Time to Upgrade My iP4's BB & iOS 4.1 to 4.3.3?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by HUGE AL, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. HUGE AL macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2010
    #1
    iP4 running 4.1 with a baseband of 1.59.00 jailbroken with Pwnage - all blobs saved since 4.0.1. Phone is not unlocked as I had battery issues with the early version of ultrasn0w and just use my iP3 (still running 3.0.1) when overseas.

    With jailbreakme.com back up and running, is it time for me to upgrade to iOS 4.3.3 AND upgrade the Baseband so I don't encounter the MMS, VVM, and single signal bar issues? Kind of prefer the ease and options of Pwnage.

    I'm figuring I'll gain some new features (honestly don't know if I actually crave them [am I really gaining a lot?]), be able to update a few apps that require 4.2, and only be one rev down when iOS5 is released.

    Many thanks.
     
  2. awadeee macrumors 68020

    awadeee

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Location:
    Viper City
    #2
    If you want to upgrade the baseband, just restore to 4.3.3 with iTunes and then jailbreak with either JBme or Redsn0w.

    Honestly though, if you are considering throwing away your unlock-ability, you should sell your iPhone on Craigslist/Kijiji/eBay and then go buy a used iPhone 4 for $400. You will probably pocket 100-125 dollars.
     
  3. HUGE AL thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2010
    #3
    Thanks for the response, awadeee. I'll keep the unlock then.

    So if you were in my shoes, what would you do? Stay where I am? Upgrade to 4.2.1? Upgrade to 4.3.3?
     
  4. Armeniandave macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010
    Location:
    San Diego
    #4
    I had the same dilemma. In the end I just upgraded to the latest and lost the 1.59 baseband. It wasn't worth the hassle of selling it and getting another phone for $100 profit. I've dropped way less calls with the newer baseband also so I guess that's a bonus.

    If you want to keep your baseband then don't go above 4.21 or you'll have the issues your talking about.
     
  5. awadeee macrumors 68020

    awadeee

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Location:
    Viper City
    #5
    I would just stay where you are, unless you want to experience VVM and MMS issues.

    I don't know if you're suggesting that he go to 4.2.1, or simply stating that anything above 4.2.1 is going to experience the issues, but I just wanted to point out that without SHSH blobs, he will not be able to go to 4.2.1 and will have to update to 4.3.3. :D
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #6
    I would suggest if you really want to go up to 4.3.3 to use pwnage or TU to save your unlockable baseband.
    It will be well worth it if you decide to sell it later.
    That's what I did with my i4.
    You will have to install ultrasnow once you're on 4.3.3 with 01.59.00 in order to get the signal bars displaying right. If you have any issues with VV or MMS all you gotta do is pop out your sim tray and stick it back in.
    They should work fine after that.
     
  7. HUGE AL thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2010
    #7
    Is the bump from 4.1 to 4.3.3 worth it for the features gained? Have you personally had issues with the VVM and MMS where the tray had to be ejected?

    Thanks, Applejuiced! Always appreciate your insight.
     
  8. awadeee macrumors 68020

    awadeee

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Location:
    Viper City
    #8
    I didn't really notice a whole lot of difference between 4.1 and 4.2.1 and 4.3.3. Personal hotspot being the only thing I've really noticed from 4.3.3. And the double vibrate for a text message. :D
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #9
    I agree.
    Personal hotspot was worth it to me.
    I had the mms and vv issues a few times but the sim tray pop got the job done.
     
  10. OasisNYK macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2004
    #10
    What do you need personal hotspot for if you are using mywi or some other tethering app?

    I am still on 4.1 with 1.59 baseband and I am wondering if I should make the jump to 4.3.3 or not.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #11
    Infastruction tethering is better than adhoc and supports every wifi enabled device when tethering. Besides that there wasn't much more that excited me either.
     
  12. awadeee macrumors 68020

    awadeee

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Location:
    Viper City
    #12
    Just stick with 4.1. The tethering apps you can get from Cydia are better than the native Personal Hotspot anyway.
     
  13. HUGE AL thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2010
    #13
    In reading the Release Notes, is Safari THAT much faster in 4.3.3?

    Also, does TetherMe work fine with 4.1? It's still the better option to MyWi (never upgraded to 4.0), correct? If so, I probably have no need for the Hotspot feature and can simply stay where I'm at and see what happens with iOS 5.
     

Share This Page