signing 7.1.2 you can restore to it. When Apple stops signing 7.1.2 your only option will be 8.

    Up to you to take the chance that Apple will still be signing 7.1.2 by tomorrow. Otherwise, you're choice will be to stay on 6 or upgrade to 8.

    BTW, wish there was a way you could give me 6. I'd give you my 7.1.2 in exchange. I'm only on it because I had to replace my iPhone 5. Otherwise I'd still be on 6.1. :(
     
  14. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You should backup anyways, but if you do an upgrade (hold Option on Mac or Shift in Windows when you hit the upgrade button to choose the file), it will keep all your data intact.

    If Apple stops signing, you simply won't be able to install it at all. You don't need to worry about it becoming a paperweight.
     
  15. flyfish29 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Got it upgraded to 7 tonight. Thanks SO MUCH for your help and support. :apple::)
     

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