iPhone update to iOS8 + (iPhone4)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by AceScottie, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. AceScottie macrumors newbie

    AceScottie

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    Hello I'm looking for ANY way to update to iOS8 or higher from 7.1.2 on the iPhone 4.
    I understand that 7.1.2 is the max supported (by apple) but someone may know of a way to update further.
    I'm sick of apps not working because they don't support older devices and I'm not a fan of apple to begin with (got phone cheap only reason i have it)

    Not too worried about risk much, i backed everything up using iTunes and then precoded to make a written back up of as much data as possible manually. (in case of bricking)

    any possible solutions are appreciated.
    (Phone not currently jailbroken due to restore to make any attempts form legit iOS)
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    There's no way. Jailbreaking or otherwise.

    It's the same concept as trying to install OS X 10.10 El Capitan on my PowerMac G4 Quicksilver. There is no code written in iOS 8 for the iPhone 4.
     
  3. AceScottie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so its apples way of saying spend more money. no one managed to re-write the old stuff back in yet ?
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    If someone could manage that then there would be all sorts of other things they could do, such as install Android or custom firmware. Because to do that you'd have to get a level of access to the device that not even the jailbreak provides. That hasn't happened yet.

    So, no, no one has written anything to allow that.

    And yeah, spend more money or continue with what you can still use.
     
  5. AceScottie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well thanks for the information. Appreciate the help.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Sorry. I know it's not what you want to hear. :(
     
  7. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    I mean the iPhone 4 is 5 years old so its probably about time it dies.
     
  8. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    I think I am right, if I say, that the life span of one iDevice is definitely the longest in comparison to other similar products. But, SW becomes more an more complicated with the time and of course demands better and faster HW for it to run properly. It's just the fact...nothing we can do about it.
     
  9. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    Getting a new phone is the only way.
    Your iphone 4's battery probably is getting pretty bad by now, treat yourself to an upgrade.
     
  10. Rekan_ macrumors member

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    You mean like a bootloader unlock like on Android? Or?
     
  11. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Right. You can do things with the iPhone 4 and below that you cannot with the 4s and above because there is a boot rom exploit. Apple patched that with the 4s and no one has yet been able to break it.

    Which is why current jailbreaks allow us to do certain things, but not something like say a verbose boot like on a Mac.
     

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